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Kalyan (Marathi: कल्याण) is a city in the Thane district of Maharashtra, effectively a suburb of Mumbai. Kalyan is historical story with foot-touch of shivaji Maharaj and many more leaders.


You will find peoples are in hurry but still they help those who are in needed. Tourism-wise Kalyan has many tourist places but most are unknown or dirty/not maintained because of Kalyan's municipality.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The nearest airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in 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.

By train[edit]

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 Central 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.

By car[edit]

Three Toll gates; One at entrance of Thane, second at cross junction of Mumbra and the third 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.

Get around[edit]

By Bus - Travelling in city by bus in not a good idea because buses in Kalyan are usually crowded and does not connect whole part of Kalyan. Kalyan has it's own bus depot. Most important bus depot is Kalyans bus depot. The buses for long routes as well as short routes are available here.

By Train - Local tains are the best medium to travel around Kalyan as they are reliant, time consuming and well connected. To travel places like titwala, ambernath, Karjat, Thane, etc catch train from Kalyan. On central line of railway Kalyan assumes to be most important station because all the trains stops here. Kalyan is a hub for railways.

By Rickshaw - If you are willing to travel to many places of Kalyan then choose rickshaw as are very easily available. Nearby places to roam around are - Titwala (Ganapati temple) Ambernath (Shiv mandir) Shahad (Birla mandir/temple) Bhivpuri (Waterfall) Shelu Water park Malang gad Durgadi, a historical place 400 years old Matheran etc.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Metro Junction Mall (India's 5th biggest mall).
  • Durgadi Killa(Fort)of the shivaji Era.
  • Birla Mandir,Shahad, (One of the most beautiful temples, dating back centuries and a must visit, currently maintained by the Birla Group)
  • Kala Talav, Kalyan
  • Malang-gad
  • Cinemax Multiplex
  • Acharya Atre Rang Mandir
  • Ganesh Ghat
  • Trivikram Mandir (Trivikram temple), Parnaka, Kalyan (15 minutes from kalyan station). Trivikram temple is ancient temple built in 17th century using peshwa style architecture. the temple worships idol of krishna carved in black stone and famous for its expressions. The cluster also hosts temples of Shani and Hanuman and a banquet hall for small family functions.  edit
  • Ram Mandir (Pokhran), Parnaka, Kalyan (15 minutes from Kalyan Station). Ram Mandir cluster hosts an ancient wooden carved temple of Lord Rama built in 17th century during peshwa rule. It also hosts temples of Ganesh and Hanuman. The cluster has a square pond buiult in stone called as pushkarani or pokharan. A ganesh idol is worshipped at the banks of the pond.  edit
  • Subhedar Wada. Subhedar Wada was originally a small palace of goverenor of kalyan during peshwa rule. The haveli then hosted the very first school of kalyan city - General Education Institute's high school - also called as subhedar wada because of the significance of the building. The wada was rebuilt into a big school now still preserving some of the old structures of the old palace such as entrance door and carved windows  edit

Around Kalyan...

  • Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple - Titwala 27 km
  • Malshej Ghat - 80 km
  • There are some good water resorts near Bhiwandi (5-7 km from Kalyan). Good for one day picnics.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Travel by Tanga, Railway Station to Parnaka. Kalyan is historical place. Tanga (Horse-Wagon) is oldest transport service at kalyan. Its charge around Rs.8-10 from kalyan station to old Kalyan. Its chepest & famous transport service in kalyan.  edit

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Relish, Near SBI, Murbad Road, Kalyan (w) (From station at about 1km on murbad road, Building next to state bank of India.). Hotel Relish is a family restaurant and bar serving Indian, Chinese, Punjabi & Mouglai Dishes.  edit
  • Gurudev Nx, Near Khadak Pada (From station about 2+ KM). AC/non AC  edit
  • Khidki Vada, Ahilyabai Chowk, near Agra road (10 min from Kalyan Station). Potato Vada center founded in 1968 was selling the vada pav from a window hence named khidki vada. It is famous street food in kalyan for its quality and size.  edit
  • Tayde Ice Cream, Tilak Chowk and Gandhi Chowk (15 min from kalyan station.). First and most famous ice cream parlor of Old Kalyan City. Famous for its Mango Ice Cream.  edit
  • Anant Halwai, Tilak Chowk (15 min from Kalyan Station). 125 years old sweets shop run by Anant Vitthal Gavali famous for shrikhand and all other kinds of sweets. Famous for its ethics and quality.  edit

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

There are many lodges near the railway station, but there is a lack of decent hotels. Kalyan has 2-3 nice hotels like the 3 star Raja hotel in the Ahilyabai Chowk near municipal corporation office and Hotel Sagar International which is close to Kalyan railway station, with a lounge and bar with.

Stay safe=[edit]

Kalyan is conservative and along with crime being virtually non-existent, public display of affection will not be taken approvingly. Travelling at night from the station is safe since the railway station is a junction and public transport is aplenty. Women as in all other cities in the country will have to take safety measures when traveling alone.

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