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Rajabai Tower

Visit an iconic Mumbai landmark modeled on London’s Big Ben and then admire the campus buildings of a vibrant university.

Rajabai Tower is a resplendent clock tower that dominates the skyline of the University of Mumbai. Marvel at its architecturally impressive designs, listen to the chimes of the bells and then check out other university buildings. Rajabai Tower takes its name from the mother of an affluent stock broker who contributed toward the construction. The revered English architect Sir George Gilbert Scott built the tower between 1869 and 1878. He was also responsible for designing the university campus.

Public access to the tower is prohibited. Stand on Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Marg for the best views and photo opportunities. Gaze up at the 280-feet (85-meter) tall tower and note similarities to Big Ben, the world-famous landmark in London’s Palace of Westminster. Admire the architect’s fusion of Venetian and gothic styles, the stained-glass windows, latticework and intricately carved spires.

Wait to listen to the chiming of the bells, which punctuate the city air every 15 minutes. During the British Raj years the tower played a repertoire of some 16 songs. Among these were Rule Britannia and God Save the King, which was the English national anthem at the time.

Be sure to spot other architectural masterpieces set in the palm-shaded grounds of the University of Mumbai. Look for the University Library, notable for its exquisite collection of stained-glass windows, and the elegant Convocation Hall. Observe as students and professors walk between the green lawns and lecture halls.

Rajabai Tower is a 25-minute walk from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and the Gateway to India. If you don’t want to walk then get here via affordable auto-rickshaws and taxis. Opposite the tower is Oval Maidan, a vast recreational park where you can watch games of cricket. Also nearby is Bombay High Court where you can wander between labyrinthine courtrooms, see judicial workers hurriedly move between buildings and witness a live court hearing.


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