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Kalyan
Kalyan
Location of Kalyan
in Maharashtra and India
Coordinates 19°15′N 73°08′E / 19.25°N 73.13°E / 19.25; 73.13
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District(s) Thane
Nearest city Dombivli
Parliamentary constituency Kalyan
Assembly constituency Kalyan(w), Kalyan(e), Kalyan - Rural
Population 1800000
Literacy 90%
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)

Kalyan (Marathi: कल्याण) is a city in the Thane district of Maharashtra, and a major railway junction in the vicinity of Mumbai, India. It is the capital of Kalyan Taluka, an administrative subdivision of the district. The city has been combined with its neighbouring township of Dombivli to form the City Corporation of Kalyan-Dombivli. It is considered a part of the Greater Mumbai metropolitan agglomeration, along with Navi Mumbai and the cities of Bhiwandi, Thane.

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History

Kalyan is a port for more than two millennia until siltation and the rise of Mumbai eclipsed it and its sister ports, Sopara, Thane, Vasai, etc. The port was ruled by the Maurya and Gupta Empires of North India and later was part of a petty Konkan principality vassal to the Yadava Empire of Deogiri. Extensive ruins in Kalyan indicate the city's former magnificence.

After the Khilji sack of Deogiri, the Yadavas fled into the Konkan region and set up their base at Mahikawati, modern Mahim; Kalyan was a part of the brief Yadava state of Mahikawati. Mahikawati was conquered by the Muslims who set up petty coastal principalities.

As a major entrepot, Kalyan soon became, by 530-535 CE the seat of a Nestorian bishop[1]. The Churches of South Asia which were ecclesiastically dependent on the Church of Assyria and Chaldea in Mesopotamia or modern Iraq, lands then subject to the Persian Empire (Sassanians), early fell with it into the Nestorian Schism and used Middle Persian as the liturgical language. The Konkan, Tulunad and Malabar Coasts of South Asia are marked by stone crosses with Pahlavi inscriptions.

According to some interpretations, Bombay region on the Konkan coast, a region which have been known after the ancient town Kalyan, was the field of Saint Bartholomew missionary activities and his martyrdom.[2]

During the Middle Ages, Pope John XX, headquartered at Avignon, sent a group of five missionaries to the Mongol Emperor at Khanbalik, modern Beijing in China, under the Dominican Fray Giordano or Jordanus. On their way, they picked up a novice, Demetrius, from West Asia and then travelled through South Asia, succoring the Nestorian Christians there, who were hard pressed by the Muslims. Giordano left his colleagues at Kalyan and travelled back north to Gujarat. During his absence, the Muslim governor and Qazi of Thane summoned the missionaries and demanded submission to Islam; when they refused, they were murdered (1321). The local Nestorians collected their remains and buried them; Giordano, on his return, took them to Sopara and buried them there. The Muslim Arab sultan of Gujarat, when informed of this development, summoned his governor of Thane and the Qazi; the Qazi fled but the governor was executed for his actions that militated against international commerce. When a later missionary, Odoric de Pordenone (fr:Odoric de Pordenone), visited Thane in 1324-1325, he collected their remains and moved on to China.

The Martyrs of Thane were canonized by Pope Leo XIII and are Saints Thomas of Tolentino, James of Padua, Peter of Siena and Demetrius of Tiflis.

In the later Middle Ages, Kalyan was occupied by the Ahmednagar Sultanate, an indigenous dynasty founded by a man forcibly converted from a Hindu Brahmin family as a child, and then by the Bijapur Sultanate, an Indo-Turkish state in the Deccan in the 1500s, and later by the Mughals under the Emperor Shah Jahan, who fortified the city in the mid-1600s. It came under Portuguese sway for a brief time before being re-conquered by the Muslim allies of the Mughals, and was later conquered by the Marathas, who made it one of their strategic centers because it guarded the entrance to Mumbai and the western coast of India. Kashibai, wife of the Peshwa Bajirao was born in Kalyan. About eighty years after the Maratha conquest, the Maratha Empire was forced to cede it to the British and Kalyan became part of the Bombay Presidency, a British India province that became Bombay state after India's independence in 1947.

In the Middle Ages, when Kalyan was occupied by the Ahmednagar Sultanate, they gave name as Gulshanabad and in the time of Maratha it was changed to Kalyan.

Kaali Masjid : It was founded by Mughal emperor Akbar. It is located on the bank of the lake called as "Kaala Talav".

Durgadi Fort (किल्ले दुर्गाडी): It is not known when the Durgadi fort was constructed. The wall of the fort along the top of the inner bank of the ditch, and, near the north end, had a gateway known as the Delhi or Killyacha Darwaja, which was entered by a path along the top of the north side of the town wall. Inside the fort there was a low belt of ground, about the same level, as the top of the ditch, with a shallow pond not far from the Delhi gate. The remains of the pond are still visible, in the north-west corner the fort rose in a small flat-topped mound about thirty feet high. On the top of the mound, on the west crest which overhangs and is about 100 feet (30 m) above the river, is the prayer wall or idgah, sixty-four feet long, thirteen high and seven thick, which is now in a dilapidated condition. This doubtful wall is said to be of the old Durga temple wall and is thickly plastered. It is said that near the east crest of the mound there was a mosque, but no remains of it can be traced. About thirty to forty yards of the idgah was a round cut stone wall of great depth, eleven feet in diameter with a wall two feet eleven inches thick at the top, which has now completely, collapsed except the basement of the wall. Under the Marathas (1760–72), a new gate about 150 feet (46 m) to the south of the Ganesh gate was opened near the mansion of Ramji Mahadeo Biwalkar, the Peshwa s Governor. In the citadel of the fort Marathas built a small wooden temple of Durgadevi behind the mosque, and called the fort Durgadi Killa in honour of the goddess, a name which it still bears. They also converted the mosque into Ramji's temple. The fort measures 220 feet (67 m) in length and somewhat less in breadth. Under the English the fort wall was dismantled and stones carried to build the Kalyan and Thane piers and a dwelling for the customs inspector in the west of the Kalyan fort. The gate to the north-west is almost the only trace of the fort wall, which is of rough stone masonry. During 1876 the original idol of the goddess Durga was stolen.

