Mumbai can be categorized into different quadrants and each of these quadrants serves a unique purpose. All of these quadrants have their own significance and they do play an important part in the various ways.
These area’s are where various both large-scale and small-scale businesses resides which proves to be a good opportunity for Marketing Company in Mumbai to target both consumers as well as sellers to promote products and convert them in buying customers.
Below are the location and their importance –
Andheri Taluka is located in western part of Mumbai Suburban district in Maharashtra state of India. For administrative purposes, the area is separated into Andheri West and Andheri East. Andheri West comes under K/W ward of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation while Andheri East comes under the K/E ward of the same. The Andheri railway station is among the busiest railway stations in the city. The expansion of the Mumbai Metro in the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor is a part of the government’s master transportation plan.
Andheri West is mostly a residential area, whereas Andheri East has a mixture of commercial and residential areas, including MIDC-SEEPZ (Santacruz Electronic and Export Promotion Zone which hosts various small and medium scale industries), Saki Naka (an industrial area). Andheri today has a population exceeding 1 million, and as per record is by far the most populous suburb of Mumbai.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai’s International Airport is at Sahar, Andheri East. Many call centers and BPO companies are located in Chakala area of Andheri East.
After the Mumbai Metro between Versova (Andheri West) and Ghatkopar (West) became operational, travel time reduced from the past 1 hour 45 minutes to about 20 minutes. Link road is the new road that connects Andheri West to the recently developed and fast growing areas stretching up to Borivali and beyond. Residential complexes have sprung up like mushrooms. Some key landmarks in ‘Andheri West ‘ include Andheri Sports Complex, Juhu Circle, Infiniti Mall, Lakshmi Industrial Estate etc.
Andheri East and West areas house some of the biggest and well known malls and software companies in the whole of Mumbai . The biggest mall of Andheri, Infinity mall, is a favorite hangout spot for people. The Andheri Sports Complex, Veera Desai Road is a sports facility which has also played host to a number of Bollywood and other entertainment functions.
The Hansraj Morarji Public School in Andheri West is considered as one of the top schools in Mumbai topping many interschool competitions, academic or sport.
Dadar is Mumbai’s oldest and most established locations that stand in a class uniquely its own, by virtue of its extremely favorable geographical placement and connectivity. For this reason, Dadar is the heart of Mumbai. Workplace location is the most important factor for Mumbai’s professionals. Dadar station has the exceptional distinction of being common to both the Central and Western railway lines, with neighboring Wadala as a convenient access point from the Harbor line.
Dadar is also easily accessible by road. In practical terms, this means professionals living almost anywhere in and around Mumbai, even Pune reach their workplaces with a single journey and commute back with equal ease. The problem of changing buses and trains is effectively eliminated.
Lower Parel has now firmly established itself as a business district with a distinct multinational presence. However, with its rapid development as a corporate office hub, every available plot in Lower Parel suitable for office space development along the strategic Tulsi Pipe Road.
Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) continues to hold considerable tactical value for corporate office space occupiers. However, Lower Parel has set an astounding pace in Grade-A office space development, and the forward momentum set by some recent key projects has now found a natural growth extension in Dadar. With completion of a couple of new landmark Grade-A office projects, Dadar has joined the fray for such business spaces in Mumbai.
With these developments raising the commercial space equation in Mumbai’s most advantageously connected location, it can be anticipated that redevelopment of many of the existing buildings in and around will follow. The up-tick in commercial real estate activity in Dadar will also lead to increased demand for residential properties there as well as the surrounding areas.
Juhu is an upmarket neighborhood of Mumbai. It is most famous for the sprawling Juhu Beach. It is surrounded by the Arabian Sea to the west, Versova to the north, Santacruz and Vile Parle to the east and Khar to the south. Juhu is among the most affluent areas of the city and home to many Bollywood celebrities. The nearest railway stations are Santacruz, Andheri and Vile Parle on the Western Line and Harbor Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. The nearest metro station is Versova. There are two minor B.E.S.T bus depots in Juhu.
