Andheri is among the busiest railway station of Mumbai and is one of the oldest places in Mumbai. It carries more than nine lacs passengers daily. Here are some facts about Andheri.
Living in Andheri
Being a major junction along the Western and Harbour railway lines, while the Central line is accessible up to Ghatkopar via the Metro rail. It is close to the Bandra Kurla Complex, the city’s commercial district. Those working at SEEPZ (Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone) in Andheri East are happily placed on living in bustling Andheri. MIDC is located in Andheri East, while there are many IT hubs, private offices, premium car showrooms, and also the Veera Desai Industrial Estate in Andheri West. Seeing a film or TV actor is quite common here, as many of them live in the suburb’s upper-class Lokhandwala Complex. Apart from sprawling malls, multiplexes and a clutch of restaurants and pubs, Andheri offers a vibrant nightlife and many party spots.
Things to do in Andheri
Continuing Juhu Beach towards the Andheri suburbs, Versova Beach is comparatively less crowded and only separated by a creek from the former beach. It attracts numerous professional photographers and shutterbugs, especially during dawn and dusk to capture the enchanting panorama and landscape vistas. Besides, the beach offers several sports like cycling, horse riding, snorkeling, etc. Ganesh Chaturthi festival is celebrated with a tremendous ostentatious display and the season draws tourists in numbers to be a part of the festivities. September to March is considered the best time to visit Versova beach. The other months can get unbearable due to the heat and humidity.
These ancient caves are located in the heart of the city and are 2000-year-old Buddhist caves with marvelous carvings. Buddhist Stupa’s existence indicates the dwelling of Buddhist monks here. Surprisingly it is clean and efficiently maintained, the caves are far from the city area hence give a sense of serenity.
Shopping At Lokhandwala Market?
Just 5 kilometers away located from Andheri Station, it is famous not only for its convenient accessibility and location but also because it offers a range of items at really cost-effective prices. One can find everything ranging from jewelry to electronic elements and from footwear to fruits, in this single market, and the shopkeepers are willing to bargain too! It is perhaps why Lokhandwala is mainly famous amongst college-goers, who can buy the latest fashion at affordable prices. From roadside Bhel and Panipuri to international chains such as McDonald’s and Dominoes, there are more than enough options to tantalize your tastebuds.
Pin code: 400053, 400047