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|District||Mumbai Suburban district|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
- Manori can be reached by road via Bhayander, Dahisar Check naka.
- The sea route, however, is relatively shorter. Manori is a 15-minute ferry ride away from Marve Beach in Malad.
- The closest railway station is Malad.
Manori is dominated by the local fishing & farming community - Kolis, Kunbis & Bhandaris, they are called as East Indians. East Indians belong to the Roman Catholic community & most importantly they are the landlords of Mumbai. Fishing and farming are the major occupation among the locals. The village is divided into 3 sections i.e. Koliwada, Bhandarwada and Panchghar. Koliwada being the most populated and congested compared to other sections. The largest bungalow in the village, "Green Villa", belongs to the Ferreiras and is also known as "Motha Ghar" & the largest family in the village is "Sodawala Family".
Manori is a very popular weekend destination among the people of Mumbai. The beach (Click here to see its photosphere), roads, and overall culture are similar to Goa, providing a mini-Goa experience within the city of Mumbai. Apart from beachside shacks, there are two resorts in Manori designed like Spanish villas.
Manori has numerous hotels and cottages, as many picnickers visit daily; the village beaches and resorts are crowded.
It is a popular destination for city-dwellers escaping the stressful city environment. There are food stands that serve Indo-Chinese and East Indian food and seafood. Some of the popular dishes are Pork vindaloo and sorpotel, chicken raan, stuffed pomfret, dry Bombay duck chutney, rotis, prawns chilly fry, and fried bombay duck.
Places of religious attraction
For the religious/spiritual visitor, the Global Vipassana Pagoda, the world's largest structure containing the bone relics of the Buddha, offers a scenic view. There are two ashrams of the spiritual masters of Nath Sampradaya - Swami Gagangiri Maharaj and his disciple Swami Gagananand Maharaj. There is a Shiva temple (Samudreshwar) located at the jetty of Manori.
With new MMRDA plans for a tourism zone for Manori, Culvem, Gorai and Uttan, it is likely that these areas are going to be converted into picnic and recreation destinations. Out of all the villages in the Gorai Manori Uttan Development Plan, most of the tourism zone is allotted to Manori Village. Some agricultural lands will be converted into a "green zone" where farm houses, bungalows, swimming pools, etc. may be constructed. Since the MMRDA drafts were released, the local real estate is in great demand. The value of properties is increasing and investors from Mumbai are buying plots.