“Of late, Girgaon (Also called ‘Girgaum’) a location in south Mumbai Charni Road Railway Station, which was known for one of the oldest residential location of Mumbai as old as more then 100 years now, is famous for couple of things in recent time, Chowpatty and the crowd during ganesh visarjan day. The area in and around this location is still famous for its distinct appeals for festive like all 12 lamorenes of Khetwadi during Ganapati festival, those age old famous markets all around Girgaon like lohar chawl, the old moti talkies and Goldeol (Goldewal) temple. Let understand this area’s past and future little more in details..”
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Girgaum was once a lush coconut trees plantation, which transformed into a settlement for Maharashtrains and Christians in location like Khotachiwadi
who migrated from other parts of the Bombay province and also from locations outside Mumbai like Goa. In the 19th century, it transformed into urban environs with buildings, streets, lanes and wadis. It was dotted with innumerable large and small temples like gora ram kala ram and Thakurdwar etc.
Girgaum is home to mix of Maharashtrians, business traders like Gujaratis, Marwaris and Kutchis who carries their business activities in retails and wholesale market, Diamond dealers operating from nearby locations like Opera House
(See Royal Opera House Video
), Zaveri Bazaar and Manish Market etc. Girgaum is now a key area in inner south Mumbai location, holds economic and identify implications first for its residents and then the city’s urban space. Its is a mixture of old-world commercial establishments, the classic stand
alone shops, old style chawls etc.
- Tourist gets attracted to Girgaum Chowpatty beach which gives one a immense pleasure and fun by its beautiful view, white sand ideal for seating, sea gazing, enjoying those currents and cool breeze along with the chaat corners, the famous junk food which are all available at beach corner to enjoy lots of varieties of chaats and ice-creams.
- Khotachi wadi is also a well-known heritage structure here at Girgaum where you can see the old lost Mumbai, the then called ‘Bombay‘.
- You can also visit the British style police chowki on JSS Road, anachronistic in its defiance.
- People gets attracted to Khadilkar road for all varieties of Invitation cards and women drop in here at Girgaum Pancha Depot for authentic saris shopping.
- It Also the very old Marathi theater famous for its drama and Music “Marathi Sahitya Sangh” is well-known here.
- People enjoy Ganeshotsav with big and beautiful idols of lord Ganesha at different areas of Girgaum and also its Visarjan days is world famous for its crowd at Girgaum Chowpatty.
Famous Residential Locations : Some of the famous residential areas are Kotachiwadi wadi, Khadilkar Road, Batwadilane, Gaiwadi, Lohar Chawl, Goldewal location etc. Postal code is 400004.
Transport : Girgaum does not have a railway station as its a location in South Mumbai. The nearest railway station is Charni road in Western Railway Route. For local transport BEST Buses, cool cabs and Taxis are available.
Hotels Restaurants and Eateries
Girgaum has got lots of Gujarati and Maharastrian taste restaurants like Bhagat Tarachand, Surti, Shivsagar, Panshikar, Sujata Uphar Griha ( B Tambe), Nityanand Fast Food. One can also enjoy a lot of street food like Vada pav, Bhel, Masala Papad etc. Girgaum also has lot of budget hotels for lodging and boarding like Hotel Hira, R K Hotel, Hotel Grant Mumbai, Hotel Tip top, Madhavashram, Hotel Gemini etc.
