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VASAI VIRAR TOURISM GUIDE

Arnala Fort, Vasai

(Timings: Always open, but not recommended to visit during nights)

Also known as Jaldurg or Janjira Arnala, it is located on an island. The features of the fort include huge ramparts, watch tower, large water reserve and stone gateway. It also has the temples of Goddess Bhavani, Lord Shiva, Ambakeshwar and padukas of Shrinityanand Maharaj. Buses are available from Virar station to Arnala market. From Arnala market one has to get on small fish trawlers to reach on the fort.

Bassein Fort/Vasai Fort, Vasai Virar

(Timings: Always open, but not recommended to visit during nights and better visit with your group.)

Surrounded by water on three sides, Vasai Fort is marine fort which has strong stone wall with 11 bastions. The fort has also rich greenery and is used for Bollywood shooting. Due to remoteness of the fort, it might be risky to visit on weekdays. Autorickshaws, buses are most common mode of transport. Nearest Railway Station is Vasai Road station, from which ST buses, local buses, autorikshaws are available.

Beaches in Vasai Virar

Arnala Beach, Virar,

(Water Sports & Other facilities: Paragliding, sky gliding and camel rides are available)

Arnala beach is famous weekend destination located in Virar. Surrounded by suru trees, the beach also has paragliding and camel rides. The beach is ideal for weekend break with the family resorts available near the beach. Nearest Railway station is Virar with 9 km. ST buses/Shared autorikshaws are available from Virar station.

Pilgrimages in Vasai Virar


Jivdani Temple, Virar,

(Timings: 2.30 am to 8.00 pm, http://www.jivdanidevi.com/, Contact: (0250) 2523698, 2523398 (0250) 2521777)

Dedicated to Goddess Jivdani Mata, Jivdani temple is situated on the top of a hill. One has to climb around 1300 steps to reach the temple however rope way is available. The view from the temple of surroundings hills and Virar City is striking. Share Auto rickshaws are available from Virar Railway Station. Dusshera is celebrated with full enthusiasm

Shree Vajreshwari Yogini Devi Mandir, Vasai,

(www.vajreshwariyogini.com, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Dedicated to Goddess Vajreshwari, according to legends, Lord Rama and Lord Parashuram visited this temple. The temple is surrounded by stone and has to climb through stone to reach the temple. At distance of 5 km from Mandir, there are 20 hot water kunds which are said to be created by former volcano. Pilgrims take bath in hot water to take blessings of God. Main festival is Navratri Utsav in month September/October and other festivals includes Dipavali, Shri Datta Jayanti, Holi, Hanuman Jayanti, Godhadebaba Shrine worship.

There is hot water springs located in the Vajreshwari area as well as in Ganeshpuri and in Akoli. The springs have high sulphur content and are believed to cure many skin ailments.

Tungareshwar Temple, Vasai,

(www.tungareshwar.com)

This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated in greenery of Tungreshwar hills. It is also famous for waterfall and river. Many treks and nature trails in this area are conducted during monsoon. Nearest railway station is Vasai on Western Route. Share Auto rickshaws are available from Vasai Railway Station.

Waterparks and Amusement Centres in Vasai Virar

Mount View Resort, Vasai

(Tad Pada, Usgaon, Near BCC Bank Rest House, Vasai - vajreshwari road, Vasai (East), Thane. Timing: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, 0250-6991171, 99601 20741 / 98227 75439 / 98228 40704 / 9545723424, http://www.mountviewresort.in/)

Resort is surrounded by mountains, beautiful gardens, shacks fields, with clean environment and is especially a very good place for all nature lovers. A visit to resort will remind you of a hill station with beautiful views and natural scenery, calm and peaceful real experience with Mother Nature and a beautiful full moon light. Facilities: Swimming pool with DJ system, Waterfall, Kid pool etc.

