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Banganga Tank is an ancient water tank that was originally built in 1127 AD. It was built by a minister in the Silhara Dynasty, and is now part of the Walkeshwar Temple Complex in the plush suburb of Malabar Hill. The Tank is now somewhere where people go to relax and escape the heat next to the cooling waters.
It is also quite a beautiful site and can be a great place to take photos. It has been the site of several films and is also popular with artists. The entrance to the tank is marked by two pillars that were once lit with oil lamps. Fed by a spring, the tank water is fresh even though it is located in a complex over-looking the sea. This tranquil feel makes it the perfect place to just relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Located quite only a couple of kilometres from the city, you can reach the Walkeshwar Temple Complex by car. It should take about twenty minutes from the Gateway of India or Colaba when there isn’t too much traffic.