Popularly called Hanging Gardens, The Ferozeshah Mehta gardens is one of Mumbai’s iconic – and rare – green areas. Terraced and perched at the top of Malabar Hill, this garden has been a must-visit for every kid that's grown up in Mumbai.
You can walk around the first garden, which is more traditional owning to its walking path, shrubbery, benches, hedges carved out as animals and more. Kids usually play games in the lawns here, and you can too! You can sit on a park bench to snack or sprawl in the lawn, before walking across to the second, busier, garden. Frequented by several for its peaceful view, this garden overlooks Marine Drive and the Arabian Sea, offering one of the best views in the city. There's a viewing deck here too, to capitalize on that view and if you're here around sunset, you can wait a little longer till the lights are turned on to get a view of the iconic Queen's Necklace at the only spot in the city that offers the full view.
If you've got kids, there's of course the iconic Boot House that children can climb on and pose from the small balcony atop.
How To Get There: The closest station is Charni Road from where you can take a cab to the gardens.
Popular For: The viewing deck which offers the view of the Queen's Necklace; this garden is also a peaceful oasis in the city, do you won't realise you're in Mumbai barring the few tall buildings you see. And of course, the Boot House, which generations of Mumbai-born and bred kids have climbed.
Pro Tip: Hanging Gardens gets very busy on Sundays as people from all over Mumbai visit the spot to unwind.