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Horniman Circle Gardens, Mumbai

The Horniman Circle Gardens in South Mumbai (Bombay) is a large park which covers an area of 10,101 sq m in the Fort area. This huge park is surrounded by office complexes and some leading banks.

The Horniman Circle Gardens was known as Bombay Greens in the 18th century. Later on the name changed to Elphinstone Circle, after Lord Elphinstone, the then Governor. Unfortunately, the park became terrible in the midst of 19th century and it changed into a place to dump garbage.

Charles Forjett, the then Police Commissioner was the person who in turn developed this park with the support of Lord Elphinstone and Sir Bartle Frère.

After India’s Independence in 1947, the park was renamed Horniman Circle Garden to commemorate Benjamin Horniman, who was the editor of Bombay Chronicle.