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What was once the Bombay Greens, a large open space within the nonextant Bombay Fort, was developed into a circular urban park in the 19th century. Elegant curved Neoclassical buildings, reminiscent of the Royal Crescent in Bath, England, were constructed around the circle, while at the eastern end was the Asiatic Society building. The park was named Elphinstone Circle, after Bombay's governor at the time, but after India gained independence, the name was changed to Horniman Circle, in reference to Benjamin Horniman, the editor of a local newspaper who supported independence. The park within Horniman Circle is a peaceful respite from the crazy traffic of Bombay, planted with beautiful tropical plants, for anyone looking to get away from it all.

Address: Horniman Circle, Fort Area

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  • Updated Mar 30, 2009
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