Rail Route: Any fast/slow train extending beyond Thane would stop at Dombivli. It would take you approx. 40 mins in a fast train from CST to reach Dombivli. Road Route: While coming from the western suburbs, the best route is powai- airoli -shilphata. The journey wuld take max 1hr 30 mins
From the Western suburbs, you can take one of the below routes:
1. On the Western Express Highway, from Jogeshwari take the Jogeshwari-Vikroli Link Road (JVLR). Continue right on to the Eastern Express Highway. Take a left to head towards Mulund. You can now drive along the Eastern Express Highway, cross the toll plaza at Mulund E and enter Thane. Stick to the same highway which passes through the outskirts of Thane and turns right, heading out of the city onto the Thane - Bhiwandi (Nashik) bypass road. Drive straight on till you reach Kalyan. Enter Kalyan and keep to the same road till you should reach Dombivli.
2. Follow the above route till you reach the Eastern Express Highway. On turning left to head towards Mulund, you can keep on the left and then take the right from under the flyover bridge. This road will take you to the Airoli toll plaza. Drive through Airoli to reach the Thane - Belapur road. Take a right and head towards Belapur/Vashi. Immediately after you pass the Ghansoli railway station on your right, there's an exit on the left for Mahape Naka / Sheel Phata. Take this exit and drive on to Sheel Phata / Dombivli.
3. Take the Western Express Highway all the way to past Dahisar. After the Dahisar Toll Plaza, you should find a major crossing where a road branches off to the right. This is the Ghodbunder road that will take you to Thane. On entering the outskirts of Thane, from the Majiwade naka you should turn left to join the Thane - Bhiwandi (Nashik) bypass road.
If you don't mind a little exercise to the limbs, most of the places are a walkable distance within the city. You can also take an auto rikshaw if you want to travel longer distances. Keep in mind though, that the fares are not computed based on the distance, but fixed in advance. The minimum fare as of today is Rs. 14/- Buses ply only on certain fixed routes, so if you are out for sightseeing, they may not be much use.
Ganapati Temple; Reti Bandar..have a nice sunset evening here. MIDC ground (nice place to sit and chat)
You can buy saris and clothes at cheaper rates than in Dadar or Mumbai. Along the station road there are many shops selling branded as well as local labels.
At the char rasta, you can visit Phadke Watch Centre for branded watches and glasses (I mean sunglasses!) n specially monday market for cheapest goods in every streets near station
Kokan King Family Garden Restaurant & Bar at Kalyan-Shill Road, Dombivli-E. Konkan King is a good place. It also has resort and waterpark to chill out with your family and friends. In season, u can enjoy boating there with mini train for your children, bird sanctuary and lots of amusement games for your children.
Kokan king is a Large a very Decent & Excellent Place to have a Family Drink & Dine. Excellent Staffs, Manager. Excellent Food, Cocktails, Mocktails & Service is the speciality. Specialist in Chicken Handi and fresh Sea food.
You can grab some vadapav's in late nights till early mornings just ouside the eastern side of the railway station just in case of emergency.Transportation no issues,available 24*7.
Gugiles isthe one near to shilfata road, Dombivli E. good place to have dinner with family. specially for seafood eaters.