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Regal Circle (SP Mukherjee Chowk)
Regal Circle (SP Mukherjee Chowk)

Regal Circle (SP Mukherjee Chowk)

Regal Circle, Mumbai

The Basics

Regal Circle gets its name from the adjacent art deco Regal Cinema. The building was constructed in the 1930s, and the first film screened here was Laurel and Hardy'sThe Devil's Brother, in 1933. Many Mumbai walking tours pass by Regal Circle and the cinema, and going with a guide is the best way to understand the history of the area.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Regal Circle is a must-visit for history lovers and architecture fans.

  • The circle and its surrounding area are best explored on foot, so wear comfortable footwear.

  • Sunscreen is a good idea year-round, and you should bring an umbrella during the monsoon months (roughly June–September).

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How to Get There

Regal Circle is located at the top of the Colaba Causeway in southern Mumbai. The area is well connected by road and public transportation, and it's easy to hail taxis here. The intersection is a 5-minute walk from the Gateway of India and about 15 minutes on foot from the Churchgate Railway Station.

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When to Get There

If you want to get good photos and avoid crowds and heat, it's best to visit Regal Circle first thing in the morning. However, the people watching in the area is better in the early evening, and the whole area stays busy well into the night, particularly on days when the Regal Cinema is screening popular new films.

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The Wellington Fountain

At the heart of Regal Circle stands the Wellington Fountain, a stone fountain dating to 1865. Its base sits inside a basin that measures around 37 feet (11 meters) in diameter and features an octagonal column displaying inscriptions and bas relief figures commemorating the Duke of Wellington's victories, notably in the Mysore and Maratha wars.

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