Kala Ghoda

See also the section on the fort area.

Kala Ghoda is the name given to the crescent that stretches from the Regal circle to the south and the University to the north. It is a hub of cultural activity, containing the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Prince of Wales Museum, the Jehangir Art Gallery, the Bombay Natural History Society, the David Sassoon Library and the University.

The name comes from the old black equestrian statue of King Edward VII which was earlier placed at the present car parking zone. The statue was removed to the Victoria Gardens in Bycullah sometime in the early 1970's. It was replaced by a black equestrian statue of Shivaji, which was also later moved to the Gateway of India. The space freed up by the removal of the statue is now a car park.

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Created on Jan 24, 1999; last modified Aug 21, 2004.