Bandra or Bandor as the erstwhile Portuguese called it, is christened as the ‘Queen of Suburbs’. This quiet neighbourhood, which is home to small east-indian villages or ‘Ghoutans’ , has over the years become one of the trendiest and plushest part of the city.
This tour takes you through the journey of the East Indian community that still inhabit Bandra. The tour starts with the famous Mount Mary Church, then the beautiful St. Stephen’s Church, the Castelle de Agauda, an Old Portuguese fort. Historical relevance aside, you will also be able to photograph the Bandra-Worli Sea Link – a true insignia in modern design. Waroda Road and Pali Village houses a handful of old Portuguese style houses, which instantly takes you back a couple of hundred years.
We end the tour by showing you the houses of famous Bollywood celebrities and the Bollywood walk of fame that is caressing a sea-facing promenade. You will get insights on Bollywood and what makes it the biggest religion in India.
By Santosh Matekar, local expert Mumbai, Maharashtra