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Flora Fountain

Flora Fountain



Description :

Flora Fountain in Mumbai lies in the midst of one of the engrossed parts of the city. This is an aesthetically architecture white marble statue with a jutting fountain endowment a hypnotic aura untouched by the chaos that surrounds this piece of art.

Flora Fountain was built in 1869 in the honor of the Governor of Mumbai, Sir Bartle Frère, the Flora Fountain is an quintessence of the Roman Goddess Flora, the deity of abundance and prosperity.The timeless artistry and splendor of the statue has earned it a heritage status.

The Flora Fountain was elevated by the Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India when Cursetjee Fardoonjee Parekh donated Rs. 20,000 for its construction. The complete built up incurred a cost of Rs. 47,000, then a princely figure. Designed by R. Norman Shaw, Flora Fountain was sculpted in carried Portland stone by James Forsythe. It now wears a white coat of oil paint.

The Flora fountain today stands exactly at the point where once the original Church Gate of Bombay Fort stood.

Also known as Hutatma Chowk, Flora Fountain is approximate to several interesting places where you could explore and spend time. You could make rounds to the famous Bombay University; admire the Old Secretariat and who could miss out the famous Gateway of India.