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Badlapur is a city in Thane District of Maharashtra state in India. Badlapur city is a group of 4 villages namely, Katrap, Kulgaon, Badlapur & Manjarli. The actual "Badlapur" village is approx. 10 km from the main city centre.

Over a period of time, Badlapur has transformed into a major residential area, comprising of various communities & people of different cadre. Badlapur is typically known to Mumbai people as a week-end picnic spot, as it hosts two major dams and few waterfalls appear during monsoon.

Its proximity to Mumbai has transformed Badlapur into one of the major residential zone. Although it is approx. 70 km from Mumbai main city, its quiet surroundings, beautiful nature and somewhat cool temperatures made it a place liked by many.

Badlapur has a Municipal Council which takes care of civic amenities and keep-up of the city. Funds are generated essentially through property taxes. Maharashtra State Assembly has two nominations from Badlapur.

Get in[edit]

Badlapur is well connected with Mumbai, Pune and Bhiwandi through Rail & Road network. Nearest Airport is Mumbai International Airport (approx. 65 km). Nearest RailHead is Kalyan which is a junction and connects to all parts of India. The best way to get in is by Local Trains (EMU) which ply round the clock between Badlapur & Mumbai.

Get around[edit]

Badlapur is famous for its quiet surroundings. One can immediately feel its proximity to nature. To get around, services of three wheeler autorikshaw can be availed. These are very affordable and the best way to get around faster. Many people though like to walk around as you won't fatigue due to its clean air. The downtown is the railway station area & it is usually very crowded.

Badlapur is divided into two. East & West (divided by railway lines) West Badlapur is where the old market is located. East Balapur houses the town deity "Gaondevi".

Most of the attractions are located little away (say around 4-5 kilometers) from the town.

Temples[edit]

  • Kondeshwar - Kondeshwar is a beautiful water fall along with a pond. There is a temple of Lord Shiva and hence the name Kondeshwar. Kondeshwar is remotely located away from noise and urban pollution, with the nearest village located about 20/25 minutes by walk. Though Kondeshwar is a very beautiful place to be in a monsoon period, there have been many accidents and fatalities due to unsafe swimming practices by people who have very less knowledge of the crevices under the water. Many people have died due to the turbulence of the waterfall and they were taken inside the crevices from where it is very difficult to come out due to the heavy force of water.
  • Gajanan Maharaj Temple – Kanhor - Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj Temple – Kanhor is among the well known religious places located in a serene & scenic place. The temple is situated just outside of Badlapur village on a small hillock surrounded by fields and greenery all around. The enchanting natural beauty around the temple is another attractions for the devotees who visit the temple.
  • Moolgaon – Khandoba Temple - The temple of Lord Khandoba is located in Moolgaon, a small village, around 4 Miles (6 km) from Badlapur Railway station. From the temple you can see the panoramic view of Badlapur, Kulgaon and Vangani. The best time to visit this place is around September to November.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Badlapur Fort
  • Barvi Dam
  • Barrage Dam
  • Shanti Sagar Water Park & Resort
  • Rainy Resort Water Park
  • Satsang Vihar
  • Matheran (20 km)
  • Bhoj Dam & Resorts
  • Chikhloli Dam, Badlapur East (beyond Katrap area & the petrol pump located on Ambarnath road). Its a very popular outdoor spot. waters are shallow & clean and best for even amateur swimmers. Very picturesque with mountains in the backdrop. on weekends it is usually crowded.  edit


Bhoj Resort[edit]

At Bhoj Dam, Kondeshwar Road, Badlapur (E) (Ask for Dahivali gaon when you reach to Badlapur) ☎ 9322106632. Website www.bhojresort.com

Bhoj Resort is nice place to visit when you want to plan your holiday and you don't want to waste your time in traveling. This place is located near Badlapur on kondeshwar Road. You ask for Dahivali Gaon and then for Bhoj Resort and here it is you are there in resort. You will get beautiful view of dam and surroundings from this resort. Waterfall near this is superb. Resort has all modern the facilities like Sauna, Steam bath, Rain Dance, Swimming Pool and in addition to this to enjoy real camping environment tent facility is also available. And cherry on this is all these facilities are available for much cheaper rates.

For stay including Swimming,Breakfast,Lunch,Tea,Dinner,Tea Rs.400-500 per person per day

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Do[edit][add listing]

  • Swim at your leisure in Ulhas River or be safe at numerous water parks.
  • Take a stroll around city and enjoy street food.
  • kondeshwar Shiv Temple, kondeshwar gaon (to southdirection of badlapur). it is very old temple. (,15 km.) edit
  • Kondeshwar shivmandir (temple), kondeshwar gaon. (badlapur east). Very old temple sited in beauitiful place. (,15 km) edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

There are many good hotels & food joints around which serve traditional Indian food. Don't miss "vada Pau" on roadside stalls.

  • Farmer's Den, 09820120894, [1]. A riverside resort for day and overnight picnics, multi cuisine, ample space and greenery, cable TV, Barbecue nights. Delicious food includes mainly chicken, mutton & other non-veg dishes. Ask of vegtables dishes of your choice in advances.  edit
  • Dhumal's Vadapav corner, Station road, opposite old apna bazaar (Just ask anyone. its popular among locals.). Its very popular joint serving vadapav, samosa pav, bhaji etc. One of the tastiest vadapaos in Mumbai are found here. Its hygienic & cheap too. The owner, Mr Dhumal, strictly closes the joint at 9 pm sharp (limited) So don't be late!  edit
  • Navratan veg restaurant, Station road, Badlapur east. One of the classiest restaurants in the town. It also serves delicious food. Its expensive by Badlapur standards. You spend aroung 300/- per person for a full meal. It serves only veg food. Its crowded during weekends & holidays.  edit
  • Yogeshwar, Laxmi Yashwant Arcade, Near Ganesh Ghat, Katrap, Badlapur (E), 0251 - 6555522 / 2693835. Pure veg with awesome food and quick service.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

There are many wine & alcohol serving bars around. Try "Moha Wine" if you happen to visit during winter.

Locals usually buy liquor from the Wine shops (located near station - both east & west) Do not expect high end imported brands due to local market tendency. For beer lovers, only Kingfisher beer is sold here.

Wine shops are closed on Mondays.

PS: Monday is the holiday for local businesses.

  • Gurudev, New Katarap Road (near shreejee centre). This is one of the newer hotels in Badlapur has a better ambiance and food than most of the other restaurants. A meal for two will cost around Rs.500  edit


Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Mona Lisa, Katrap highway Badlapur east (Ask locals.). Oldest restaurant & bar in Badlapur. It had a grand opening back in 90s & used to cater politicians regularly. There's a family room too inside.  edit

Budget[edit]

  • Rajhans Lodge . Rs. 250 per night.

Mid Range[edit]

  • Bhoj Resort Rs.300-500 per person for stay including many facilities

Splurge[edit]

  • Rainy Resort. Rs. 900 per night.

Contact[edit]

Get out[edit]

To Matheran, Pune or Mumbai.


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