Find out about Andheri's 66-million-year-old best-kept 'secret', Gilbert Hill

May 29, 2018, 13:25 IST
  • Find out about Andheri's 66-million-year-old best-kept 'secret', Gilbert Hill

    A 200-ft-high Gilbert Hill is a volcanic structure from the Mesozoic era believed to have been formed at the time of the mass extinction of dinosaurs due to an asteroid hit. Pic/Sayyad Sameer Abedi

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  • Find out about Andheri's 66-million-year-old best-kept 'secret', Gilbert Hill

    Gilbert Hill has become a tourist spot in Mumbai. MTDC expects visitors from foreign countries to flock to the spot. The proposal endeavours to develop facilities for bungee jumping and paragliding upon its 2,000 square feet of tabletop area

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  • Find out about Andheri's 66-million-year-old best-kept 'secret', Gilbert Hill

    There are two temples, the Gaodevi and Durgamata temples, set in a small garden, are accessed by a steep staircase carved into the rock. The hill offers a panoramic view of suburban Mumbai

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  • Find out about Andheri's 66-million-year-old best-kept 'secret', Gilbert Hill

    Gilbert Hill was declared a National Park in 1952 by the Central Government under the Forest Act. In 2007, after years of lobbying by geologists, the hill was declared a Grade II heritage structure by MCGM

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  • Find out about Andheri's 66-million-year-old best-kept 'secret', Gilbert Hill

    A 7-minute-long science fiction film -- Gilbert -- released by Mumbai-based filmmaker Omar Iyer in November 2017 had delved into encroachments around the hill, through elements of the supernatural

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  • Find out about Andheri's 66-million-year-old best-kept 'secret', Gilbert Hill

    In 2006, a boulder rolled off the hill, raising concerns of its deteriorating condition

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  • Find out about Andheri's 66-million-year-old best-kept 'secret', Gilbert Hill

    Worried about its erosion, the Bombay High Court then directed IIT-Bombay to prepare a report on measures to preserve the hill

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Tucked inside the concrete maze of Andheri West in Mumbai, is a 66-million-year-old volcanic structure. Here are few things that you may not know about the city's or India's best-kept 'secret'

 

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