Know Your Bombay

Parsi Times brings you lesser known, amusing facts about our beloved Bombay. Explore this city’s history with these informational nuggets!

Sewri Mangrove Park: Located along the eastern edge of South Mumbai, the Sewri Mangrove Park comprises 15 acres of mangroves in the mudflats between Sewri and Trombay and was declared a protected area by the Bombay Port Trust on 15th January, 1996. Over seven species of mangroves and twenty species of birds including the Flamingo, Common Kingfisher, Little Egret, Black-Tailed Godwit, Black and Brown-Headed Gull, Red and Green Shanks and Brahminy Kite are found here.

Gilbert Hill: Situated at Andheri, Mumbai, Gilbert Hill is a 200 ft rare and unique volcanic structure, made of black basalt rock columns that were a result of molten lava that got squeezed from the Earth’s clefts about 66 million years ago! Declared a National Park in 1952 by the Central Govt under the Forest Act, Gilbert Hill houses two Hindu temples – Gaodevi and Durgamata – set in a small garden, and accessible by a steep staircase carved into the rock.


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