Borivali – Western Suburb Of Mumbai

“A few decades ago, Borivali, a small village located in the suburbs of Mumbai, was underdeveloped and inhabited by East Indians and tribal communities from the southern part of the city. However, it has now transformed into a renowned and highly sought-after residential area for people from all communities, particularly the Gujarati community. Initially, Borivali was nothing more than a tiny village surrounded by open plots and lush green trees. Its name, Borivali, is derived from the sweet red-colored nut/fruit called ‘Zizyphus’ in English, which was abundant in the area.

At that time, Poinsur was the only village where people lived. However, with the rapid development and congestion in south Mumbai, the northern suburb of Borivali has witnessed a surge in demand for various amenities, not just residential properties. Let’s explore the attractions and specialties of Borivali, including hotels, schools and colleges, hospitals, and other civic facilities. We will also provide important contact numbers, an aerial map, information about famous roads and lanes, as well as pictures and videos showcasing the beauty of this thriving location.”

Borivali Railway Station
Borivali Railway Station

Major Attractions in Borivali

Borivali suburb has many popular attractions like the National Park, Gorai Beach, Essel World, and Water Kingdom. The National Park is located in the East and is connected to National Highway 8. (See also the new bird park inside) , Global Pagoda (Vippasana), Prabodhankar Thackrey Auditorium, Famous Jewellery Shops, Indraprashtha Shopping Centre, and Other famous shopping malls like Goyal, Thakkar Mall, Moksh Plaza and more. Lets get some more details about same below:

  • Sanjay Gandhi National Park : Mumbai has a large open natural forest area with an animal park, many birds, ancient Buddhist caves (Kanheri caves), flowing streams, and more. It’s a must-see in Mumbai. The national park is a great spot for a day trip, bird watching, hiking, and other activities.
  • Gorai Beach : Gorai, a well-known beach in Mumbai suburb, is located around 6 to 7 km away from Borivali station in the west. It is a popular spot for relaxation and enjoying the sunset over the Arabian Sea, along with nearby beaches such as Madh and Manori.
  • Essel World (Closed Permanently) : Essel World, located in Borivali, is Mumbai’s premier theme and entertainment park offering a wide range of exciting rides suitable for all ages. Additionally, it can also be accessed from Bhayandar, a station located north of Borivali.
  • Water Kingdom : A water park located within the Essel World premises, owned by the same Essel group, is well-known for its thrilling water rides. It is a popular destination for local citizens to enjoy their summer vacations.
  • Prabodhankar Thackrey Auditorium : Located next to the train station in the west, Prabodhan Thackey is a well-known auditorium for Gujarati and Marathi plays, providing entertainment for Borivali residents and beyond.
  • Shopping Malls: Oldest and well-known mall in Borivali is Indraprasth shopping, located near Platform number 2. It remains a popular choice for shopping for western outfits, sarees, and more. Other popular malls near Borivali station include Moksh Plaza, Goyal, and Thakkar mall on S V Road, especially popular among women. Goyal was renovated in 2012 after a fire incident and is known as a special shopping destination for women. Anupam stationery inside Thakkar mall is famous with two branches, another one at Moksh Plaza offering a variety of stationery, mobile accessories, children’s products, and school supplies. If you’re wondering where to shop in Borivali, these malls are the perfect destinations. Additionally, for jewelry shopping, there are several jeweler shops on L T Road, just a 5-minute walk from the station in the West. Leading jewelers like TBZ, Mannubhai, Arena, Kamlesh, and others are available in the area.
  • Kora Kendra For Navratri: A famous ground during Navratri Festival, many people from the suburbs come together to participate in the traditional Gujarati dance called garba. If you’re in Mumbai during this time, make sure to attend a garba dance night at Kora Kendra ground in Borivali West or any other popular venue. It’s one of the top places for garba and dandiya dance in the city.

Famous Residential Locations

Borivali is a diverse neighborhood with a mix of different communities. However, there are certain residential areas that are predominantly inhabited by specific communities. For example, IC Colony is a popular residential area for the Christian community. Yogi Nagar, Chandavarkar Road, Sodawala Lane, Tilak Road, Sumer Nagar, and Jairaj Nagar have a larger population of people from Gujarat. Similarly, Magathane and Siddharth Nagar attract more Maharashtrian (Marathi) residents. While there are many residential complexes like these, the most expensive and well-known ones are Saibaba Nagar, Mahavir Nagar, and the ones connecting Kandivali, Shimpoli, and Link Road.

