Navi Mumbai City Travel Guide

Navi Mumbai is the satellite city of Mumbai planned along the west coast of the Indian state of Maharashtra in the Konkan division. In a bid to overcome the problem of overpopulation the urban township was developed on the mainland, across from the seven islands of the old city. Development of New Bombay took under the aegis of CIDCO. It has emerged into a significant educational and commercial hub owing to good infrastructure facilities. The city commands uninterrupted power supply, numerous flyovers, excellent motoring facilities, broad and clean roads, and several parking lots. Recreational facilities like central park, Pandav Kada waterfalls, golf course, wonder park, and many more make it a popular tourist destination.

Covering attraction's type of Navi Mumbai: Amusement Park, Bird Sanctuary, Chowk, Fort, Garden, Golf Course, Hindu Temple, Rock Garden, Waterfalls, etc.

Belapur Fort, Navi Mumbai

Belapur Fort | #1 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Navi Mumbai

The 16th century Belapur Fort is a living testimony to Siddi architecture in Mumbai. Siddis constructed the fort atop a hill on an island called Shahbaz. Belapur harbor was located adjacent to the fort from where the boats sailed up the Panvel creek. The fort has a deep-rooted history and has witnessed the transition of ownership. It attracts visitors and tourists from all over and one cannot but marvel at the remarkable examplar of the sea fort architecture. Nestled among lush green panoramic surroundings, it is believed to remain connected with Gharapuri island which has the famous Elephanta caves through an underground tunnel. It is a hot spot of tourist activity owing to its historical significance and picturesque surroundings.

Fees & Timings: 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM daily. Entry Fee: INR 50

Location: Belapur

Type: Sightseeing - Fort

Central Park, Navi Mumbai

Central Park | #2 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Navi Mumbai

It is an urban park and still under construction. It is believed to be Asia's biggest park once fully developed. It houses several theme parks, jogging tracks, morning walk trails, cricket and football grounds, a gorgeous pond, an open-air amphitheater, sports clubs, and botanical gardens. The park also has several dance sculptures and musical sculptures and has earned the fame of being rated as one of the world's most beautiful gardens. The mesmerizing surroundings, hillocks nearby, fresh pollution-free environment, soothing breeze allow one to soak one's spirit in the charm of nature. It is a must-visit and tops the itinerary of the visitors to Navi Mumbai.

Fees & Timings: There is no entry fee to the park. Opening time is 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM ANd 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Location: Kharghar

Type: Sightseeing - Garden

ISKCON Temple, Navi Mumbai

ISKCON Temple | #3 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Navi Mumbai

Flanked by Sahyadri Hills, at around 5 km away from the New International Airport the temple is a prominent seat of Hindu Faith. It welcomes tourists and devotees from all over the world with lots of warmth. The magnificent white marble complex set amidst the quaint green settings is a site to watch. The tranquility and the eternal bliss that one experiences here are beyond compare. The faith in the Divine is cultivated and nurtured by the conduction of several religious practices. Premises house an exclusive cultural and vedic educational center on its premises. Also, discourses on teachings of Srimad Bhagavad Gita and other Vedic scriptures are conducted every morning, which help the devotees to decode the philosophy of life.

Fees & Timings: There is no entry fee to visit. The temple will remain closed from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM and then from 9:00 PM to 4:30 AM.

Location: Kharghar

Type: Religious - Hindu Temple

Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Navi Mumbai

Karnala Bird Sanctuary | #4 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Navi Mumbai

Snuggled in the quaint Western Ghats at just a short drive from Mumbai on the Mumbai-Pune Highway the sanctuary is famed for its astounding species of flora and fauna. The destination has an added historic significance owing to the presence of Karnala fort. With a river traversing nearby, hills all around, a well-set trek, and wildlife in galore it is a perfect haunt for nature lovers. It harbors a large variety of animals and birds and welcomes several migratory birds from October to April. Besides the red-breasted flycatcher, blue-headed rock-thrush, four-horned antelope, cuckoo-shrike,wild boar, muntjak, and common langur it also houses a large species of butterflies.

Fees & Timings: Timings: Every day 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Entry Fee : Adults: INR 35, Children: INR 50.

