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Address: Walkeshwar Rd | Malabar Hil, Mumbai (Bombay), India
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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One of Bombay's holiest sites is this group of rundown temples that...

One of Bombay's holiest sites is this group of rundown temples that surround a pool of water considered to have healing powers.

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Great place missed by many tourists

It's an ancient tank considered holy by many Hindus .In the days of Pritupaksh many North Indians living in Mumbai come to perform pujas to remember their forefathers.It is also... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mirajkar
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Mumbai
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Mumbai
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's an ancient tank considered holy by many Hindus .In the days of Pritupaksh many North Indians living in Mumbai come to perform pujas to remember their forefathers.It is also surrounded my many small ancient temples going back nearly 400 hundred years . Seek out the ancient temples if you like history and architecture.

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Thank Mirajkar
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This open air water tank is part of the Walkeshwar Temple Complex in Mumbai's Malabar Hill. The present structure dates from the early 1700s and is very impressive.

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Thank PhilWilkinson
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Ancient Hindu myth is the root of the freshwater spring. Quite run down and dirty though. The Indian tourism department should give it a bit of a face lift.

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Thank Garrett - A
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Banganga Tank - One of the oldest fresh water tank in Mumbai, almost touches the sea yet is a source of fresh sweet water!! The area encircling this is steeped in history & mythology amidst a string of high rise luxury apartments - surrounded by temples,bathing ghats,dhobi ghats,Samadhis, Akhadas,royal cenotaphs,Hindu burial grounds - in the Malabar Hill area.This is also... More 

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Aventura, Florida, USA
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Firstly, I suggest going with a guide that can explain what you are seeing. It is not to be missed! Banganga is a city within a city... a city made of makeshift housing from tents to tarps to cardboard. But within this microcosm , there are stores and groceries, a barber, etc. You will see generations of people living here... More 

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Thank LSSmiami
London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

It is indeed rundown and dirty, but that is because it is a block of the poorer traditional India, stall and little sidestreets hemmed in on all sides by skyscrapers- a fascinating juxtaposition of old and new and often (though not when I went) with large rituals at sunset. I loved it.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I love this place. It's very small, but so serene. Through alleys you leave the busy city of Mumbai behind you, and you arrive at this quiet place called the Banganga tank. It's great for some peace of mind, and to escape the city for an hour or so.

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Thank jaapgrolleman
India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

There's nothing visually appealing about this tank. If you're in Mumbai for a few days, skip it. However, if you have time have time and a good guide, try and pay a visit. "Khaki" does some very interesting walking tours in the area. They'll show you architectural traces of Mumbai's colonial past in some of the most ugly looking building... More 

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Thank Kushal K
Pune, India
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

It's an old pond, for the old Walkeshwar Temple, which is now not maintained much. Surroundings are not that great.

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Thank rakhsup
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Located in the middle of the concrete jungle of south mumbai this is an old holy destination for followers of Lord Rama. The pond is popular for a religious dip and the steps iconic. Often foreign dignitaries are taken on a tour of this destination. But maintenance is low and the place quite dirty.

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