Malabar Hill

Area in Mumbai

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