Land's End, Bandra

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Sunset at Land's End
Shahrukh Khan's residence at Land's end

Lands End is the southernmost tip of Bandra. The area is notable for being the residence of several Bollywood actors.[citation needed]

Location[edit]

Lands End is a peninsular strip of land that juts into the Arabian Sea, with a fort at its tip and a hill that comes below the fort's vista.[1]

History[edit]

In 1640, the Portuguese built a fort known as Castella de Aguada (Portuguese: Fort of the Waterpoint, also known as the Bandra Fort). It was built to serve as a watchtower overlooking Mahim Bay, the Arabian Sea and the southern island of Mahim.

In 1850, a Parsi businessman and philanthropist, Sir Byramjee Jeejeebhoy bought the entire area of Lands End. Byramjee spent his personal fortune to develop the area.[2] He built a road connecting Lands End with the rest of Bandra. This road is known as Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Road. He also built a promenade and sea-facing wall on the western side of Lands End. In 1865 Byramjee built his residence on top of the hill at Lands End. He lived in this house along with his son, Nanabhoy Jeejeebhoy (who founded Nana Chowk[citation needed]).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Land's End - P K DAS- Mumbai Architect, Architect Activist, Urban Design and Planning,Social Architecture". P K Das. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  2. ^ Nauzer Bharucha (2002-09-07). "Big landowners benefited from colonial largesse - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  3. ^ "Full text of "Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency"". Archive.org. Retrieved 2012-09-09.