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Flora Fountain Mumbai

Located near the heart of South Mumbai within walking distance from Crawford Market this neo-Gothic style monument depicting the Roman goddess Flora is well recognized as an iconic image of Mumbai.

Built in 1864 at the height of the British power in Mumbai it cost Rs. 47,000 at the time to construct.

Made of imported Portland Stone it was designed by the the well known Scottish architecture Richard Norman Shaw as one of his first major projects.

Also known as Hutatma Chowk or the martyr's square the park also contains the more modern monument to those who suffered.

Kipling Connection

Crawford Market shares an interesting connection with that great great representative of the British Empire in India, Mr Kipling. But not as you might have though, the author and journalist Rudyard Kipling, but his father John Lockwood Kipling.

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