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 categorized as Grade II in heritage structure.
It is a small lake covered with steel railings on 3 sides so that 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 actually 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 and 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 come from the Western express highway and take the left bypass. Once down, take a right. Suggest using Google Maps for navigation.