Famous Areas and Locations
Girgaon has some of the famous locations, lanes around below is complete list that covers this locations connected to Charni Road station :
Jagannath Shankarsheth Road, Vitthalbhai Patel Road, Girgaon Road, S V Patel Road, R R Roy Road, Shastri Road, A Dady Marg, Mama Parmanand Marg, Khadilkar Road, Congress House, Khotachi Wadi, Ambe Wadi, BMC Education Department, Sikka Nagar, Gadre Chowk, Mugbhat, Mangal Wadi, Roxy Cinema, Central Cinema, Majestic Cinema, Arya Samaj, Prarthana Samaj, Charni Road, Charni Road East, Lowjee West, A G Street Opera House, A V Road, Akkolkot Lane, Alinagar, Amar Wadi, Ambawadi Girgaon, Amroli Church, Amrutwadi, Angrewadi Girgaon, Annasaheh Shinde Marg, Arab Lane, Ardeshir Dady Cross Lane, Avantika Gokhale Marg, Avantikabai Gokhale Street, Azad Road, B D Marg, B Roy Road, Bachani Nagar, Badam Wadi Girgaon, Bandhu Gokhale Road, Bandu Gokhale Marg, Bangad Wadi, Banganwadi VP Road, Bapurao Marg, Bazarpeth, Benham Hall Cross Lane, Bhadkamkar Marg, Bhandari Cross Lane Girgaon, Bhandari Street, Bhandarwada Girgaon, Bhangi Galli, Bhatwadedar Wadi, Bhatwadi Lane, Bhaveshwar S V P Road, Bhuleshwar Road, C P Tank, C P Tank Circle, C P Tank Grant Road, C P Tank Mandir, Carpenter Street, Cattle Pound, Chandanwadi Road, Chandewadi, Charni Pada Thane, Charni Road C P Tank, Charni Road Opera House, Charui Road, Chatni Mohalla, Chaubal Lane, Cinema Road, Congress House, Cooper Compound, Copper Street, D D Sathe Marg, D J Road, D Khadilkar Road, Darabshow Road Old Dubhas, Deshmukh Lane, Diamond Cinema, Diwadkarwadi, Don Hatti, Dr Bhajekar Street, Dr Bhalerao Marg, Dr Bhatarvdekar Wadi, Dr D D Sathe Marg, Dr Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar M, Dr Deshmukh Lane, Dr Mitrasen G Mahimture, Dr Subash Cross Lane, Dr Wilson Street, Duncan Road, Durgadevi Street, Durgadevi Udyan, Eastern Chamber, Forge Street, French Bridge, G V D P Chowk, Gaiwadi, Ganesh Wadi, Gaushala C P Tank, Girgaon Ambewadi, Goregaonkar Lane, Government Central Press, Grant Tribhuvan Road, Gulal Wadi, H G Marg, Haji Kasam Chawl, Hansraj Damodar Wadi, Hinduja College, Hira Baug, Hungary, Ii Carpenter Street, Islampura Cross Lane, J Road, Jagannath Seth Road, Jain Tower, JSS Road, Kamotwadi, Kanbai Wadi, Kapad Galli, Kari Road, Kasar Galli, Kashigaon, Kasturba Gandhi Chowk, Kennedy Bridge, Ketwadi, Khadilkar Marg, Khambata Lane, Khattar Ali Lane, Khattar Galli, Khattar Lane, Khetwadi, Khotachiwadi, Kika Street, Kika Street Sugar Market, Kitwad, Kranti Nagar Girgaon, Kumbharawada, L G House Raj Niwas, Lifecare Hospital Thane, M Karve Road, M P Marg, M S Ansari Marg Station Road, M Shaukat Ali Road, Madhav Baug, Magan Baug, Maharastra Sadan, Maharshi Karve Marg, Malkapur Karad, Mama Parmanand Marg Near Opera House, Mama Parmanand Road, Man Khurd, Manav Mandir Road, Mangal Prabha Chs, Mangal Wadi, Mangal Wadi Charni Road Station, Mangaldas Wadi, Mangalwadi, Maniyar Bhavan, Manohar Bldg Chitale Path, Maruti Mandir, Maruti Mandir Marg, Masjid Lane, Master Bldg 87 89 Kika Street, Mathew Road, Maulana Abdul Kalam Road, Maulana Azad Road, Maulana Chawl Janta Colony, Meher Building, Mitha Nagar Opp Bmc Office P South, Mohane In, Morar Baug, Mr Bhoir Gymkhana Mahatma Phule Road In, Mudi Bazar K S Street, Mudi Bazar Mugbhat Lane, Mugalsarai Plant Dipo, Mugbhat Cross Lane In, Mughbhat Lane, Mukund Patil Lane, Multani Wadi, Mumbai Cp Tank, Mumbai Opera House, Mumbai Taradgaon, N S Road, Naaz Compound, Nakoda St, Nanubhai Desai Road, Narayan Wadi, Nath Madhav Cross Patit, Nath Madhav Path Khattar, Nav Lane Mumbai, Navi Bhar Wadi, Nawalkar Cross Lane, Near C P Tank, Near Sandhurst, Netaji Subhash R S, New Bhatwadi, New C P Tank Circle, New Charni Road R R Marg, New Charni Road, New Charni Road Grant Road, North Brock Garden, Novelty Cinema Charni Road, Nr Harkishandas Hospital, Nr Hinduja College, Near Madhav Baug C P Tank Road, Oepera House, Old Post Office Lane Dr D, Opera House Charni Road, Opera House Girgaon, Opera