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Rajabai Clock Tower, Mumbai (Bombay)

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Modeled after Sir George Gilbert Scott’s Big Ben and covered with ornate carvings, Rajabai Clock Tower boasts exquisite stained glass windows. Wealthy broker Premchand Roychand (founder of Bombay’s stock exchange) built the clock in 1869 to help his blind mother Rajabai know when it was dinner time, with the bells chiming every evening at the precise time. Today, the clock chimes every 15 minutes. A square shape at ground level, the 85 m (280 ft) high tower transforms to an octagon as it rises, with a spiral staircase inside (closed to visitors due to several accidents). Enter the gallery on the first floor to admire the tower’s ornate figurines. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Mumbai (Bombay) holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Rajabai Clock Tower and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This place, now turned into an University, has a great historical value. Entry to normal civillians inside the premises isn't allowed.  more »
  • Just a clock tower of historic importance !!! During the British Raj, it played the tunes of "Rule Britannia", "God Save the King", "Home! Sweet Home!" and "A Handel Symphony", out of a total of sixte...  more »
  • The clock tower is situated in South Mumbai and goes back to pre-Independence time. Its still functional and one of the historical spots for kid/ school students  more »
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  • One of Mumbai's iconic towers. Can't miss this on your walk at Oval.
  • The clock tower of Mumbai. Beautiful building and premises. A part of the Mumbai University.
  • The tower is beautiful at night time. A really amazing monument to see in South Mumbai!
  • A great monument in bombay. Tribute to British architect. Makes feel in London.
  • Good place to watchout. Should have clock on all 4 sides. Nevertheless looks good.