“The developing north location in western route of railway is this station called ‘Mira Road’, a station which is 5th last towards Virar. Wikipedia defines this area as a island of Salsette that covers Mira-Bhayander and Thane suburbs of west coastal areas. A well developed location now with proper rail and road connectivity with other locations of Mumbai suburbs and also to central Mumbai’s Thane location. These area’s residential locations is famous among 2 major community which is Muslims and Gujarati’s / Jain, and recently in last decade or so have attracted lots of South Africans, whom citizen commonly calls ‘Nigro’. Lets understand this area in depth and know more details about famous residential locations, roads and lanes, specialty and attractions, mode of travel transports, tourism places, famous schools and colleges, hospitals, Important emergency contacts, pincodes, road distance, map, local trains from and to Mira road, along with the visual pictures and videos ..”
Quick Look : [ Specialty and Tourist Attractions ], [ Transport and Travel Options ], [ Famous Residential Locations ], [ Some Hotels and Restaurants ], [ List of Schools ], [ List Of Colleges ], [ Famous Hospitals ], [ Emergency and Important Contacts ], [ Road Map and Distance ], [ Pictures and Videos ], [ Updates ]
Specialty and Tourist Attractions
Say it a specialty or not, This is the only station on western railway belt that has only East side well populated, the West side of station is a open belt of salt pans spread long till many km. This area has some handful of attractions on the list, Some of the latest developments that will attract tourist here is the Hare Rama Hare Krishna ISKCON temple which is located at Shristi, a very famous residential location of Mira Road. Since more number of community people here are Gujarati’s and Jains, Mira road has lots of temples apart from the iconic Iskcon, Some of them are Saibaba Temple at Jhangid, Ganesh Mandir at Sheetal Nagar, Sri Swami Narayan temple at Sector 10 of Shanti Nagar, Another Saibaba temple at Silver Park, A famous Jain Derasar and Shri Gurunanak Darbar also at Shanti Nagar. Their is Saint Joseph Church for Christians and Masjid for Muslim community people located at Naya Nagar near station in East.
When talking about Specialty, Naya Nagar is a very famous Muslim residential of the area. Not sure but sometimes back this location was called ‘Chota Pakistan’, as some illegal activities were found and were in news for this location. Mira road being a cosmopolitan community, people stay here with peace and harmony with all festival seen celebrated, be it a Ramzan or Diwali with fun and happiness being together.
Another rare attraction of Mumbai here is the Salt Pans (Salt Fields) which can be seen connected to station in west, Get on top of railway bridge and enjoy those shining white crystals of salt with the pure cool breeze in daytime, as in evening the mosquito might give u some company on this station. Those open plots have government restrictions for any kind of property development, another reason being the salty land not ideal for bore water ideal for drinking and consumption. As Soon as government gives development rights for those open plots in west, Mira road will take another boom and lift. You can also see the famous PAGODA located at Gorai from Station bridge which shows how far, wide open is the location in west.
Vardhman Fantasy is a famous amusement park located at Mira Bhayendar Road. The only beautiful park in an around for Fun, Entertainment and Small Adventure rides. If you are looking for some entertainment options around apart from Vardhaman park, movie theaters are here for you. Their is Cinemax at Beverly park in East and another one is Rassaz cinema theater. Some more attractions like Essel World and Water Kingdom is very near to this area.
Transport and Travel Options
Pincodes Of Mira Road is 401107.
Since Mira road area is in North suburb of Western Route of Mumbai Railway, Travel options like Local Trains, Auto, BEST bus (AC and NON-AC) are properly available. The main exit and entry point for road traveling is the famous Kashi-Mira junction which connects this locations with Bhayander and National Highway 8 at Mumbai Ahmadabad Highway. At few kilometers it connects the Ghodbunder Road which goes to Thane station, a district in Central Suburb location of Mumbai.
When you reach the railway station, you have option to travel between Churchgate and Virar which is now getting extended to Dahanu Road (i.e Beyond Vasai Virar) as local trains connectivity have been already started. Within Mira Road, the best travel options are Autos (Private and Share Autos without Meter System) and BEST buses which takes you to locations like Thane, Borivali, Kandivali and Beyond inside Mumbai city. Another buses called TMT (Thane Muncipal Transport) also runs between this location and Thane. Also when talking about local trains from here, Since all / Major local trains stops between Virar and Borivali, between which this location is, Catch any train that goes towards Virar or Churchgate to reach you destination.
People residing in nearby stations under thane district who need to visit Thane Passport Office for any requirements has frequent bus transport Options from Mira Road and Bhayander.
Famous Residential Locations
Before 5 years Mira Road was known for handful of developed locations. Very rarely any bank use to give housing loans in any of its area. Then gradually famous banks and financial institutes like DHFL, HDFC BANK, ICICI Bank and more starting providing home and other loans here. The very Famous Shanti Nagar is connected to station in East, which is also one of the oldest residential and commercial complex till date. Then developed residential locations like Naya Nagar and Shanti Nagar with Sectors inside and gradually Mira road has famous residential locations like Sheetal, Jhangid, Shant Park, ramdev Park, Poonam Sagar Complex, GCC Club, Silver Park, Beverly Park and more..
Some of renowned builders with projects in this area are Rashmi Builders (Rashmi Housing), Kanakia, RNA, Evershine Group, Kalpataru Developers, Lodha, Sanghvi and Ravi builders etc..
Some Famous Hotels Resturants
Mira Road being famous for Muslim Community, Wide range of Non Vegetarian restaurant are available near station locations like Shanti Restaurant, 89 China Town etc. Their is Natraj family restaurant and bar, Sea Lounge, Chhotu’s, Sab Sidh, Pawan Koliwada, Pink dragon, Famous Seekh Kabab Centre here around.
Towards Kashi-Mira belt on National highway their are lots of Ladies bars and Hotels which can be seen from auto and buses connected till Dahisar Check Naka, These is one of the option when it comes to Night Life.
List of Schools
- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vidyalaya
- Holy Cross Convent School
- Holy Family Day School
- N L Dalmia High School
- St. Xavier’s High School
- RBK School
- Royal’s H A Girls High School
- Vedant International High School & junior college
- Noor Jahan Urdu School
- St Paul’s High School
- St Mary’s High School
- N H English Academy
- Gracious High School
- St Haris High School
- Seven Square Academy
- Don Bosco High School
- Anjuman Mufidul Yatama
List of Colleges
- Royal College of Arts, Science & Commerce
- N L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research
- Asmita College of Architecture
- Gurukul College
- Shree L R Tiwari College of Engineering
- Rawal College of Science and Comme
- Reena Mehta Degree Collage
- Umrao Hospital of Medical Science and Research Trust
- Thunga Hospital
- Bhakti Vedanta
- Sai Krupa Hospital
- OM Hospital
Emergency and Important Contact Numbers
- Snahalaya Special School: 022-28132266
- Police Station : 022-28126767
- Water Supply Complaints : 022-23678109/23695835
- Public Grievance Service : 1509
- Checkout : Mira Bhayander Disaster Helplines in case required.
Map and Road Distance
Road Distance of Mira Road From Mumbai is 41 to 50 km which takes about 44 minutes to reach via National Highway 8 or Via Eastern Express Highway. Below is the Road map for your reference.
Pictures and Videos
See More at : Mira Road Picture Gallery.