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Bombay High Court, Mumbai

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Stop at Bombay High Court and admire the British colonial building's imposing Gothic Revival architecture. Built in the 19th century, the court still bears the city's original name, and represents one of the oldest high courts in the country. Enter the building, where you have permission to sit in on hearings and observe the daily activities of the court. Be aware, however, that photography is prohibited inside. Arrange your visit to Bombay High Court and discover more family-friendly attractions in Mumbai using our Mumbai trip planning website .
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  • The day we were there it was open - you could just walk in and see the huge old offices packed with papers from floor to ceiling - wild that this place works - wallahs bringen in court cases on big ca...  more »
  • Place is full of Black and white dressed people, and luxury cars, it is simply a court, an tourist might not find this interesting  more »
  • These buildings are a symbol of the presence of the British who inherited this city of Bombay on the dowry of a Portuguese Queen.
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  • Bombay High Court (Devanagari: मुंबई उच्च न्यायालय, IAST: Mumbaī Uchca Nyāyālaya) is one of the oldest High Courts of India. It is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Its jurisdiction covers the states of Maharashtraand Goa, and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The High Court has regional branches at Nagpurand Aurangabad in Maharashtra and Panaji, the capital of Goa. Quick facts: Bombay High Court मुंबई उच्च न्यायालय, Established … The first Chief Justice, the Attorney Generaland Solicitor General of Independent Indiawere from this court. Since India's Independence, 22 judges from this court have been elevated to the Supreme Court and 8 of them have been Chief Justice of India. The court has Original Jurisdiction in addition to its Appellate. The decisions of this court can be appealed only to the Supreme Court of India. The Bombay High Court has a sanctioned strength of 94 judges (71 permanent, 23 additional).
  • The oldest Judicial authority in the states of Maharashtra and Goa. Many of the landmark judgments in India have been passed in this building even prior Independence. Freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak was tried a number of times here. Court room no.47 is a must visit here for tourists.
  • Bombay High Court is one of the oldest High Courts of India. It is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Its jurisdiction covers the states of Maharashtra and Goa, and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
  • Extremely uneducated and I'll mannered staff, they would rather misbehave with a guest then let a lady use the washroom (Navin and Hussain)
  • Bombay High Court मुंबई उच्च न्यायालय, is located in Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is one of the oldest High Courts of India with jurisdiction over the states of Maharashtra and Goa, and, the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The High Court has regional branches at Nagpur and Aurangabad in Maharashtra and Panaji, the capital of Goa. The court is one of the most distinguished High Courts in the country. The first Chief Justice, the Attorney General and Solicitor General of Independent India were from this court. Since India's Independence, 22 judges from this court have been elevated to the Supreme Court and 8 of them have been Chief Justice of India. The work on the present building of the High Court was commenced in April 1871 and completed in November 1878. It was designed by British engineer Col. James A. Fuller. The first sitting in this building was on 10 January 1879. Justice M. C. Chagla was the first Indian permanent Chief Justice of Bombay High Court after independence [1948 - 1958] Architecture: Gothic revival in the Early English style. It is 562 feet (171 m) long and 187 feet (57 m) wide. To the west of the central tower are two octagonal towers. The statues of Justice and Mercy are atop this building.

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