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Rajabai Clock Tower

Location: In Fort campus of the University of Mumbai, South Mumbai
Specialty: Fusion of Venetian and Gothic styles of architecture
Attractions: University of Mumbai, BSE
Best Time to Visit: Anytime of the year


Rajabai Clock Tower MumbaiRajabai Clock Tower is among one of the most cherished and outstanding landmarks of Mumbai. Also known as Mumbai Clock Tower or Rajabhai Clock Tower, this imposing figure stands at a height of 85 feet. Housed in the premises of the University of Mumbai, the clock tower is home to the University Library.

Designed by Sir George Gilbert, an English architect, Rajabai Clock Tower has been modeled on Big Ben, the clock tower in the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, UK. Rajabai Tower appeared in its present form in the year 1878 and its name owed to Premchand Roychand, a prosperous broker and founder of Bombay Stock Exchange. He bore all the expenses in the making of the tower on the condition that it was known on the moniker of his mother.

Rajabai Clock Tower has a magnificent architecture that breathes fusion of Venetian and Gothic styles. Built out of buff colored Kurla stone, the clock tower boasts of its stained glasses that are among the best in Mumbai.

The Tower Clock chimes every fifteen minutes during the day. When first opened it chimed 16 different tunes including 'Rule Britannia' and 'God Save the King', now it plays only the chimes of Big Ben.

How to Reach Rajabai Clock Tower
Being situated in the heart of the University of Mumbai, Rajabai Clock Tower is easily accessible from all corners of the city. You can board a local or an auto, taxi or even a bus to get in here. If coming to Mumbai for the first time you can disembark at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and get a taxi to the place. Opposite the Oval Maidan in Churchgate, reaching the tower is very easy. The nearest airport to the place is Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport.