A suburb located in West Mumbai, Bandra is undeniably best known for shopping, eating or getting a sneak peek of pleasing Arabian Sea, amongst several other ‘things to do’.
While all who have been living in Mumbai (especially suburbs), this super fascinating and glittering place has always topped on their visiting list, when in leisure. But for them (locals and tourists) who have not been to Bandra earlier, here are some of the top key places and activities to do when one is in Bandra.
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1. Linking Road
Bandra’s linking road is an absolute shopping paradise, heaven for accessories and bliss if you are looking for cheap (rather economical) stuff, especially for women. Lanes occupied with small street shops selling footwear, designer bags, skirts, salwaar-kameez, etc. are the main attraction of the vicinity.
In case if you haven’t been here earlier and planning a visit, remember the utmost important shopping formula here – ‘Bargaining’. The rates quoted by the shopkeepers here decreases in proportion to your bargaining capability.
2. Mount Mary Church
Mount Mary Church is one of the most celebrated churches in Mumbai. It is a Roman Catholic Church, dedicated to 'Virgin Mary', situated on top of a hill known as ‘Sunderban Bandra’, which overlooks the mighty Arabian Sea. One gets to see a number of celebrities and tourist visiting the church during the 'Bandra Fair' or the 'Feast of Mount Mary', which is a week-long celebration held every September at the Church.
Interestingly, people suffering from fatal diseases are known to offer wax figures corresponding to their ailment, like the figure of hands, feet etc. Also, one can shop for several religious artefacts, small statues of Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ or even Goan sweets from stalls outside the church.