Flora Fountain in Mumbai lies in the midst of one of the busiest parts of the city. This is an aesthetically architectured white marble statue with a jutting fountain presenting a hypnotic aura untouched by the chaos that surrounds this piece of art.
Built in 1869 in the honor of the Governor of Mumbai, Sir Bartle Frère,
the Flora Fountain is an epitome of the Roman Goddess Flora, the deity
of abundance and prosperity. The timeless beauty and splendor of the
statue has earned it a heritage status.
The Flora Fountain was erected by the Agri-Horticultural Society of
Western India when Cursetjee Fardoonjee Parekh donated Rs. 20,000 for
its construction. The complete built up incurred a cost of Rs. 47,000,
then a princely figure. Designed by R. Norman Shaw, Flora Fountain was
sculpted in imported Portland stone by James Forsythe. It now wears a
white coat of oil paint.
The fountain today stands exactly at the point where once the original
Church Gate of Bombay Fort stood.
Also known as Hutatma Chowk, Flora Fountain is near to several
interesting places where you could explore and spend time. You could
make rounds to the famous Bombay University, admire the Old Secretariat
and who could miss out the famous Gateway of India.
A major hub of commercial activities, Fountain area houses all the
major banks along with the country's premier stock exchange, Bombay
Stock Exchange (BSE).
How to Reach Flora Fountain
As a prominent landmark in South Mumbai, Flora Fountain is easily
accessible from across the city. You may reach the spot by air, train
and road. Once in the city you can get in local train, Buses, or taxis
to reach the fountain area.
The Sahar International Airport is 30km north of the city's center. The
domestic terminal at Santa Cruz is at the distance of 25km from downtown
Mumbai. These terminals are well connected with a taxis and shuttle
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal is the main railway station along with
Bombay Central, Churchgate, Dadar and Kurla, which are the other
prominent railway stations.
Most of the long distance buses leave from the State Transport Terminal
situated opposite Mumbai's Central Railway Station. The city is easily
connected with all the major parts of Maharashtra.
Flora Fountain Mumbai
|Location||D.N. Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 001|
|How to reach||Board a local or hire a taxi/auto or bus|
|Specialty||A beautiful white marble statue with a fountain|
|Best Time to visit||Anytime of the year|
|Nearest Station||Victoria Terminus|