It is one of Mumbai’s most developed locality. Grant Road is named after Sir Robert Grant, the Governor of Bombay between 1835 and 1839. Grant Road is one of Mumbai’s oldest railway station on western railway. there are many famous locality in and around grant Road.
Here are 9 Things about Grant Road you would love to know
1 It is considered as the place of ancestral roots of the originating Zoroastrians of the city mainly being the areas of Balaram Street and Sleater Road. It has 4 Fire temples and The Cama Baug is an important place for the Wedding Ceremonies and other functions of the Parsis of Mumbai.
2 The Gilder Tank is one of the oldest tanks in the city originating the roots of Yazdani, Cooper and the Gilder Families of Mumbai.
3 B’Merwan Cake Shop and Bakery is one of the oldest bakeries in the City of Mumbai which has catered to nearly all classes of people from students and mill workers.
4 Grant Road has also few electronics markets. Some famous electronic Market here are lamington Road. Almost 75% of Computer equipment’s all over Mumbai are brought from These two markets.
5 Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre is one of the most important and oldest hospitals in the city of Mumbai.
6 Kamthipura Red light Area is Mumbai’s oldest and Asia’s second largest red-light district. It is situated in Grant Road and also some time called as Grant Road’s Red light Area.
7 It is also an access point to the Tower of Silence at Kemps Corner which is the only remaining one after the closure of the dakhma at Andheri’s Salsette Parsi Colony on the Salsette Island and even the Wilson College.
8 The Grant Road Sky walk is the latest and the most iconic addition to the skywalks of Mumbai due to its round architecture.
9 Grant Road is also Known for its Irani Cafes like the B’Merwan and the Persian Bakery & Stores at Balaram Street. The Sheetal Store on Malauna Shaukatali Road is the one of the oldest surviving saree store in this area.