Local lore tells of a dispute between the English contractors responsible for the construction of the Bombay High Court and a Parsi subcontractor. The Parsi lost his lawsuit in court, and in revenge, sculpted a monkey with a bandage over one eye and holding unbalanced scales of justice. This sculptural depiction of Aesop’s fable can be found in the western corridor.
Today, the Bombay High Court remains one of the oldest and most distinguished high courts in India. If you’re interested in India’s judicial system, it’s possible to enter the building and sit in on a hearing if one happens to be going on. You’ll have to pass through security first, and cameras are not allowed inside.
Tours & Tickets
Travel through an illuminated Mumbai at night in a private tonga, a traditional horse-drawn carriage, passing the Gateway of India, Regal Circle, Elphinstone ... Read more
Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)