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Address: Walkeshwar Rd | Malabar Hil, Mumbai, India
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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One of Bombay's holiest sites is this group of rundown temples that...

One of Bombay's holiest sites is this group of rundown temples that surround a pool of water considered to have healing powers.

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Odd and charming pocket of ancient Hinduism in modern Mumbai

It is indeed rundown and dirty, but that is because it is a block of the poorer traditional India, stall and little sidestreets hemmed in on all sides by skyscrapers- a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
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Aventura, Florida, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Firstly, I suggest going with a guide that can explain what you are seeing. It is not to be missed! Banganga is a city within a city... a city made of makeshift housing from tents to tarps to cardboard. But within this microcosm , there are stores and groceries, a barber, etc. You will see generations of people living here... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

It is indeed rundown and dirty, but that is because it is a block of the poorer traditional India, stall and little sidestreets hemmed in on all sides by skyscrapers- a fascinating juxtaposition of old and new and often (though not when I went) with large rituals at sunset. I loved it.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I love this place. It's very small, but so serene. Through alleys you leave the busy city of Mumbai behind you, and you arrive at this quiet place called the Banganga tank. It's great for some peace of mind, and to escape the city for an hour or so.

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India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

There's nothing visually appealing about this tank. If you're in Mumbai for a few days, skip it. However, if you have time have time and a good guide, try and pay a visit. "Khaki" does some very interesting walking tours in the area. They'll show you architectural traces of Mumbai's colonial past in some of the most ugly looking building... More 

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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

It's an old pond, for the old Walkeshwar Temple, which is now not maintained much. Surroundings are not that great.

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Mumbai, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Located in the middle of the concrete jungle of south mumbai this is an old holy destination for followers of Lord Rama. The pond is popular for a religious dip and the steps iconic. Often foreign dignitaries are taken on a tour of this destination. But maintenance is low and the place quite dirty.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The steps surrounding the pond remind us of the ghats of varanasi or haridwar . You can start from one end and go in parikrama visting each building or house as you go. Almost each building has a small temple in it. The wooden carvings on doors and pillars in some of the temples are truly unique. I heard that... More 

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MUMBAI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This pond banganga is located in south of mumbai accessible by road. If you are taking a taxi it will go straight to the pond.Or else you can take a taxi from grant road station west side or bus from the station west side to the walkeshwar bus depot and walk for around 5 minutes to the pond. This pond... More 

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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Banganga is located at Walkeahwar and is very popular tourist destination. This place is considered as very auspicious by Hindus and many religious rituals are conducted here.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

One of the nice historical and holy place in Mumbai to visit. One can know the history of Lord Ram and this place.

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