Have you ever been to the famous Siddhivinayak Temple or the Haji Ali Dargah? You must have seen them on Television, in newspapers or came across a- many times through various mediums at different times! But have you ever wondered where all these are situated? Dadar Mumbai is the place which imbibes many such holy and places of utter historical importance.
The Shivaji Park area of Dadar Mumbai is a well-known public space that proved to be an important stage in the whole political drama leading up to India's independence and also the later political history of Mumbai, including state government and that of other regional parties. The same park is also famous as the Cricket training ground where many legendary cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Sanjay Manjrekar, Ashok Mankad, Salim Durani, Sandip Patil, Ajit Wadekar, Vinod Kambli and Vinoo Mankad have started their training.
It is the first ever planned suburb built under the Dadar-Matunga-Wadala-Sion planning scheme of 1899-1900 and is a tiny part of what we know as the Seven Islands of Mumbai. The Dadar Mumbai area also known as lower Mahim (as it was located on the island of Mahim) was considered as an important place because of the Nossa Senhora de Salvação, now-a-days popular as Portuguese Church built by the same community in the year 1596 during their rule. It is also one of the most familiar Dadar Landmarks.
Dadar Mumbai is a hub of colonies. Starting from Hindu Colony, it has all possible residential colonies naming according to the type of crowd residing there in majority such as Dadar Parsi Colony, Lokmanya Tilak Colony, Shardashram Colony and so on.
Kabutar Khana is another famous beautiful old circular spot, seen in Bollywood movies in Dadar west. It is covered with market and being adjacent to Jain temple, it has become of the prime residential location here.
Dadar Mumbai is the only place in India which has both the Eastern and Western railway line dividing the area into east and west part respectively. The Dadar Railway station is the most busiest and crowded station of Mumbai, at the same time with east section known as Dadar T.T and west section known as Dadar B.B. The common railway station both to the Central and Western lines, make the station a transit point for thousands of passengers.
It has also a very popular vegetable market that is responsible for distributing vegetables and fruits across the city. Also, the Flower (Phul) Market and Chaityabhumi in Dadar Mumbai is very famous for its own kind.
If you are a shopaholic and concerned about your pocket size too, with two of the best markets of the city namely the Crawford market and the West market, Dadar actually witness a bustling shopping activities at extremely affordable rates. It is popular for comparatively cheap shopping destination for residents of suburbs, central Mumbai, distant satellite towns and last but not the least for the people across India. Here, you can get many nice dresses, jeans, shirts, gowns and other apparels at a very reasonable rates and also for a satisfactory shopping spree you don’t have to make your feet suffer from fatigue and pain.
Situated in the heart of Mumbai, Dadar, since many years has been a cultural and centre of entertainment; not just for the Marathi people but for the entire Indian diaspora. Not only because of the famous landmarks, monuments, parks and extremely people friendly railway station, Dadar Mumbai apart from Chowpatty, has its beautiful historic cinema halls such as Sharda Talkies, Plaza Cinema, Chitra Theater and Premier Cinema.
The Worli Fort, Mahatma Gandhi Olympic Swimming Pool, Passport Office, Chaitya Bhoomi (Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar), art galleries, several amusement parks, mouth-watering restaurants, bars and pubs and some really nice, clean and reasonably affordable hotels to stay for; Dadar Mumbai has it all. Here you can find some extremely amazing Marathi food specialty shops. Mama Kane is one of those cheapest and nearest shop exactly opposite station in west. Surti- another famous sweet and farshan shop and a Special lassi Shop- famous for sweet, creamy and delicious lassi (sweet curd) just opposite to popular Nakshatra mall; Dadar offers you with so much options to pick up for!
Dadar Mumbai is well connected by trains as well as road transport for obvious reasons. Only few kilometres away from the Chatrapati Shivaji Bus Terminus and Santa Cruz Airport, it is a kind of place to watch out for.
Hotels in DadarBawa Regency
Address: Gokul Das Pasta Road, Behid Chitra Cinema, Dadar (E), Mumbai
Accessibility: Mumbai Domestic Airport : 10 KM, Dadar Railway Station : 2 KM, Dadar Bus Stand : 5 KM
Address: 20-B, Pritam Estates, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Mumbai
Accessibility: International Airport : 12 KM, Domestic Airport : 8 KM
Ramee Guestline Dadar
Address: Plot No. 3, Kohinoor Road, Dadar (E)
Accessibility: Santacruz Domestic Airport : 6 KM, Andheri Railway Station : 4 KM
Restaurants in DadarOven Fresh
Address: 68 Kiran Building
J Ranade Marg, Dadar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Phone: 022 6760 0017
Chandragupta Ramee Hotel
Address: Vidya Bhavan C H S, Dadar (west), Opposite Sena Bhavan
Dadasaheb Rege Marg, Dadar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Phone: 022 2444 6406
Green Bar and Restaurant
Address: 223, Shivnath Building, Ranade Road, Shivaji Park Extension, Dadar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400028
Phone: 022 2445 8160
Gypsy Chinese Restaurant and Bar
Address: Opposite Shiv Sena Bhawan
Keluskar Rd, Shivaji Park, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Phone: 022 2445 5965