Rajabai Clock Tower
University of Mumbai (Bombay University)
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Food for Thought
This little cafe, in the back of the Kitab Khana bookshop, does a mean sabudana khichdi (sago fried with spices).
High Court information
Lonely Planet review
A hive of daily activity, packed with judges, barristers and other cogs in the Indian justice system, the High Court is an elegant 1848 neo-Gothic building. The design was inspired by a German castle and was obviously intended to dispel any doubts about the authority of the justice dispensed inside, though local stone carvers presumably saw things differently: they carved a one-eyed monkey fiddling with the scales of justice on one pillar. You are permitted (and it is highly recommended) to walk around inside the building and check out the pandemonium and pageantry of public cases that are in progress – just walk right in! You’ll have to surrender your camera to the guards, then make your way through the mazelike building to the original building’s courtyard opposite Court 6.