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Mumbai/Harbour suburbs

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This district, comprising of the suburbs of Chembur, Mankhurd, Govandi and Trombay were considered the poorer cousins of the Western and Central Suburbs for various reasons. The rail connectivity was poor. Chembur is home to a chemical factory RCF which used to be (but no longer is) famous for its pollution. But this reputation has been undergoing a change in the past few years. Bombay has expanded into Navi Mumbai ("New Bombay") and the Harbour Suburbs are on the way. Road connectivity has improved quite a bit.

This area is also home to many educational institutes, including the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and many private colleges of engineering. The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is located in Trombay.

Get in

Three stations of the Harbour line of Bombay's suburban rail network serve this area - Chembur, Mankhurd and Govandi. Arriving from South Mumbai, the best place to catch the train is at Bombay CST, which is the starting point for Harbour (as well as Central) lines. For virtually anywhere else on the Central line, Kurla is the interchange point. The harbour line goes all the way up to Navi Mumbai, so if you are arriving from there, catching a train from Vashi or any other station on that line will also work.

The Eastern Express Highway has many exits that you can take to reach this area.

See

There isn't much to see here. The Chembur area has some gardens like the Diamond gardens, N G Acharya garden or Sandu garden, but none of these by themselves provides a reason to visit the area.

Do

  • Bombay Presidency Golf Club Limited, Dr. Choitram Gidwani Road, Chembur, Mumbai 400 074, +91-22-5580670, +91-22-558-0198 (fax: +91-22-557-2099). There are two golf clubs in Mumbai; this is the more famous one.

Buy

Eat

  • Hotel Grand Central, near Chembur Station. Must try their Butter Chicken for which the restaurant is really popular. Serves both Indian and Chinese. Has a Cafe Coffee Day and Baskin Robins attatched.
  • Tastings, near Diamond Garden. Ice Cream parlour that's a popular place amongst locals to hang out.
  • Barista, near Diamond Garden. Branch of the Barista Coffee Chain.

Drink

Sleep

  • Hotel Pearl, 19th Road Corner, D.K Sandu Marg, Chembur, Mumbai 400 071, +91-22-2528 4025, +91-22-2528 4026. checkin: 24 hours; checkout: 24 hours. Rs. 1100.
  • Hotel Rajhans, Opp.Chembur Rly.Station Chembur, Mumbai-400071, +91-22-5597 8090 (, fax: +91-22-2528 4058|), [1]. Provides complimentary continental breakfast, has a restaurant "Ornament" and a wine bar.
  • Royal Orchid Hotel, 83 AN.G. Acharya Marg, Chembur, Mumbai 400071, +91-22-2520 1234.

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