Bandra Talao is also popularly known as Swami Vivekananda Talao due to its proximity to S.V Road. It’s a walking distance from Bandra Railway station on the west side.
This lake was earlier called ‘Lotus Tank’ and ‘Motha Sarovar and was categorized as Grade II in heritage structure.
It is a small lake covered with steel railings on 3 sides so visitors do not venture into the water.
The side facing the S.V. road has an entrance with palm trees planted and provisions made for seating. You will also see people fishing in the lake; however, I did not see anyone catching a fish.
The Municipal corporation of Greater Mumbai is currently looking after the lake. You will also find many pigeons coming here to receive the free food that people provide.
- Age – 200 years only water body / Tank
- Location – Very close to Bandra West Railway station
- Also known as – Swami Vivekanand Sarovar
- Heritage structure status of Heritage II
- Proximity – Close to the famous Jama Masjid of Bandra
How to reach:
Train – Get off at Bandra railway station, take the flyover, and come to the west. From here, it’s within walking distance. One can even hire an auto-rickshaw or cab that will charge a minimum fare.
Car – Drive along S.V road or from the Western express highway and take the left bypass. Once down, take a right. Suggest using Google Maps for navigation.