The next destination in our list was the Hanging Garden which is considered to be one of the major attractions of the most developed metropolitan city of the country. We hired a cab and went throughout Marine Drive, Ridge Road and Walkeshwar Road to arrive at the hanging garden. It is a terraced garden which was originally established in the year 1880 but was renovated around 31 years later in 1921.
It is devoted to Ferozeshah Mehta who is considered to be its barrister. It is due to this reason that these gardens are also referred as Ferozeshah Mehta Garden. We were simply spellbound with the beauty of the renovated form of the garden. Thanks to its location over the popular Malabar Hills that it is decorated with hedges in the shape of animals and lush green vegetation. The view of the gardens from a distance even before entering it is simply spectacular.
We could also spot the massive Arabian Sea in the background which just added to the essence of the gardens. Some of the locals informed us that one of the most sought after things that everybody visiting the garden loves to do is watching the sun go down.
We came to know a very peculiar fact about the garden that it is constructed over a reservoir of water which still exists and is used for providing fresh water for drinking to the local residents. The hanging garden has been decorated with a large number of flowers and plants which make it a treat to watch. It is spread over a massive area with the main attraction being the striking flower clock which is located at the centre.
We also visited some stone made items such as Boot House and the Old Woman’s Shoe. The garden enabled my kids to open up their arms and run all around without any kind of restriction. I also used my DSLR to capture a lot of amazing pictures of the flowers, stone made items, flower clock and of course the massive Arabian Sea in the background. From there we moved on towards our next destination.