Vintage Mumbai: How Bandra beholds its beauty since olden times

Updated: 13 September, 2020 08:36 IST | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Bandra has another spectacular attraction in its city, i.e. the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. The sea link connects Bandra to Worli and opens up to beautiful views of the Arabian Ocean and Mumbai skyline. 

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  • This is Ramayana sit out at Band Stand, which is now dotted with numerous cafes, restaurants and food joints. 

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  • Bandra always opens up to beautiful views of Mumbai skyline. This rare picture is another example of such a beautiful scene.

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  • Bandra is not only famous for Bandstand, Linking Road, or Carter Road, but also for being the address to several corporate houses. This is an old picture of a marriage bureau located in the city's age-old posh locality.

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  • The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary Church stands on a hillock overlooking the Arabian Sea. The feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated at the church on the first Sunday post 8 September, the birthday of the Virgin Mary.

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  • Apart from the scenic setting of Bandstand, Bandra also plays the host to several celebrity homes. Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Aamir Khan and others reside in Bandra.

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  • Although the current church is just 100 years old, the history behind the current statue of Our Lady goes back to the 16th century.

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  • Bandra Talao, also known as Lotus Tank, is not only a prominent landmark of Mumbai but also a popular hangout area for Mumbaikars. The vintage photo shows how the tank and its surrounding area is beautifully restored and maintained since the past.

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  • Bandra Talao locally referred to as Swami Vivekanand Talao is a small lake located in Bandra. It was earlier known as Lotus Tank. This picture from our archives has beautifully captured water birds floating on the serene Bandra Talao

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  • The boulders at Bandstand have always been popular sit-out areas for locals and tourists visiting the destination.

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  • Bandra Bandstand has always been a popular hangout area, especially for lovebirds. Since time immemorial, the beautiful promenade has been witnessing hundreds of couples getting cosy and rekindling their love stories in the Maximum City. This old picture shows one such couple spending some beautiful time amidst the ocean.

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  • This photo was taken way back in 1996. It shows people gathering at Bandstand to watch a gigantic ship that was anchored near the promenade after it was destroyed by strong winds.

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  • Another photo taken during 1996 shows a cameraman shooting the ship that was anchored near Bandstand. The iconic location witnessed huge transformation with time. Now the locality is a hub of glitzy restaurants, happening pubs, vibrant markets, and a number of corporate houses.

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  • Vintage photo of a huge ship that was anchored near Bandstand after it was damaged due to strong winds.

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About The Gallery

Bandra, one of Mumbai's posh localities, is a treat to the eyes and delight to the souls of Mumbaikars. These vintage photos narrate the tale of the suburb that exists since Portuguese era

First Published: 18 May, 2019 10:00 IST