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Rajabai Clock Tower

Rajabai Clock Tower is one among the many notable artistic buildings dotting the Mumbai landscape. It is located in the gardens of the University of Mumbai building, adjacent to the Bombay High Court in Fort. This tower, measuring 280 ft, was built by a stockbroker named Premchand Roychand in memory of his mother Rajabai, in the 1870s.

Rajabai Clock Tower conforms to the Gothic style of architecture. Designed by, Gilbert Scott, an architect, who found inspiration from the bell tower created by the legendary Italian painter Giotto di Bondone. There are five floors in the tower featuring the finest specimens in decorative art. Another notable feature is the spiral staircase. The clock currently plays the soft tunes of the Big Ben on the quarter hour, a faint reminder of the grandeur of yore when it used to play about sixteen tunes including Rule Britannia, God Save the King and a Handel Symphony.

Below the clock is the University Library, which features some of the finest embellished stained glass window in Asia.

The nearest railhead is the Churchgate Railway Station and the Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) Railway Station.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
Location: Mumbai    


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