Sunday, March 8, 2009


View-Siddhivinayak Temple and Dadar beach
Dadar is 9th down railway station from Churchgate on the Mumbai Suburban Railways on both the Western Railway line (Dadar) and the Central Railway line (Dadar T.T.). Dadar is the only railway station common to both the Central line and the Western line which makes it a transit point. It is the most crowded railway station on the Mumbai Suburban Railway.Dadar is divided into East and West by the railway line.The East and West side of Dadar is joined by Tilak Bridge. Dadar East is popularly called Dadar T.T. because once upon a time it had housed the Dadar Tram Terminus which was closed with the closure of the tram network. It is also called Dadar Central as it lies along the Central Line. Dadar West is commonly called as Dadar B.B. as it lies along the western line, earlier a part of the Bombay and Baroda Railroad. Dadar West market is a very popular shopping destination for residents of central Mumbai. Dadar is home to the famous Shivaji Park a huge playground. It is prestgious play ground for the political parties in India for holding mass meeting. The Shivaji Park Residential area, a predominantly upper middle class residential zone, has also become a highly sought after residential area in South Mumbai because of its proximity to the Dadar Beach, Shivaji Park, Mahatma Gandhi Olympic Swimming Pool and other amenities apart from being close to premier educational institutions such as Bombay Scottish School and the renowned Hinduja Hospital in Mahim, and the famous Siddhivinayak Temple in Prabhadevi. One of the largest primary and secondary schools in Mumbai called the Indian Education Society's (IES) Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya (School) [earstwhile King George High School] is in Dadar (East). There are English, Marathi and Gujarathi medium schools from K.G. to 10th standard. Several thousand students attend these schools every day.Dadar(west) is home to the Plaza movie theatre which is one of the few theatres in Mumbai that show Marathi movies.Dadar is also home to Chaitya Bhoomi where the last rites of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar were performed.It is also home to the Mayor's Bungalow, of Mayor of Mumbai and the famous Sena BhavanDadar is also famous for Ideal Book Depot, in Dadar market.Hindu colony is located in the heart of the bustling city of Mumbai, two blocks north of the Dadar train station, and a stone’s throw from the Lokmanya Tilak Bridge. Tilak bridge is the oldest bridge in mumbai, it was built in 1923.The amazing thing about this bridge is that it is made out of only hard granite type of rock and hard enlish made metal. The bridge is very important as it connects the east side to the west side. It is said that approximately 10000 cars use the bridge daily! Parsi Colony is located at Dadar(East).

Portuguese Church, one of the oldest churches in Mumbai, is located at Dadar(west).

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