A city in the Thane district of Maharashtra, Kalyan is a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.The city is well-known for being the provider of the large number of the working population in Mumbai. The city forms the exit station for Mumbai. The railway station in the city is considered one of the busiest rail networks in the country as it handles the traffic coming and going out of Mumbai.
Places to Stay
There are a good number of hotel in in Kalyan. Tourists visiting the place can stay at JP Resort, Sitara International Hotel and Pushparaj Hotelthat offers rooms from Rs.700 onwards.
The annual religious festivals like Diwali, Ramzan, Christmas and Dussehra are celebrated here.
Marathi and Hindi are the main languages spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
Durgadi Fort, Kalyan (1km), ShriShaniMandir,Dombivali(8 km), ShriTirupatiBalajiMandir, Dombivli MIDC (8 km) are places to visit in this city.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Mumbai
Kalyanhas its own railway station
Kalyan Bus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Neeta Tours and Travels and Shrinath Travel Agency that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the city. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.
Kudus is a small village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Bhiwandi at a distance of 30 km south. The Tungareshwar National Park is located at a distance of 34 km south-west. Individuals with a keen sense of interest for parks and wildlife can explore this area.
Places to Stay
One can try out these options in Mumbai proper (67 km south) for lodging - 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, the month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Milad-un-Nabi, Easter, 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 the nearby Bhiwandi (13 km away) are Shangri La Resort and Water Park and Chokhi Dhani established on January 14, 2009. Places worth a visit in Mumbai include Gateway of India, Juhu Beach, Chowpatty Beach among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai at a distance of 79 km.
The Bhiwandi Road Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 32 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses have pick-up points in the area. Buses to the area are available from Mumbai, Bhiwandi as well as Thane. There are quite a few online bus booking sites from where you can book your tickets to anywhere in India.