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Borivali
Borivali
or Borivli is a neighborhood located in north-west Mumbai. Borivali
Borivali
is approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) from Mumbai Airport. The estimated population of Borivali
Borivali
in 2010 was 513,077.

Contents

1 History 2 Landmarks 3 Transport 4 Railway station 5 Notable people 6 Attractions 7 Education

7.1 Schools

7.1.1 Borivali
Borivali
(West) 7.1.2 Borivali
Borivali
(East) 7.1.3 Government owned schools

7.2 Colleges

8 See also 9 References

History[edit] Borivali
Borivali
was developed of what once used to be a congregate region of smaller towns namely; Eksar, Poisar, Vazira, Shimpoli, Mandpeshwar, Kanheri, Tulsi, Magathane and others, which were situated on and around Mount Poinsur, between the Dahisar River and Poisar
Poisar
River. It is believed that the name "Borivali" comes from existence of a lot of bushes of a sweet fruit called "Borr(Marathi/Gujarati)" meaning berries in English. Hence, named the town of berries literally 'bori-vali'. The existence of the ancient temple of Lord Ganesha "Shree Svayambhu Ganpati devalaya" in Vazira naka area, meaning the 'self manifested ' or the 'one that is created from its own accord' in Hinduism and Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, at Mt. Poinsur, Christian church are the true examples of the mix of ethnicity and vibrant cultural mix of the population living here since ages. The pre-historic era's "Mandpeshwar" and "Kanheri caves" stand a testament to the rich history of this place. Borivali
Borivali
was spelt 'Berewlee' by the then ruled India under the British Raj Era. It is also spelled and pronounced as "Borivli". Borivali
Borivali
is lush green still even after being populated densely due to the presence of "The Sanjay Gandhi National Park" (SGNP), previously known as the "BORIVALI NATIONAL PARK" in east and the lush mangroves in the west end of Borivali
Borivali
. Borivali
Borivali
was once inhabited by various ethnic groups who had huge parcels of lands and cultivated fruit orchards and were called "wadis" simply meaning orchard in Marathi/Gujarati. Almost all the land here was rich and fertile, suitable for agriculture and cultivation of fruits; especially mangoes (Aamba), sapota (Chickoos), coconut trees (Naaral) are abundant here. Other than this it was also a fishing haven due to its proximity to the local "Gorai" beach. Gorai
Gorai
beach is one of the hidden gems of Mumbai
Mumbai
city, less populated and still cleaner than most of its counterparts. Borivali
Borivali
boasts a shopping mall, one of the earliest in Mumbai, called "Indraprastha" Due to trade and urbanization, Borivali
Borivali
has emerged as one of the major neighborhoods after Bandra, Andheri, due to its rail, road network and airport connectivity and development of schools, colleges, offices and industries during the last 40 years. Landmarks[edit] Borivali
Borivali
lies in north-west Mumbai. Its one of the major neighborhoods of Mumbai. Social amenities include hospitals, schools, colleges, cafes, restaurants, parks and shopping malls.It is a lovely green neighborhood with gardens at almost every block. Borivali
Borivali
is the only neighborhood in Mumbai
Mumbai
which has a forest on the east (Sanjay Gandhi National Park) & mangrove forests in Gorai, in the west. It also has two rivers which pass through it; the Dahisar
Dahisar
river and Poisar river. The Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Sanjay Gandhi National Park
lies in the eastern half of Borivali near the Western Urban Road. It is a bustling forest, with an estimated 800 types of mauve, 1000 plant species, 251 species of migratory, land and water birds, 50,000 species of insects, 40 species of mammals, 38 species of reptiles, 9 species of amphibians, 150 species of butterflies and a large variety of fish. Also, it houses a 4th-century BCE archaeological site called Kanheri Caves. The park extends to most of the suburbs in Mumbai. It has three huge statues of Jain tirthankar Lord Adinath and his two sons Bharat and Bahubali. Borivali
Borivali
is home to the Mandapeshwar Caves which are in the west. There was a tunnel to Vasai Fort
Vasai Fort
passing through Borivali; it is said to be touching these caves. The entry to the tunnels from the caves no more exists. These caves have a rich history and are proved to be built by the same people as the Kanheri Caves. One of the many gardens that Borivali
Borivali
boasts of is the Veer Savarkar Udyan on Lokmanya Tilak Road. It has four entrances from T.P.S. road, Factory lane and Babhai and is an ideal place for all which have facilities like jogging track, boating area, kids' play-garden, skating etc. Gorai
Gorai
Udyan is at Gorai
Gorai
Sector-1. In 2009, Jhansi Ki Rani Laxmibai Joggers' Park[3] was inaugurated on Link road adjacent to the famous Eskay Resort. The plot measures around 4 acres, has a jogging track surrounding a water body where boating facilities have been started and features slabs with information on various freedom fighters scripted on them, besides seating areas for senior citizens. Another Joggers' Park is located in Chikuwadi. Borivali
Borivali
is a melting pot of different ages as the large number of gardens in the western part of this suburb makes this an ideal residential option for kids, senior citizens, the middle aged, and college goers. It has also become a hub for street food. One of the finest 'Navratri' Indian festival devoted and celebrated for Durga
Durga
(Hindu Goddess)is held at Kora Kendra Ground, which is the major attraction and well known celebration done in this suburb. Festivals are celebrated with equal enthusiasm and joy be it Hindu, Muslim or Christian as all faiths have blended very beautifully here in this lovely neighborhood At the eastern side of Borivali,the Temple of Sai-Dham with many Hindu deities under one roof is worshiped. And Vazira Naka situated in west is very well known for Siddhivinayak Temple of Lord Ganesh (Swayambhu). Borivali
Borivali
is home to several gaothans (village like localities) such as Vazira, Babhai, Eksar, Chikuwadi, Shimpoli, Poisur and others which are still there with their old charm but slowly giving way to the concrete jungle. Transport[edit] Road Ways: Autorickshaws, Taxis, BEST buses and Trains are the public modes of transport available in and to Borivali. Connectivity is set to increase with the two metro lines set to pass through Borivali
Borivali
viz. Mumbai
Mumbai
Metro Line 2 and Mumbai
Mumbai
Metro Line 7 Many outstation buses going to places all over Maharashtra
Maharashtra
also start from the Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Sanjay Gandhi National Park
area. The Domestic Airport is 18 km and International Airport is 14 km from Borivali. Borivali
Borivali
is also well connected to Thane, Vashi, Dadar, Sion and other places by BEST, NMMT and TMT buses.

