Which is better? (town vs burbs)

#1 Dec 21st, 2011, 14:31
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Ok so after previewing mumbai last month I am struggling to make a decision as where to live and at 24 nightlife a vibrant nightlife is a must and having a decent budget at this age helps to. I am deciding between bandra (w) (inclusive of khar as it seems these areas are kinda mixed together) and cumballa hill neighbourhood (peddar,breach candy,napensea rd etc..) now i have uni friends in both parts of the city town and burbs but they both say the nightlife in there respective area is best

could any one help in defining which is better?

Im leaning towards bandra at the moment!! but very confused

some ppl suggested lower parel?...or will that be like a compromise

In terms of work i work from home 4 times a week but will need to check in to work which is near dombivali maybe twice a week but i wont effect my location much
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What your budget?

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150,000 a month
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With 150k per month, you can get a place anywhere in Mumbai, but thinking Mumbai has a vibrant nightlife you might be in a shock.

Most bars/clubs now close at 11:30pm and some clubs at 1:30am and the ones that are open later are either located in a 5 star hotel or being operated illegally.

New taxes and restrictions are being introduced that in the foreseeable future many venues will close their doors

I would stay in Worli, being the center, you can catch a short cab ride to any venue and Dadar Station is nearby for the Train to Dombili.

Worli has a few nightspots also such as Hard Rock, Hype, Aer, etc..

Here is an article http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/.../10/2003507829

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hey there thanks for the in-depth reply. Your info scares me as I'm from HK where practically anything goes in regards to alcohol and clubbing.

I have been out in mumbai many times previously and never had problems with the law and with the early closing times, however 11.30 sounds mighty early and strange has that been approved or what? in terms of living i found bandra very chaotic but from reading around many ppl seem to prefer there than town? finally worli seems good but lower parel has newer accommodation is that better than worli or is worli better?


ps: the train is not relevant in my case as i have high levels of cluster phobia against trains and planes. so It would have to be a car to travel to dombivali sadly.
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Originally Posted by sthakur View Post With 150k per month, you can get a place anywhere in Mumbai, but thinking Mumbai has a vibrant nightlife you might be in a shock.

Most bars/clubs now close at 11:30pm and some clubs at 1:30am and the ones that are open later are either located in a 5 star hotel or being operated illegally.

New taxes and restrictions are being introduced that in the foreseeable future many venues will close their doors

I would stay in Worli, being the center, you can catch a short cab ride to any venue and Dadar Station is nearby for the Train to Dombili.

Worli has a few nightspots also such as Hard Rock, Hype, Aer, etc..

Here is an article http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/.../10/2003507829

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Very valid point that Bombay does not have a great night scene unless you want to stick to 5 star hotels.

An important consideration may also be your place of work. Unlike HK where one can easily travel from Kowloon to HK island, travel in Mumbai is pathetic.

If you can share your place of work, then suitable place can be suggested.

Incidentally some of the poshest places in Mumbai (like Napean Sea Road) does not have a decent restaurant. These are mainly residential areas.
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Interesting comments but I smell that the environment has become quite protective in view of the terrorist attacks in the last 7 years in Mumbai.
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I would agree when you say that Bandra is quite chaotic.. but then its also well connected to everywhere else in Bombay... also the nightlife is more active here then elsewhere... and for 150k you can definitely get a worthwhile apartment. but as Blogger rightly says you need figure out your residence depending on where your work place is...Dombivli for that matter is just as far as it can get... traffic here is maddening and its only getting worse... when you talk of night life.. Worli or further south is basically more quieter and not so much fun socially...
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You can choose Worli as it is nice place and you can find mane pubs night bars all around. Lower Parel is coming up with good accommodation these days. If you looking out for accommodation in Lower Parel would like to help you anytime.

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