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Town Hall (Asiatic Society Library)

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Address: Town Hall, Opposite Horniman Circle | Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay) 400001, India
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Paradise for book lovers

located in the fort area, its one of the most famous libraries in Mumbai area. It has got pretty huge collection of old books and manuscripts . It can be considered as paradise... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 November 2016
Nikhil P
Vapi, Daman and Diu, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the monuments of Mumbai. It is very crowded in the day like the other places but peaceful in the night. Its an excellent place for a photo opportunity with its greek columns. Go in the night when there is less crowds and the city seems more peaceful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

located in the fort area, its one of the most famous libraries in Mumbai area. It has got pretty huge collection of old books and manuscripts . It can be considered as paradise for book lovers only sore point is that it remains closed on Sundays. The architecture is another aspect which makes it pretty attractive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

More than 3000 manuscripts in Sanskrit, Prakrit, Urdu and Persian along with priceless numismatic collection of 11829 coins add to the exceptional collection of the library. Presently known as the Asiatic Society of Bombay, this learned group was formed with the intention of promoting Asian literature, science and oriental arts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

- This place is actually familiar to most of them, who watch Bollywood movies. This is seen in most of the Hindi Films like Jaane tu ya Jaane Na - This place consists one of the oldest books and editions in the history - This place also attracts a lot of people who are fond of reading books, coin collection... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is actually a very large library which hosts a lot of old books, manuscripts and journals. One tends to see a lot people on the iconic stairs. This has become a historical landmark of Mumbai. The building is an old one and preserved as a heritage structure. Sometimes it is lit up at night.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Awesome white building, mostly shown in the bollywood movies as the Court! Good place to click a couple of photographs out there :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

One of the best knowledge bank in Mumbai with great collection of antiques books. Very old & beautiful building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Town hall (more popularly known as asiatic library) is located near fort (behind horniman circle). it is a colonial building and very popular with city's photographers for various shoots including fun wedding related shoots etc. the entire area is quite nice to visit (especially during rains)..on a rainy day - enjoy a nice stroll, click some crazy pictures and end... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

The Asiatic library is one of many old buildings in the area. The building itself, if cared for better would be a good thing. The library and the building are now a shadow of their past glory. Parking is difficult in the area if you're visiting by car.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

A collection of 800,000 antique volumes. One of them is a priceless first edition copy of Dante's 'Inferno.' the most regal and elegant of Mumbai's heritage buildings. It houses the Asiatic Society, when you visit pop over the road to the Horniman Circle Gardens... its beautiful .. huge structure ..victorian architecture

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