Location: Mumbai-Pune Highway

Type: Sightseeing - Bird Sanctuary

Kharghar Golf Course, Navi Mumbai

Kharghar Golf Course | #5 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Navi Mumbai

The immaculate Kharghar valley golf course lies against the foothills of the Kharghar mountain range that provides a breathtaking backdrop. The well maintained 9 hole course was designed by Phil Ryan and is overseen by the CIDCO. The public golf course remains well equipped with driving range, pro shop, and practice facilities to nurture the golfing skills of amateurs and professionals. It is a one-stop golf destination for golf enthusiasts who could not avail membership to a particular club. Operational on a pay and play model the golf course is accessible to all, even the visitors of foreign origin.

Fees & Timings: Timings Differ by Half Hour during Summer and Winter, Yet the Approximate timings are between 6:30 / 7:00 Am to 3:30 – 4:00 Pm.

Location: Kharghar

Type: Fun n Activity - Golf Course

Nerul Balaji Temple, Navi Mumbai

Nerul Balaji Temple | #6 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Navi Mumbai

The Nerul Balaji Temple enshrines Shri Balaji as the prime deity and is a near-exact replica of the Tirupati Balaji Temple. It also exhibits certain aspects of the Venkateswara temple at Tirupati. Constructed on the tenets of Shilpa Shastra the temple is located on a small hill in the vicinity of Nerul railway station. The temple complex houses different temples dedicated to other Hindu Gods like Shrinivasa, Rama, Krishna, Rukmini, Lakshmana. The splendid style of Dravidian architecture and the serenity of the place captivates the heart of visitors. A tall pillar" Dhwaja Stambha" remains present at the entrance, a flight of stairs next to the pillar leads to "Tiru Mamani Mandapam". The temple attracts several visitors and pilgrims from all over.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fee. Opens during 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; whereas, And 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM on Mondays to Thur

Location: Nerul

Type: Religious - Hindu Temple

Pandavkada Falls, Navi Mumbai

Pandavkada Falls | #7 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Navi Mumbai

Pandavkada Falls is a major tourist attraction owing to its enchanting beauty and mythological significance. Also known as Pandavkada Ankit it is a preferred getaway destination for day-long picnic and weekend escapes. A legend prevails that the Pandavas of Mahabharata bathed in this waterfall while traveling during their exile. The 107 meters high waterfall plunges with force to form a pool at its base and is a glorious sight to watch. The destination offers a beautiful landscape set with hills, dense green vegetation, and a perfect trek. Nearby attractions include Maharastra nature park, Sanjay Gandhi Park, Kanheri caves and a Jain temple. A visit to the falls tops the itinerary of the majority of travelers.

Fees & Timings: Entry Fee: INR 50; Timings: 8 am to 6 pm Every Day.

Location: Kharghar

Type: Sightseeing - Waterfalls

Rock Garden, Navi Mumbai

Rock Garden | #8 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Navi Mumbai

Rock Garden is an urban garden with small rock-cut caves, a manicured lawn,neatly laid flowed beds, and properly equipped children's play area. The premises house several attractions for children and it is an ideal place for organizing school picnics. The aesthetic landscape is inviting and remains dotted with waterfalls, slides, swings, paved ways. It also houses various rock sculptures of wild animals, a toy train, a lotus pond, a beautiful bridge, an additional pond for birds, and an amphitheater. Gorgeous gardens are an abode to wide varieties of flora and fauna and the plantations have been named after the twelve-star signs and twenty-seven constellation of stars. The in-house shelters serve savory snacks and outside food is not allowed.

Fees & Timings: The entry fee is Rs 5 for children above 5 years. For senior citizens, entry to the garden is free in the morning time from 05:30 AM to 08:00 AM and e

Location: Nerul

Type: Sightseeing - Rock Garden

Sagar Vihar Garden, Navi Mumbai

Sagar Vihar Garden | #9 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Navi Mumbai

Also known as Veer Savarkar UdyanSagar it is an ideal place to unwind and rejuvenate from the hustle and bustle of city life. The sprawling garden has nicely pruned lawns and flower beds blossoming in various hues that enchant the visitors. It offers gorgeous views of the Thane creek where the hovercraft services used to be operational. The garden leads up to the mini seashore and Rajiv Gandhi joggers track. It is an amazing place to witness migrant birds and enjoy boating. The 2 km long Vashi bridge connecting mega-city Mumbai to the satellite city Navi Mumbai can be spotted. It is a visitor's favorite haunt to experience tranquility in the lap of nature.

