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Rajabai Clock Tower, Mumbai

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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. Arrange to visit Rajabai Clock Tower and other attractions in Mumbai using our Mumbai itinerary builder website .
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  • This beautiful clock tower, is located within the University of Bombay. It is 85 meters high and is not accessible for tourism. You can appreciate its Venetian style. I was a curiosity within the architecture of the city.
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  • Marvelous building. Part of university. Good old structure, can easily spend good time here. Food joints closeby  more »
  • My friends use to say this is the older place in Mumbai and it is, greatly maintained and looks really beautiful.  more »
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  • A piece of history , the equivalent of the Big Ben in London is the Rajabai clock tower overlooking the Oval Maidan and adjacent to the Bombay High Court. An imposing structure adding to the glamorous skyline of Mumbai.
  • 1.Located very near to many consulates - Nirmal building. 2.Indian Big Ben. 3.Constructed during British era. 4.Locted near to Chatrapathi sivaji museum and Gate way of India.
  • Wonderful architecture of british era. One can spend a lovely time hanging out here and watching the beauty and the birds in that area.
  • Ramabai is a majestic clock tower in South in the campus of University. The tower stands at a height of 85 Metre or 25 storeys. The total cost of construction came to 5,50000. A portion of the total cost of construction was donated by premchand Roychand, on the condition that the tower be named after his mother rajabai. Roychand 's mother was blind and as a follower of jain religion, she was supposed to consume her dinner before evening. The evening bell of the tower helped her to know the time without anyone help. The majestic tower holds a big clock which can be viewed from a distance. The clock plays melodic tune at fixed interval. Thus the rajabai tower is dedicated to the mother from his son.
  • Just opposite the Oval Maidan, this 85 m high 1878 clock tower featuring stained-glass windows and musical chimes is modelled after Big Ben.

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