Situated in Fort, Mumbai, Horniman Circle Gardens is among one of the largest parks of southern Mumbai. It covers over 12,081 square yards of land area. It was famously known as ‘Bombay Green’ in the earlier times and was renamed ‘Benjamin Horniman’ after independence. It has hosted various dance concerts, annual Sufi mystic music festival named ‘Ruhaniyat’ and the famous Kala Ghoda Arts Festival of Mumbai. Because of its lush greenery and great historic significance, this garden has always been an attraction for history buffs, art and nature lovers, city locals and photo fanatics. If you are one of them then this is the right place for you to spend your weekends or 2-3 days’ vacation. You can add more fun to your tour by booking bike rentals in Mumbai from Ziphop.in
Route to Horniman circle gardens
To reach up to Horniman Circle Garden you need to take the Shahid Bhagat Singh Road from Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminus (Mumbai Railway Station) which lies next to Town Hall (Asiatic Library) in the Fort district of South Mumbai.
Where to eat
There are many vegetarian and non- vegetarian options of eateries nearby Horniman Circle Gardens. The Ghetto, Khyber Restaurant, Aer Lounge, Shree Thaker Bhojnalaya and Sea Lounge are few best eating places nearby the gardens or else you can bring packed food also along with you inside the gardens.
What to see and do
On the first day of your tour, you can visit the Horniman Circle Gardens on your bike rented in Mumbai from Ziphop.in. The Gardens represent lush greenery, a neo classical porch, rows of trees, perfect walkway and provide open space for the locals and tourists to sit and relax. The garden is open on all days of the week from 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM and does not require any entry fee. You can complete whole tour of the garden up to 2 to 3 hours.
There is another park accompanied by the Town Hall (Historic Asiatic Society Library). The architecture of the entire complex displays the essence of the colonial era. You can visit this park and complex too after finishing your Horniman Circle Garden Tour. Then for art lovers there are the Kitab Mahal, Legacy Art Gallery, Mathieu Foss Gallery and Jamaat Gallery nearby the gardens.
If you are a devotee of god, you can visit Madan Mohanlalji Temple, Fire Temple and Shree Narayan Temple which lie nearby to the Horniman Circle Gardens. Also there are few famous churches too like St. Thomas Cathedral and St. John Evangelist Church.
Where to stay
You are assured to get budget as well as luxurious hotels in and around Horniman circle gardens. For a lavish and comfortable stay, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, The Oberoi, Sahil Hotel, Hotel Suba Palace, Hotel Harbour View are some of the best known luxurious hotels.
Find them here: Horniman Circle, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, 400001.