BEST 202 goes from Gorai
Gorai
Depot to Mahim
Mahim
Rly Stn (W) Via Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (W). BEST 208 goes from Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (W) to Saraswati Complex, Dahisar (E). BEST 226 goes from Charkop Bus Stn to Barve Nagar (Ghatkopar) Via Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (W). BEST 245 goes from Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (W) to Charkop Bus Stn BEST 277 goes from Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (E) to Charkop, Kandivali
Kandivali
(W). BEST 293 goes from Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (E) to Jagardev Compound, Kajupada. BEST 296 goes from Mahavir Nagar Extension to Shanti Ashram via Satya Nagar, Haridas Nagar BEST 298 goes from Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (E) to Rawal Pada, Dahisar
Dahisar
(E). BEST 301 goes from Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (E) to Hanuman Tekdi Via Nancy Colony. BEST 309 goes from Gorai
Gorai
Depot to Kurla
Kurla
Rly Stn (W) Via Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (W). BEST 348 Ltd goes from Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (E) to Chunabhatti via Rani Laxmibai Chowk (Sion). BEST 440 Ltd goes from Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (E) to Wadala
Wadala
Depot. BEST 461 goes from Charkop Bus Stn to Mulund
Mulund
Check Naka Via Borivali Rly Stn (W). BEST 524 Ltd goes from Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (E) to APMC Market (Vashi). BEST 698 goes from Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (E) to NG Park, Rawal Pada, Dahisar
Dahisar
(E). BEST 700 Ltd goes from Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (E) To Thane
Thane
Rly Stn (E) Via Ghodbunder Road. BEST C-60 EXP goes from Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (E) to Deonar Depot. NMMT AC 123 goes from Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (E) to Jalvayu Vihar (Kharghar). NMMT AC 125 goes from Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (E) to Jalvayu Vihar (Kharghar) Via Eastern Express Highway. NMMT AC 131 goes from Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (E) to Airoli
Airoli
Bus Stn Via Thane Rly Stn (E), Ghodbunder Road. TMT AC 65 goes from Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (E) to Thane
Thane
Rly Stn (E) Via Ghodbunder Road. TMT 66 goes from Borivali
Borivali
Rly Stn (E) to Thane
Thane
Rly Stn (E) Via Ghodbunder Road.

