Bandra is one of the cosmopolitan suburbs located in west-central Mumbai. It has earned the prestigious title of ‘The Queen of Suburbs’. Bandra is a famous hot-spot for some of the most well-known and highly frequented restaurants, hang out places, bars, clubs and shopping locations in the city of Mumbai. With quite a spectacular view of the coastline, it boasts of clean roads and well-maintained promenades at Carter Road, Bandstand and Bandra Reclamation. Many of the Bollywood stars live along these promenades and around Pali Hill; two names that first come to mind are Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, besides many other popular Bandra residents.
Bandra has a mix of people of many cultures, races and religions. It is host to numerous churches, like the Mount Mary’s, which comes to life in September for the spectacular ‘Bandra Fair’. Some of Bandra’s famous religious locations include the Tata Agiary, the Jama Masjid and the temple of Goddess Jari-Mari. Other famous areas of Bandra include Joggger’s Park, Bandra Talao, Bandra Fort at Land’s End, Bandra Gymkhana and the well-planned commercial hub known as Bandra-Kurla complex by MMRDA . Few years ago, Bandra added another feather in her cap, when the Bandra-Worli sea-link opened up to give quick access to Mumbaikars who have to travel to South Mumbai.
For those who either live or work in Bandra, they strongly believe and swear that Bandra is the best place to be. Bandra boasts of some of the prettiest bungalows and villas, that have been around for decades, which add to the charm of this suburb. Bandra apartments with beautiful ocean views are a big deal for most, since it is considered an exclusive privilege for the upper-class and higher crust of society. With today’s fast growing and evolving real estate market, Bandra has many upcoming residential and commercial constructions, some of which have almost been sold out, simply because of their prime location.
Not only property for for sale, but also many Bandra apartments are available for rent, which is become quite a growing trend since the past few years. Many people from different parts of the city, or even those coming in from other parts of the world for jobs or on holiday, usually choose to reside in Bandra, even if they have to pay exorbitant rates of rent or high deposits, just to be a part of the culture there. Many new residential projects along Pali Hill, Carter Road, Bandstand and Bandra East with some of the finest in interior design and innovation in construction, by some of the biggest names in the real estate sector, are offering flats ranging from two or 2.5 BHK and up to five BHK. Living in one of these new high-rise buildings with large rooms and all the modern amenities in a premier building complex in Bandra – who wouldn’t want that?
Apart from its residential areas, Bandra has a fast growing commercial sector with office spaces equipped with all the best requirements for the 21st century office. Commercial hubs, especially in Bandra East and in the Bandra Kurla area, have state of the art buildings that offer premium office spaces with A+++ company as occupants. Bandra Kurla complex current has about eight million square feet of office space, with another 2.5 million square feet expected by 2012-end. Many major banks and financial companies have independent buildings there, like Citibank, IDBI, NSE, etc. In addition, BKC has the American consulate and Dhirubhai Ambani International School, as well as 2 luxury hotels – The Trident and Sofitel. The future of the commercial property area in BKC looks quite bright.