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Kalyan

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Kalyan (Marathi: कल्याण) is a city in the Thane district of Maharashtra, and a major railway junction in the vicinity of Mumbai, India. It is the capital of Kalyan Taluka, an administrative subdivision of the district. The city has been combined with its neighbouring township of Dombivli to form the City Corporation of Kalyan-Dombivli. It is considered a part of the Greater Mumbai metropolitan agglomeration, along with Navi Mumbai and the cities of Bhiwandi, Thane. [edit] Get in

[edit] By plane

The nearest airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport [1], Mumbai. Once you get off, you will need to take a taxi or hire a car. The distance to Thane is around 56 kilometers , the drive can take between 60 to 90 minutes depending on the traffic.

[edit] By train

The best way to get to Kalyan from Mumbai using public transport is to take the local train service. If you are coming from the airport, take an auto-rickshaw to Kurla station which is served by the Eastern Railway and buy a ticket to Kalyan. You need to take a downside train towards Karjat or Kasara which would reach Kalyan in around 45 - 55 minutes.This method is recommended only if you are adventurous at heart and are not carrying any luggage.

Kalyan is also well served by long distance trains, almost all of which stop at Kalyan station en route Mumbai.

[edit] By car Toll gate while entering Kalyan via Eastern express highway(Bhiwandi Bypass).

A main roads enter the city from Bhiwandi Bypass (A Bypass on National highway 3 connecting Mumbai and Nashik).There is a Toll gate near Kon village which is the entrance to Kalyan city.

[edit] By bus

[edit] Get around

  1. Metro Junction Mall (one of the biggest mall in Mumbai).
  2. Durgadi Killa(Fort)of the shivaji Era.
  3. Birla Mandir,Shahad, (One of the most beautiful temples, dating back centuries and a must visit, currently maintained by the Birla Group)
  4. Kala Talav, Kalyan
  5. Malang-gad
  6. Cinemax Multiplex
  7. Acharya Atre Rang Mandir
  8. Ganesh Ghat
  9. Birla College of Arts, Science & Commerce (from one of the best collges of mumbai)

Around Kalyan...

  1. Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple - Titwala 27 km
  2. Malshej Ghat - 80 km


[edit][add listing] Eat

[edit][add listing] Sleep

There are many lodges near the railway station, but there is a lack of decent hotels.


[edit] Get out

   * Mumbai
   * Navi Mumbai
   * Explore Thane district. Vasai has some nice beaches, an old fort built by the Portuguese. The surrounding district is an area of great natural beauty.
   * Ganeshpuri, near Bhivandi (Kalyan) has hot springs, a temple and an ashram of Swami Nityanand. 

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