Best time to visit7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open hoursOpen 24 hours
Things to doNature trails
Best MonthsSeptember - February
Traveller TypesCouples, Solo, Friends, Families
Rank83 out of 446 attractions in Mumbai
The Banganga Tank is mythologically, culturally as well as religiously important to the City of Dreams- Mumbai. If you have missed the Ellora- Aurangabad Fstival then this is what can compensate your loss completely. It is said that Lord Rama on his way to Lanka stopped on the Malabar hills here along with his followers. They were all ardent followers of Lord shiva and said to have carved out a shivlinga out of sand here and called in 'Walluka Ishawar'. This linga is now known as the Wallukeshwar Shiva but the problem was that the hills were surrounded by seas on all sides and they could neither quench their thirst with the salty water nor could they do their daily worship. This is when Lord Rama shot one arrow (baan) and Goddess Ganga sent here waters here at the service of Lord Rama and thus the name Baanganga or Banganga. The tank was built here much later and the extraordinary designing of sand and wood here are remarkable. The cultural festival organized here by the MTDC in association with Indian Heritage Society started in 1992 and is still held every year. It is a blissful sight of the sun setting in the western skies and the musicians bid the sun farewll with their magical strokes of music and melody here.