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Coordinates: 19°03′57″N 72°49′36″E / 19.06587°N 72.826744°E / 19.06587; 72.826744 Pali Hill is an affluent residential area in the suburb of Bandra in Mumbai, India.

Geography[edit]

Pali Hill lies on the west coast of Mumbai, running closely parallel to Carter Road (recently renamed Naushad Ali Road), a popular sea-front and promenade. Both these roads are situated in the Bandra(West) suburb (H-West Ward) of Mumbai city, India.

Situated mainly on a few rolling hills with alternate steep and mellow sides, has it garnered the name Pali Hill (albeit there are definitely more than one hill). Although the main route of the road has been smoothened and paved, the buildings and bungalows are nestled within both the "valleys" and "crests" of the said hills. Nearby localities include Pali Village and Pali Naka.

History[edit]

Up to the 1950s, the area was mainly forested with dense undergrowth. Over the years, it was cultivated and tamed to grow fruits and crops. At one time the sea was plainly visible from even the foot of the hills.

Soon, a few buildings were constructed by entrepreneurs and builders. However, the multitude of people lived in small cottages or bungalows. Construction of apartment buildings commenced in the mid/late 1960s, with Nibbana Apartments being one of the first.

The cottage dwellers slowly sold their homes to the real estate developers and Pali Hill grew into an affluent neighbourhood. Favoured by filmstars and the rich, Pali Hill soon became a key destination for those that wanted solitude and calm.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Pali Hill boasts of an expanse of trees forming arches over the roads. Originally an area of mildly cultivated orchards, fields and untamed forests, over the period of forty years it has been deforested and made suitable for large scale residential habitation. A few of those giant trees remain to this day in building compounds, bungalow gardens and on the roads. The most widely seen tree is the Gulmohar tree. Also abundant are large (and rare in Mumbai) Banyan trees, Peepul trees, Mango trees, Ashoka trees, Wild Almond trees, Wild Neem trees as well as a variety of shrubs, grasses, bamboos and trees like those of the Papaya, Jackfruit, Custard-apple, and Guava to name a few.

Flowering shrubs too are cultivated and sometimes grow by themselves. Most abundant are Bougainvillae, Jasmines, Birds of Paradise flowers and other wild, indigenous varieties.

Pali Hill is frequented by a myriad of birds, most of them migratory and present during different seasons. Although the true inhabitants are sparrows, koyals, cuckoos, wrens, pigeons, crows and ravens; rare birds (from other parts of Mumbai or India) are also seen here. The school Bai Avabai Framji Petit Girls High School, with its sprawling grounds and forestry sees egrets, storks, owls & other rare birds. Besides, Ashy Dorus, Kites, Kestrels, Hummingbirds, Woodpeckers as well as Sea Gulls and Kingfishers (both - the Small Blue Kingfisher as well as the more colourful variant) are also seen. One of India's greatest orinthologists, Salim Ali, was known to walk around Pali Hill with his binoculars and a notebook taking notes and listening to or making bird calls.

Mammals such as dogs (from street strays to pedigrees), cats & small bats are present in abundance.

Landmarks[edit]

Being a residential neighbourhood, Pali Hill's landmarks are its buildings & bungalows. At the southern end of Pali Hill is the Rajendra Kumar Junction (Chowk) of four roads - leading to Carter Road in the west (via Pali Mala Road), north to Pali Hill, east to Pali Naka and south to the Auxilium Convent High School. At the northern end of Pali Hill is Union Park, another crossing as well as the area around it. The Candies eatery is another well known landmark.

Approximately in the centre of Pali Hill lies the Fabindia store, beside the HDFC Bank. Diagonally opposite to this, a road diverges downhill - the Zig Zag Road (named for its extremely steep incline & acute curves). At this junction was the iconic Anand Bungalow (owned by Dev Anand, now undergoing construction for a large multistorey). Also at this junction is the bungalow of the Narangs, hoteliers & owners of the patisserie Croissants and the Ambassador Flight kitchen. Further on is a former Maharashtra Chief Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde's house. And on the other side is the BSES Niwas, a sprawling property now being developed for and by Reliance ADAG.

