Bandra is famously called 'Queen of the suburbs' for it is one of the most expensive locations in the suburbs in Mumbai. A complete fun joint with bars, cafes, nightclubs and discotheques dotting almost all streets make Bandra a hot tourist spot. Bandra has a unique advantage of being close to South Mumbai and other suburbs.
The name Bandra owes to the Marathi word - Bandar meaning port. With
one of the largest Catholic population, Bandra is home to many churches.
Mount Mary's Basilica stands out prominently. The region is also a hot
shopping spot and also popularly known as 'Restaurant Suburb of Mumbai',
thanks to a number of restaurants that have cropped up with the finest
and succulent dishes on offer.
Bandra also houses the fashionable Pali Hill, which is home to almost
all cine stars working with Bollywood. Bandra is split by the local
railway line into Bandra (West) and Bandra (East). Bandra (W) has come
up as one of the most haute centers in Mumbai; where as Bandra (E) is a
hot commercial area consisting of the Bandra-Kurla Commercial Complex.
When in Bandra transportation is never a problem. Bandra railway
station is connected via the Western Railway and the Harbor Line that
was once a part of Suburban Central Railway. There are easy public
transport services, which include BEST buses, auto rickshaws and taxis.
Bandra being centrally located has an easy connectivity to all the parts
of the city.
|Specialty:||Known as 'Restaurant Suburb of Mumbai'|
|Attractions:||Jogger's Park, Mary Mount Church|
|Neighboring Suburbs:||Dharavi, Khar, Kurla, Mahim, Santacruz|
|Best Time to Visit:||October to March|