One of the city's most stately and expensive residential areas, Malabar Hill is located at the northern end of the Backbay, ... More
One of the city's most stately and expensive residential areas, Malabar Hill is located at the northern end of the Backbay, offering fantastic views of the sea. The Kamala Nehru Park and the Hanging Gardens offer spectacular hilltop views of the city. It is also a much favored spot for the endless lovesick couples of Mumbai. Towards the southern end is the temple of Walkeshwar, the Sand Lord. According to legend, Lord Rama rested here for a while on his way to rescue his wife, Sita. He constructed a Lingam of sand at the temple. The original temple has given way to a much newer structure. Just below the temple is the Banaganga Tank, another legendary structure. Located right at the end is Raj Bhavan, the erstwhile headquarters of the British Government. It is now the residence of Maharashtra's governor. At the foot of Malabar Hill's eastern side is the Babulnath Mandir, one of the many popular temples.
These are two of the most beautiful places to be in Bombay(I don't call it Mumbai). All my childhood memories revolve around the beautiful Priyadarshini Park, starting from joining athletics there, going for walks and jogs as well as working out in the park's gym. This area flaunts the true hi5 crowd of bombay and has the poshest residential properties in the whole of the country(honestly no kiddin!). The "old money" families will never think of leaving this wonderful habitat. The long, winding and steep slopes that connect Malabar Hill and Nepeansea road are like the San Francisco of India, the way the 2 best parks in the city (PDP and Hanging Gardens) are joined by the long slope L.D.Ruparel Marg (exactly where I had the pleasure of living!!) shows just how wonderful it is to reside in such a marvelous location. Since I have been living in the US for almost a year now I often get teary eyed thinking about the memories that I had attached to these places, from my childhood competitions of climbing on top of neighbouring buildings and taking pictures without the building watchman knowing what I was doing, to pointing laser lights from the terrace to the other buildings around the locality and just watching the fireworks of Diwali amidst the PDP park and finally evolving enough to drive around the Manhattan Skyline of India, Malabar Hill and Nepeansea road are the most happening places in the whole world(at least for me)
malabar hill is a place where world colide it iz a place of many wonders it is undoubtly the most beautiful part of tha hood .......... it iz in da heart of town and there are many hotels near by on marine drive,there are also some very good hotels in nariman point there are alot of good eatries round tha place and there are some good shops to....... l.ike vama etc..
Malabar Hill is the most beautiful part of Bombay / Mumbai and I'll even go as far as all of India in terms of residential areas - very much like the Upper East Side of New York City.
There is only one tiny hotel on Nepean Sea Road that can be considered on Malabar Hill, but you could just as easily stay at the Taj Mahal Hotel or the Oberoi Towers at Nariman Point and drive 15 minutes to get to Malabar Hill. At the top of Malabar Hill is the enchanting Kamla Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens (which "hang" atop a water reservoir). The long winding Walkeshwar Road which takes you to the top of Malabar Hill provides beautiful views of the Bombay skyline and is especially beautiful in the night when one can see the lights along Marine Drive along the water on the opposite side of the Bay.
A leasurely stroll to the top should include a stop at the centuries-old Jain Temple at Ridge Road along with a slight detour to the Banganga water reservoir near Teen Batti bus stop, where mythology has it that Lord Ram stopped for a drink of water.
I grew up on Malabar Hill and have lots of fond memories of it.
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