“Uttan village located at 7 km from Bhayander railway station (Mumbai Suburb, North) has this Uttan beach. Comparatively clean, less explored by citizen and tourists, It is famous as Koli community fishing beach at just 20 minutes distance. Below are details about beach, resorts and hotels with contact and how to reach..”
At coastal location of Mumbai North Suburb is this less frequented beach located at Uttan village of Bhayander. If you are a sea food lover, then this beach has varieties of fresh fishes like Prawns, Bombil, Bangara, Pomfret and Chala fish from same Uttan beach daily catch as the fishes can be seen drying along the coastal on bamboo stick frames. Since the vicinity has major koli community people whose prime business is fishing, Most of the village locals and others staying at adjacent beaches like Gorai, Tarodi, Manori, Morva, Pali and Dongri eats fresh fishes with bhakari (Wheat recipe looks like thick chapati / roti) and with rice or Ghavan.
A connected beach adjacent is called ‘Uttan Virgin Beach’ of Bhayander since it is smaller and bit isolated less footfalls. Also note that locals near beach also referred it as Velankanni beach as the surrounding has the famous Velankanni Church, Vandan Gruha and Our Lady of Velankanni Shrine. The pleasant climate of this beach with a typical village looks can make your one day picnic worth here as enough stay options like Hotels and Resorts ara available near beach and around Other villages around Uttan. The serine beach is far from city honking and chaos and few may get a feel of some Goa beach as it has enough trees and shades. An old Christian’s Cross structure instrument representing the crucifixion of Jesus near beach entry talks about the community at Uttan beach and some story when Portugals ruled Mumbai / Maharashtra.
Evenings are very pleasant and sunset view is sure not to miss. The calm beach gives some real good moments for photographers to capture reflecting sun lights on sea bed. Do not expect much of junk food eateries, peddlers and hawkers except few baraf golowala’s (Crushed ICE Candies) and few local fruits as Bhayander city area is about 8 to 10 Kilometres from this beach. This rocky sand beach with black sand is clean, Water currents are safe, Yet do keep watch on kids and do not let them go inside any beaches of Mumbai and not just at Uttan. Always listen and follow what locals say.
A note to share, If you are planning a day or 2 to spend in this location of Bhayander, You must read about a famous farm side Picnic destination called ‘Keshav Srushti‘ located on same Uttan road.Hotels, Farms and Resorts Address and Contact
There are couple of resorts, farms and hotels near Uttan beach, Few of them listed below with address and contact details (Kindly note, Contact details, Land line and Mobile may change with time):
CIGAD Hotel And Resort : Bhate Bunder, Vailankani Shrine, Uttan village, Bhayander west, Maharashtra 401106. Contact : +91-9222045554.
Emerald Isle Resort : Uttan Shire Road, Behind Bhatebander, Valankanni Church, Uttan, Bhaynader West, Maharashtra 401106.
Ocean Hills Pereira Farms : Opp Vailankanni church, Next to Sigad hotel, Uttan, Bhaynader West, Maharashtra 401106. Contact : +91-9870159560.
At Some distance there arae few more resorts (Few 3 Stars too), Below listed :
Pali Beach Resort : Pali Chowk Road, Uttan, Bhayander West, Thane, Maharashtra 401106. Contact : +91-22-28452358.
U-Tan Sea Resort : Located at Chowk Dongri Via Uttan, Bhayandar West, Near Pali Beach Resort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 401106. Contact : +91-22-39682777.
La Shimmer Resort : At Shimmer Bunglow Scheme, Dhavgi Hills, Uttan Bhoot Bunglow Uttan Bhayandar West, Thane, Maharashtra 401106. Contact : +91-9869659340.
Cigad Resort : Uttan Road, Dongri, Mira Bhayandar, Maharashtra 401106.
Golden Toff : Uttan Oppstella Maris Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra 401106. Contact : +91-22-28450757.
Golcondaa Resort : Gorai Road, Keshav Shrushti Junction, Uttan, Bhayandar West, Mira Bhayandar, Maharashtra 401106. Contact : +91-22-28450064.
Picxy Sea Resort : Ponda Wadi, Gorai Beach, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400091. Contact : +91-22-65642371.
Sun Beach Resort : Ponda Wadi, Next to Picxy Resort, Gorai Beach, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400091. Contact : +91-8108750767.
C Cube Resorts : 1102/4, Gorai Uttan Road, Near Vairali Talao, Gorai, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400091. Contact : +91-9867622360.
Tourist Resort Gorai : Gorai Beach, Manori Gorai Uttan Road, Behind Hill View Hotel, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400091. Contact : +91-9322728287.
.. and few more towards Gorai beach.
Embedding a map from Kashimira (Mira Bhayander Highway) to Uttan Beach which is about 14 Kilometres and takes 38 to 40 minutes.
Reaching by Road : An important point to note is to take left (From Mumbai), right (Below bridge, towards Mumbai) to Kashimira (Mira Bhayander Junction of Highway) and follow the sign board of Essel World. Once you cross the East West Railway Bridge go straight on Uttan Road for next 8 Kilometres.
By Train : Nearest Railway station is Bhayander. Get down on WEST side and take a private auto or bus to Uttan which is easy available from adjacent ot railway station.Other Places of Attractions Near Uttan
Essel World : Best Amusement park of Mumbai with thrilling rides for Adults and Children.
Water Kingdom : Part of same Essel group, Water Kingdom is adjacent o Essel world and the water park is a real break for Summer days.
Gorai Beach : Another beach at some distance which will need you a ferry from Uttan as nearest Station for same is Borivali.
Global Pagoda Vipassana : A very huge temple like structure which has a golden tomb and can be seen right from Bhayander station itself. Its a meditation hall near Gorai and a recommended place to visit for an hour if you are near around Gorai or Uttan.
Pictures Courtesy : Raziya Khan, Dareen Monteiro, Sadanand Suvarna, Clive Cardoz.