Back Bay (Mumbai)

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Back Bay
A bit of Back Bay and Malabar Hill.jpeg
View of Back Bay, c. 1905
Back Bay is located in Mumbai
Back Bay
Back Bay
Location of Back Bay in Mumbai
Location south of Mumbai, India
Coordinates 18°56′N 72°49′E / 18.94°N 72.81°E / 18.94; 72.81Coordinates: 18°56′N 72°49′E / 18.94°N 72.81°E / 18.94; 72.81
Type bay
Ocean/sea sources Arabian Sea
Shore length1 4 km (2.5 mi)
Settlements Mumbai, India
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Back Bay is a waterbody off the coast of Mumbai city, located to its (south) west and joins the Arabian Sea.

The shore of Back Bay includes the famed Chowpatty Beach of Mumbai. Other landmarks are the office district of Nariman Point, which is an extension of the Back Bay Reclamation; Marine Drive, which is a promenade road along much of the foreshore, that is colloquially called The Queen's Necklace, and has been renamed as the Netaji Subhashchandra Bose Road; the Oberoi Hotel; the Air India headquarters building; the Marine Plaza Hotel; the Taraporewala Aquarium; Wilson College, and the Malabar Hill promontory to the north-west of the bay, and which includes the wooded Governor's House or Raj Bhavan compound.

Back Bay viewed from the south east

See also[edit]


  • "The Backbay Reclamations". TIFR. Retrieved March 1, 2013.