Bandra, which was once the Queen of the Suburbs slowly slowly becoming a Muslim stronghold. The Parsees have gone long ago, now even the Christians are flocking with boundless enthusiasm to depart.
Only Muslims and Sindhis are left in Bandra in our day, one wonders how they can stand each other only.
Formerly mostly Catholic, Bandra was famous for its Churches and two atashbeheram (Pantaki and Tata, though the latter is more less - both atash e adaran).
Especially to be mentioned in a most particular regard is Mount Mary's Church, on hill facing the ocean, which contains a Christian idol that is several centuries old. It is rumored by the superstitious of far around to be miraculous. Many Goanese desire to visit in September, and also crores of devoted from other faiths who are hoping for blessings.
Bandra also Mumbai's most popular shopping destinations, as well also many famous fine dining.
West Bandra has Pali hill and the many impressive residences of Bollywood kingpins plus shopping and finely dining. Of particularly I mention the availability of kababs, most delicious, as cooked for centuries by Muslim chefs from United Province, plus delightful roasted fowls and fresh roti. There is also northern, Dilhwi style, Pakistani food, and vegetarian. SV Road, Linking Road, Water Field Road - remember these, but especially Pali Road for strange foreign foods. For instance sambar, rawa dosas and masala dosas, coconut chutney, and coffee.
Malwani food also available.
Konkni Mohametans settled three centuries in East Bandra, so making the neighborhood of Naopada, circulated about the Konkni Masjid and Mota Talao (now possessed to the city and named the Bandra Talao). Here is where State Government Employee Quarters and the Collectors Office are located.