"RAJABAI CLOCK TOWER-man made; not to attract" Rajabai Clock Tower Tip by siwaydi

Rajabai Clock Tower, Mumbai: 12 reviews and 15 photos


The tower was built in a fusion of Venetian and Gothic styles. It is built out of the locally available buff coloured Kurla stone. The tower has one of the best stained glass windows in the city.

The ground floor has two side rooms, each measuring 56 27.5 ft (17 8.5 m). The tower forms a carriage porch 2.4 m (26 ft), and a spiral staircase vestibule of 2.6 m (28 ft). The Tower, over the carriage porch, has a square form up to the gallery at the top of the first level which is at a height of 68 feet (20.7 m) from the ground. The form changes from a square to an octagon and the height from this gallery to the top of the tower is 118 feet (36 m) and the third stage to the top of the finial is 94 feet (28.7 m), thus making a total height of 280 feet (85 m).

During its time, it was the tallest structure in the city of Mumbai.

Address: Bombay University
Directions: Rajabai Tower is situated within the premises of the Fort campus of the Mumbai University. It is basically a clock tower that rises to a height of 85 m (280 ft) and houses the University Library.

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  • Updated Aug 12, 2008
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