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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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Banganga Tank

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 February 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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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India
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Pune, India
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The steps surrounding the pond remind us of the ghats of varanasi or haridwar . You can start from one end and go in parikrama visting each building or house as you go. Almost each building has a small temple in it. The wooden carvings on doors and pillars in some of the temples are truly unique. I heard that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This pond banganga is located in south of mumbai accessible by road. If you are taking a taxi it will go straight to the pond.Or else you can take a taxi from grant road station west side or bus from the station west side to the walkeshwar bus depot and walk for around 5 minutes to the pond. This pond... More 

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