- R. D. Tata, the father of civil aviation in India, made his maiden voyage to Juhu Airport from Drigh Road airstrip, Karachi, via Ahmedabad, on 15 October 1932 carrying mail in a Puss Moth aircraft.
Versova is an upmarket neighborhood in the north-western Mumbai. It is known for its beach and the Versova Fort. Versova Village is situated along a creek. The industrial effluents and solid waste (especially plastic debris) from the neighborhood pollute the 19 km long Oshiwara River before it concludes into the creek.
The settlement, in spite of a diverse caste system, has thrived with the help of various existing activity centers and ancillary industries. The open air gathering spaces that cater to vibrant cultural festivities has also helped this bonding to sustain. It has well known schools, well connected with bus- stops, metro/train, worship places, hospitals, shopping malls, restaurants, banks, ATMs, petrol pumps and other places of interest.
Oshiwara is a neighborhood in northern Mumbai near Lokhandwala Complex. The name of this neighborhood was derived from the Oshiwara River. Located between the western sides of Goregaon and Jogeshwari, it has many industrial estates. A railway station was built at Oshiwara called as Ram Mandir to cater to the Western Line of Mumbai Suburban Railway.
This station is being built in order to cater to extended Andheri and Lokhandwala areas of the western suburbs. This neighborhood is also known for the antique and second hand furniture market. The Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport undertaking operates a bus depot at Oshiwara.
Chakala is a locality in the suburb of Andheri in Mumbai. It was a former station on the Salsette-Trombay Railway. It was dismantled after the rail line closed down in 1934. It is served by the Western Express Highway and Chakala stations on Line 1 of the Mumbai Metro.
The locality draws its name from Chaquelem, one of the 13 villages in the vicinity of Marol that converted to Catholicism in 1588 after the advent of the Portuguese on Salsette Island.
Chakala is one of the most prominent industrial localities in Mumbai. Chakala also is home to many other small scale businesses and has proximal airport access. Nepal Airlines has its Mumbai office in the Rathour House in Chakala.
Vile Parle is a neighborhood and also the name of the railway station in the Western suburb of Mumbai. Vile Parle has a significantly strong base of Marathi and Gujarati population. It serves as the location of the first Parle factory which ceased operations in year 2016. It also houses Terminal 2 (T2) of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.
Vile Parle has now become a second major education center after Churchgate to Charni Road area. The establishment and growth of a huge educational complex are financed by the Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal and Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association. Thus, at all hours of the day you see a constant flow of students into and out of Vile Parle.
One of the leading Indian confectionery and biscuit manufacturers, Parle Products was started in Vile Parle. There is still a factory in Vile Parle East and it is commonly known as Parle Biscuit Factory. In July 2016, Parle stopped operations at its Vile Parle manufacturing unit and will be replaced by its corporate office. Vile Parle also houses the Garware plastics factory.
Vile Parle is quite famous for its huge number of shops and vendors on the so called Market Road, which is always buzzing with activity.
Borivali is an affluent coastal suburb and is located at its north-western end of Mumbai. Recent real estate statistics show Borivali holds its recorded position as the primary residential zone of Mumbai. Notable for its upmarket locality overseeing the Gorai Creek it is amongst the preferred destinations for prime property seekers. Other attractions include Sanjay Gandhi national park, Fish Park, Kanheri caves, Mandapeshwar caves, etc.
Borivali railway station is a railway station on the Western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. It is one of the major platforms of the Mumbai metropolitan city and the biggest railway station in the Western railway. The platform has access to all stations from Churchgate to Virar. The platform has good connectivity for Express trains which goes to different states around the country.
Gorai Creek is on the western coast of Borivali. This place is famous as a crossover point for Essel World , Water Kingdom , the Global Pagoda (Vippasana ) and a quick way to reach Gorai village. The majority population residing in Borivali is Marathi and Gujarati . It would be fair to say that Borivali has a very cosmopolitan crowd and a lovely modern air to its community, as it has Marwaris, Sindhis, Catholics, Punjabis, South Indians, Bengalis as well in equally good numbers.
