Four Bungalows

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Four Bungalows
Four Bungalows is located in Mumbai
Four Bungalows
Four Bungalows
Coordinates: 19°07′29″N 72°49′38″E / 19.124714°N 72.82721°E / 19.124714; 72.82721Coordinates: 19°07′29″N 72°49′38″E / 19.124714°N 72.82721°E / 19.124714; 72.82721
Country India
State Maharashtra
Metro Mumbai
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration MH-02

Four Bungalows is a neighbourhood in Mumbai. It is located about three kilometres from Andheri station and is in the vicinity of Lokhandwala Complex and Seven Bungalows.

It is popular as one of the most systematic and a well organized hub for shopping.

The two main landmarks here, the Good Shepherd Church and St. Louis Convent, which is located within the second lane from the Four Bungalows signal/junction. It consists one of the few HSBC branches in Mumbai. Other places in the vicinity include Convent Avenue, Ratan Nagar society. Also has a Gurudwara(Sikh temple) on the main road. Is accessible through BEST bus routes 266,249 and 251 from Andheri Station.

Four Bungalows is named after the 'four bungalows' that once existed here during the British occupation. One of them still exists today, located in the lane just behind the Good Shepherd Church. This place also consists of a large number of residential buildings, built around 25 to 40 years past, that is the time, this place came under proper development. This place is easily accessible to Lokhandwala, Versova, Yari Road and Andheri Station and also to Juhu-Vile Parle

It is located between the Versova and the D.N. Nagar Mumbai Metro stations

Good Shepherd Church[edit]

The Roman Catholic church dedicated to the Good Shepherd or Jesus Christ was built in the late 1980s. It stands between the market and two road-junction. The structure of the church can be described as a Zigami Chevron-shaped structure.

The church has undergone many changes in the past few years, one of the notable changes is the construction of the Blessed Sacrament and the wall behind the altar made of strong marble. It is built next to the Sarita Lawns Convent. The Church and the Convent share the same space, except that it has been separated by a wall. At the left hand side of the church is an empty marshland. There are a lot of controversies surrounding this empty marshland plot, one of which was based on a dispute with the owner, who now wants to finalize a design plan for a building. Of late the marshland has been converted to a barren land. The market and the church together form an L-shaped structure securing this plot.
Mass/Service Timing Daily 7:00 am and 7:00 pm Saturday: 7:00pm Sunday: 7:00am (Konkani) 8:30am(Childrens Mass) 10:00am 4:30pm(Hindi) 5:30pm ( youth mass last sunday of the month)

Address N Dutta Marg, Four Bungalows, Andheri West, Mumbai - 400053 +(91)-22-26370611 +(91)-22-26373307

Hours of Operation Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 09:30 am to 06:30 pm '"

St. Louis Lane[edit]

St. Louis lane is located at the second cross lane, from the Lokhandwala signal. It is a private lane, and is symbolized by the St. Louis Convent. There are five residential buildings in this lane which make a complex - Indra Sukh, Indra Darshan, Daswani, Popular and Blue Arch. The street here has undergone many changes and boasts of its cleanliness as compared to other lanes in Four Bungalows. The convent, which incorporates a girls' school, was built back in the 1970s. The convent itself has gone under many changes through the past few years. It is also called Convent Avenue Lane.

The St. Louis school[edit]

The school is a high school up to the tenth grade. The school itself boasts of cent percent results almost every year. The school is a convent run by the nuns of the Carmelite order. the building is composed of a three story structure which is L-shaped. In the 1970s, the school was just being built. At that time, the building consisted of only the ground floor. As funds floored in, the authorities managed to build it is into what it is today.

It is a Government funded school, and is host to voting during the time of elections.

Ratan Nagar[edit]

Ratan Nagar is the first road heading westwards towards Seven bungalows and is the first road towards the Four Bungalows market, from the main signal. Most notable places one would come across here is the Quarterdeck Restaurant adjoining a poultry butcher shop. Also as one heads towards Seven Bungalows, one might come across the Seagal Optics on the right and a pet shop. A few condominium buildings include the Sahayog, Prema Sadan, Baba Sadan, Sai Sadan and Vishwageet. An electric transformer is located at the entrance of the lane. Traffic is located only one way, the road leading to the main Four Bungalows market is blocked. Big vehicles, like trucks and cars are barred from entering this section of the road, while they are allowed to enter from the other side, which leads to Seven Bungalows.

The Dr. Kerkar General Hospital is the oldest hospital in the Four Bungalows area.There was not much locality when Dr. Kerkar General Hospital was built. Four Bungalows name came into existence because of the Four Bungalows originating during the British eraa.