Flora Fountain Overview

Ranked 28 of 769 sightseeing in Mumbai

Flora fountain, an architectural heritage monument, is located in the southern end of Dadabhai Naoroji Road at Hutatma Chowk (formerly, Martyr’s Square). Built in 1864, this fountain made up of Portland stone and was later defaced with white oil paint depicts the Roman Goddess Flora. The fountain is illuminated at night for a beautiful view.

The fountain stands at exactly the same site, where the original Churchgate of Bombay Fort was once present. Area around Flora Fountain, known as the Fort area or Fountain area, is covered by a number of shops, colleges, banks and offices. Bombay Stock Exchange is also located at a very short distance from the fountain.

Tourists can take a train to Churchgate station andwalk from there to reach the Flora Fountain. Taxis, auto rickshaws and buses are also available to reach the site. Special open air buses are operated by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation Limited for enabling tourists to visit this place.
 

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Free
 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Night
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75% voted as clean

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Shiva  Rao

Shiva Rao4.6/5

22 reviews

Another landmark of Mumbai

Flora Fountain is very famous and it is in the heart of the city. Mostly office area, but many old residential buildings are there in the interior. Easy to go by Bus with Mumbai darshan sort of as due to traffic bus goes slow and you can look around. Many posh hotels and eateries are there, always crowded, except Sunday. Love to go there, heart of Mumbai in real sense.

Hemant Sant

Hemant Sant4.3/5

46 reviews

Fountain of Pleasure

Sunday it has to be or early morning before the Churchgate railway station lets huge inflows of office goers into this heritage south Mumbai area, The Fort. Now new history has been added as it is named as Hutatma Chowk saluting those who die when Maharshtra state was created carved from Mumbai leaving Gujarat in the north. But Gujarati still count a lot in this City of Bussiness wealth and opportunities! Parsees speak Gujarati and consider themselves so. They have donated a lot, created a lot of facades which gives a character to this south Mumbai area of heritage now. Top cafes which made Mumbai or Bombay here famous are all around you. Walk before even the leaves are swept clean early in the morning to clain it all for your senses. Eat have fun and be merry here, meandering between huge chunks of flesh people who brush by you. But you persist insist and make your way to the cafe you decided to have your Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner or late night Refuel here!! Best places one can eat and shop in India are HERE! Enjoy real Mumbai-sorry Bombay! After you salute The martyrs first please for sake of the heart of the CITY and its people.

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Ramesh Kabra

Ramesh Kabra4.3/5

20 reviews

Flora Fountain has many historical and interesting places around

Travel back in time in Mumbai: Not many know that there was actually a Fort in the fort area of Mumbai called Fort George built by the British East India Company in the 18th century by razing an earlier fort called Dongri Fort. Fort George itself was demolished around 1860 to facilitate the expansion of the city in a planned manner.Flora Fountain in the fort area is the landmark structure of Mumbai. It was built in 1864 and is an ornamental & exquisitely sculpted fountain that has d figure of Roman goddess Flora, the goddess of flowers. At a little distance from Flora Fountain is the Horniman Circle earlier known as Elphinstone Circle or Bombay Greens. Here is a beautiful garden surrounded by stately buildings in semi circle shape on two sides and on the third side the garden faces the Asiatic Society of Bombay's Town Hall building.Horniman Circle was named so as a mark of honor for Benjamin Horniman, the editor of 'Bombay Chronicle' a newspaper that supported the cause of India's independence. The garden in earlier days was used for social / musical events. Even today the annual Ruhaniyat musical festival is held here. The Town Hall building built in 1833, is a majestic imposing white structure on a raised platform with large columns greatly influenced by the Greek & Roman forms of architecture.It is a public library & museum and has a collection of priceless books on various subjects such as literature, sciences & oriental arts and ancient manuscripts in Sanskrit, Prakrit, Persian & Urdu. It also has a rich numismatics collection. Not too far away on Dadabhai Naoroji Road (D N Road) is the Parsee Fire temple 'Vatcha Agiary' built in 1881. Sculptures of two winged bulls with the face of an angel attract immediate attention.

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Sanjay Kaushik

Sanjay Kaushik4.6/5

5 reviews

A beautiful place

Flora fountain is so beautiful I feel so much relaxed after seeing, I would suggest you to visit the fountain must for 1 time really good place.

Hayat Jahagirdar

Hayat Jahagirdar3.6/5

24 reviews

An iconic view to see in Mumbai.

Located just near to the CST and Churchgate Station. The flora fountain view is truly appealing. In my view, the Flora Fountain can be maintained in a more better way by the authorities.

Rajkumar Gounder

Rajkumar Gounder3.9/5

7 reviews

It is one of the prime locations of Mumbai

It is one of the prime locations of Mumbai.It is the centre of the Junction where the four roads cross to the main area of Mumbai, towards Mumbai Station, one way to Churchgate, one way to Ballard Estate and one way to Colava. The fountain is illuminated at night which is very attractive due to its white colour.

Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n4.3/5

522 reviews

Beautiful Fountain

Flora fountain is an amazing place to visit. I loved the fountain and it looks more beautiful at night. Its in the center of the city. There is a small garden in front of it. Well maintained.

A S

A S2.9/5

453 reviews

Soak the beauty

Flora Fountain is monument right in the middle of the road. It is supposedly one of the most expensive monuments of its time. If you want you can get down or spend some time here otherwise you can simply drive past it, soaking in the beauty.

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Flora Fountain, Mumbai

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Flora Fountain, Mumbai

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Flora Fountain, Mumbai

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Hemant Sant

Salute The martyrs first and enjoy
Flora Fountain, Mumbai

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Hemant Sant

Hutatma Chowk-Salute the martyrs at Flora Fountain