Borivali is a suburb of the city of Mumbai in Maharashtra, India. It serves as the local taluk headquarters in the Mumbai division of the state. Borivali forms the border between Mumbai and Thane District of Maharashtra. The cities nearest to Borivali are Mumbai (32 km) and Navi Mumbai (45 km). The population of Borivali is multi-cultural and diverse. Borivali has a number of good schools and professional colleges so the population is fairly literate.
Places to Stay
The Hotel Granville (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above) is a luxury budget hotel with a decent restaurant and a number of facilities for tourists.
The official languages of Borivali are Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and English. Tamil, Malayalam and Punjabi are also spoken here.
Some of the important festivals celebrated in Borivali are Navratri, Dandiya Raas, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Places of Interest
There are several places of interest in and around Borivali. There are many temples, churches and mosques for the worth visiting. Siddhivinayak Temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesh, and Mahalaxmi Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga are just a few kilometres away. The Jijamata Udyan is another popular tourist spot located 25 km away from Borivali.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Borivali is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. The airport is located about 18 km away from the area.
Borivali Station is a major junction on the Western Railway Line. Trains to Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Surat, Goa, Jaipur, Trivandrum and Bangalore start from here.
There are daily bus services to Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Pune, Shirpur, Jalna, Satara, Mangalore, Bangalore, Goa, Chennai, Trivandrum, Mahableshwar and other cities. The best bus operators that offer good service to passengers are Neeta Tours and Travels, Roshni Trips, TPH Travel Services, Prime Holidays, Pravin Tours and Travels, Holiday Tours and Travels, National Tourist, Konduskar Travels, Sanjay Travels, National Tourist and Shrinath Travel Agency. Now, you can book your bus ticket by using Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps
Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is often referred to as the ‘Garden City’ because of the numerous parks and gardens that dot the localities of the city. It is also considered as a major information technology (IT) hub of the country and thus called the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. Kempe Gowda, a feudal ruler affiliated to the Vijayanagara kingdom, first established a mud fort, which turned out to be the foundation of the present day city. The city passed through a myriad of rulers ranging from the Marathas, Mughals and Mysore rulers before becoming a part of independent India.
Budget Hotels in Bangalore
There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Suntrupthi Residency (Tariff – Rs. 950), Citizen Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 850), The Royal Nest (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vijaya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of Bangalore is Kannada. Hindi, English, Telugu and Tamil are also understood and widely spoken.
Events in Bangalore
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Karaga in April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places to See in Bangalore
Some of the places worth trying out in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park,Vidhana Soudha, Seshadari Iyer Memorial, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bull Temple, ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Meenakshi Sundaram Temple, Holy Trinity Church and St. Mary’s Basilica. Wonderla Amusement Park at a distance of 28 km is popular with youngsters and children looking for a break on weekends.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at a distance of 36 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the major railway station in the city.
There is bus service running from almost everywhere in south India to Bangalore city. State transport buses as well as private operators ply their buses to and fro the city. SRS Travels, Kallada Travels and SRM, Travels are some of the major operators in the city as well as the region. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.