Around the corner from Banganga Tank and also on top of Malabar Hill are the Hanging Gardens and Kamala Nehru Park. There's a view of the city from each place. Stretching out below, the entire Backbay area is visible, from Chowpatty Beach to Nariman Point and beyond, to Colaba. Off to the north, Chandra's home in Bandra and Sartaj Singh's fictional home can be seen. All of it, as far as the eye can see, has been sculpted and folded into Chandra's book and is available on a bookstore shelf.
If You Go
How to get there
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Apoorva, Seafood, Noble Chambers, S.A.
Brelvi Road, Fort,
Banganga Tank, Kamala Nehru Park, and Mumbai Hanging Gardens, Malabar Hill
The Oberoi, Nariman Point
China Gate, Indian-style Chinese
155 Waterfield Road, Bandra West
Chor Bazaar, Mohammed Ali Road
Crawford Market, wholesale food market
D. Naoroji Road at L. Tilak Road
Advance permission needed to visit; ask your concierge.
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Apollo Bunder, 011-91-22-666-533-66
Lohar Chawl, outdoor bazaar, across from Crawford Market’s west entrance
Mahesh Lunch Home, seafood
8-B Cawasji Patel Street, 011-91-22-228-709-38
Mangaldas Market, wholesale cloth market
Sheikh Memon Street near Crawford Market
Olive Bar & Kitchen, Mediterranean
14 Union Park Khar, Bandra
7 Sai Bab Marg, Birla Mansion