Banganga Tank is an ancient water tank that's one of the oldest surviving structures in Mumbai. It dates back to 1127 AD, to the time of the Hindu Silhara dynasty, when it was built over a freshwater spring by one of the minister in the dynasty's court.
Over the years, Banganga Tank has provided inspiration to many artists, on film and on canvas. It's also a wonderful place to go to get some respite from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai.
These days, surrounding it, you'll see a mismatch of apartment complexes, sky scrapers, and religious temples. The narrow path leaning down to the tank will transport you back to the Mumbai of old, amidst the obviously encroaching urbanization.
Where: Walkeshwar temple complex, Malabar Hill, south Mumbai.