Other landmarks include - Kangaroo Kids Nursery and Playschool, Juice Salon, Sundaram Stores, and Freeda Beauty Parlour. At the end of Pali Hill, at Union Park lies the Bai Avabai Framji Petit Girls' High School.

Eminent People On Pali HIll[edit]

Residents of Pali Hill include a slew of famous personalities & celebrities, & the residences include those of:

Buildings, Bungalows and Apartment Blocks[edit]

  • Boskyana
  • BSES House
  • Capri Heights
  • Cozihom
  • Daffodils
  • Deepika
  • Dilip Kumar's Bungalow
  • Girnar
  • Grand Canyon
  • Gulmohar
  • Hatfield
  • Highland
  • Hill Breeze
  • Hill N Sea
  • Hill Top
  • High Trees
  • Kiran Towers
  • Kukreja Heights
  • Land Breeze
  • Manju Mahal
  • Marble Arch
  • Metropolitan
  • Narangs
  • Navroze CHS
  • Neptune 1 & 2
  • Nibbana and Nibbana Annexe
  • Nisarg
  • Notan Villa
  • Orchid
  • Pali Hill Water Reservoir
  • Pali Vastu
  • Poonam Palace
  • Queens Apartments
  • Rembrandt
  • Samir
  • Trilok CHS
  • Shailaja
  • Shiv Sagar
  • Somerset
  • Tejal
  • St.Anne's High School,Bandra
  • Prashant Apartments

Popular Culture[edit]

It is Bollywood's equivalent of Beverly Hills; and it continues to be one of the top residential enclaves in Mumbai.K. Street Pali Hill (2004–2006), a Thriller TV soap on STAR Plus, produced by Ekta Kapoor (Balaji Telefilms) was set here.

References[edit]

  • Bhatkal, Satyajit (editor: Lancy Fernandes). The Spirit of Lagaan: The extraordinary story of the creators of a classic. Popular Prakashan, 1 March 2002. ISBN 8179910032, 9788179910030. In Google Books under the title "Eka svapnācā pravāsa lagāna"

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bhatkal, p. 37. "Aamir then and even today lives in a building called Marina Apartments. This building faces the Air India building where Reena lived. So full of pretty girls was the Air India building that Aamir and his younger brother Faisal fondly referred to their balcony as the place to sight 'jannat ki pariyan' (heavenly fairies). Ultimately, Aamir fixed his sight on one pari called Reena Datta[...]"
  2. ^ "Down the memory lane with Gulshan Bawra". Screen Weekly. July 9, 2007. 

External links[edit]


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Mumbai Mirror
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:15:00 -0700

Food by Air charges Rs 499 for 1kg (they say it serves two but we think it's enough four moderate eaters). Food by Air delivers only on weekends. You can choose to collect the biryani from their Pali Hill outlet. www.foodbyair. myshopify.com - Joanna ...

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The Independent
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:18:45 -0700

They began moving to the mansions hidden behind electronic gates along Pali Hill, where the tree-lined streets provide a quiet, cool canopy. At the top of Pali Hill, an all-day crèche sits alongside Aroma Thai Foot Spa, Aura Thai Body Spa and a juice bar.
 
Pune Mirror
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:42:51 -0700

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:33:45 -0700

Ranbir will move to Hill Road apartment next week from his family residence Krishna Raj on Pali Hill. The actor has bought entire floor as his new residence. Sources said that the entire work is done and actor will shift soon. What is the reason behind ...
 
Economic Times
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:44:07 -0700

Then fashion designer Goel asked Ambika to redesign her living room at Pali Hill in Mumbai. "What I love about Ambika is her love for detail, finish and perfection," Goel says. The hair salon, renamed Juice after being known as The Barber Shop, was ...

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Economic Times
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:09:11 -0700

Road Number 3, Union Park, Pali Hill, Bandra (W), Tel: 022-26424124. Gold Easter Eggs Nordic Kandie Magic's marzipan is not just any kind, it's gourmet marzipan that is covered in edible gold and silver. Made with the highest quality of Mamra almonds ...

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:30:00 -0700

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koimoi
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 02:45:00 -0700

Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who was until now staying with his parents Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh in their Pali Hill residence 'Krishna Raj' may be soon moving out. According to a popular daily, the younger Kapoor is currently hunting a house for himself.
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