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About Victoria Gardens

Renamed as Jijamata Udyaan or Veermata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan, Victoria Gardens are beautifully placed in the heart of the city, Byculla. They have been named after Maratha warrior Shivaji's beloved mother and spread over 45 acres. Victoria Gardens include the famous Mumbai Zoo, a clock tower, and Bhau Daji Lad Museum. Mumbai Zoo, one of the oldest in India is a habitat of some endangered and rare animals and birds. At the entrance of the zoo is a clock tower of the Italian Renaissance. The park also includes Bhau Daji Lad Museum, which was formally named as Albert Museum. The museum displays many archeological findings including a giant stone elephant posted the entrance which was found in 1864 at Gharapuri Island. There is a pretty well laid out botanical garden that comprises of many rare species of plants and some ancient trees. The plants in the garden are also used for various researches and studies of the biodiversity. The constructions in the garden are built in the Greco-Roman style. A statue of Jijamata and Shivaji is further displayed in the garden, explaining the history and existence of the park. Victoria Garden welcomes over 25 lac visitors every year and is most enjoyed by children.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Entry Fee Park Entry: INR 5
  • Closed On Zoo : Wednesdays
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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