Major roads

Dalal Street is the location of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). BSE is the financial epicenter of the nation. The street which witnesses the frenetic pace of commercial activities everyday is also a place of modern architectural extravaganza including more than 50 banks on a short stretch.

Ghodbunder Road

Ghodbunder Road is one of the major roads leading out of Thane and as the name suggests leads to the village of Ghodbunder. It is approximately 20 kms long and links two main arterial roads of Mumbai – the Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg which starts at Sion and ends at Thane and the Western Express Highway which starts at Bandra (East) and becomes a National Highway leading to Gujarat. The road provides natural beauty of the Sanjay Gandhi National park that comes across the road.

Hill Road

It is a road in Bandra which leads to Mount Mary Church. Hill Road is famous for a variety of shops. The road is popular among teenagers and couples. It is close to Badstand and Bandra Fort.

Lady Jamshetjee Road

It is also known as L J Road that runs through the suburb of Mahim. It was named after Lady Jamshetjee Jeejeebhoy, a philanthropic Parsi lady who funded the construction of Mahim causeway. The road is always busy as it provides access to various important destinations of the city. It connects Hinduja hospital, Bombay Scottish School and Plaza theatre, all of which lie just off the road. Other important landmarks located on the road are: St. Michael’s church, Mahim, The Mahim Dargah, The Sitala Devi temple, Citylight movie theatre, Sena Bhavan, headquarters of the Shiv Sena. The road is an extension of S V Road and Mahim Causeway.

Lamington Road

The road was named after Lord Lamington, the Governor of Mumbai during 1903-07. Lamington Road has its website http://www.lamingtonroad.com for use by corporate enterprises as it is a famous place for hardware and software goods. It is one of the crowded areas of Mumbai that deals in computer parts right from the oldest and outdated stuff to the latest.

Linking Road

Linking Road starts from Bandra and ends at Santa Cruz. It is a famous market place for cheap Chinese goods. You can find departmental stores, exclusive brand outlets and also street side carts selling garments and accessories at low prices. It has been renamed as Vitthalbhai Patel Marg but people prefer to call it by its old name.

Mahim Causeway

It is one of the Mumbai’s busiest roads linking the city with its western suburb. The causeway connects Mahim with Bandra and also forms a link between S. V. Road and L. J. Road. The causeway was built in between 1841 to 1846 to connect the island Salsette with Mahim. The road remains busy during peak hours as it is the only road that connects the western suburbs with the island city of Mumbai.

Marine Drive

Marine Drive is an inverted ‘C’-shaped six lane concrete road along the coast which is a natural bay. This 3 km long road links Nariman Point to Babulnath and Malabar Hill. However the road has the official name – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, which is hardly used by the people of the city. The road is sometime called as Queen’s Necklace because of its beauty during night when street lights resemble with a string of pearls.

S V Road

S.V. Road is a high capacity road which connects most of the suburbs of Mumbai. It starts from Bandra and extends to Borivali and further.

Bandra

Bandra is popularly known as the “Queen of the suburbs” and is home to one of the largest catholic populations in Mumbai. It is famous for its Roman Catholic Churches. The most important one is the Mount St. Mary Basilica which attracts devotees of all faiths. Bandra’s plush Pali Hill is a dwelling place of several Bollywood stars which attracts tourists to visit the place. There are large apartments, boutiques and restaurants present in Bandra which are widely visited by prominent people. There are several religious places to visit in Bandra including the Hanuman Temple, Bandra Masjid and Parsi Agiary. Due to the presence of large numbers of shopping malls and showrooms the place is better known as the shopping paradise of Mumbai.

Ballard Estate

Located in the southern part of Mumbai, the Ballard Estate has an old European style business centre that comes next to the Fort area. The area is packed with head quarters of old British companies, multinationals and international shipping companies. Among the most impressive buildings of the street is the Customs House. It was designed by the great architect George Wittet. To the east of the street you can see the Port Trust War Memorial honouring the port officers who died in World War I. Tourists frequently visit this place to discover the rare beauty of British architecture.

Crawford Market

Crawford Market (also known as Mahatma Jyoti Phule Market) is situated north to the Victoria Terminus, one of the most fascinating and lively place in Mumbai. The market is famous for its wholesale prices of fruits, vegetables and poultry. The beautiful Gothic architectural monuments present in the market makes it a worth visiting place. Just west of Crawford Market is Zaveri Bazaar where you can see large opulent stores of gold, diamond and silver ornaments shining during night.

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