Dahisar is a small and crowded suburb of Mumbai. It is also the name of a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Western Railway (India) railway line, situated in Dahisar suburb. Located on the city limits of Mumbai, Dahisar is the last suburb and railway station within the Mumbai Suburban District; past Dahisar lie the city’s extended suburbs.
Dahisar is officially a very small area earlier recognized only because of the ‘Check Naka’, one of the two toll booths which connect Mumbai to rest of India, It consists of a number of landmarks or ‘Addas’ as the locals call. The railway line divides Dahisar into two sections, East and West. The largest residential complex in Dahisar is also called as Indraprashtha Enclave. The complex has huge garden, now renamed as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Udyan, wherein the huge statue of Shivaji is installed. The garden is attraction for sports lovers, morning and evening walkers and also has a gymnasium. Dahisar was once a popular spot for film shoots. There were numerous idyllic locations for film shoots like, the Dahisar River and the old bridge that now lies in the ruins, the small hillock with its orchards and the Bhoot Bangla which is now a film studio.
Kandivali railway station was built more than 100 years ago in 1907, then known as Khandolee. Kandivali East: (HS House) Samata Nagar is one of the oldest colonies of Kandivali, which has a school and a bus depot and is currently being re-developed by Shapoorji Pallonji. Like all other Mumbai neighbourhoods, Kandivali is split by a train station into Western and Eastern areas.
The Mahindra & Mahindra plant occupies a 63-acre (250,000 m2) built-up area and employs over 3,000. Industrial complexes such as Akurli Industrial Estate in East and Charkop Industrial Estate are in Western part. Kandivali is also home to The Times of India printing press. The Sports Authority of India has a huge training ground for the popular football team Mahindra United. Football Teams like FC Greens, F United also practice here regularly.
The BEST bus depot is close to the railway station on the eastern side of the neighborhood and is the point of origin for localities in Kandivali (East). Two lines of Mumbai Metro (Line 2 and Line 7) will pass through the neighborhood once operational. Line 2 will pass through Link Road on the western part and Line 7 will pass through the main arterial Western Urban road on the eastern side of the neighborhood.
Malad is a suburb located in North Mumbai. Malad has a railway station on the Western line (Mumbai Suburban Railway) of the Mumbai Suburban Railway, lying between Kandivali station to the north and Goregaon station to the south. The railway tracks of the Western Line divide Malad into Malad (West) and Malad (East). Also located in Malad is a prominent office commercial space extending from the back of the two prominent shopping malls Inorbit Mall & Infiniti Mall. Malad has a mix of people from all over India.
The 80’s and 90’s saw major population growth. The Malwani Colony supposedly is home to one of Mumbai’s largest Muslim populations. It was heavily polarised during the 1992 riots. The latest immigrants have been from UP, Bihar and many from Orissa and W. Bengal. The main artery of Malad Western side is the Marve Road that starts from S.V road is intersected by the linking road and finishes up to Madh Island Lands End. From this end you just need to cross by Ferry to reach Versova in minutes.
Malad is fast becoming an IT HUB with many BPOs opening their facilities. There are at least 7 malls and the largest of them is Infinity Mall. There is a rare holy relic of Mother Mary that is on display at St Peter’s Jacobite Church, also called the Soonoro Church at Mith Chowky near Orlem. Orlem is region of significant Catholic population, and one of the main regions of Catholic dominance in Mumbai.
Gorai is a village at Dharavi Bhet, in Mumbai, India. It is located on the North-western part of the island of Salsette. Gorai is accessed more usually by a ferry crossing the Manori Creek and Gorai creek or otherwise by the overland route through Bhayander. The Essel World, the first and the biggest amusement park of India, was built in Gorai in 1986. The park has several rides that cater to all age groups, and is known for its colossal infrastructure. The Global Vipassana Pagoda, featuring the tallest pillar-less dome in the world, a place for meditation, is built on 13 acres of land near Gorai. It is similar in shape to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.
