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Victoria Gardens In Bombay – 3 Old Postcards 1900
Three old 1900 postcards of the Victoria Gardens in Bombay, now Mumbai in this post. David Sassoon, a wealthy Jewish businessman in 1861, commissioned the Victoria Gardens. And named it in honor of Queen Victoria at that time. Based in the heart of Mumbai’s Byculla area with 48 acres of land. After independence, the Garden was renamed Rani Jijamata Udyan who was the mother of Maratha King Shivaji.
It also houses the Bombay Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in the country. And another great attraction on the premises is the Victoria And Albert Museum, or the Bhau Daji Lad Museum. Also found here is the huge stone elephant from Elephanta Island. One of the postcards shows a part of the beautiful Victoria Gardens with a clock tower slightly visible in the background.
Read more- the Rani Jijamata Udyan. See post- Bamboo Island & Cubbon Park Bangalore – Old Postcard 1905.
Did you know- in 1835 the Garden was initially built at Sewri in a huge plot of land. The British administration later acquired the land for the development of a European burial ground. The Garden was then shifted to Byculla and opened its gates in 1861.
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