Banganga Tank

Hindu Site in Mumbai (Mumbai)

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Mumbai's most exclusive neighbourhood, Malabar Hill, at the northern end of Back Bay, surprisingly hides Mumbai’s most sacred oasis. Concealed between apartment blocks is Banganga Tank, a serene village enclave of holy temples, bathing pilgrims, meandering, traffic-free streets and picturesque old dharamsala (pilgrims’ rest houses). According to Hindu legend, Lord Ram created this tank by piercing the earth with his arrow.