Nerul Balaji Temple
Jawaharlal Nehru Port
Utsav Chowk, kharghar
Welcome to Navi Mumbai,
Navi Mumbai, acclaimed to be the world's largest planned city, is the twin city of Mumbai. Formerly known as New Bombay, it is a beautiful city about 29 kms to the northeast of Mumbai. Travel and tourism is booming in this satellite township, which is separated from Mumbai by the Arabian Sea. In 1971, Navi Mumbai was founded to share the pressure of Mumbai, though the plan has been successful only to some extent.
The city is located on the mainland of the eastern coastline of the Thane Creek and is connected with Mumbai, through bridges like Vashi and Airoli. Navi Mumbai has really good physical and social infrastructure to boast of Nerul, Vashi, Airoli, Kalamboli, kharghar and Taloja, Panvel, Belapur are major areas of the city. While visiting the parallel city, check out the Sagar Vihar Garden that presents a beautiful sight to behold, leaving you completely mesmerized by its beauty.
Antop Hill is a small hill in navi Mumbai running north-south to the eastern side of the Harbour Railway line between Wadala and Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar Stations. Antop hill is well known for the Central Govt.Housing Colony for the govt employees and came up in late 1950s mainly to cater housing for all govt. employees working in customs , income tax sales tax and other centralgovt. departments.
Belapur Fort is a fort near the township of Belapur in Navi Mumbai (New Bombay), Maharashtra, India. The fort was built by the Siddis of Janjira. It was later conquered by the Portuguese, and then Marathas. In the early 19th century, the fort was captured by the British.
DY Patil Stadium is a cricket stadium at DY Patil Vidyanagar campus, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India. The stadium has all the facilities of an international cricket stadium, and has been designed by Hafeez Contractor, one of India's premier architects. The stadium was officially inaugurated on the 4th of March 2008, and is one of the home ground's for IPL team Mumbai Indians.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port is a port in Maharashtra, India that borders the Arabian Sea. The sea port is named after the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. The port is run by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, an organisation entrusted with the operations of the large shipping port in Navi Mumbai, India.
At Nerul in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra there is a Balaji Temple atop a small hillock near the west side of the Nerul railway station. The main deity is Balaji, in addition Ganapathy, Anjaneyar in sitting (Yoga) posture, Narasimhar and Padbavathy Thayar. There is a sannathy for Ramanujar also.
The temple also has Rajagopuram approximately 60 feet high. The temple maintains a chappal stand. They also maintain a garden opposite the temple and full of shade-giving trees. There are steps to reach the temple from both the side of the small hillocks.
Nhava Sheva is the largest port in India, handling close to 50% of the country's port traffic. The main goods exported are cotton shirts, knitted t-shirts, sporting goods, carpets, other textile articles like embroidery machines and etc., boneless meat, and medicaments. The main imports are chemicals, machinery, plastics, electrical machinery, vegetable oils and aluminum and other non-ferrous metals. It has access to neighbouring Mumbai and to the hinterland of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka and most of North India. It is located south east of Navi Mumbai
It is a very beatifull beach in New Mumbai. It is better viewed by the Palm Beach Road. Palm Beach Road weaves across the outer reaches of Mumbai's (erstwhile Bombay) satellite city, Navi Mumbai as it touches upon the supposedly upscale but largely empty high-rise apartments popularly known as NRI Seawoods Estate and terminates at the core of the Central Business District at Belapur. Palm Beach Road which connects Vashi with Belapur and goes via Nerul.
Raghuleela is a mall situated in Vashi, Navi Mumbai, India. Developed by Raghuleela Properties Pvt.Ltd. Raghuleela Mall is a 4-storeyed air-conditioned mall covering an area of approximately 3,750,000 sq ft (348,000 m2) on each floor with elevators, escalators and central staircase atrium to connect all the four levels.
It houses Big Bazaar, Fame - 6 screens Multiplex, Play Park - Entertainment Zone, Food Courts and Theme Restaurants - KHPL( Village, Umrao Jaan, Coconut Groove), Other tenants include - Kiah, Koutons, Woodlands, Peter England, Alen Paine, Cambridge etc.
Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj is known to most of the people in Maharashtra, India. He stayed most of his life at Shegaon, near Akola district in Maharashtra and has taken "Samadhi" there. Therefore Shegaon has got a special significance for Maharaj and his devotees. His devotees have constructed many temples in different parts of Maharashtra. In every minor/major city of Maharashtra, one will find a Gajanan Maharaj Temple. The Gajanan Maharaj Temple in Navi Mumbai is constructed by his divotees.
