Aeroplane Garden, Juhu Tara road, Santacruz West

It would be fair to say that every child who has spent their childhood growing up in this city would have come to this place. Popularly known as “Aeroplane Garden”, is been around for a long time, as long as 50 years. Imagine in those days when air travel was very expensive and uncommon, as a child you walk into this garden where an aeroplane … Continue reading Aeroplane Garden, Juhu Tara road, Santacruz West

Maharashtra Nature’s Park, Dharavi, Mumbai

Maharashtra Nature’s Park in Mahim is one of those places that is tucked away from the eyes of many of us. This site is a 37 acre green patch abutting the ever polluted Mithi (“sweet”) River. Its located on the Sion Bandra Link Road, opposite Dharavi Bus Depot. This was initially called Mahim Nature Park which was many years ago a garbage dumping ground. Then … Continue reading Maharashtra Nature’s Park, Dharavi, Mumbai

The Gateway of India, Mumbai

The Gateway of India is probably the most visited tourist place in the city. Since it was so popular I thought it need not be written about but nevertheless its here for its history and grandeur. This archaic picture of Gateway of India with full pomp and prestige is on the occasion of dedication ceremony in 1924, when its construction was completed. Photo courtesy: Wikipedia … Continue reading The Gateway of India, Mumbai

Diamond Garden, Chembur, Mumbai

Shree Narayan Gajanan Acharya Garden is popularly known as Diamond garden. Infact that whole area and even the residential area is known as Diamond garden. This is a decent sized garden with lots of chidrens’ play equipments and to my surprise all of them in good conditions.   This garden has some unique eye candies that might attract kids. There is a GNAT MK fighter … Continue reading Diamond Garden, Chembur, Mumbai

Shrikant Doshi Udyan, Nr. Sion Koliwada Station, Mumbai

This is yet another small garden located right outside the Sion Koliwada station. The more I visit these gardens I am convinced that these are the kinds of gardens which we need right in the middle of our existence. Some kind of eye candy in the garden for kids. Eagles, tigers and elephants all of same sizes. Guess there’s humor in it too. I have … Continue reading Shrikant Doshi Udyan, Nr. Sion Koliwada Station, Mumbai

Mount Mary Church, Bandra, Mumbai

The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount is popularly known as Mount Mary Church. It is located atop a small hillock overlooking the magnificent Arabian Sea. This is the church of Mother Mary or Virgin Mary or Ave Maria as commonly known. There are a lot of local legends or stories about this place of worship. People of all faith are known to come … Continue reading Mount Mary Church, Bandra, Mumbai