Railway station[edit]

Borivali
Borivali
railway station

Main article: Borivali
Borivali
railway station Borivali railway station
Borivali railway station
is a railway station on the Western line of the Mumbai
Mumbai
Suburban Railway network. The Borivali
Borivali
Railway Station is a terminus for all slow, semi-fast and fast trains on the Mumbai Suburban Railway system. It also serves as the final city-limit stop for all mail and express trains on Western Railway before leaving Mumbai. As of 2006, there were plans to extend the Harbour Line to Borivali, and expansion plans are in full steam at the railway station.

Old Borivali
Borivali
Station Layout

Borivali
Borivali
station layout is now changed as only numbering of platform number. Now platform number 8 is 1,7 is 2,1 is 3,2 is 4& ahead. Notable people[edit]

Rohit Sharma, Indian Cricketer, Swami Vivekanand International School student[4] Jaywant Dalvi, Marathi author Dhondutai Kulkarni, Hindustani classical singer Ratnakar Pai, Hindustani classical singer Drashti Dhami, TV Actress Avdhoot Gupte, Marathi Classical Singer Bhavya Gandhi, Child Artist Known as Tapu in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Tanuj Mahashabde, Artist Known as Iyer in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Rohan Shah, Actor, Acted in Channel V and Aao Wish Karein (Movie) Gopal Shetty, Member of Parliament, BJP Bose Krishnamachari, Malayali Painter Vinod Tawde, Member of Legislative Assembly, Minister Gopal Shetty, Member of Parliament Ram Naik, UP Governor, former minister J.P. dubey, notable high court advocate

Attractions[edit]

Prabodhankar Thackeray Auditorium - A wide variety of dramas, plays are Scheduled (in Marathi, Konkani, Gujarati, Hindi & also in some south Indian languages).

Gorai
Gorai
Creek is on the western coast of Borivali. It serves as a transit route via ferry to the other side. It also has a government funded fish-market alongside a huge chain of restaurants and shopping places to serve as a commercial venture.

Gorai
Gorai
Beach is on the western end of Borivali. One can reach here by crossing the Gorai
Gorai
Creek in a ferry. Rickshaw is available on the other side of the ferry. On holidays the beach is full of visitors and localites. Plenty of accommodation options are also available at Gorai beach.[5]

Essel World: One of Mumbai's largest amusement parks.[6]

Water Kingdom: Asia's largest water park.[7]

Swayambhu Ganpati Mandir at Vazira Naka, Borivali
Borivali
(W): "Swayambhu" means " self-incarnating " in Marathi. It is claimed by the local community that a mural of Lord Ganesh appeared on the rocks adjacent to a small pond all of a sudden. Considering it to be blessed, a temple was built around the site which is heavily venerated both locally and afar.

The Global Vipassana Pagoda - Pagoda is a meditation center in Gorai. It contains the world's largest stone dome built without any supporting pillars.

Education[edit] Schools[edit] Borivali
Borivali
(West)[edit]

Swami Vivekanand International School [8] Vibgyor High School[9] Saint Francis D'Assisi High School JBCN International School [10] Don Bosco High School Borivali
Borivali
and Junior College (W)[11] Sailee International School Bima Nagar Education Society High School (BNES) R.C.Patel High School Mary Immaculate Girls' High School Dr. Pillai Global Academy, Gorai[12] Ajmera Global School[13] St. Anne's High School[14] St. Lawrence High School Suvidya Prasarak Sanghache Suvidya Group Schools:[15]

Vazira Branch Gorai
Gorai
Branch [Shri. Manohar Hariram Chogle Vidyalaya] Magathane Branch [Shri. Magubhai Dattani (Yojana) Vidyalaya]

Vidya Vikas Sabha High School St. Rocks High School Pragati Vidyalaya Nalanda Academy Shri. Namdar Gokhale High School Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya[16] Our Lady of Vailankanni High School Vijay Nagar High School M.K.V.V International Vidyalaya[17] Acharya Narendra Deo Vidya Mandir Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vidyalaya J B Khot High School Sharad Pawar International School Anandrao Pawar School

