The construction of Mumbai’s inaugural 756-meter elevated treetop walkway, a prominent tourist destination situated in Malabar Hill, is currently underway. Within the next year, locals and visitors alike are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to traverse this unique natural trail. Allow me to provide you with further insight into the precise location and appearance of these walkways.
The treetop walkway is currently under construction, and the pictures of the walkway shown are just to give an example and a view of how it actually looks. A Google Maps image shows the location of the Malabar Hill walkway and other attractions. Although I tried my best with the details, things may be different when it actually comes up and is open to the public.
I am confident that the elevated treetop walkway in Malabar Hills will undoubtedly captivate the residents of Mumbai and tourists alike. This nature’s trail promises to offer a delightful experience, allowing individuals to relish the scenic beauty of Girgaon Chowpatty beach, the majestic Arabian Sea, and the iconic Queens Necklace at Marine Drive.
Many tourists and residents of Mumbai are currently experiencing the expansive View deck area at Kamla nehru Park, as highlighted on the Mumbai77 website. This popular attraction offers a breathtaking aerial view of the iconic Queen’s Necklace and Chowpatty. Moreover, the location is undergoing expansion, resulting in a wider area and an extended walkway, allowing visitors to further indulge in the scenic vistas.
On August 9, 2021, a pre-bid meeting was convened by BMC’s (MCGM’s) Hydraulic Engineers Department, bringing together staff members, architects, structural consultants, and bidder companies. The purpose of this meeting was to commence the project and address any queries that arose. It was anticipated that the project would be completed in 2022, thereby becoming accessible to the public. Fast forward to 2023, and the work has already commenced, with the opening to the public expected in the near future.
At present, specific details regarding entry charges (ticket rates), the possibility of free entry, operating hours, parking facilities, and other regulations, as well as age restrictions for children and adults, safety measures, and more, are not yet available. However, it is worth noting that there is some intriguing information to share at this stage:
Fast Facts of Malabar Hill Treetop Walkway
In 2023, the walkway was scheduled to be prepared for public opening. However, due to various factors such as ongoing construction work within an eco-friendly silent zone, limited working hours, and modifications in planning by BMC and architectural adjustments, the project has experienced delays.
The designated location for the walkway will be the south-facing area of Chowpatty beach. It will commence adjacent to Kamla Nehru Park, specifically near the Shoe House and Juta Ghar, and extend deep into the expanse of large trees for a distance of 700 meters, running parallel to BG Kher road.
The length of the nature’s trial walkway will span 756 meters, with 56 meters allocated for service access areas. The width of the walkway will vary periodically, ranging from 1.5 meters to 3.5 meters, and occasionally expanding to 5.4 meters. Additionally, certain sections will feature glass bottoms, providing a unique perspective.
At one end of the walkway, there will be a ring-route circle, allowing visitors to retrace their steps and enjoy a broader view of the diverse flora and fauna present in Malabar Hill.
The planning and design of this walkway in Mumbai are comparable to the renowned treetop walkways in Singapore, showcasing the city’s commitment to creating exceptional recreational spaces.
Further information regarding walkway timings, entry fees, and parking arrangements (currently roadside) can be found at Kamla Nehru Park and Hanging Garden, both of which are conveniently located nearby. Additional updates on these details will be provided in due course.
Other Places to See Near Malabar Hill
All the below listed attractions are at 15 to 20 minutes proximity from Malabar hill treetop walkway.
- Walkeshwar Jain Temple is within vicinity and one of the very old temples.
- Parsi Tower of Silence is 5 minutes from walkway. Public visits are restricted.
- Balodyan garden inside Hanging garden is opposite Kamla Nehru Park.
- Sacred Banganga Water Tank is inside Malabar hill, Just 5 minutes and a must visit place if you are here for very first time. Known for the religious and historic values of this place, And this waterbody is an beautiful attraction in itself.
- Babulnath temple, A famous, peaceful and uncrowded Lord Shiva temple with old structures and one of the 80’s era bollywoods favorite location.
- Girgaum Chowpatty Beach, As seen from the walkway location and a very famous beach for Ganesh Festival too.
- Taraporewala Fish Aquarium, Adjacent to the beach and is sure a one time visit, Specially if with children.
- PDP, Priyadarshini Park of Mumbai is 15 minutes on other side of this hill. See the Google image view as marked. It is a beautiful park and sports complex at promenade of Mumbai.
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