Kurla is a suburb in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is located about 8 km east of Bandra and 7 km south of Andheri. Kurla gets its name from "Kurli", which is the local name for crabs found in large numbers in the vicinity. The two parts of Kurla, Kurla (East) and Kurla (West), are divided by the Central Railway line. The Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg (earlier known as Old Agra Road) forms the passageway between the Salsette Island and Thane through Kurl.
Places to Stay
Some of the good budget hotels in Mumbai are Nirmal Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1400), Adiba Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1200), Hotel Everest (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Broadway (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Kurla is Marathi. Hindi is also widely spoken.
The important festivals celebrated in Kurla are the Holi in March, Ganesh Chaturthi in September and Dussehra in October.
Places of Interest
There are several places one can visit on a trip to Kurla. Some of the places include MMRDA Lake (3 km), Mahim Nature Park (3 km), Balaji Temple (5 km), Powai Lake (9 km) and Sai Baba Mandir (9 km).
How to Get There
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is closest to Kurla, and is located about 8 km away.
Many Central Railway Zone trains arrive at Kurla, including express trains from Bellary, Bangalore, Hospet and Hindupur.
Many bus services are available to Mumbai from Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Goa, Pune and Hyderabad among other cities. From Mumbai bus stand, one can reach Kurla by BEST buses. SRS Travels, VRL Travels and Sharma Transports are some of the private bus operators. Bus ticket online booking has caught up with travelers across the country.