House Mumbai, Opp Dreamland Cinema, Oval Wadi Girgaon, Paathe Bapurao Marg, Padamsi Road, Padmavati Road, Padmgi Road, Palimala Road Bandra West, Pancharatna, Panchayat Wadi Dawooji, Panchratna, Panchvati Apt, Pandit B Buwa Bakhale Pat, Pandurang Wadi, Panjarpole Compound, Panjarpole Lane No 1to3, Panjarpole Road, Panjrapole, Paper Mill Lane, Parekh Bhavan Gujrat Society, Parekh Street, Parekh Wadi, Parsee Wada Lane, Parshuram Wadi, Parsiwada Lane, Parsiwada, Pathan St, Patthe Bapurao Marg, Pavwala Street, Pendse Wadi, Phadke Wadi, Phinakus Road, Pimpalwadi, Pimphal Wadi, Pipe, Plant Dipo, Platinum Arcade, Play House Corner Girgaon, Postal Code For Margao Fatorda Chandrawado, Postal Code Margao Fatorda Chandrawado, Powwala Street, Prarthana Samaj, Prasad Chambers, Prathana Samaj, R R Roy Road, Raja Ram Mohan Roi Road, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Marg, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Marg Charni Road, Raja Ram Wadi Bandra, Rajaram Mohan Roy, Rajguru Marg Girgaum, Ram Mandir Marg Aligarh, Ramji Bhagwandas Wadi, Ramkrishna Chambers, Regal Diamond Centre, Round Temple, Royal Opera House, S M Lane, S P Marg Charni Road, S P Road 6th Lane Kamathipura, S V P Road, S V P Road Prathana Samaj, S V Sahani Path, Sadanand Wadi, Sadashiv Street, Sadashiv Street Cross Lane, Samuntanand Anant H G C, Sant Sena Maharaj Marg, Sant Sena Maharaj Marg 2 Kumbharwada Navi, Sant Sena Maharaj Marg 2nd Kumbharwada Navi, Sant Sena Maharaj Marg Navi, Sant Sena Marg Kumbharw S, Sarkar Tabela Kranti Naga, Sarvoday House, Sathe Marg Prarthona Samaj, Second Avenue, Second Pathan Street, Sector 12 Kalamboli Near Maharshtra School, Shapur Bagh Girgaon, Shapurji Bharuchla Girgao, Shree Sai Dhan Wadi Bapty, Shreeji Chamber Opera House Opp Prasad Mumbai, Shreeji Chambers, Shri Girijasankar Shankal, Shri Sadguru Kadam Baba Lane, Shri Sai Dhamwadi Duarts, Shri V L Padnekar Marg, Sicca Nagar, Sikka Nagar, Sind Merchantile Syndicat, Sindhi Galli Lane, Sindhi Lane, Sir Mangaldas House, Sukhanand Wadi, Suraj Wadi, Sutar Gali, Svp Road, Swadeshimills Estate Comp, Swami Narayan Wadi, Swami Samarth Nagar, Tank Road, Tank Road Mumbai, Tara Bag Estate, Taraporwala Acquarium, Tata Gharpure Path, Tata Road No 1 Opera House, Tatya Gharpure Path, Thakurtwar Charni Road, The clinic 3 Indira Apts, Theresa High School, Thungaturthy, Tilak Nagar Girgaon, Tilak Road 171 To 718, Topiwala Wadi Lane, Tribhuvan Road, Tribhuvan Road Girgam, Trimbak Parshuram Street, Two Tanks DuncanRoad Lowe, Udyog Vihar Girgaon, Urankar Wadi, V P Road, V P Road Girgaon, V P Road Central, V P Road Police Station, V Patel Marg Opera House, Vadilal A Patel, Vadilal A Patel Marg Proc, Vadilal Patel Marg, Vallabh Marg Kika Street, Venkateshwar Building Rawal Nagar, Vithalbhai Patel Road Ol, V P Road, Wilson Street V P Raod, 7th Lane Khetwadi
Along with famous chowpatty beach, Girgaon being surrounded by two stations which are Grant Road and Charni Road has lots of old cinema theaters, Some of those entertanments talkies are still in the old Bombay style you can enjoy. But sadly the evolution of Malls and Multiplex has down graded most of these golden era’s only entertainment option. very few now runs the latest hindi bollywood cinema’s, as most of them run Bhojpuri and other graded films. Below are the list that shows current running movies and show timings.
- The Modern School
- Queen Mary School
- St Teresa’s High School
- Stepping Stone
- Wilson High School
- Vanita Vishram Secondary School
- Sanskar Balmandir
- Bombay Prarthana Samaj School
- Tinker Bell High School
- Ashoka High School
- Hinduja College
- The B.J. Parsee Charitable Institution
- Sant Gadge Maharaj College
- Lilavati Lalji Dayal High School & Junior college
- MPES Radio Electric Institute
- National Academy Teacher Training Institute
- Jain Clinic
- Conwest Jain Hospital
- Bombay Hospital
- Pai Hospital
- Malabar Hill Clinic
- Ruxmani Lying In Hospital
Bhuleshwar A Location Near Girgaon