Goregaon is a suburb of Mumbai city, in the Mumbai Suburban district of India. It has a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Western Line. Owing to the rapid urbanization (mainly due to construction of metro lines) and growing population of metropolitan Mumbai, Goregaon, which was once merely a hilly forest region is now a crowded suburb of Mumbai.
Owing to the rapid urbanization (mainly due to construction of metro lines) and growing population of metropolitan Mumbai, Goregaon, which was once merely a hilly forest region is now a crowded suburb of Mumbai.
Goregaon bounds Sanjay Gandhi National Park from the south-western side and is home to the Conservation Education Centre (CEC) run by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS). The area is home to a diverse flora and fauna.
Aarey also known as Aarey Colony/Aarey Forest falls within the eco sensitive zone of Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) and is an urban, unclassed and degraded forest. It is classified as mixed moist deciduous type forest. It acts as a buffer between SGNP and the city, being one of the few green spaces (spread over 2000 acres) left in Mumbai. On 3rd September 2020, the Maharashtra government declared one fifth of the Aarey Colony, an approximate of 600 acres, as a reserved forest.
The Aarey Colony is a neighborhood situated in Goregaon (East), a suburb of the city of Mumbai, India. It was established in 1949 to revolutionize the processing and marketing of dairy products in the city.
There are about 290 species of wild life in Aarey Forest including 5 such species of animals which feature in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). These vulnerable animals include leopards, Rusty spotted cat, Sambar deer, Alexandrine Parakeet and Red-wattled Lapwing.
Mulund is a suburb in the north-east of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is also a railway station on the Central Railway line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. It is also the last railway station of Mumbai Suburban district on the central railway line. After this, Thane railway station comes under Thane district. It is nestled alongside the foothills of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park with easy access to the Eastern Express Highway and Navi Mumbai through the Mulund-Airoli Bridge. Mulund marks the end of Mumbai city.
Mulund is home to a mix of large number of industrial factories along present day L.B.S. road, some of which are the pharmaceutical companies – Hoechst, Wellcome, Glaxo and Johnson & Johnson. Several engineering companies were also located in the, but have eventually shifted out of Mulund. Their locations have been converted to shopping malls and residential apartment complexes altering the landscape and skyline. Johnson and Johnson factory still remains one of the avant garde modern architectural landmarks of Mulund.
Mulund is well connected to other suburbs and other cities as well by adequate network of trains, BEST buses and roads including a national highway. Metro IV which is currently under construction will pass through Mulund’s L.B.S. Road.
Vikhroli is a suburb of Mumbai. The suburb has a railway station by the same name on the Central Railway line. The station was built just before India’s independence in 1947 to cater to the needs of the sprawling Godrej Complex in the vicinity. The railway line runs through the suburb dividing it into East and West, like many other areas in Mumbai.
Vikhroli lies somewhat in the centre of Mumbai and provides easy access to all cities through the roads that run through it. Agra Road, officially called the Eastern Express Highway connects it to Thane, Dadar, Chembur and Vashi. It is well connected by L.B.S. Marg on its western part which connects it to Bandra, Jogeshwari and other western suburbs. Around 80 percent of the population residing in Vikhroli are families of Godrej Employees making it a very close knit town, with every other person knowing each other. Kannamwar Nagar on the eastern side of the railway station is known for buildings built by the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA).
Kannamwar Nagar holds the record of being the largest residential colony in Asia. For years, the Vikhroli telephone exchange covered the vast area network from Ghatkopar to Thane. A proposal for a bridge has been made, which is to be built over the Thane creek from Kannamwar Nagar off the eastern express highway to Kopar Khairane in Navi Mumbai, thereby providing a much needed third bridge linking Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
Bhandup is a suburban locality in Mumbai. Bhandup railway station is on the Central line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. A few fast trains stop at Bhandup station, mostly during the peak hours. According to the 2001 census, there were 12,380 industrial establishments in Bhandup (S-Ward), providing employment to 36,921 residents of Bhandup. The rest of the employed populace are employed outside the limits of the S-ward.
