Located within a triangle of Worli, the Arabian Sea and the Shivaji Park, Prabhadevi is one of the most sought after localities in Mumbai. A residential area with equal parts green and high-rises, it exudes luxury. Heres what the locality has to offer.
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The Siddhivinayak Temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesha is located here, at the intersection of Kakasaheb Gadgil Marg and S.K.Bole Marg. The old temple came up in 1801. The idol is carved out a single black stone. Over the years, the temple has become a must-visit spot for both tourist believers, with people often walking barefoot from far away, as a mark of devotion, especially for the aarti on Tuesday mornings. It is considered to be among the richest temples in India.
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Prabhadevi has been part of the changing landscape of Mumbai, and some of the first high-rises were built there. Today, it has many such buildings, towering above and giving the locality an urbane landscape. Some of them are:
An iconic building by itself, it offers 2-5 Bedroom-Hall-Kitchen flats, for sale and for rent. It was awarded the Best Interior Design Award by Asia Pacific, and comprises 3 towers. Each tower is a 33-storeyed mega-structure that defines urban luxury. Overlooking the Arabian Sea, it has a host of amenities like the gym, swimming pool, tennis court, mini theatre, spa, Jacuzzi, among others.
PS Deepika Padukone has apparently bought a flat here.
Crowned among the Worlds Top 50 high-rises built in 2015, it is a 53 storey structure offering exclusive 4 BHK and limited edition, luxurious 6 BHK apartments. With valet, concierge, housekeeping and chef on demand, it blurs the line between residence and hotel. Facilities such as a mini theatre, cigar room, wine cellar, spaces for private parties and a business area, once in, there is little reason that you might want to get out.
Located on the Veer Savarkar Marg, Twin Towers is a 3 and 4 BHK building and the flats come with modular kitchens, weather proof paints and other utilities. Offering a club house, play area, it also has rain water harvesting facility. Spaces are available for rent and one-time purchase.
The rates, given the upmarket locality that Prabhadevi is, are high. Starting at Rs 26,000 per sq. ft. and going up to Rs 60,000 per sq. ft. and beyond.
For rental, the rates start at Rs 60,000 for a 2 BHK flat.
Apart from residencies, there are some good hotels too, in Prabhadevi.
Kohinoor Park Rs 5,300
The St. Regis Hotel Rs 10,000
ITC Grand Central Rs 9,000
Hotel Hilltop Rs 6,000
Home to some great eating joints, Prabhadevi has some good options on offer.
Serving Chinese, Mughlai and North Indian Food, Garnish is a good budget option. Try their Chicken Dum Biryani to satiate that mid-night hunger pang.
Cost for two: Rs 600
Address: John Louis Mansion, VS Marg, Prabhadevi
Its simple appearance defies the delicious food it has on offer. Try their juicy prawns and you find out for yourself.
Cost for two: Rs 1,200
Address: Jayant Villa CHS, Appasaheb Marathe Road, Prabhadevi
The Bakers Dozen
Ever felt the warm, fuzzy delight you feel after having good, freshly baked bread? Head to the Bakers Dozen and relish some of their best breads and sandwiches.
Cost for two: Rs 700
Address: Shop 9, Jayant Apartments, Near Century Bazaar, Appasaheb Marathe Marg, Prabhadevi
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The popular electronics store is located on the Veer Savarkar Marg and offers some great deals on all electronic devices such as kitchen appliances, computers, tablets, phones etc.
One of the best schools in Mumbai is the Convent Girls High School, located at K. Gadgil Marg in Prabhadevi. Affiliated to the State Board, it offers classes up to class 10 and was established in 1911.
Part of the larger Mahim Bay, the Prabhadevi beach extends from Worli Village to Bandra Fort. It can be accessed by around 10 entry points, but not all are functional. The most popular access point is from the Veer Savarkar Marg.
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The closest railway stations are either Elphinstone Road or Lower Parel. However, Dadar to Prabhadevi is also not too far at around 10 minutes or 2.6 kilometres.
If youre looking to enjoy an urbane lifestyle, Mumbai style, Prabhadevi is the destination to be.
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