The Famous Bandra-Worli sea link is also known by the name Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link. It is a cable bridge that connects Bandra in the west of Mumbai to Worli which is in the southern part of the city. This bridge has helped in saving a lot of time for the passengers who travel from Bandra to Worli and vice versa. The bridge has concrete steel viaducts on either of its sides which strengths its base. This bridge in Mumbai is a perfect example of the brilliant engineering works done by the authorities. We have seen some glimpse of this bridge in a famous Bollywood movie Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. It is considered one of the most unique parts of Mumbai where you can go for a long drive with your loved ones admiring the beautiful skyline and the majestic sea flowing underneath.
History of the Attraction
Initially, Mahim Causeway was a single route that connected the western suburbs to the central business unit of Mumbai. This route remained very much congested during the peak hours which created a lot of chaos. In order to ease this congestion, the western freeway project was suggested. The Bandra-Worli Sea Link which is a bridge over the Mahim Bay came out as the first proposal of the project which would be an alternative road to the Mahim causeway. The foundation stone of this sea link was first laid down by Bal Thackeray in the year 1999.
The tourists can take a bus to the Bandra bus depot or travel by train to the Bandra Railway station. From here you can get any bus, taxi or auto to reach your destination.
Things to do and see in and around
The bridge becomes even more spectacular at night when the lights are all lit up and you see a complete new look of the place. It is an absolute perfect place to capture some lovely moments with their friends and family while you are on a drive with them.
The breeze blowing from the sea creates a more calming effect during your travel.
Opening/Closing Timings and days
The Worli Sea Link remains open on all days of the week for 24 hours.
Best time to Visit
A long ride on this famous bridge of Mumbai is best enjoyed during the rainy seasons when the atmosphere around is dressed up at its best.