Know Your Bombay

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

Chhota Kashmir: Chhota Kashmir is a garden with a small lake nestled within Aarey Milk Colony, an extended forest area of Borivali National Park, at Goregaon in Mumbai. Offering boating facilities and place to relax, Chhota Kashmir is a scenic retreat from the chaotic hubbub of the city. This place was a venue for many film shoots during 70s and 80s. Surrounded by lush greenery, this garden is thronged by various birds, mammals and water birds.

Global Vipassana Pagoda: Situated at Gorai (North West Mumbai), Global Vipassana Pagoda is a meditation hall serving as a monument of peace and harmony, holding the world record as the largest pillar-less, hollow stone structure, and declared as one of the ‘Seven Wonders of Maharashtra’ by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). Inaugurated by ex-President Pratibha Patil in 2009, the Pagoda is a replica of Myanmar’s ‘Shwedagon Pagoda’, claimed to be the world’s oldest.

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