Bhandup has Asia’s biggest water filtration plant. The eastern sections of Kanjurmarg and Nahur blend into Bhandup without clear demarcation. In recent years, several mall construction projects have been initiated in Bhandup. One reason for Bhandup being a prime location for malls is its proximity to affluent areas like Powai and Mulund. Dreams the Mall, being developed by Satra Properties, is one of the biggest malls in Bhandup. Bhandup is connected with the rest of the city through the road network. The arterial road of Bhandup West is the Agra Road i.e. L.B.S. Marg, while Bhandup East is flanked by the Eastern Express highway.
Ghatkopar is a suburb in eastern Mumbai. The area is served by the railway station on the Central Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway and the metro station on Line 1 of the Mumbai Metro. The commute time between Versova and Ghatkopar was reduced by 70 minutes by this line. Ghatkopar primarily has multi-storey mid and luxury segment residential developments. Some of the key areas in the neighbourhood include Neelkanth Valley, Mankur, Kamraj Nagar and Pant Nagar.
This suburb consists of predominantly residential and retail establishments. Ghatkopar is a stop for slow local trains as well as most fast local trains on the Central line of the Mumbai suburban network. Ghatkopar is well served and well connected by the buses operated by the state-owned BEST. The BEST also connects Ghatkopar to almost each and every part of Mumbai as you get buses for South Mumbai, Western Mumbai, North East Mumbai and Northern Mumbai. Ideally it is almost a center point of Mumbai almost equidistant for all places. The Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro corridor of the Mumbai Metro project will be a 11.07 km long double line corridor on an elevated viaduct.
Powai is an upscale residential neighbourhood located in central Mumbai. It is situated on the banks of Powai Lake, and is bound by the hills of Vikhroli Parksite to the south-east, Chandivali to the south-west, the L.B.S. Marg (old Mumbai-Agra road) to the north-east and the Sanjay Gandhi National Park to the north beyond the lake. The Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road, one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares linking the western and eastern suburbs, passes through Powai.
Powai is also Mumbai’s start-up hub, with young entrepreneurs starting off from incubation cells set up by institutes like IIT Bombay from the tech industry and other sectors setting their bases there, causing the area to be referred to as India’s Powai Valley. Some of the start-ups in Powai Valley include JustRide, Housing, TinyOwl, Toppr, HolaChef, Bewakoof, Logic Roots, Care24, Flyrobe, Nearfox, Belita, CredR, Mirchi and Mime and Crispy Games.
The place has a vibrant night-life and shoots for several Bollywood as well as Hollywood movies, such as Kalyug, Ghajini, Slumdog Millionaire, Mardaani and Haseena Maan Jaayegi have taken place there. The Hiranandani Gardens are also known for their neo classical architectural style and the area has some of the tallest residential buildings in Suburban Mumbai. As a result of prolific construction activity in the last two decades, the area has one of the highest residential population densities in suburban Mumbai.
Kurla is a neighbourhood of East Mumbai, India. It is the headquarters of the Kurla taluka of Mumbai Suburban district. The neighbourhood is named after the eponymous East Indian village that it grew out of. It falls under Zone 5, Ward ‘L’ of the Bombay Municipal Corporation. Its railway station is one the busiest on the Mumbai suburban railway on the central and harbour railway lines of Mumbai as is the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) for out-station passenger/express trains.
Kurla displays an urban blend of residential colonies, big and small, industrial estates commercial enclaves and slums. Kurla is accessible from all parts of Mumbai by road and rail due to its central location. Kurla railway station is a junction of the Central Railway Suburban line and the Harbour Line. Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, formerly known as Kurla Terminus, is situated in the East. Mumbai’s one of the largest malls, Phoenix Marketcity (Mumbai) is situated in Kurla.
Chembur is an upmarket large suburb in eastern Mumbai. The name Chembur is probably derived from the word “Chimboree” which means “Large Crab” in Marathi. Chembur is surrounded by neighbouring suburbs such as Kurla, Deonar, Mahul, Govandi, Chunabhatti and Ghatkopar. Marine alluvium type of soil is observed in Chembur.
