Location: Cuffe Parade
Cuffe Parade is the historical and most significant business district in Western India. Located at the southern end of Mumbai, it is home to a collection of commercial and office high-rises. It is bordered to the north by Nariman Point, which along with Cuffe Parade, form the greater CBD region of Mumbai.
The Climate of Mumbai is a tropical wet and dry climate. Mumbai’s climate can be best described as moderately hot with high level of humidity. Its coastal nature and tropical location ensure temperatures won’t fluctuate much throughout the year.
Cuffe Parade was named after T. W. Cuffe of the Bombay City Improvement Trust, which reclaimed around 75,000 m² on the western shore of Colaba. Much of Cuffe Parade was developed on reclaimed land in the 1960s, with many of the buildings over thirty stories high.
Prior to the mid-2000s, some of the tallest buildings in Asia were located in Cuffe Parade. Unlike Nariman Point to the North, Cuffe Parade’s lack of proximity to major historical sites has allowed construction of towers above 150 meters of height. However, in recent years, residential towers in Parel, along with commercial towers in Bombay Central have overtaken Cuffe Parade’s skyline.
Cuffe Parade has been making a resurgence in recent years, with a slew of residential and commercial towers going up along the bay facing Nariman Point. There are also plans to greenfly the edge of the bay, allowing a seamless park/plaza between Cuffe Parade and Marine Drive.