Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bandra Hill Road


Hill Road (officially renamed as Ramdas Nayak Road) is one of the popular arterial roads in Bandra (West), Mumbai, India which starts from the intersection between Bandra Railway Station road and SV Road, goes up to the brink of the Arabian sea, leading into Bandstand and Bandra fort, and Mount Mary Church, Bandra. Hill Road is a popular shopping road and houses number of old and new brands, hand in hand with the omnipresent street vendors.
Hill road has one of the most famous schools in Bombay situated on it- St. Stanislaus High School, which also has a church attached to it. Hill Road is also famous for a variety of shops.
From the intersection with SV Road, you'll first come across Lucky restaurant—famous for its biryani, and thereafter a series of general stores selling items and services ranging from paint, plumbers, wood and carpenters to clothes, ATM's, restaurants and telephone services. The Bandra police station is also located on Hill Road. Opposite Bandra police station, you have the Tata agiary, a 135 year old Parsi agiary built in 1873.
This leads past Hill Road landmarks like Benzer stores, Elco Arcade, Shannon stores, Abro, Balaji restaurant, Cheap Jack etc. leading up to St. Joseph's girls' school, St. Stanislaus High School.
Past St. Stanislaus, you have the Gazebo restaurant, Café Mocha(re-done and re-branded as Mocha Mojo), Herch's restaurant until you reach Apostolic Carmel Convent Girl's High School A1 Bakery and St. Andrew's Church (Mumbai), Bandra. Past the Church you have the start of Band Stand road.