In photos: Kipling Bungalow and other crumbling colonial homes of Mumbai

Mumbai's landmark colonial homes lie in deplorable... more

The Kipling Bungalow: At the back of a university in Mumbai lies the dilapidated, but once grand, former home of writer Rudyard Kipling.
1/5The Kipling Bungalow: At the back of a university in Mumbai lies the dilapidated, but once grand, former home of writer Rudyard Kipling.
Fallen branches, discarded chairs and even empty whisky bottles surround the 19th-century building.
2/5Fallen branches, discarded chairs and even empty whisky bottles surround the 19th-century building.
Bird droppings mar a bust of Kipling, author of novels such as The Jungle Book and Kim.
3/5Bird droppings mar a bust of Kipling, author of novels such as The Jungle Book and Kim.
Close to Kipling Bungalow, stands the former colonial home of Lord Harris, an ex-governor of then-named Bombay. The gothic building housed school classrooms until four years ago when it was shut down because the crumbling structure had become  hazardous.
4/5Close to Kipling Bungalow, stands the former colonial home of Lord Harris, an ex-governor of then-named Bombay. The gothic building housed school classrooms until four years ago when it was shut down because the crumbling structure had become hazardous.
In Kala Ghoda district, stands this dilapidated 147-year-old mansion, formerly the resplendent Watson’s Hotel, frequented and written about by Mark Twain. AFP
5/5In Kala Ghoda district, stands this dilapidated 147-year-old mansion, formerly the resplendent Watson’s Hotel, frequented and written about by Mark Twain. AFP
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