Bombay Panjrapole

If you aren't looking for it, you'd probably miss it. Tucked somewhere in the by-lanes of the crowded Bhuleshwar bazaar is the Bombay Panjrapole, a 176-year-old infirmary that primarily looks after 350 cows and other stray animals like donkeys, hens, birds, dogs, goats, parrots and ducks.

The shelter, painted bright blue, spreads across a sprawling two acres within the congested market; it is airy and calm. The only sounds you hear are those of fluttering pigeons at the courtyard kabutarkhana, or cows mooing in the sheds.

  • A charitable trust & non-profit institution.
  • Infirmary dedicated to taking care of cows & other stray animals.
  • Rearing high grade Gir Cows for production of milk.
  • Ownership of land for the purpose, in North Mumbai and on the Gujarat Border.