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.
On a daily basis there are approximately 610 flights that operate at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.IndiGo, SpiceJet and Air India are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
By road Bhiwandi is surrounded by Mumbai, Khopoli, Alibag which are 19.61 km, 40.23 km, 46.13 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.