Flora fountain, Mumbai
Flora fountain is a sculpture made of marble situated at the Fort area in Mumbai (Bombay). It was built in 1869. It was made in honor of the then Governor of Mumbai, Sir Bartle Frere. Flora fountain is a monumental heritage structure which attracts tourists. This fountain is a perfect example of the Roman goddess, Flora.
The cost required to complete this statue was Rs 47,000, which was a huge amount at that time. This prestigious statue in Mumbai was designed by Norman Shaw and was carved out of imported Portland stone.
It is also called as Hutatma Chowk or Martyr's Square. It is a famous tourist destination and there are many other interesting places near this statue like Bombay University. Tourists can visit these also.
The Bombay Stock Exchange (B S E) which is the centre for all the financial activities is situated near this fountain. Flora fountain is also near the original Churchgate of Bombay Fort. It is one of the major landmarks of Mumbai city.