Bandstand Promenade

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Bandstand Promenade
Neighbourhood
Mumbai Bandstand Promenade.jpg
Bandstand Promenade is located in Mumbai
Bandstand Promenade
Bandstand Promenade
Location in Mumbai, India
Coordinates: 19°02′34″N 72°49′09″E / 19.0427179°N 72.8191316°E / 19.0427179; 72.8191316Coordinates: 19°02′34″N 72°49′09″E / 19.0427179°N 72.8191316°E / 19.0427179; 72.8191316
Country  India
State Maharashtra
Metro Mumbai
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

The Bandstand Promenade is a kilometer long walkway along the sea on the west side of Bandra, a suburb of Mumbai, India. Less than a decade old, it is simultaneously a popular hang out spot, a jogging track, a park and also a lovers point.[1]

Towards the Land's End side of the promenade is an amphitheater. It serves as a venue for the Mumbai Festival, Celebrate Bandra and other events including concerts, classical dance and other performances.

Visible along the promenade are expensive bungalows and flats, some of which belong to Bollywood movie stars like Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, John Abraham, Shabana Azmi, Rekha, Katrina Kaif among others.

Other attractions[edit]

Bandra fort[edit]

Main article: Castella de Aguada

Bandra Fort is located right at the end of road adjacent to Hotel Taj Land's End. It was built by the Portuguese in 1640 as a watchtower overlooking Mahim Bay, the Arabian Sea and the southern island of Mahim.[2] Castella de Aguada has been featured in several Hindi films, such as Dil Chahta Hai, Buddha Mil Gaya and Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na.[3]

Bandra Sea Link[edit]

The Bandra–Worli Sea Link (BWSL), officially the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link,[4] is a cable-stayed bridge with pre-stressed concrete viaduct approaches, which links Bandra and the western suburbs of Mumbai with Worli and central Mumbai, and is the first phase of the proposed West Island Freeway system. The Sea Link reduces travel time between Bandra and Worli from 45–60 minutes to 7 minutes.[5] The link has an average daily traffic of around 37,500 vehicles per day.[6]

Mount Mary Church[edit]

The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary Church, is a Roman Catholic church located in Bandra, Mumbai and is considered to be the one of oldest in city of Mumbai. The church stands on a hillock, about 80 metres above sea level overlooking the Arabian Sea. It draws lakhs of devotees and pilgrims annually.[7]

Walk of the Stars[edit]

Main article: Walk of the Stars

The Walk of the Stars is a 2 km long section of the Bandstand Promenade honoring Bollywood film stars. The path features about six statues of famous Bollywood actors as well as about 100 brass plates embossed with the handprints and signatures of other stars. The walk was inspired by the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is funded and privately managed by UTV and promoted through their UTV Stars television channel.

Music for Meaning[edit]

The group called Music for Meaning does a musical jam session every Sunday evening. It is a group which believes in spreading messages that would have a positive impact on peoples' lives, with the help of Music. There they play new and old songs and encourage people to sing and join them. The location is just opposite to the Camp Juice center on the promenade at the artiste's court.

The key members of this group are Sachin (Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitarist),Rishab and Gautam(vocals & Guitarist),Lukesh (Vocals and Guitar),Monika(Anchor and Voclas),Nitin (Percussionist and Vocal ),Etc.


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mumbai’s lovers point, magicalmumbai.com, retrieved 25 July 2011 
  2. ^ "Local 'army' offers to protect Mumbai’s 'Castella'". Mumbai Newsline. Express Group. 19 March 2003. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Lambah, Abha Narain (4 February 2008). "Heritage is also Bollywood’s preserve". Mumbai Newsline (Express Group). Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Sonia opens Bandra-Worli sea-link, to be named after Rajiv, ZeeNews.com, retrieved 25 July 2011 
  5. ^ "Bandra-Worli sea link extended up to Haji Ali". Business-standard.com. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Chittaranjan Tembhekar, TNN, 2 Oct 2009, 04.53am IST (2 October 2009). "Sea link finances cause concern - Mumbai - City - The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Places of worship in Mumbai, mumbai.org.uk, archived from the original on 21 July 2011, retrieved 25 July 2011