Rani Jijamata Udyan Victoria Gardens, laid out in 1861
houses the Mumbai's Zoo. It houses many of the rare and endangered species
of animals and birds.
The gardens are spread over 48 acres in Byculla, on the central side of Mumbai , surrounded by low income housing colonies or 'Chawls'. At the main entrance to the gardens is a clock tower, reminiscent of Italian renaissance, but the clock has stopped ticking a long time ago. The gardens boast of scores of trees, some of which are really old.
Within the gardens is the Albert museum that houses a host of local archaeological finds among which merits a huge stone elephant at the entrance, which was found in 1864 at Gharapuri Island.
Mumbai being the capital city is well connected by air, rail and road with the important places within and beyond the state. For city transportation city buses, taxis and auto's are available too.
Accommodation is available at the hotels in Mumbai.