The Great Escape, Virar

(Parol - Bhiwandi Road, Off Vajreshwari Road, Bombay Ahmedabad highway,

Virar (East) Thane, Timings: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, 9320162627, 09930276795, 09987000022, 07507778271/72/73/74, www.greatescape.co.in, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

The Great Escape Water Park is equipped with all the facilities to tackle all the challenges at the park. The Water Park is conceptualized, executed and managed by Arihant Industrial Corporation Ltd, a multi-product and multi-dimensional company. The Great Escape Water Park is just the perfect retreat for everybody, including senior citizens. The water park is enveloped with soothing sights of some abundantly peaceful foliage and greenery. It also houses a temple and other places of religious significance close by. Seniors citizens can take time to visit these sites as well.

Park Amenities: Children can enjoy unlimited games and masti at the multipurpose play system which has games like: Swings, See saw, Slides, Maps and scramblers.

Yazoo Park, Virar (West)

(Global City, Virar, Narangi Bypass Road, Near Viva College, Virar West, Thane- 401303, Timings: Park:12pm - 9pm, Ride:12:00pm - 8:45pm, Contact: 9004492928/29/30, www.yazoopark.com, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Yazoo Park brings you a complete joy package. Joy rides, toy train, musical fountain, electronic play zone, kid zones, amphitheatre, adventure rides, toddlers’ zone and food court to entertain all ages of visitors. The fun junction awaits you at Virar (west).

Facilities: Disco Coaster, Vertical Chair, Yazoo Express, Free Fall, Ferris wheel, Merry Go Round etc.

Other recreation: Musical Amphitheatre, Little Wonder, Mini Wonder, Fish Pedicure and Foot Zone, Gaming Zone etc.

Maanas Resort, Virar (West)

(Arnala Beach, Arnala Navapur Road, Virar (West), Mumbai-401302.

0250-2584114/0250-2584115, 9604932006, 9881411464, http://www.maanasresort.com)

Maanas Resort is a beautiful resort with various facilities to experience the weekend after a hectic work schedule.

Palm Beach Resort, Virar (West)

(Timings: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm, 98811 89677 / 090111 25331, 092737 31356 / 93232 83117

0250 – 2585151, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , www.palmbeachresort.in)

Palm Beach Resort located just opposite to Arnala Beach, Virar and surrounded by nice palm trees. Palm Beach Resort is a perfect place for large groups who wants to enjoy overnight or day picnic within their budget. The resort has Swimming Pool, Rain Dance & Water rides for your enjoyment. Separate water rides are available for small kids.

Nandanvan Resort, Virar (East)

(At Bhalivali, After Crossing Tansa River Bridge and connected flyover, N.H.8, Taluka-Vasai, Dist-Thane/Palghar, 401 305, 9890887387, 7057427387, (0250) 6966434, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , http://www.nandanvanresort.com)

Nandanvan Resort is spread over 2 acre spender of greenery and serenity; it is universal place for all agers. Nandanvan embodies a true home away from home for those who know appreciate the best. Nandanvan Resort is the rare opportunity for both veg. & non.veg gourmets.

Facilities: Two Swimming Pools, Three Water jet slides, Rain Dance, DJ Music System.

Mushroom Umbrella, Children Pool, Mini Train, Jumping Pad, Children Playground.

Anand Resort, Virar (West)

(Anand Farm, Arnala Beach, Virar (W), (0250) - 258 7387, 98220 46999, 92269 37820

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Anand Resort is the ideal getaway for anyone who loves the sea. Away from hues and cries of city world, the beach Resort serves as a great weekend gateway for beach lovers. The candy man and chuski walas present at this beach toss up juicy flavoured ice bars to beat the heat. The sleepy beach near Virar, is a weekend retreat for the people of Mumbai and a favoured venue for beach holidays. It offers a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of India's most busy metropolis.

Facilities: Swimming pools, Water slides, Tube Water Slides, Rain Dance, Kids Play Area.

Patil Resort, Virar (West)

(Arnala Beach, Dhaspada, Arnala, Virar (W), Taluk Vasai, Dist. Palghar, Virar, Maharashtra 401302, 098224 86184, 9881633939, 9850662701, http://www.patilresort.com)

Patil Resort is surrounded by beautiful trees, and has Arnala Beach and Fort within 2 minutes of Vicinity; it offers the vital escape from the day-to-day pollution of city side. You can just enjoy the clean and fresh air of country side.

