Navi Mumbai as the name says New Mumbai is situated approx 30kms from the centre of Mumbai separated by a creek.It’s a planned satellite city of Mumbai. It is well connected with the main city by rail and roads. Surrounded by hills and sea, the city is much more peaceful than Mumbai. The environment here is full of lush greenery and trees.
There are plenty of places to see near Navi Mumbai, like Lonavala, Matheran, Alibaug and many others. But here we talk about the places within the main city.
Popular places you can visit in Navi Mumbai
1. Pandavkada Waterfall
Pandavkada waterfall is located in Kharghar in Navi Mumbai. According to legends, the Pandavas came here and took a bath during their exile and hence the name Pandavkada. This waterfall is about 350 feet high and one can experience lot of greenaries during monsoon season.
The place is about 5km from Kharghar Railway Station on Harbour line. It is best to visit this place during Monsoon. The place is situated near central park. One can get a local bus from Kharghar Station or can hire an auto.
2. Central Park
The Central Park of Kharghar is an urban park in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. The Park is located quite away from the busy city hence its quite calm, soothing and relaxing. It has good water body, nice greenery to relax. Its a huge park surround by Kharghar hill on one side. It has morning walk-trails, jogging tracks and amphitheatres along with active and passive recreation areas. There are also some food stalls inside the Park.
The park opens in morning hours from 5 am to 9 am for joggers and it reopens at 5 pm and closes at 9 pm.
3. Sagar Vihar and Mini Seashore
Sagar Vihar is situated in Sector 8, Vashi, Navi Mumbai. It is about 3km away from Vashi Station on Harbour line. Sagar Vihar Sagar Vihar is a popular destination for the locals in Navi Mumbai.
Its is a perfect place for relaxation and one can enjoy a great view of the Sunset.
One can take the Joggers park to reach the mini seashore which is like a pond and is an extension of Vashi/Thane Creek.
4. Rock Garden
The Hilly garden is located near Nerul Railway station on Harbour Line and has an entry fee of Rs 5. The garden is on the East side, Its about 10 mins walk from Nerul Station. The garden is clean and well maintained having adequate walking tracks, rides, benches, lawns, toy trains, small amphitheatre People often visit this place with their kids.
5. Wonder Park
The major attraction of the Park is the mini seven wonders and hence the name.Wonder Park is located in Nerul on the eastern side and is about 2kms away from Nerul Station. It has an entry fee of Rs 35 for adult and has additional charges for rides.
6. Hanging garden
Despite the name Hanging Garden, It’s not a hanging garden but its a garden on top of the Hill and is a great place to hang out. It can be called as Malabar Hill of Navi Mumbai.The spot gives you a wonderful view of Belapur and its surroundings. You can hire an auto from Belapur Station which is about 2km away from the spot but its better to reserve the auto as while returning you may not get one.
You can hang out in this garden with family or friends, and enjoy the beautiful and peaceful view from the hilltop.
Navi Mumbai is a well planned, clean city which is still blooming. Beside this, there is DY Patil Stadium which recently hosted FIFA U17 World cup matches and there are several beautiful Parks, religious places in the city. There are many malls, restaurants and multiplexes, in short, the city will never let you get bored.
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