Victoria Gardens or Jijamata Udyan in Mumbai

Victoria Gardens or Jijamata Udyan Overview

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Jijamata Udyan, formerly known as Rani Bagh or Victoria Gardens, is a popular place of interest in Mumbai. Also known as Veermata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan, this beautiful garden houses the popular Mumbai Zoological Park and Bhau Daji Lad Museum. This entire property was originally owned by Jewish businessman David Sassoon, who later donated it to the Municipal Corporation of Mumbai.

The garden is spread over an area of 48 acres and is surrounded by small houses known as chawls. The presence of a quaint Victorian Tower and Statue of King Edward VII (made of black stone) in the garden add to the appeal. An ornamental gateway with arched screens is one of the major highlights of this garden. Established in the year 1861, the zoo in this garden is one of the oldest of its kind in India and boasts of rich flora and fauna.

The on-site Bhau Daji Lad Museum (formerly called the Victoria and Albert Museum) possesses a valuable collection of archaeological artefacts, including a giant statue of an elephant from Elephanta Caves.

  • Photo Opp

    Ancient structures flaunting different architectural designs, vivid flora and fauna and rich archaeological artefacts are proud possessions of Jijamata Udyan. Each of these is unique, eye-catchy and worth a snapshot.

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Location

Dr. Ambedkar Road, Byculla East, Mumbai, 400027, Maharashtra