Asiatic Society

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  • Address: Town Hall, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 40000, India
  • Timings: 10:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-2222660956
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Library, Educational Site, Hall
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There are so many striking features about the Town Hall situated at Mumbai's Horniman Circle, but the most striking definitely has to be the Asiatic Society of Bombay's library which you encounter once you climb the steps of this magnificent hall. It wins you over with its amazing treasures periodicals and books, ancient manuscripts, artifacts, maps, painted folios, prints and coins. The most discussed possession of this library is the original Dante's Divine Comedy’s original manuscript. It is not the only valuable possession though; it is just one of the highlights of the vast collection that you will find here. Another very important piece is the Sanskrit manuscript Aranyaka Parvan of the Mahabharata era, with lovely and rich illustrations which are rated as an important discovery. The Sopara relics here are believed to be fragments of the Buddha's begging bowl. There is so much to see here that everybody close to culture or literature should definitely pay a visit to be enriched and enlightened.

Asiatic Society Travel Tips

  • Enquire about entry in advance from the authorities.
  • Do not click pictures or hamper with the manuscripts. They are very old and very valuable.

Entrance Ticket Details For Asiatic Society

  • Please contact the authorities. If you are interested in becoming a member, please refer to the website.

Asiatic Society Hours

  • Enquire on festivals as working hours might be different.

How to Reach Asiatic Society

  • Take a bus to Fort. Take the train to Bandra.

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  • Asiatic Society Address: Town Hall, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 40000, India
  • Asiatic Society Contact Number: +91-2222660956
  • Asiatic Society Timing: 10:30 am - 06:30 pm
  • Best time to visit Asiatic Society(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Asiatic Society: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 1.67% of people who visit Mumbai include Asiatic Society in their plan

  • 57.14% of people start their Asiatic Society visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Asiatic Society

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Asiatic Society

People normally club together Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Kala Ghoda while planning their visit to Asiatic Society.

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