Horniman Circle Garden
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand23,139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The garden is located across the road from the Asiatic Society building. I thought it was weird that there was only one entrance to the garden. It was under construction so all the other gates were closed off they were rebuilding parts of the garden.
There were a few stalls outside the garden entrance and there was a public bathroom just inside the main gate. The garden is well maintained and i really enjoyed walking around it. there were quite a few shaded seating areas as well as exercise areas around it. There is a fountain in the middle but that was currently under construction so it was broken up.
Once it's been remodelled I would probably give it a 5 star but since it was still being redone it was missing some calmness and beauty.
Written February 16, 2023
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keith h
Chesham, UK1,173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Lovely , peaceful garden in Fort area. This area used to be known as Bombay Green in the 18c but was developed as a garden in the 19c & opened in 1872.
Post Indian independence the gardens acquired their current name in honour of Benjamin Horniman , editor of The Bombay Gazette.
Now the gardens are a lush refuge in a busy area surrounded by impressive buildings such as The Reserve Bank of India. Directly opposite the main gates is The Asiatic Society Building. Nearby stands St. Thomas' Cathedral.
Lunchtime will find many office workers relaxing on the green shady, lawns.
A central pathway is flanked by benches.
The smaller entrance at the other end from the main gates has a few stalls outside.
A watchman generally sits near here in case needed.
Being one of my favourite spots for a breather whilst exploring South Mumbai , I was horrified to find the main entrance covered up with metal & wooden shuttering but relieved to discover that this was a temporary affair existing whilst the ornamental fountain that sits nearby is restored. Entry is still possible at the other end.
Written April 10, 2023
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NIR006
Mumbai, India387 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Solo
Believe it or not...in this small garden in the middle of a concrete jungle, you can spot a good variety of birds, butterflies and insects.
The location is a landmark in Mumbai..one of those places that defines Mumbai...
Written September 6, 2015
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SumitTurakhia
Mumbai, India289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
Suberp place and a garden now, a peace giving place and a piece of history of Mumbai. Surrounded by British ear buildings and Asiatic Library, this is one of the most visited place of Mumbai.
Written January 18, 2015
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anjaliprabhu
266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
If you are in this part of the town, you will not miss this. You should go here on a weekend and just take a walk, soak the Victorian architecture.

The flagship store of Tata Starbucks Cafe is right here.
Written January 25, 2015
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DItiMumbai
Mumbai32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
as a sales person i happen to visit various ends of the town and discover new venues to relax and finish lunch that i carry along. this place is so underrated and little used.
for the locality it has ant he business crowd it surrounds, alot more can be done to better the same.
Written February 25, 2015
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Ambalavattom
Mumbai, India226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
Classic heritage buildings encircle Horniman Circle.

The Asiatic Library and Town Hall in Horniman Circle are the earliest examples of neo-classical architecture in Mumbai. The Town Hall was completed in 1833. The 30 elegant steps leading to the library catch the eye. The library of the Society has over a hundred thousand books of which 15,000 are rated as unique and invaluable. The collection of the society includes one of only two known original copies of Dante’s Divine Comedy.

At Horniman Circle is Elphinstone Building which is a fine specimen of Venetian-Gothic architecture. Reinzi Walton designed it in late nineteenth century. It has an appealing facade with different stone facings. The sandstone building has arcaded walkways and verandahs. On the ground floor is a Starbucks store.

The city’s oldest British-built building and first Anglican Church, St. Thomas Cathedral is on the bustling Veer Nariman Road. It is midway between Horniman Circle and Flora Fountain. The foundation stone of the church was laid way back in 1676. However consecration of the church took place only in 1718. The busy Churchgate railway station in the vicinity got its name from this church.
Written June 20, 2018
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shek2005
Mumbai, India816 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
Quite near my office, this is a green patch available at the Fort area, this is a special place to every working person to find some solace away from the office. Surrounded by heritage buildings, gives you an idea what Bombay was long back.
Written January 18, 2015
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Nergish2014
Pune, India152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Solo
Lovely buildings mainly office structures surround the fenced and padlocked central garden cicrcle. Tile dealers, luxury goods, bademia restaurant and other shops on groundfloors of buildings! The splendid Townhall at one corner! A beautiful part of the Fort area Garden scarcely visible with all the Pay and Park around it!.
Written January 11, 2015
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Nikhil P
Mumbai, India1,300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
One of the colonial world gems still standing proudly in the city of Mumbai, this is a nicely preserved and well maintained area. Its quite chaotic during the weekdays but remain quite calm on weekend mornings. Architecture lovers and photography enthusiasts will definitely enjoy the place.
Written February 19, 2019
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