Borivali
Borivali
(East)[edit]

St. Xavier's High School Nalanda English High School Abhinav Vidya Mandir Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir Borivili[18] St. John's High School[19] Yojana Vidyalaya, Tata power house Sheth Gopalji Hansraj High School

Government owned schools[edit]

BMC School, Eksar [ Marathi / Hindi / Urdu ] BMC School, Shimpoli [ Marathi ] BMC School, Babhai [ Marathi / Gujarati ] BMC School, Sodawala Lane [ Marathi / Hindi / Gujarati / Urdu/ Telugu / Kannada] BMC School (Rajda), Factory Lane [ Marathi ] BMC School, Ashok Van [ Marathi ] BMC School, Datta Pada [ Marathi / Gujarati / Hindi] BMC School, Gorai
Gorai
Gaav [ Marathi ] BMC School, Magathane [ Marathi ] BMC School, Rajendra Nagar [ Marathi / Hindi ] BMC School, Kajupada [ Marathi / Hindi ]

Colleges[edit]

Chogale Jr College of Science and Commerce[20] PACE Junior Science College, Borivali
Borivali
branch[21] M.J. Junior College of Science[22] Holy Angels College Of Alternative Medicines St. Francis Education Group:

St. Francis Institute of Management & Research[23] St. Francis ITI[24] St. Francis Institute of Art & Design[25] St. Francis Institute of Technology[26]

Bima Nagar Education Society Jr. College Of Commerce Anandibai Kale College GES's Bhausaheb Vartak Arts, Commerce and Science College[27]

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Polytechnic St. Rock's College Of Commerce & Science

MPV Valia College Of Commerce Gokhale School and Junior College Nalanda College Pragati Vidyalaya & Junior College Sanstha College Of Arts & Commerce R R International College Sheth Gopalji Hemraj High School & Junior College Yojana Junior College LN College Aditya Institute of Management School of Environment and Architecture(SEA)

See also[edit]

Devipada Kandivali Dahisar Sanjay Gandhi National Park

References[edit]

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Gorai
Beach". Retrieved 26 March 2012.  ^ "Esselworld". www.esselworld.in. Retrieved 2017-12-05.  ^ "Water Kingdom - Asia's Largest Theme Water Park". www.waterkingdom.in. Retrieved 2017-12-05.  ^ "Best ICSE International School in Borivali
Borivali
- Gorai
Gorai
- Charkop - Malad". www.svischool.com. Retrieved 2017-11-25.  ^ "ICSE CBSE School in Borivali, Mumbai
Mumbai
- VIBGYOR High". www.vibgyorhigh.com. Retrieved 2017-11-25.  ^ "Don Bosco High School, Borivli Virtue conquers Hardships". donboscoborivli.org. Retrieved 2017-11-25.  ^ "Don Bosco High School, Borivli Virtue conquers Hardships". donboscoborivli.org. Retrieved 2017-11-25.  ^ "DPGA Gorai". dpga.ac.in. Retrieved 2017-11-25.  ^ School., Ajmera Global. "Top International School in Borivali, Mumbai
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Borivali
East An International Initiative in Value Education". borivalieast.ssrvm.org. Retrieved 2017-11-25.  ^ "ST.JOHN'S HIGH SCHOOL". sjhsicse.com. Retrieved 2017-11-25.  ^ "Home". suvidyaprasaraksanghborivali.in. Retrieved 2017-11-25.  ^ "Best Junior Science College in Borivali
Borivali
PACE Junior Science College". www.pacejuniorsciencecollege.com. Retrieved 2017-11-25.  ^ "M.J. Junior College of Science". M.J. Junior College of Science. Retrieved 2017-11-25.  ^ "Best Management Institute SFIMAR Mumbai
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India". www.sfimar.org. Retrieved 2017-11-25.  ^ "ST. FRANCIS INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INSTITUTE". www.stfrancisiti.com. Retrieved 2017-11-25.  ^ "St. Francis Institute of Art & Design St. Francis Institute of Art & Design". sfartinstitute.com. Retrieved 2017-11-25.  ^ "St. Francis Institute of Technology". www.sfitengg.org. Retrieved 2017-11-25.  ^ "Gokhale College Boriwali -". sbvartakcollege.in. Retrieved 2017-11-25. 

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