A city in the Thane district of Maharashtra, Virar is known for its temples, churches, amusement parks and beaches. Its proximity to Mumbai makes this place even more interesting. Tourists can come for a day and relax at the beaches or the amusement park. Virar seemed to have got its name from the Indian philosopher, Jeevan Virar.
Places to Stay
You will find luxury as well as budgets hotels in Virar. Some of the budget hotels are Karan Palace (Tariff –Rs.1,000) and Hotel Sampoorna (Tariff –Rs. 1,000).
Marathi, Sindhi, Gujarati and Hindi are the languages spoken in this town.
The most important festivals celebrated in this city are Holi in March-April, Ganesh Chaturthi in September, Dushera in September-October, Diwali in October-November and Christmas in December.
Places of Interest
Virar has a number of tourist attractions in and around the city like St James Church, St Peter’s Church, Vajreshwari temple, Jivdani temple located within the city limits. Yazoo Park (1 km), Rajodi beach (9 km) and Arnala beach (11 km) are other places worth visiting.
How to Get There
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, which is 44 km away, is the closest to the city.
Virar has its own railway station. Vasai railway station, about 8 km away, is another option. However, Thane railway station is a major rail head connecting this city.
Buses from Mumbai, Thane, Vasai and Bhiwandi ply regularly to this city. Krishna Varun Travels, Veer Travels and Varun Travels are some of the operators plying on this route. Numerous travel websites provide discount coupons for bus booking frequently to their customers.