Mahalakshmi or Mahalaxmi is an upscale residential neighbourhood in south Mumbai. It is known for the Mahalaxmi Race Course, which hosts the derby in the city and the Mahalakshmi Temple dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. The area is surrounded by areas like Worli, Prabhadevi, Haji Ali and the Arabian Sea.
Bhulabhai Desai Road, Peddar Road and Navroji Gamadia Road fall in the area. Mahalaxmi is served by its own railway station, which is along the western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway Network. The Byculla Railway Station is another station that serves the area, along the Central Line. There have been plans to connect the Mahalaxmi Railway Station to the Jacobs Circle Mono Rail Station via the Saat Rasta Project.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is at a distance of 17 kilometres from here. It can be reached via NH 8 and the Bandra Worli Sea Link. The Mumbai Central Railway Station is 3 kilometres away along the Dr Anandrao Nair Marg. BEST buses, auto rickshaws and taxis enhance the areas connectivity.
Mahalakshmi is one of the posh neighbourhoods in Mumbai. Thanks to its seamless connectivity with the business hubs of south Mumbai and well-developed social, civic and physical infrastructure, the demand for property is high here. Several gated communities are being constructed here by reputed builders. Apart from apartments, they offer penthouses, condominiums and duplexes.
Mahalakshmi is home to numerous reputed schools, hospitals, banks and shopping districts of Mumbai. Mahalaxmi Public School, NSS Hill Spring International School, Sir Cowasjee Jehangir High School and Barkat English High School are some of the schools located here. Hospitals in the vicinity include Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Childrens Orthopaedic Hospital, Wockhardt Hospital and Nirmala Hospital. Banks such as ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank have their branches in the vicinity.