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Worli Skyline from Bandra
Worli Skyline from Bandra
Worli is located in Mumbai
Coordinates: 19°00′00″N 72°48′54″E / 19.00°N 72.815°E / 19.00; 72.815Coordinates: 19°00′00″N 72°48′54″E / 19.00°N 72.815°E / 19.00; 72.815
Country India
State Maharashtra
Metro Mumbai
Demonym(s) Worlikar
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 400018[1]
Area code(s) 022
Vehicle registration MH 01
Civic agency BMC

Worli is a locality in the city of Mumbai in Indian state of Maharashtra. It is also spelt as: Varli, Worlee, Warli.[2] It is an important commercial and industrial centre in the city.


The Bandra Worli Sea link, with Worli skyline

Worli was one of the original seven islands that constituted the city of Mumbai. Although primarily a fishing village, the Worli Fort, a British fort that is now in ruins, is located there. It is known for being home to Dishankeshwar Kalsi, considered India's first homosexual stage performer.[3] Worli later became known as the land of the Kalsi. Worli has a mosque, the Haji Ali Dargah, on a rock in the sea, which was connected at low-tide to the island by a natural causeway. The island of Worli was connected to the main island of Bombay in 1784, with the completion of the Hornby Vellard. The Hornby Vellard is now known as Lala Lajpat Rai Road.

In 1842, the Love Grove sewage pumping station was completed. It has special mitre gates opening to the sea, which are opened during periods of low tide. The pumping station is built on Dr Annie Besant road which was formerly known as the Love Grove Road.

The British had built four bungalows for its administrative heads on the stretch ahead of the Love Grove Pumping station back in the 1930s. These bungalows are now replaced by the ATRIA Mall..

Schools and colleges[edit]

Haji Ali Dargah, as seen from Worli Seaface
  • Holy Cross High School
  • Maratha High school
  • Sacred Heart High School
  • Watumull Engineering College
  • Adarsh English High School
  • Little Star's English High School
  • Sasmira polytechnic college
  • Janata High school
  • Dr. D. Y. Patil International High School
  • Maratha Mandir
  • R.A. Podar Medical College (Ayu)
  • GreenLawns School Worli
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar School
  • Unnati Night High School
  • French International School of Bombay[4]

The Japanese School of Mumbai (Bombay Japanese School) was formerly located in Worli.[5]


view of Arabian Sea from Worli Sea-face

Worli is a part of South Mumbai which extends from Haji Ali to Prabhadevi. It is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west and the neighbourhoods of Haji Ali to the south, Mahalaxmi to the east and Prabhadevi to the north. The nearest railway station to the neighbourhood is Mahalaxmi And Elphinstone is also nearest railway station from Worli. With the commissioning of the Bandra-Worli Sealink, Worli Sea-Face is now better connected with Western Suburbs.


Aditya Birla Group has its head office in Worli.[6]


Childline India has its head office on the fourth floor of the Sumer Kendra Building in P. B. Marg, Worli.[7]

Commercial development[edit]

View from Worli, Mumbai

Worli has been one of the busiest office areas in Mumbai since the late 70's. The first major development was the Shivsagar Estate located on Dr Annie Besant Road. The major companies having properties here are GSK Pharma, TATA, Novartis, HDFC Bank, Yes Bank, Siemens, CEAT and many more.

Till September 1997 Poonam Chambers had the offices of companies like ESAB, US Vitamins But after the building collapsed they had to shift. The latest developments are happening in the old Mill lands with many television stations having their studios in them. Even multinational companies like Deloitte have set their base in Worli. Even malls have emerged with Launch of Atria on 20 May 2006.

The Worli-Bandra Sealink (is also known as the Rajiv Gandhi Sagar Setu) is located on Worli Sea Face. It was built in 2009 and the island of Worli to Bandra across the Arabian Sea. It first opened in July 2009. Now it is going to be expanded with another Sealink to Lala Rajpat Rai Road and Marine Drive.

The Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai is also located in Worli.

The PIN Codes (Postal codes) for Worli are 400018 and 400030. The known MTNL Telephone prefixes are 2421, 2422, 2437, 2490, 2491, 2492, 2493, 2494, 2495, 2496, 2497 and 2498.

Residential areas[edit]

Sunset at worli sea face, Mumbai

Although Worli is a primarily commercial district, there are several residential complexes as well as community residences in the area.


  1. ^ "Pin code : Worli, Mumbai". pincode.org.in. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  2. ^ D'Cunha, Jose Gerson (1900). "IV The Portuguese Period". The Origins of Bombay (3 ed.). Bombay: Asian Educational Services. p. 265. ISBN 81-206-0815-1. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  3. ^ http://www.afternoondc.in/property-interior/home-to-indias-first-gay-stage-performer/article_49270
  4. ^ "Home." French International School of Bombay. Retrieved on 22 January 2015. "Ashishwang Bungalow, Plot No.72, Pochkhanwala Road, Worli, Mumbai 400 030, Mumbai"
  5. ^ Home page (Archive). Japanese School of Mumbai. 5 October 1999. Retrieved on 4 January 2014. "ADRESS [sic] : 7−17,WORLI SEA FACE ,MUMBAI-400 018,INDIA"
  6. ^ "Contact." Aditya Birla Group. Retrieved on 6 November 2013. "Aditya Birla Group Headquarters - Aditya Birla Centre, 3rd Floor, S K Ahire Marg, Worli, Mumbai, India"
  7. ^ "Contact Us." Childline India. Retrieved on 21 February 2017. "CHILDLINE India Foundation 406, Sumer Kendra, 4th floor, P. B. Marg, Worli, Mumbai 400 018, Maharashtra"