The Bandstand Promenade is a kilometer long walkway along the sea on the west side of Bandra , a suburb of Mumbai , India. Less than a decade old, it is simultaneously a popular hang out spot, a jogging track, a park and also a lovers point.
Towards the Land's End side of the promenade is an amphitheater. It serves as a venue for the Mumbai Festival, Celebrate Bandra and other events including concerts, classical dance and other performances.
Visible along the promenade are expensive bungalows and flats, some of which belong to Bollywood movie stars like Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, John Abraham, Shabana Azmi, Rekha, Katrina Kaif among others.
Bandra fortEditMain article: Bandra Fort
Bandra Fort is located right at the end of road adjacent to Hotel Taj Land's End. It was built by the Portuguese in 1640 as a watchtower overlooking Mahim Bay, the Arabian Sea and the southern island of Mahim. Castella de Aguada has been featured in several Hindi films, such as Dil Chahta Hai, Buddha Mil Gaya, Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na and Robot.
Bandra Sea Link
Main article: Bandra Worli Sea Link
The Bandra–Worli Sea Link (BWSL), officially the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, is a cable-stayed bridge with pre-stressed concrete viaduct approaches, which links Bandra and the western suburbs of Mumbai with Worli and central Mumbai, and is the first phase of the proposed West Island Freeway system. The Sea Link reduces travel time between Bandra and Worli from 45–60 minutes to 7 minutes. The link has an average daily traffic of around 37,500 vehicles per day.
Mount Mary Church
Main article: Mount Mary Church
The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary Church, is a Roman Catholic church located in Bandra, Mumbai and is considered to be the one of oldest in city of Mumbai. The church stands on a hillock, about 80 metres above sea level overlooking the Arabian Sea. It draws lakhs of devotees and pilgrims annually.
Walk of the StarsEditMain article: Walk of the Stars
The Walk of the Stars is a 2km long section of the Bandstand Promenade honoring Bollywood film stars. The path features about six statues of famous Bollywood actors as well as about 100 brass plates embossed with the handprints and signatures of other stars. The walk was inspired by the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is funded and privately managed by UTV and promoted through their UTV Stars television channel.