Vile Parle

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Vile Parle
Vile Parle is located in Mumbai
Vile Parle
Vile Parle
Coordinates: 19°06′N 72°50′E / 19.10°N 72.83°E / 19.10; 72.83Coordinates: 19°06′N 72°50′E / 19.10°N 72.83°E / 19.10; 72.83
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationMH02
Lok Sabha constituencyMumbai North West (covers western part of the suburb)
Mumbai North Central (covers eastern part of the suburb)
Vidhan Sabha constituencyAndheri West (covers western part of the suburb)
Vile Parle (covers eastern part of the suburb)

Ville Parle (IPA: [ˈʋile ˈpaɾle]), is a neighbourhood and also the name of the railway station in Western suburb of Mumbai. [1] Vile Parle has a significantly strong base of Marathi and Gujarati population. Two temples - Virleshwar and Parleshwar - have been built, and named after the location. It serves as the location of the first Parle factory[2] which ceased operations in year 2016. It houses Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport's Domestic Terminal.


Vile Parle is divided into two parts: Vile Parle (East) and Vile Parle (West) separated by the western railway line. The east-west boundaries of Vile Parle are from Juhu (West) to Sahar, Santacruz (East). The north boundary is Andheri and Santa Cruz (South). Vile Parle is also connected to JVPD scheme (Juhu Vile Parle Development scheme).


The first Parle-G factory was established in Vile Parle

Vile Parle has now become a second major education center after Churchgate to Charni Road area. The establishment and growth of a huge educational complex are financed by the Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal and Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association. Thus, at all hours of the day you see a constant flow of students into and out of Vile Parle.

Kingfisher Airlines maintains its head office, the Kingfisher House, in Vile Parle.[3][4] In 2012 Vijay Mallya was trying to sell the Vile Parle Kingfisher House.[5]

One of the leading Indian confectionery and biscuit manufacturers, Parle Products was started in Vile Parle. There is still a factory in Vile Parle East and it is commonly known as Parle Biscuit Factory. In July 2016, Parle stopped operations at its Vile Parle manufacturing unit and will be replaced by its corporate office. Vile Parle also houses the Garware plastics factory. The Dr. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital in Vile Parle was inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru in November 1950 and opened in May 1951.

Cultural activities and food joints[edit]

Sanyas Ashram

Vile Parle is a hub of cultural activities throughout the year. Bhaidas Hall in Juhu is one of the important auditoriums in the city which are platforms to Gujarati theatre. Managed by SVKM (Shri Vile Parle Kelavni Mandal), they also run one of the most prestigious college in the city; Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), and they also run other courses under this institute. Dinanath Mangeshkar Sabhagrugha, is a prestigious auditorium which showcases Marathi theatre and music programs. Institutions like Lokmanya Seva Sangh, Nadkarni Sabhagruha and Parle Tilak Vidyalaya have been holding and promoting cultural programs since 1923. Activities include Majestic Gappa (a forum where prominent personalities from all fields are open-interviewed), Bal-Jallosh (cultural activities for children), counseling for parents and students and many more. Parle Mahotsav is a large event that is held in Vile Parle at the end of every year. Parle Mahotsav was started in 1999 by Vile Parle Cultural Centre (VPCC). Eight competitions were held at that time, 75 prizes distributed and 2,750 individuals participated in it. It appears to be growing every year. The 11th Parle Mahotsav was the biggest so far with 32 competitions, 750 prizes, and a whopping 25,000 participants.

Kala Gurjari is a cultural organization, promoting various forms of arts. They organize various cultural programmes at their office (next to Khasiyat Restaurant, D.J. Road, Vile Parle (W)), or Juhu Jagruti Hall at the Mithibai Commerce College, or in the Bhartiya Vidyabhavan, Andheri campus.

Vile Parle is also well known for its food joints. Starting with Lucky Sandwich, corner of the Sai Samarth dosa centre next to him. Various Marathi delicacies like Vada Pav, Misal, Sabudana Vada, Sabudana Khichadi and Potato Poha are served. "Me Marathi" is one such restaurant famous with the locals. Also present is a small eatery called "Chan Chavdar" near Sathaye college. It is particularly frequented by college students with small budgets. Anand wada pav has also been awarded the best wada pav centre in the city.{Please give reference}.

One of the best college festivals, named 'Umang', also takes place in Vile Parle. It is held at Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics (NM College).

Religious activities[edit]

Sanyas Ashram

The ninth Patron of the holy lineage of this tradition His Holines Brahmlin Shri 1008 Mahamandleshwar Swami Maheshwaranand Giri Ji Maharaj first came to Mumbai in mid-1940s and laid the foundation of Sanyas Ashram on 20 January 1945 in the suburb of Vile Parle (West) for propagation of Sanatan Dharma or universal virtues amongst mankind. The fleding Ashram became a full-fledged temple complex in 1952 when the Prana Pratistha of various lifelike and life-size deities was performed.

In the mid-1990s, Shri Swami Ji Maharaj retired at Suratgiri Bangla, Haridwar, and handed over the charge of Sanyas Ashram to Shri Swami Vishveshwaranand Giri Ji Maharaj, who became the eleventh Mahamandleshwar in the holy lineage of gurus and also the current President.

Sanyas Ashram continues to grow into a nationwide institution now under the competent vision of His Holiness Shri 1008 Mahamandleshwar Swami Vishveshwaranand Giri Ji Maharaj and has many branches under its administration.

Parleshwar Temple[edit]

Parleshwar temple is a Ganesha temple near Hanuman Road ,Vile Parle East

Educational institutions[edit]

Vile Parle is also known for its numerous educational institutes including:

There are numerous boutique coaching classes found across Vileparle.


Postal codes for Vile Parle are 400057 for east and 400056 for west. There is a huge slum area called Nehru Nagar in JVPD Scheme. There is a famous temple Sanyas Ashram in Vile Parle West where many famous movies have been filmed. Varma Tailors & Cloth Stores which was once a local tailor shop in Vile Parle east is now more than 50 years old.

The "New Airport Colony" which is the residential accommodation for employees of Airports Authority of India (AAI), India Meteorological Department (IMD) and Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is also in Vile Parle (East). The office of the Regional Executive Director of AAI is within the colony and can be accessed from V K Krishna Menon Marg (Sahar Road). The colony is located east of Western Express Highway and can be reached from Vile Parle railway station through Hanuman Road. The Colony is divided in A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H & O lines. Out of this "F" line is located few meters away from main colony. The colony contains a "Community Center" and two playgrounds for kids and adults.


  1. ^ "Ville Parle Railway Station". Retrieved 2010-07-31.
  2. ^ "Parle Factory". Retrieved 2010-07-31.
  3. ^ "Contact Us Archived May 12, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.." Kingfisher Airlines. Retrieved on 25 August 2009. "Kingfisher Airlines Limited Kingfisher House Western Express Highway Vile Parle (E) Mumbai - 400099 India "
  4. ^ ENS Economic Bureau. "Jet, Kingfisher trying to fly in formation." Indian Express. Tuesday 14 October 2008. Retrieved on 25 August 2009.
  5. ^ "Kingfisher house, Gandhi relics up for sale?" Mid Day. 12 March 2012. Retrieved on 15 March 2012.

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