Malabar Hill is Mumbai's most upwardly mobile and posh residential area. A small hillock in Southern Mumbai, Malabar Hill is the highest point in downtown Mumbai with an elevation of 50mts, offering a stunning view of the city that spreads out at its foothill.
Malabar Hill houses a Jain Temple dedicated to Adinath, the first
Thirthankara. All built in marble, the temple walls are adorned with
colorful paintings depicting incidents culled out from the lives of 24
Thirthankaras of the Jain religion.
There is also Walkeshwar temple, which dates back to the Silhara
dynasty. Adjacent to the temple is the famous Banganga Tank, which is
the oldest standing structure in Mumbai. The holy Banganga tank holds a
two-day colorful and musical festival in the early January each year.
Organized by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), the
festival sees a convergence of renowned artists performing during the
live musical concerts.
Malabar hill has three best parks that Mumbai boasts of - Hanging
Gardens, Kamala Nehru Park and Priyadarshini Park. The hill has a Parsi
Tower of Silence where Parsis dispose off their dead. A splendid view of
the Back Bay with the placid Girgaum Chowpatty beach in the foreground
and the glittering expanse of Nariman Point skyline in the background
entice tourists to visit the place over and over again.
|Specialty:||An elite and posh residential area of Mumbai|
|Attractions:||Hanging Gardens, Banganga Tank, Parsi Tower of Silence|
|Best Time to Visit:||October to March|