Rajabai Clock Tower, Mumbai (Bombay)

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. Arrange to visit Rajabai Clock Tower and other attractions in Mumbai (Bombay) using our Mumbai (Bombay) itinerary builder website .
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  • September 27, 2017
    This clock tower is an iconic structure and adds to the beauty of Mumbai. Its a structure of pride for the Mumbaikars. Standing tall for years complementing the Mumbai University Building. Looks more ...  more »
  • August 31, 2017
    It is the Heritage clock tower inside the Mumbai University campus... Mostly seen in old bollywood movies It looks stunning during night It do ring and it's great to hear that. Ghanta bajta bhi hain  more »
  • August 31, 2017
    Iconic Place but nothing to see. Boring place. Boring area. Nothing to see. Nothing to do. Just stand and see.  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    You will find a little England here. Me and my Mom enjoyed those British colonial architectures.
  • July 10, 2017
    Close to a few of the major landmarks, and one on its own, this is a great area to walk in and just Basel the city of Mumbai.
  • May 29, 2017
    Iconic clock tower. Selfie lovers go to oval maidan, there you properly​ get the tower in the background...
  • April 3, 2017
    Famously known as Mumbai University Clock Tower, This tall structure is here since 1878 and is a classic example of Gothic Architectures Historic Heritage site which has great from the wide open Oval Maidan (Ground) exactly in front. Year 2015 saw some of the restoration and renovation work carried out of this beautiful structure inside and along with University building. The original Gothic looks and beauty of that Huge Tic Toc Clock are intact.
  • February 25, 2017
    It looks stunning during night It do ring and it's great to hear that.

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