Autorickshaws , taxis and BEST buses and trains are the public modes of transport available in Chembur. A monorail line has come up and a metro is also to come up in the near future. Dayanand Saraswati Marg, V N Purav Marg , R C Marg , Station Avenue Road while the Eastern Express Highway and Sion Panvel Highway are some of the arterial roads of Chembur. It is an important road transit point for people traveling to Pune using the Mumbai-Pune Highway or the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
Chembur is home to several industries and also has several retail outlets. The Chembur Market area close to the Chembur railway station offers a variety of goods and services to the people of Chembur ranging from clothing to foods and vegetables. In addition it has several retail and factory outlets, multi-product stores and a shopping mall. Chembur offers a large variety of food ranging from street food to high end restaurants.
Deonar has institutes like the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and International Institute for Population Sciences here. The other landmark here is the BSNL Telecom Factory. It also houses the premium residential complex Raheja Acropolis. Deonar is also home to some beautiful green bungalow societies. While most of the bungalows of Chembur, Bandra and Juhu have been replaced with buildings, Deonars’ societies continue to have bungalows, making it possibly the suburb with the maximum number of bungalows in Mumbai.
Deonar is mostly residential and has several government staff colonies like Teachers Colony (for Municipal school teachers). The main public modes of transport are auto rickshaws, taxi and BEST bus. Deonar has a BEST bus depot. The closest railway station is Govandi Railway Station to Deonar and it is situated near areas like Chembur, connected via P L Lokhande Marg and Vashi.
Trombay is a northeastern suburb in Mumbai , India, with Mankhurd as the closest railway station on the Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. Trombay was called Neat’s Tongue because of its shape. Once, it was an island nearly 5 km East of Mumbai and was about 8 km in length and 8 km in width. The island contains several ruins of Portuguese churches from the 1620s and 1630s. In 1928, the Great Indian Peninsular Railway opened the Trombay-Andheri line called the Salsette Trombay Railway or Central Salsette Tramway.
Being in a secluded end of Mumbai, the Indian Navy set up a small base there mostly for administrative purposes. This was soon followed by the setting up of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, the single foremost research institution in India. This was followed by NTPC setting up a storage and administrative facility. In the 1960s, with industrialization picking up in India, many companies found Trombay to be an attractive place for setting up factories, especially due to the proximity to the sea. Burma-Shell was one such company, which was soon followed by BPCL and later FCI.
In the 2000, the nationalization wave swept India, and Burma-Shell became part of BPCL. FCI was split and the Trombay complex became Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers. All of a sudden, Trombay was thrust into the spotlight for being an industrial suburb which was a far cry from the actual reality. The non-industrial Trombay during this time remained as sparely populated as ever.
Starting out as an industrial area, Trombay is still known more for its industries than a residential suburb but this is fast changing. Trombay has a cosmopolitan population that is dominated by Tamilians and Maharashtrians followed by Keralites, Punjabis, Sindhis and Gujaratis.
Wadala (also spelled Vadala, formerly spelt Wuddala) is a locality in Mumbai. Wadala Road is a station on the Harbour Line of Mumbai’s railway network. Wadala has several schools and some renowned institutions like Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Institute of Chemical Technology (erstwhile UDCT)), Vidyalankar Institute of Technology (VIT) etc. The Ackworth Leprosy Hospital was established during British rule, and part of its complex is now given to an AIDS awareness organization as well. The world’s first methane generation plant was set up in the Ackworth hospital complex.
Wadala was once considered a central suburb of the city of Mumbai, but it is now well within the city limits. The area is bordered by Dadar on the West, Matunga on the Northwest, and Sewri on the South. The western areas of Wadala are covered by salt pans, which are on the shores of the Thane creek. On the Eastern border of Wadala, MMRDA has planned to construct a truck terminus, spread over 115 hectares (1.15 km2). Mumbai will have for the first time a centralized facility for the transport of goods by road.
Wadala receives electricity supplied by the BEST undertaking. Wadala experiences very few electricity cuts in a year, if at all. There are a number of schools, colleges and hospitals. There are police stations in both Wadala West and East. The Voice of Wadala is the neighborhood newsletter, in print since 1988.