Bandra is known as the residence of many Bollywood superstars such as Shah Rukh Khan and Farhan Akhtar, to name a few. Therefore there are many places in Bandra where you can find walls painted with colourful graffiti celebrating Bollywood and its megastars. Stroll around to get a feel of the place.
Bandra, where stars shine, gives you the latest in fashion. Stroll down Hill Road, Pali Road, and Linking Road and pop into stores on the way. Malabar Hill also has many boutiques (Creo and Flirt) that are worth a visit.
We decided to go there on a whim to on our way back to South Mumbai; we were so pleased we did. It just so happened that the annual week long Bandra Fair was in full flow. This meant the church wasn't such a calm place as I'm sure it normally is. For us though the fair made it for us as we're not really into churches but love a local festival. The whole area surrounding the church was festooned with bunting and was heaving with devotees and pilgrims. Apparently 10's of thousands visit each year. There were colourful stalls pitched up everywhere selling things like spices, sweets, candles, incense, floral offerings, and other religious objects. If you happen to be in Mumbai at the beginning of September be sure to check out Bandra Fair. The church is also worth a look if you're there another time.
On a pleasant monsoon evening, I decided to take a walk from my home in Bandra West to Bandstand. When people think of Bandra, all that comes to mind are the posh cafes and palatial houses, but a walk through the bylanes will throw some amazing surprises at you. It is a mix of history, colour, culture and people. The bylanes look like idyllic villages, with a ceratin Goan charm that stands in contrast to the hip suburb.