: Western Suburbs
Once a small village with plantations of rice and vegetables,
Bandra, today is a posh area of Mumbai. The transformation is not
sudden with the coming up of Bandra-Kurla complexes or say
fashinable Pali Hill area. Actually it owes its development to a
causeway that connected it to Mahim in 1845. Many bungalows were
built here in the boom years of the 1860's and 70's.
The suburb of Bandra is the abode of many famous personalities from
tinsel world. Aptly referred as 'Queen of the Suburbs', it is
largely populated by Catholics and is one of the most cosmopolitan
areas of Mumbai.
You can shop at Linking Road for footwear and leather goods.
Macdonald's located on Linking Road is famous for its fast food. For
finest jewellery check in at the jewellery shops located on
Waterfield Road. The Mount Mary Basilica is located here where in
September of every year the feast of our Lady of the Mount is
celebrated followed by a week-long Fair. Band Stand is located in
Bandra which is ideal for a leisurely stroll in the evening. In fact
if you visit this area you will find a lot of families and friends
enjoying the fresh air along this seafront and having the famous
Indian snack bhel-puri.
Areas Under Bandra
- Geographically located at the center of Mumbai city, Bandra
is equi-distant from Colaba at the Southern tip of Mumbai and
Borivili at the Western Tip. The approximate driving time from
International Airport is 30 - 45 minutes. Bandra has 2 entry
points to reach - Hill Road / Reclamation Road.