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Address: Town Hall, Opposite Horniman Circle | Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay) 400001, India
Phone Number: 22-22665139
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The Town Hall (colloquially Called "Tondal" in the 19th century) houses the Asiatic Society of Bombay. It is now classified a heritage structure. Heavily influenced by Greek and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Goa, India
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Goa, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Town Hall (colloquially Called "Tondal" in the 19th century) houses the Asiatic Society of Bombay. It is now classified a heritage structure. Heavily influenced by Greek and Roman architecture, it has a portico with eight Doric columns.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Town Hall (called Tondal in the 19th century) is one of the most majestic structures among the heritage buildings in the city of Mumbai. One can say that this building represents one of the last architectural remnants of the Victorian Bombay (Mumbai). The Town Hall houses the 'Asiatic society of Bombay' (Mumbai), which is a public state library in the... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Though i did not go inside, I was captivated by the magnificence of this building from the sighting point at Horniman Circle. It is a bit like buildings built in Greco-British style but hard to categorise. Also it appeared to be excellently maintained. one of Bombay's leading attractions in my opinion!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went with my mum into the library. had always admired it from outside since its a majestic well maintained structure. We browsed through picture books of 19th century British India prints which was a really fulfilling two hours. Tons of old books and all the latest newspapers. A treat!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I work nearby and often drop in for a quick look at the various newspapers available. The building is now well maintained and really is one of British India's gifts to the city. Also the library houses many beautiful old rare books.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Town Hall is the most wonderful heritage structure in Mumbai. This place is within walk able distance form CST station facing Horiman circle. Constructed multiple decades ago, it is absolutely ocean of books and ideal spot for architecture photography. It could be heaven on earth for a bookworm person like me!!! It hosts one of the oldest and biggest library... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Town Hall is one of the most majestic structures among the other heritage buildings in the city of Mumbai. One can say that this building represents one of the last architectural remnants of the Victorian Bombay (Mumbai). The Town hall was colloquially called as 'Tondal' during the 19th century. The Town Hall houses the 'Asiatic society of Bombay' (Mumbai), which... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A beautiful building with tall Greco-Roman columns. An old public library and a good spot for architecture photography. It is lively in the morning with many intellectuals seen reading newspapers and intellectual discussions outside the library.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The Asiatic Society of Bombay, a learned society in the field of Asian studies, is based in Mumbai, India.The library of the Society has over a hundred thousand books out of which 15,000 are classified as rare and valuable. It also has priceless artifacts and over 3,000 ancient manuscripts in Persian, Sanskrit and Prakrit, mostly on paper but some on... More 

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Guwahati, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

A beautiful colonial era building with tall Greco-Roman columns and a flight of stairs. An old public library and a good spot for architecture photography. It is lively in the morning with many intellectuals seen reading newspapers and intellectual discussions outside the library.

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