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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 clock tower is situated in South Mumbai - and is an emotional reminder of what it was like to live in "Bombay" - a time long before mobile phones or even before digital watches. If you are visiti...  more »
  • Sir George Gilbert Scott modelled it on Big Ben in London and took a little more than 9 years to finish in November 1878. A fusion of Venetian and Gothic styles, the tower has one of the best stained ...  more »
  • Its a huge clock tower that depicts bombay's old world architecture and charm .. its really worth a visit ..  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.