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Bhayander 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 IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 401 101 for West and 401 105 for East
Telephone code 9122
Vehicle registration MH 04

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

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 dictinct 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 vegetarian food dominantly. Recent population growth and a flurry of construction has blurred the boundaries between Bhayandar and neighboring 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.

The east Indian 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.

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.

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 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. The famous residential landmarks are Jesal Park, Sarvoday Paradise, Golden Nest, Indralok in the East side.

There are many hotels in Bhayandar. One of the best is the Veg Sagar near flyover end, Bhayandar west. There are several Interior and Furniture developers because of the growing demand in the area. One of the oldest is JainSons Furniture located in Bhayander West. There are many playing grounds for children such as Netaji SubhashChandra Bose Ground, Agarwal and Maxus cricket ground and morva bhati ground.

Most recent development has been noticed with regards to hospitals having world class facilities for all.


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

  • St. Appolonias Convent English High School
  • St. Agnes English High School
  • St. Aloysius English High School
  • Adarash vidya mandir,rai
  • Bhayandar Secondary School (Very First School)
  • Our lady of Vailankanni high school
  • The saraswati vidyalaya high school
  • St Francis High School
  • Jayant Dutta High School
  • Holy Cross High School
  • St Xavier High School (west)
  • Don Bosco Public High School (Kashi Nagar)
  • Abhinav Vidya Mandir
  • The Bishop's School
  • R. B. K. School (Kanakia School)
  • Roseneil 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
  • Saraswati High School
  • Pratik Sawant High School
  • Jayant Dutta High school
  • Sane Yogesh High School
  • R.K. Memorial High School.
  • Mayekar Convent School
  • St. Soldier High School
  • Father Joseph's English High School {full dhamaal and no. 1 school in bhayandar}
  • S M Public High School
  • Carmelite Convent English High School
  • Bright International School
  • Lalit Vidhya Niketan
  • Divine hymn high school
  • Adarsh vidya niketan
  • Divine Image High School
  • D'Silva High School
  • Manjul Vidhya Mandir School
  • Nirmala Niketan High School
  • St. Lawrance High School
  • Border High School
  • Jesus & Mary's High School (one of the best.)
  • S. L. Porwal High School
  • Maa Bharti Vidya Mandir(Best school of Hindi Medium)


There are few colleges in Bhayandar

  • J.H.P.H.S Junior 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
  • Pravin Rohidas Patil Polytechnic
  • Our Lady of Vailankanni Junior College

Notable places[edit]

  • Essel World
  • Water Kingdom
  • 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

Cinema theater[edit]