Bandra along with Khar are the most popular expatriate residential locations in North Mumbai or Western suburbs....
This area attracts old and new money, expats and Bollywood stars alike. The rise of BKC (Bandra Kurla Complex) as a business hub has contributed to its popularity.
Bandra is famous for its many churches, temples and mosques; the Bandra Mosque on SV Road and Mount Mary's Basilica stand out in particular. Bandra is also a popular shopping destination with the outdoor markets on Linking Road & Hill Road attracting large crowds, especially at the weekends.
Bandra has a high density of restaurants and bars compared to other areas of Mumbai, this along with the availability of imported goods, especially food, makes it a natural choice for expats.