Dadar is a town located at the heart of the city of Mumbai. This place serves as the transit point to several commuters due to the presence of a railway station which serves as a common station for the western and central lines. There are several places worth visiting in Dadr which includes as Shivaji Park, Siddhivinayak temple, Plaza movie theatre and SenaBhavan.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options for visitors catering to all budgets and tastes. Hostels and lodges are the cheapest available options although they might require a bit of a commute.
A week long annual fair known as Bandra Fair is held in September. Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is held in February. Major festivals of all religions are celebrated.
Marathi is the primary language spoken. However, English, Hindi and several other languages are understood.
Places to Visit
Mumbai has several beaches, architectural buildings, religious sites, museums and other attractions.
How to Get There
The ChhatrapatiShivaji 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.
ChhatrapatiShivaji 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. Booking bus tickets online is the easiest mode of getting your tickets.
Tarapur is an industrial town that is situated 45 km from Virar in the state of Maharashtra. It is 96 km away from the Thane district in the Konkan region and is 110 km away from Mumbai. It is well connected to Mumbai by rail and road.
Places to Stay
Tarapur is a small town and so, does not have many hotels nearby. Homestays are available but for budget-friendly hotels one needs to visit the Boisar district which is nearby. Some of these hotels are Hotel Boisar Residency (Tariff – Rs. 501 to Rs. 1000), Hotel Sahara Residency (Tariff – Rs. 501 to Rs. 1000) and Hotel Sarovar (Tariff – Rs. 501 to Rs. 1000.)
The official language of Tarapur is Marathi. Other languages that are spoken here include Gujarati, Hindi and Sindhi.
Some of the popular festivals of Tarapur that are celebrated with great enthusiasm include Dussehra (October) and Deepavali (November.)
Places of Interest
The Tarapur Atomic Power Station is the most popular tourist attraction in Tarapur. Dahanu (16 km away), Bordi (30 km away), Pandharpur and Solapur are few other tourist spots that lie near Tarapur.
How to Get There
The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (96 km away) is the nearest airport. The Pune airport is 191 km away from Tarapur.
Boisar (20 km off NH-8) is the railway station nearest to Tarapur. The Solapur Jn. is 7.8 km away from Tarapur.
There are regular bus services that ply from Tarapur to towns and cities such as Mumbai, Pune and Thane. Neeta Travels, Abhishek Travels and Sai Seema Travels are some of the good bus operators in this region. Today Volvo bus service has become very popular amongst travellers across India.