Kalbadevi Road - Glimpse of Mumbai circa 1890.
is an old neighbourhood in Mumbai
. It is named after the Hindu
goddess of the same name. Postal code 400 002. Kalbadevi area is
one of the busiest areas during peak hours. The area has mostly
traders in watches, bicycles, steel utensils, etc.
Kalbadevi is within walking distance from CST, Masjid Bunder and
Marine Lines. The traders, buyers, visitors living in suburbs
depend on these three railway stations to reach Kalbadevi.
Road starts near Metro
Cinema and continues up to Bhuleshwar Road and further to the Khetwadi
There are book shops for old and new books. An access
to the two cloth wholesale markets, Mulji Jetha Market and
Mangaldas Market are main cloth market in South Mumbai from Hanuman
Galli, which starts at Kalbadevi Road. At the further end of
Kalbadevi, near Bhuleshwar Road, is the Cotton Exchange, the market
for cotton trade.
Hotel Surti is at the intersection of Bhuleshwar Road and Kalbadevi
Road. Other restaurants on Kalbadevi include Anand Bhavan and
Krishna Murari near the Hanuman Temple in the "middle" portion
along the length of Kalbadevi Road. Towards Metro there are two
other restaurants - Raj Mahal and Pushpa Vihar and also Thali
Kalbadevi used to be residential area. Abdul Rehman Street,
Princess Street, Bhuleshwar Road used to be occupied by families.
As the prices of real estate started going up, more and more people
opted to leave the area and move towards northern parts of
close to a Parsi fire temple, lots of Parsis live near Metro Cinema in Kalbadevi.
Parsi Dairy on Princess Street
is a very old establishment in the area. It has undergone a lots of
restructuring to keep up with the modern times. Publishers like R.
R. Sheth & Co., Navbharat Sahitya Mandir are on Princess Street
in this area.
Market has also been developed for designer sarees and readymade
G.T. Hospital, Cama Hospital and Bombay Hospital are near Kalbadevi