Jal Bhushan stands on
the foundation of a pretty cottage where Governor Monstuart
Elphinstone had lived. Heber describes it as, a pretty cottage on a
rocky and woody promontory actually washed by sea spray. A winding
road built by Lord Elphinstone, leads to the commanding citadel, Jal
Bhushan, the office and Residence of the Governor.
imported by Montstuart Elphinstone is placed in the stately office of
the Governor. Artists have endowed the exquisite carpentry with a rare
artistry, painting intricate portraits and tableaux on the wood. With
the deft stroke of a brush they have brought alive the delicacy of
lace and the sheen of pearls.
In the grand residence
and office, treasures of Indian Art also find their niches. Paintings
by Indian Masters attend within Jal Bhushan.