In 2013, several new property developments emerged at a rapid pace. Some notable projects include Parinee Adney at IC Colony, Airavath by NL group, and Ekta Bhoomi Gardens at Borivali East. These residential locations are highly sought after due to their convenient proximity to transportation, markets, malls, and other amenities. However, the cost of properties in these areas has significantly increased over the years. In 2005 to 2007, the property cost was around Rs.5000/- per Sq.Ft, but now it ranges between 10,000 to 20,000. Unfortunately, this means that the middle class is finding it difficult to afford 2bhk and 3bhk flats in these desirable locations, despite earning a good salary from corporate jobs.

Travel Options

A perfect location for your home with a wide range of transportation options available options to traveling around the city. Taxis are easily accessible, as well as BEST buses and BRTS AC buses (currently not operational in Mumbai) from key locations to reach other parts of the city and nearby suburbs such as Andheri, Bandra, Jogeshwari, Malad, Goregaon, Vile Parle, Santacruz, and more. Additionally, the connectivity to central suburbs and Thane from Borivali East is also quite efficient.

Cool cabs such as Meru and Tab Cabs are convenient and luxurious, especially in emergencies. The distance from Mumbai airport is 16.7 kms, which can be covered in just 22 minutes under normal traffic conditions.

Famous Eateries in Borivali

Borivali is well-known for its delicious street food like Panipuri, Masala Papad, Dosa, Sandwiches, Frankies, and more. The food scene is particularly loved by Gujaratis, who are known for their love of food. Here are some popular eating spots in Borivali.:

1. Opposite Pipasa Railway Station in the West is well-known for its delicious Lassi and Samosas.
2. Raju’s Kitchen, a roadside stall near Gora Gandhi Hotel in the West close to the station, is famous for its Chinese cuisine (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options with separate kitchen).
3. Located in the West, Borivali Biryani Center is a must-visit for Biryani lovers.
4. Some of the restaurants near stations include Gora Gandhi, Su-Veg, The Veg Treat, Mahakali Snacks and Juice, Vraundas, Raj Mahal, Radha Krishna, Grandvilles, and Springfields near the Western Express Highway.

Basic Services & Facilities

Known Schools

  • Ajmera Global School
  • Don Bosco High School
  • St. Lawrence High School
  • BES International Vidyalaya
  • Nalanda Academy
  • Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir
  • Matushri Kashiben Vrajlal Valia International school
  • JBCN International School
  • Our Lady Of Vailankanni High School
  • R C Patel High School

List Of Colleges

  • BES College Of Commerce
  • Gokhale College
  • M K College
  • Saint Rocks College
  • Anandibai Damodar Kale Degree College
  • Nalanda College
  • MPV Valia College Of Commerce
  • Anandibai Damodar Kale College


  • Apex-Hospital
  • Narendra Hospital
  • Karuna Hospital
  • Vibha Care Home
  • Purnima Hospital
  • Shree Krishna Hospital
  • Ashok Hospital
  • Bhagwati Hospital

Important Contacts

  • Borivali Municipal Corporation: +91-22-28946000
  • Fire Station: +91-22-28602847
  • Police Station: +91-22-28930145/ +91-22-28906606

Borivali Videos

Old Borivali Photos

Borivali Skywalk View
Borivali Skywalk View
Crowded Market Of Borivali
Crowded Market Of Borivali

Some famous locations in Borivali

Sodawala Lane, Chandavarkar Road, Tilak Road, A S Vartak Marg, Kasturi Park Marg, Shimpoli Road, Haridas Nagar Road,  Saibaba Mandir Road, Swami Vivekanand Road, Govind Nagar, Roshan Nagar, Krishna Nagari, BMC Ward Office, Maharashtra Nagar, Mhatre Wadi, Dalvi Nagar, Vivekanand Nagar, Shimpoli, Kanti Park, Padma Nagar, Western Express Highway, Jai Maharashtra Road, Dattapada Road, Devipada Road, Suhasini Pawaskar Path, Rajendra Nagar Road, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kanheri Caves Road, Appasaheb Siddhaye Marg, Sant Dnyaneshwar Marg, Borivali Railway Station, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Samaj Kalyan Kendra, Metropolis Hospital, Devipada Welfare Association, Siddharth Nagar, Cable Corporation Of India.

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