With Mumbai’s ever-burgeoning growth, the creation of Navi Mumbai was only a matter of time. In just a few decades, this twin city has begun to lure investors and tourists, alike, in large numbers. Its proximity to major cities like Mumbai and Pune is its major advantage. Home to major businesses, Navi Mumbai is becoming a calling card for India’s Gen-Next. Lavish malls and leisure centers are scattered throughout the city. Even Mumbaikars have found a major relief in Navi Mumbai--they arrive in droves during weekends to rejuvenate in the city’s mesmerizing greenery and the many beautiful getaways.
The development of this city began in the early 1970s out of a severe need to manage the overgrowing population of Mumbai. This area was then called New Bombay. The initial construction and management was under CIDCO (City & Industrial Development Corporation). In recent years, Navi Mumbai has seen tremendous growth. This twin city has started attracting investment from the neighboring Mumbai. The city now rivals Mumbai in terms of better infrastructure, high-end commercial complexes, affordable residences and scenic surroundings.
While Navi Mumbai is a hub of commercial and leisure activities, the well-planned construction of this city has left sufficient room for nature as well.
Central Park is a favorite spot among the locals. Stretching over a vast space, this botanical garden provides a soothing experience with its rich vegetation. It is close to Kharghar railway station.
The city’s popular scenic destinations in Navi Mumbai include the Vashi, Belapur and Nerul suburbs. Nerul is mostly preferred for its hilly backdrop.
Spend a day at Pandavkada Falls. Best experienced during monsoon, the water of this majestic fall tumbles down from a height of about 107m.
Most suburban areas are well connected by local trains. Auto-rickshaws are easily available from all points of the city. To visit the neighboring city of Mumbai, you can either take a local train or hire a radio cab. Navi Mumbai is soon to get its own International Airport.
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.
Besides flying you can also reach Navi Mumbai through train.Taloja Panchand, Navade Road, Kalamboliare some of the most popular train stations in Navi Mumbai.
By road Navi Mumbai is surrounded by Mumbai, Khopoli, Alibag which are 9.34 km, 31.15 km, 32.35 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.