The St. Joseph Church (Our lady of Dolours Church) is situated on the D.S Barretto Road, between Five Gardens and Wadala station. This also houses the St. Joseph's High School. Opposite this is the Don Bosco Shelter which is a centre for the rehabilitation and education of underprivileged children. The Barkat Ali Dargah is located on a hill where the bridge connecting Wadala East to Wadala West ends. It is another of Wadala's landmarks.
CBD Belapur (official name: Swami Vivekanand Nagar) is the third most developed node of Navi Mumbai after Vashi and Nerul. CBD Belapur has a fairly vibrant Central Business District that is moving some of the economy out of congested central Mumbai into the hinterland. Belapur is also one of the largest assembly constituencies from this region. CBD Belapur has been growing since the 1990s, and is now home to colleges as well as a number of technology businesses.
The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church is an Eastern Rite, Major Archiepiscopal Church in Full Communion with the Catholic Church. It is one of the 22 sui iuris Eastern Catholic Churches in the Catholic Church. It is the largest of the Saint Thomas Christian denominations with above 3.6 million believers. It is also the second largest Eastern Catholic Church in communion with the Bishop of Rome.
The picturesque Utsav Chowk built in Greek-Roman style, is a major landmark at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai. Kharghar is a nature lovers' delight, having loads of open space and greenery everywhere. A gargantuan fountain adorns the area, a stroll in the evening refreshes you, and the waterfall at Pandavkhada is heaven for picnic lovers and is visited by people from all over Mumbai in the rainy season.
Vashi is an upmarket residential as well as commercial township in the city of Navi Mumbai. It is very planned city in Navi Mumbai whether about residential area or industrial area. It has captivating buildings as well as mall etc.
The Vashi Bridge, (also known as Thane Creek Bridge or the Mankhurd-Vashi Bridge), is a bridge, built across the Thane Creek that connects the city of Mumbai (Bombay) to the Indian mainland at Navi Mumbai (New Bombay). The bridge links the suburb of Mankhurd in Mumbai with Vashi in Navi Mumbai, the satellite city of Mumbai.
The bridge of 1837m length and having a substandard 3 lane carriageway, is one of the four entry points into Mumbai, and handles traffic directed towards the regions to the south and east of Mumbai.
Wadala (also spelled Vadala, formerly spelt Wuddala) is a residential central suburb of the city of Mumbai. Wadala Road is a station on the Harbour Line of Mumbai's railway network. There are many places are to be visited. Some of them are St. Dominic Savio Church, Don Bosco Church, Vithhal Mandir, Ram Mandir, Nageshwar Mandir, Hanuman Mandir, Rocket Garden, Bhakti Park, Mangrove Garden, Barkat Ali Dargah, Shaikh Mistry Dargah, Salt Pan.
The bridge consists of two approaches each 201m long, connecting a 105m long railway crossing which was designed and executed by other agencies. The overall width of the bridge is 27m, consisting of two carriageways separated by a 1.2m wide central verge, with 2.7m wide footpaths on each side. The approaches on each side begin with a 66m long embankment contained by reinforced concrete retaining walls. The rest of the approaches are 12m in-situ reinforced concrete spans, and 27m prestressed concrete spans. The approaches cross a 40m wide expressway and a 27m wide road.
The prestressed concrete spans comprise 12 precast prestressed beams of 1.6m depth interconnected by cross-prestressed diaphragms and a reinforced concrete decking slab. The girders were cast on the approaches and launched over the road portion using a launching truss. The bridge is founded on cast-in-situ bored 660mm diameter piles.
- Wadala : St. Dominic Savio Church, Don Bosco Church, Vithhal Mandir, Ram Mandir, Nageshwar Mandir, Hanuman Mandir, Rocket Garden, Bhakti Park, Mangrove Garden, Barkat Ali Dargah, Shaikh Mistry Dargah, Salt Pan etc.
- Nerul : Little Flower Church, Adisankarar Mandapam, Anjaneyar Temple, Shree Shaneeshwarar Temple, Ayyappa Mandir, Kamakshi Temple, Swaminarayan Temple etc.
- Shivaji Chowk, Airoli Bridge etc.