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