Bandstand Promenade

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Bandstand Promenade
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
DistrictMumbai Suburban
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (MCGM)
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

The Bandstand Promenade, also known as Bandra Bandstand is a 1.2 kilometer long walkway along the sea on the western coast of Mumbai, India in the neighborhood of Bandra.[1] It is simultaneously a popular hangout spot, a jogging track and a park.[2]

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. The 'Artist's Court' is another performance venue built into the promenade that witnesses public Jam sessions on Sundays.

Other attractions[edit]

Bandra fort[edit]

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.[3] Castella de Aguada has been featured in several Hindi films, such as Dil Chahta Hai, Buddha Mil Gaya and Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na.[4]

Bandra Sea Link[edit]

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

Mount Mary Church[edit]

The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary Church, is considered to be one of the oldest in the city of Mumbai. The church stands on a hillock, about 80 metres above sea level off Bandstand overlooking the Arabian Sea. It draws lakhs of devotees and pilgrims annually.[8]

Walk of the Stars[edit]

The Walk of the Stars is a 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) 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. As of December 2014, the walk with the stars section of the promenade has been removed.[9]



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  2. ^ Mumbai's lovers point,, retrieved 25 July 2011
  3. ^ "Local 'army' offers to protect Mumbai's 'Castella'". Mumbai Newsline. Express Group. 19 March 2003. Archived from the original on 24 July 2006. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  4. ^ Lambah, Abha Narain (4 February 2008). "Heritage is also Bollywood's preserve". Mumbai Newsline. Express Group. Retrieved 25 July 2011.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Sonia opens Bandra-Worli sea-link, to be named after Rajiv,, 30 June 2009, retrieved 25 July 2011
  6. ^ "Bandra-Worli sea link extended up to Haji Ali". Business Standard. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  7. ^ Chittaranjan Tembhekar (2 October 2009). "Sea link finances cause concern - Mumbai - City". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 25 October 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  8. ^ Places of worship in Mumbai,, archived from the original on 21 July 2011, retrieved 25 July 2011
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

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