Victoria Gardens Mumbai

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Victoria Gardens

Victoria Gardens

Earlier called Victoria Gardens, Rani Jijamata Udyaan is a manicured garden in the Island city of India, Mumbai (Bombay).
Location: Byculla, Mumbai
Attractions: Zoo, Victoria & Albert Museum
How to Reach:
One can easily reach Victoria Gardens by boarding buses or trains, or by hiring autos or taxis from the city.

Rani Jijamata Udyaan is a well-laid out garden in the Byculla area of Mumbai. Formerly called Victoria Gardens, the garden was established in 1861. On its very entrance, a huge clock tower, reminiscent of Italian Renaissance architecture, will greet you. Its lush greenery brags of various plants and trees, which make the environment serene and beautiful to see. Spread over an area of 48 acres, Rani Jijamata Udyaan is centrally located in Mumbai, the erstwhile Bombay.

Jijamata Udyan is popularly called Rani Bagh and it also comprises the renowned Victoria and Albert Museum (now renamed as Bhau Daji Lad Museum), within its limits. This museum is known for its awesome collection of archeological findings. To its east, there is a colossal figure of an elephant that was actually brought from Elephanta Caves. What's more, Victoria Gardens has always been popular amongst the children, due to the fact it houses the city's own zoo.

The zoo in Victoria Gardens houses several species of animals and birds that have been declared as endangered. Here, you can enjoy a ride on the back of an elephant, while spotting different animals from a closer range. Victoria Garden also has a well-laid out botanical garden, which encompasses rare species of plants that have been preserved for studies and research. On you trip to the fun-filled city of Mumbai, make sure to take a stroll in the lush gardens of Rani Jijamata Udyaan.