Bandra West is often (rightfully) referred to as the "Queen of the Suburbs" in Mumbai and we Mumbaikars know why! This multi-faceted neighborhood has been the witness of several dreams and journeys, and has often turned into the ultimate destination in itself.
In order to cater to the cosmopolitan lifestyle running through the veins here, here are the top 5 things you can do solo in Bandra West which would keep the summer blues away!
Visit Bandra Fort and Bandstand
Nestled on the tip of Bandra West, are the glorious remnants of a 17th century fort that was built by the Portuguese as a watchtower. It was strategically located to look out over Mahim Bay but now it provides a stellar view of the iconic Bandra-Worli Sealink bridge.
Stroll Along Bandstand and Carter Road Promenades
Bandra West outlines the rushing and crashing Arabian Sea and you can indulge yourself on an evening stroll by the long stretches of the ocean front.
This neighborhood has 2 prominent promenades, one which extends from the Bandstand and the other is further north, along the Carter Road.
Recent development projects have introduced renovated facilities such as amphitheaters, parks, and children's playgrounds so there can never be a dull moment here!
Visit Bollywood Walk Of Fame
The lanes in the vicinity of the Ranwar village has recently become renowned for their quirky street art created by artists from all over the globe! You can take a glimpse of this artistry in and around the Waroda Road, Chapel Road, and Saint Veronica Road up to Mount Carmel Church in Bandra West. The most prominent murals on the Chapel Road are the products of the Bollywood Art Project.
You can also sneak a peek at the massive murals of Bollywood actors like Madhubala, Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna on the corner of Bandstand and Pereira Road. Ask around for a guided tour of the street art and your Instagram will thank you forever!
Get a Reflexology Treatment
Feeling stressed lately? Need alone time to chill and pamper yourself? Then we have news for you!
Mettaa Reflexology Spa at Bandra West's Pali Village offers inexpensive reflexology massages by visually impaired therapists, many of whom are completely blind. They've all undergone six-month reflexology training programs, so they're appropriately qualified and this is the best way for you to let off some steam!
Shop till you Drop
Bandra West is known for its versatility when it comes to shopping. Mostly popular for cheap, sexy and durable lingerie, the shops here won’t disappoint you. Linking Road is lined with stalls selling cheap shoes, bags, clothing, and accessories and the neighborhood also has boutiques that are worth a visit!
Bargain hunters, your time is now and if you’re alone, relish a retail therapy here.
So if you’re here at Bandra West and are looking for things to do while alone, these are the options which you can explore around!