I was thoroughly enjoying this trip and with each destination it was getting better. Mumbai was offering me more than I expected. I was amazed with the pace of this metropolitan city. My camera was loaded with photographs and still had more to capture. Though my body showed signs of tiredness, my heart longed for more. The next destination of my itinerary was the Flora Fountain, Mumbai, an Indian heritage building, which is a symbol of beauty and prosperity. I reached the Flora Fountain in the evening and felt the whole atmosphere simply awesome with the statue illuminated.
As usual the first thing I did was to take out my camera and took back-to-back snapshots of this lovely structure. I even posed myself by taking help from fellow tourists. History says that the structure got its name Flora from the Goddess of Flowers in Roman culture. Though it was renamed in 1960 as Hutatma Chowk, it is still widely known as Flora Fountain. It was built in 1864 at a whopping cost of Rs.47000, which was quite a big amount at that point of time. The Flora Fountain is not only a tourist hub, but also shares borderline with major financial and historical monuments such as the Bombay Stock Exchange and Gateway of India. It’s a mini shopping paradise with an array of local items and cuisines available for tourists.
I started conversation with a local guide to learn more about the Flora Fountain. He told me that the fountain was constructed with Portland Stone, which glows in the night. He added that the fountain can be visited at all times and the best time of the year is between March and September. I was delighted to experience the well-lit monument with lush-green gardens supported by a fountain light show, which was a lifetime experience. There were people of all age groups and I realized why they flocked in hundreds to this place to get relieved from their daily chaos and stress. Visiting the Flora Fountain, Mumbai was a great decision and what more you can expect from the place, which gave me joy, peace and a taste of history.
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Hello, I am Ayushi Manroa. I love travelling and have also dabbled in photography. Being a student, I mostly end up back-packing! I started this blog to record my travelogues about the amazing places that I have been to. Be it frolicking in Goa, taking a dip in the Ganges, trekking in Coorg or hitching a ride up the Western Ghats, it is all listed here along with some of my best shots. Hope you like it. Happy reading!