Fees & Timings: The garden is opened for all seven days of the week; with timings 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Entry is Free.

Location: Vashi

Type: Sightseeing - Garden

Utsav Chowk, Navi Mumbai

Utsav Chowk | #10 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Navi Mumbai

It is a significant landmark of the Kharghar node of Navi Mumbai. It proudly displays the splendid Roman -Greek style of architecture which leaves one and all mesmerised. The roundabout has a well-maintained garden and a fountain, which augment its splendor. The magnificence of the edifice increases manifold when it gets well lit at night. The place remains dotted with several food stalls and kiosks serving delectable local food at pocket-friendly prices. Several students from nearby colleges can be spotted clicking pictures and spending quality time with friends. It has been attracting throngs of visitors by its charisma and aroma.

Fees & Timings: No timings. Entry Free.

Location: Kharghar

Type: Sightseeing - Chowk

Wonders Park, Navi Mumbai

Wonders Park | #11 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Navi Mumbai

It is one of the biggest and one of its kind of parks in the country. It is an urban park that proudly exhibits close to real replicas of all Seven Wonders of the World.Its neatly pruned garden with bright botanicals, serene Khandoli Lake, and somnolent river with a foot over the bridge the park is a nature lovers' haven. A plethora of other engaging activities such as high-tech rides and ride on toy train allure visitors. Other amenities include an open-air amphitheater , a playground set with swings, and a well-paved jogging track. The aesthetically designed park attracts tourists and city dwellers alike.

Fees & Timings: Entrance time is from 6 am to 12 noon and from 3 pm to 9 pm with an entry ticket of Rs 35 for adult with additional charges for ride.

Location: Nerul

Type: Fun n Activity - Amusement Park

Navi Mumbai City FAQs:

𝒜. Navi Mumbai is well known for its planned and advanced infrastructure and development divided into two parts, North Navi Mumbai and South Navi Mumbai, for the individual development.

𝒜. Winter (December through February) Weather is perfect this time of year in Navi Mumbai to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers.

𝒜. Navi Mumbai, is a planned city off the west coast of the Indian state of Maharashtra in Konkan division. The city is divided into two parts, North Navi Mumbai and South Navi Mumbai,

𝒜. Navi Mumbai International Airport is an under construction greenfield international airport being built at Ulwe Kopar-Panvel in Maharashtra, India.

𝒜. Name of railway station(s) in Navi Mumbai city: Turbhe Railway Station, Sanpada Railway Station, Airoli Railway Station

𝒜. Malls and Shopping places in Navi Mumbai city: Seawoods Grand Central Mall, Inorbit Mall Vashi, Raghuleela Mall, Center One Mall, Haware Centurion Mall, R City Mall, Fountain Square Mall, Glomax Mall, Phoenix Marketcity, Viviana Mall, Korum Mall

𝒜. Famous Religious places in Navi Mumbai city: Bawkhaleshwar Temple, ISKCON Kharghar, Sri Ayyappa Temple, Shri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Shree Jagruteshwar Temple, Guruvayur Shree Krishna Temple, Murugan (Kartik) Temple, Bhagavat Dham

𝒜. Fun and Activity places in Navi Mumbai city: Wonders Park, Jewel Of Navi Mumbai, Belapur Fort, Rock Garden, Pandavkada Falls, Central Park, Kharghar, Coastal And Marine Biodiversity Centre, Mango Garden Belapur, Rajiv Gandhi Joggers Park, D Y Patil Sports Stadium

𝒜. Following are the names of major bus terminals of the Navi Mumbai city: C.B.D. Bus Station, Vashi Gaon Bus Stop, Turbhe Aagar, Kopar Khairane Bus Depot, Panvel S.T.Bus Depot, Airoli, Jalvaiyu Vihar Bus Stop, APMC Market Bus Stop, Nerul Naka, Vashi Railway Station

𝒜. No. Currently metro rail facility of Navi Mumbai city is under proposal or construction.

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