As vast stretches of greenery encase it in nature’s scenic blanket, Bhiwandi comes alive with the rhythmic hum of the constantly whirring looms and machines from its numerous mills. Located in the Thane district, close to the metropolis of Mumbai, Bhiwandi is a prominent industrial and trade hub in Maharashtra
Renowned for its large-scale textile production, and home to some of the largest warehouses in the country, it is often named as the ‘mother godown’ of textiles. Attracting laborers from across the country, the unique cultural blend, along with the serene touch of nature, make Bhiwandi a treat for travelers.It is impossible to visit Bhiwandi without exploring its industrial locales. The laborious textile production and the massive storehouses are an integral part of its urban culture and certainly worth a visit.Escape the incessant industrial buzz, and delve into the soulful atmosphere created around the city’s numerous temples. The Gyaneshwar Temple and the Balaji Temple in the Padma Nagar locale are the most popular shrines in the city.Although the man-made development in Bhiwandi is noteworthy, the city also boasts of an inherent natural appeal. Its dense green surroundings are home to a number of natural sites. Some of its most popular attractions include the spectacular Varaladevi Lake and the Kamvari Lake.Although Bhiwandi boasts of efficient public transport facilities, it lacks the infrastructure to handle the heavy traffic flow. Auto-rickshaws are the most common means of local transport. City buses also ply on several routes within Bhiwandi and provide an affordable transport alternative. Local trains connect the city to Mumbai.Be sure to carry light cotton garments during summer to protect against the heat.As there are no fixed rates, it is important to negotiate the fare in advance while hiring an auto-rickshaw
Bhiwandi is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Mumbai at a distance of 31kms.
There is no regular trains to Bhiwandi from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Navi Mumbai which is located at a distance of 29kms.