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Sunset View of Jesal Park Chowapatty, Bhayandar (East)
Sunset View of Jesal Park Chowapatty, Bhayandar (East)
Bhayandar. is located in Maharashtra
Coordinates: 19°19′N 72°51′E / 19.31°N 72.85°E / 19.31; 72.85Coordinates: 19°19′N 72°51′E / 19.31°N 72.85°E / 19.31; 72.85
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Thane
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 520,301
 • Official Marathi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 401 101 for West and 401 105 for East
Telephone code 9122
Vehicle registration MH 04

Bhayandar also called Bhayander is a suburb in Maharashtra, India, part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. It is in the north of Mumbai City 8 km away and is governed by the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC). It is also a railway station on the Western Line of Mumbai Suburban Railway.

There is evidence that Bhayandar was connected by Railway in 1897. The old railway platform located near the creek in Bhayandar West has a plaque which indicates that the railway platform was built in 1897. Like all railway stations on Mumbai suburban railway, Bhayandar is divided into two parts by the rail line: East and West. The West was traditionally residential, and the East was predominantly an industrial area. Another distinct distribution between East and West Bhayandar is the food. East will provide you a huge range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes whereas West region offers predominantly vegetarian food. Recent population growth and a flurry of construction has blurred the boundaries between Bhayandar and neighbouring Mira Road on the east side of the rail tracks, turning it into a populous suburb. Government-owned salt pans and marshland in West Mira Road have restricted the southward spread of Bhayandar. There is a lot of scope for development of this land as it has the potential to house a gargantuan industrial complex.[citation needed]

Old villages in Bhayandar are Murdha, Rai, Morva, Dongri, Uttan, Pali Chowk, Tarodi, etc. They were formed by Portuguese travelers when Vasai (formerly Bassein) was a famous port. One route for "Essel World" is via Gorai, one of the villages close to Bhayandar. Gorai is popular for its beach and nearby Manori beach and is a popular weekend getaway for Bhayandar residents. It also is a great place for meditators who visit the Pagoda. In the 1970s Bhayandar was a village before the builders converted the fertile farming land into a concrete jungle.[citation needed]

The MBMC's (Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation) main office is in Bhayandar (West). Departments like Property Tax, Octroi, Transportation, Health, Ambulance for Emergency, Library, Water, Education, Birth-Death Registration, Tree, Advertising Fee, Animals, Public Construction, City Development, Accounts, etc. are a part of the MBMC's suite.[citation needed]

The recent success of real estate in Mumbai has helped Bhayandar become one of the populated stations on the Western railway circuit. There are trains starting and ending at this station; this shows the growth of Bhayandar in the last decade. Nowadays Mira Bhayandar Municipal Transport (MBMT) bus service are provided which runs in the Mira - Bhayandar city. Mahanagar Gas (MGL) pipeline service is available. Tata Power as well as Reliance Energy has 24-hour electric supply. Multiplex and hyper market called Maxus Mall which includes a six-screen multiplex and Big Bazaar. D-Mart, Vijay Sales, Croma, Star Bazaar, Macdonalds, Subway, Cafe coffee day, Faasos, Merwan's, Shiv Sagar, Naturals and Sahakari Bhandar have made a mark in the city. Bhayandar has witnessed hike in property rates in a short time and have shown that Bhayandar is coming up as an important destination.[citation needed]

There are many hotels and restaurants in Bhayandar both in East and West Zone. However most offices, factories and commercial complex are setup on East Zone of Bhayandar. There are many playing grounds for children such as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Ground, Agarwal and Maxus cricket ground and morva bhati ground.[citation needed]

A recent development has been the improvement in hospital facilities for all. One of them being Mira-Bhayandar Institute for Reproductive Assistance (MIRA) providing fertility clinic and total woman care,[citation needed]


There are many schools. Some of the well-known schools are:

  • Tapovan Vidyalaya
  • Bhayandar Secondary School (Very First School)
  • S.L Porwal English Medium High School
  • St. Soldier Public School
  • Subodh Vidyalaya (Marathi School)
  • St. Appolonias Convent English High School
  • St. Aloysius English High School
  • Adarsh Vidya Mandir, Rai
  • Our Lady of Vailankanni high school
  • The Saraswati Vidyalaya High School
  • St Francis High School
  • Jayant Dutta High School
  • Holy Cross High School
  • Don Bosco High School
  • Abhinav Vidya Mandir
  • The Bishop's School
  • RBK Global School (Kanakia)
  • RBK International School (Kanakia)
  • Roseneil High School
  • Maa Bharti Vidya Mandir
  • Pious Buds English High School
  • Queen Mary High School
  • Seven Square Academy
  • Our Lady Of Nazareth High School and Jr. College
  • J.H.Poddar High School And Jr. College
  • St. Xavier High School
  • National High School
  • Mayekar Convent School
  • Father Joseph's English High School
  • SM Public High School
  • Divine hymn high school
  • Adarsh Vidya Niketan
  • Divine Image High School
  • D'Silva High School
  • Nirmala Niketan High School
  • St. Lawrance High School
  • Jesus & Mary's High School
  • Sardar Vallbhbhai Patel Vidyalaya
  • Ram Ratna Vidya Mandir
  • Ram Ratna International School
  • Rubina Academy Shikshan Sanstha
  • St Joseph High School Uttan
  • Mother Marys English High School (Rahul Park)
  • The Carnation English School
  • Poddar Jumbo Kids
  • Royal English School
  • Carmelite Convent English School


There are few colleges in Bhayandar

  • Pravin Rohidas Patil Polytechnic
  • Rohidas Patil Institute of Management Studies
  • Our Lady of Nazareth Commerce College
  • J.H.P.H.S Junior College
  • Maa Bharti Jr College
  • Abhinav Vidya Mandir
  • Shankar Narayan College of Arts and Commerce
  • Mother Mary Junior College
  • Divine Image Junior College
  • Reena Mehta High School and Junior College
  • S. N. College
  • Our Lady of Vailankanni Junior College
  • Shree L. R. Tiwari College of Engineering
  • Rahul M.Ed. College
  • Rahul D.El.Ed. College

Notable places[edit]

  • Essel World
  • Water Kingdom
  • Jesal Park Chowpatty
  • Gorai Beach
  • Velenkani Uttan
  • Golden Toff Resort
  • Global Pagoda
  • Vardhman Fantasy
  • Pali Beach Resort
  • Cigad Hotel & Resort
  • U Tan Sea Resort
  • Gorai Hill Resort
  • The Silverador Resort Club
  • Kashmira Garden
  • Dhakka
  • JUICE Adventures


  • MIRA Hospital & IVF Centre
  • Deepak Hospital
  • Gurukrupa Hospital And Polyclinic
  • Saibaba Hospital
  • Nakoda Hospital
  • Shree Krishna Kripa Hospital
  • Lifeline Hospital
  • Seven Eleven Hospital
  • Tanwar Hospital
  • Thunga Hospital
  • Tembha Hospital
  • Sharadha Nursing Home
  • Agarwal Nursing Home
  • Salasar Nursing Hospital
Night view at Jesal Park Chowpatty Bhayandar (East)

Cinema theater[edit]

  • Maxus Cinemas
  • Cinemax
  • Rassaz Cinema


  • [1] Official website