Carter Road in Mumbai
At the very heart of Carter road lies Joggers Park and Carter Road Promenade. These two are the most happening social hotspots of Carter Road and are pretty much soul of this area. All the recreation activities of Carter Road happen in and around these two social hot spots.
Joggers Park at Carter RoadJoggers Park is a seaside jogging park and is also by far the most popular jogging park of suburban Mumbai. The best thing about Joggers Park is that it lets you lose all your calories in the midst of scenic nature. Besides facing majestic Arabian Sea, the park itself is immensely lush green where beautiful butterflies & birds keep jostling in the air. It is indeed Joggers Park’s intimate bond with nature that has made it so popular. Health conscious people not just from Bandra but also from other neighborhood town flock to this park only for the pleasure of jogging around beautiful nature.
Joggers Park is also where Mumbai’s first laughing club was started. Today Jogger Park’s laughing club is by far the most popular laughing club of Mumbai. Every morning senior citizens of suburban Mumbai come here and just laugh out loud to beat the everyday stress of life.
And lastly, the sheer popularity of Joggers Park can be gauged from the fact that a prominent Bollywood film released in 2003 was named after it. In fact major part of the film was shot at this venue itself. The film was written & produced by Bollywood showman Subhash Ghai.
Carter Road PromenadeJust near to Joggers Park is Carter Road Promenade, a kilometer stretch of promenade along the coast of Arabian Sea. It is indeed a beautiful long walkway along the sea dotted with lush greenery and mangroves. Every evening this place turns into a cozy happening place as people of all age group come here to get much needed retreat from stressful life of Mumbai city.
A mere walk on this beautiful promenade accompanied by soothing breeze from Arabian Sea will indeed go a long way to relax & calm your mind. Promenade also has many benches facing the Arabian Sea which are always occupied by visitors. This beautiful promenade is indeed like a tiny island flanked with beautiful nature right in the middle of the city.
But there is so much to this place than having a relaxing walk besides a beautiful sea. At the northern end of promenade are hordes of restaurants, café shops, ice cream parlors and cake shops. In fact today Carter Road has so many restaurants that it is nicknamed as ‘capital of restaurants in Mumbai'.
Below is round up of some of the most famous restaurants at Carter RoadKareem’s: immensely famous for its rolls and kababs; for reservation call (022) 26463501, 66760718.
Mad Over Donut: if you’re addicted to donuts then you have to visit this place. Serves various kinds of fresh & appetizing donuts; for reservation call (022) 3213 0000.
Mezbaan Sheesha: although not very famous but if you want to relish some mughlai cuisine and hookah at carter road then you can visit this place; for reservation call 02226047903.
Tangy tomato: famous for its Italian and Mexican cuisines; for reservation call: 022 65819996.
Crepe Station: very popular for its breakfast items; this restaurant is owned by Bollywood celebrity Dino Morea.
Kwik Wok: serves Oriental & Chinese cuisines; for reservation call: (022) 66261122, 66490067 & 65261122.
Amore Gelato: Doesn’t need any introduction at all; very popular for its original Italian ice creams.
Carter’s Blue: Serves delicious fast food items. It is very popular for serving delicious Shawarma.
Café Coffee Day (CCD): There are many CCD across Mumbai. But special thing about the CCD at Carter Road is that it is largest CCD in entire Mumbai.
Kepchaki Momos: This is a street food stall that has become immensely popular among Carter Road people for serving tasty momos. Momo is Chinese fast food cuisine that is immensely popular in countries like Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal.
Momo Station: just few minutes walking distance from Kepchaki Momos is Momo station that again specializes in momos.