The Hanging Gardens in Mumbai (sometimes referred to as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens) are the perfectly manicured grounds situated at the top of Malabar Hill in South Mumbai. They were created in the 1880s and dedicated to the political leader and barrister, Pherozeshah Mehta (hence the alternative name).
The Hanging Gardens are built over a reservoir, which provides drinking water to the locals in Mumbai. Known for its perfectly formed animal-shaped hedges, the gardens are a popular attraction with visitors and locals alike. In contrast to the rest of Mumbai, the gardens are abundant with colorful flowers and lush greenery and are superbly maintained. They face south from Malabar Hill towards Colaba, presenting panoramic views of the city and the Arabian Sea, making it the ideal spot to watch the sun dip into the ocean at the end of the day.
Focal points at the gardens include the clock tower and “boot house” made of stone, but for most, the Hanging Gardens provide the perfect place for some peace and quiet away from the bustle of Mumbai city life.
The Hanging Gardens are located at the top of Malabar Hill and can be reached via Walkeshwar Road or Ridge Road. The nearest train station is Grant Road (on the Western Railways line). The Hanging Gardens are open every day from 5am to 9pm and entrance to the gardens is free.