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The History of Raj Bhavan, Mumbai

Contents

The Tides of Time
Winds of Change
Bombay Castle
New House
Sans Pareil
Malabar Point
Raj Bhavan
Jal Bhushan
Jal Chintan
Jal Lakshan
Jal Vihar
Jal Sabhagraha
Heritage Bequeathed

Introduction

Ariel View of The Raj Bhavan, MumbaiMumbai Raj Bhavan is the official residence of the Governor of Maharashtra. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in Mumbai city.

It is situated in about 50 acres of land, and surrounded by sea on three sides. The Raj Bhavan complex at Malabar Hill has a mile long stretch of thick forests, a sandy beach and several lush lawns. The most significant fact about Mumbai Raj Bhavan is that it breathes a century and a half of history.

The Mumbai Raj Bhavan has a precious collection of beautiful carpets, paintings, exquisitely carved doors and elegant French style chairs and sofas with intricate portraits on them.

Visitors to the Raj Bhavan have often been curious to know about the history of the buildings and of some of the items kept here. This section will prove to be valuable for lovers of art and history.