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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

Flora Fountain MumbaiFlora 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.

By Air
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 services.

By Rail/Train
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal is the main railway station along with Bombay Central, Churchgate, Dadar and Kurla, which are the other prominent railway stations.

By Road
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.