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Kalbadevi Road - Glimpse of Mumbai circa 1890.
Kalbadevi is an old neighbourhood in Mumbaimarker (Bombay), Indiamarker. 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.

Kalbadevi Road starts near Metro Cinemamarker and continues up to Bhuleshwar Road and further to the Khetwadi road. 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 restaurant.

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 Mumbai.

Being close to a Parsi fire temple, lots of Parsis live near Metro Cinemamarker 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 garments.

G.T. Hospital, Cama Hospital and Bombay Hospital are near Kalbadevi Road.

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