Mumbai Hotels near Rajabai Tower
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Rajabai Tower is a famous clock tower located in South Mumbai. It stands in Mumbai University Fort Campus located next to the High Court.
Tourist attractions - Rajabai Tower Mumbai
The tower is, undoubtedly, an example of exquisite beauty. It has become one of the major tourist destinations in Mumbai. The tower was built by Sir Gilbert Scott, who modeled it on the Big Ben, a clock tower in London. The foundation stone of the tower was laid down on March 1869. The majestic tower holds a big clock which can be viewed from a distance. The clock also plays melodic tunes at fixed intervals. The tower has many impressive features and has been beautifully embellished with oriental figures. If you are on a tour to Mumbai, do not miss a visit to this place. It is one of most attractive architectures which Mumbai boasts of. The Rajabai tower is dedicated to the mother of its founder, Premchand Roychand.
The Rajabai Clock Tower was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, an English architect. He modeled it on Big Ben in London.
The foundation stone was laid on 1 March 1869 and construction was completed in November 1878. The total cost of construction came to INR 200,000, a princely sum in those days. This entire cost was defrayed by Premchand Roychand, a prosperous broker who founded the Bombay Stock Exchange on the condition that the tower be named after his mother Rajabai.
Premchand Roychand's mother was blind and as a staunch follower of Jain religion she was supposed to consume her dinner before evening. The evening bell of the tower helped her to know the time without anyone's help.
The tower was closed to the public after it became a frequent spot for those attempting to commit suicide.
Rajabai Tower Library [University of Mumbai]
University of Mumbai Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 032 India - 022- 26528031
Ambassador Hotel Mumbai
(0.9 km from Rajabai Clock Tower)
Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Churchgate, Mumbai, India
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Ambassador Hotel Mumbai is set in Mumbai and is close to local sightseeing spots, including Flora Fountain and Air India Building. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.
This 4-star hotel offers 24-hour room service, an express check-in and check-out feature and valet parking. Staff are available 24-hours a day and can help with booking tours and tickets.
The rooms are air conditioned and feature a refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities and a mini bar. They all offer bottled water, wireless internet access and a flat-screen TV.
Guests are able to enjoy a drink at Ambassador Hotel Mumbai's bar and try international cuisine in the restaurant. Alternatively, the surrounding area provides several bars and restaurants with a selection of different cuisines.
Ambassador Hotel Mumbai is close to Churchgate Railway Station, making it easy for guests to travel around Mumbai and its surrounding areas. The hotel is also surrounded by the area's well-known clubs and pubs, and Bombay Stock Exchange and Rajabai Clock Tower are a 20-minute walk away.
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