Facilities: 3 big Swimming Pools, 8 water slides, 2 Rain Dance Floors, D. J. Music Systems, 2 Umbrella Mushroom Fountains, Children Play Park

L.D'S Green Resort, Virar (West)

(Timings: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm, Lopes Wadi, Arnala, Via. Virar (W), Tal: Vasai, Pin - 401302, Dist. - Thane, 09850252001, 09657056264, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , http://ldsgreenresort.com)

L.D'S Green resort has 4 Swimming Pools, 6 Big Water Slides, D.J. Music System, Mike System, Mushroom Fall with Sprinkles, Rain Dance along with play park for kids and Ample Parking Space. L.D'S Green Resort is ideal for School Picnic/Camping/Private Parties/Get-Together Celebrations/Wedding Anniversaries/Kitty Parties etc.

Sagar resort, Virar (West)

(Timings: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm, 95250-6824732, 9822422475, 9822840787

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In the soul-soothing ambience of Arnala beach lies Sagar Resort a luxurious getaway located within the city, yet away from it's chaos. A place where visitors can enjoy the sun, the wind, the water, the greenery is none other than Sagar Resort.

Facilities: 4 swimming pools, 2 Rain Dance Floor, 10 Water Slides, Largest Water Fall,

Umbrella Fountain, DJ Music System, Playground for kids with swings, Sports field for activities such as football and cricket

Sargam Water Park, Vasai

(Timings: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, Survey No. 52, Village Nagale, Near Rly. Crossing, Chinchoti, Kaman Bhiwandi road, Off N.H 8, Vasai East, Taluka: Vasai, Dist. Thane-401102, http://sargamwaterpark.com)

Sargam Water Park is situated amidst natural surroundings with various fruit bearing trees like Mangoes, Chikoo, Papaya, and Pomegranate. The major attractions include DJ ROOM, Unlimited Snacks and variety of water slides.

Features: Swimming Pools, Landing Pools, Kiddies Pools, Rain Dance, Mushroom Umbrella, MPWS system, D J system, Jungle Theme, Water Slide including Family slide, Pendulum, Two Way Slide, Jungle Theme, Crazy cruise slide, Body slide, Kids slide.

Sheetal Samudra Mini Goa Resort, Nalasopara (West)

(http://www.minigoaonline.com, Kalamb Beach, Nalasopara West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 401305, 091672 45526)

Sheetal Samudra - Mini Goa, a budget property is located at Kalamb Beach, Nalasopara West. This is the only Beach Resort near Mumbai where, sea waves touch the fence walls of the restaurant.

Facilities: Twins Swimming pools, DJ music, Rain dance, Beach games, Outdoor games, Boating etc.

Manthan Resort, Virar (West)

(Timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, 9637990900, 7798258262, Navapur Beach Road, Virar West, Vatar, Maharashtra 401301, www.manthanresort.com)

Mathan Resort is definitely an ultimate and out of the world source of entertainment. At Manthan Resort, the water rides are not just dumped but each has the importance of giving thrill and challenge.

Facilities: 2 Big Swimming pools, 2 Rain Dance Floor, 7 Water Slides, Playground for kids with swings, Sports field for activities such as football and cricket.

Kshitij Resort, Nalasopara (West)

(Rajodi, Nalasopara West, 401301, 098228 83750, http://www.kshitijresort.net/)

Close to the city, home to nature's beauty get relive from your day to day stress and tension in one single day.

Mamta Resort

(Jeladi Road, Opp. Vatar School Virar (West), Mumbai, 401 301. 95250-2585325, 2025221, Mob - 9323175424/9767250347, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , http://www.mamtaresort.net)

Mamta Resort is located on Jaladi-Vatar Beach, just 7 km. west of the picturesque town of Virar.

Facilities: Swimming pool with DJ System

Also Check, Tourist Places, Beaches and Water Parks in Dahanu Palghar.

Other Important Tourist Information about Vasai Virar

How to Reach Vasai Virar: Vasai and Virar are both railways stations connected to local Western Railways.

(75 km from Mumbai, 52 km from Thane, 125 km from Vashi)

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