Flora Fountain in Mumbai

Located in the Fort district of Mumbai, the Flora Fountain is an attractive spot for tourist. The Flora Fountain was dedicated to the Governor of Mumbai, Sir Bartle Frere in recognition of his service to the city of Bombay. The Flora Fountain was named after the Roman Goddess Flora, the Goddess of prosperity and beauty.

The Agri-Horticulture Society of Western India took the initiative in 1869 to build this spectacular statue of white marble which was designed by R. Norman Shaw. The magnificent sculpture in white marble was constructed by James Forsythe at a huge cost of forty seven thousand rupees. The fountain is made up of imported Portland stone that makes it glow at night.

The Flora Fountain is also known as the Hutatma Chowk or the martyr's square that reminds one of the horrified violence which took place on the eve of establishment of the separate state of Maharashtra and Gujarat. However, being in the center of the city, the Hutatma Square offers one with an wonderful opportunity to take a round of the city and visit the other places of tourist interest that are near to the place.

The Flora Fountain is easily accessible by bus, car or train. One can hire a local taxi and travel down to south Mumbai and visit the Flora Fountain.

The Flora Fountain is thronged by tourist throughout the year. The white statue wears an attractive look on festive occasions like Diwali, or New Year. Even the local people of Mumbai pay a visit to this place to relieve themselves from the stress and strain of life.

The Floral Fountain is an important landmark of Mumbai. It is the best example of purity intertwined with beauty.

Last Updated on 23 May 2013