Chembur is an integral part of Mumbai city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The area is often referred to as the eastern suburb of the city. Downtown Mumbai is located at a distance of 22 km. It is believed that the name of the area is derived from the Marathi word ‘Chimboree’, which means a large crab.
Places to Stay
One can try out these options in Mumbai proper - Hayat Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Sai Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Ramada Navi Mumbai Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others as budget-friendly options.
The official language of the area is Marathi. Hindi, Urdu and English are also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November Easter, the two Eid(s), Christmas and New Year.
Places of Interest
It is anyone’s guess, that the area with a beach (or coast) nearby is a tourist destination in itself. However, some of the places which are worth visiting in Mumbai are Gateway of India, Juhu Beach, Chowpatty Beach among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at a distance of 10 km.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 19 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses have pick-up points in the area. Some of the major inter-state bus operators in the region are Neeta Tours and Travels and Jabbar Travels. Avoid standing in queues in bus counters and go for online bus ticket booking facility instead.
Khargar is a part of Navi Mumbai. Developed and maintained by CIDCO, it is located on the Sion Panvel Highway. The area has witnessed rapid development and many residential and commercial construction projects are under way. Itis bound by two major highways and the picturesque Kharghar Hills. Kharghar is a nature lovers' delight, it has plenty of open space, greenery, a massive fountain and the waterfall at Pandavkada.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options such as Hotel Sarveshwar (Rs.1200), Parth Hotel (Rs.1000), Sea Shore Hotel (Rs.900) and Guest Point Hotel (Rs. 800) for visitors.
A week long annual fair known as Bandra Fair is held in September, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is held in February and Ganesh Chaturthi is held in the month of September among celebrations of other major festivals of all religions.
Marathi is the primary language spoken. However, English, Hindi and several other languages are understood.
Places to Visit
Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Girgaum Chowpatty, Juhu beach and Jehangir Art Gallery are among the places of interest well within 30-50km among several others.
How to Get There
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Domestic and International Airport are the two main aviation hubs in Mumbai city. It is the second busiest airport of the country which connects passengers to all countries across the world.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai Central, Bandra Terminus and Borivali station are the 6 major railway stations which connect passengers to cities, towns and villages across the country.
Mumbai is accessible to NH3, NH4, NH8, NH17 and NH22. There are several expressways and freeways which make road travel easy and convenient. There are more than 20-30 local operators along with MSTRC who operate smooth bus operations. Ticketgoose.com is one of the best bus ticket booking sites from where you will get good deals and offers.