Bandra is a suburb situated in the western part of the city is often termed as the Queen of Suburbs. It is divided into two parts Bandra East and Bandra West. Bandra West is a well-developed area with a cosmopolitan population dominated by Hindus, Parsis and Muslims. The prominent neighbouring localities include Mahim, Golibar, Bandra East, etc. The emergence of the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) has changed the face of this area, which has in turn, created a huge demand for residential apartments. This locality is also inhabited by many Hindi film industry actors.
Bandra West boasts of smooth connectivity to other parts of the city and is well-linked to most of the major business hubs. Served extensively by a large network of BEST buses, other modes of public transport such as auto rickshaws and taxis are also readily available. Bandra railway station is connected via the Western Railway and the Harbour Line, which is an offshoot of the suburban Central Railway. The station lies only 1.2 kilometres from here via Hill Road. The newly built terminus called Bandra Terminus in Bandra East has regularly scheduled trains bound for northern and western India. Bandra West is connected with Worli, located in central Mumbai via the Bandra-Worli Sea Link Bridge.
This has emerged to be a sought-after real estate destination primarily due to its close proximity to the Bandra-Kurla Complex. The high property prices here are also determined by factors such as its excellent connectivity to Thane, Navi Mumbai and other key parts of the city. Many significant projects have been launched here by leading builders.
St. Pauls Convent, St. Pauls Institute of Communication Education, The Tree House, AVM School, Euro Kids, St. Theresas High School, St. Josephs Convent High School, IES Manik Vidyamandir, St. Aloysius High School, etc. are the prominent schools of this area.
KB Bhabha Hospital, Bandra Holy Family Hospital, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Parekh Eye Hospital, Pali Hospital, Elite Hospital, and few others are the finest hospitals in the vicinity.
A number of banks operate in this locality, such as State Bank of India, Central Bank of India, IndusInd Bank, State Bank of Patiala, Canara Bank, ICICI Bank, Bank of Baroda, Standard Chartered Bank, and many others. Several ATMs, petrol pumps, bus stops, and other basic social amenities are also found in this area. Joggers Park, Mount Marys Basilica, Castella de Aguada, Bandstand Promenade, Carter Road Promenade, Bandra Fort etc. are other areas of interest in and around Bandra West.