Attractions in Kalyan

  1. Metro Junction Mall
  2. Durgadi Killa (Fort) of the Shivaji Era.
  3. Akshat MahaGanpati Mandir (Peshwa Temple)
  4. Pokharan Ganpati, Parnaka
  5. Kala Talav, Kalyan
  6. Malang-gad
  7. Acharya Atre Rang Mandir
  8. Ganesh Ghat

Around Kalyan...

  1. Shri Gajanan Maharaj Temple, Lonadh
  2. Birla Mandir, Shahad, (One of the most beautiful temples, dating back centuries and a must visit, currently maintained by the Birla Group)
  3. Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple - Titwala 27 km
  4. Malshej Ghat - 80 km

Transport

Kalyan is a historical place. The Tanga (Horse-Wagon) is the oldest mode of transport in Kalyan. It costs around five rupees to go from Kalyan railway station to old Kalyan. It is the cheapest & most popular mode of transport in Kalyan. Auto-rickhaws are also available. In 1999, the KDMC started its own bus service for Kalyan City and the nearby small villages. Now, a ring-route bus service is available in Old Kalyan. Using a motor-bike or bi-cycle, or walking, is the best way of getting around in Kalyan.

Parts of Kalyan

Kalyan city is divided into two parts: East and West. They are connected via Patripul.

Kalyan East comprises Lok Vasahat (Lok Gram, Lok Dhara and Lok Vatika), Netivali, Suchak Naka, Chakki Naka, Sastri Nagar, Chetna, Amar Deep Colony, Tata Power locality,radhe krishna park complex, Sunrise Valley, Anmol Garden Complex, Nandivili, Netivali Area, Chinchpada, Hanuman Nagar, Katemanivali, Anandwadi, Milind Nagar, Kailash Nagar, Kolsewadi, Vijaynagar, Tisgaon, Shivaji Colony, Siddhartha Nagar, Karpewadi, New Jimmy Baug and Patripool area etc.

Kalyan West comprises Station Area (Nehru Chowk), Laxmi Vegetable Market, Rambaug, Shivaji Chowk, Bail Bazar, Shankar Rao Chowk, Ahilyabai Chowk, Tilak Chowk, Bazar Peth, Gandhi Chowk, Parnaka, Dudhnaka, Sahajanand Chowk, Agra Road, Lal Chowki, Adharwadi, Durgadi Area, Murbad Road, Syndicate, Ramdas Wadi,Milind nagar, Pournima Talkies, Karnik Road, Kala Talao, Rambaug Lane [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6], Joshibaug, Birla College Road, Beturker Pada,Mhasoba Maidan, Sahyadri Nagar, some parts of Shahad.

The old Kalyan consists of basically from Kalyan station area, Shivaji Chowk, Kumbhar Wada, Ahilyabai chowk, Gandhi chowk, Tilak chowk, Parnaka & Dudhnaka, Agra road, Lalchowki to Durgadi Fort.

Now the Kalyan Municipal Corporation includes small villages of kalyan. [(Rural Area of Kalyan) Gandhari, Wayale Nagar, Barave Gaon, Khadak Pada, Godrej Hills ]

Current Developements in Kalyan

Kalyan is second city in Thane district after Thane whose growth rate is higher.There is possibility that Kalyan Railway Station will be developed as a major Railway Terminus.MMRDA is planning to build second "MONO RAIL"corridor on Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan route.MMRDA is also planning to construct a multi-modal corridor containing 4-lane expressway & Containing BRTS,MRTS,later Metro Rail and passing through Virar-Vasai-Diva-Bhiwandi-Kalyan-Panvel-Alibaug.Work on SATIS (Station Area Improvement Traffic Scheme)along with skywalk is also ongoing.KDMC has also undertaken the work under JNNURM (Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission) to construct improved network of water supply and drainage system. The much awaited work on building Kalyan Bypass will also start soon!

Second International Airport for Mumbai near Kalyan

As a result of the recent objections being raised by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests on the current proposed location of the Navi Mumbai International Airport near Kopra Panvel area, apparently because the construction of the airport would involve reclamation of low-lying areas in an ecologically fragile zone as well as destruction of several hectares of mangroves, other locations are being actively being considered, which includes the one off village Nevali near Kalyan, 55 km away from the current airport in Mumbai. There exists an old and abandoned air-strip of World War II era and the Union Defence Ministry owns the 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) of land on which it is located. The proposal is now centred around those 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) of land. If the current location at Kopra Panvel does not go through, then the Kalyan-Newali location would be considered for a future second international airport for the Mumbai Metropolitan region.

Schools and colleges

Mumbai University Collges

  • Birla College of Arts, Science & Commerce
  • K.M. Agrawal College Of Arts, Commerce and Science
  • Mutha College Of Arts, Commerce and Science
  • Sonawane College of Arts, Commerce and Science
  • Mohindersingh Kabulsingh College of Arts, Commerce and Science.
  • Model College Kalyan (East)
  • Proposed extended branch of Mumbai University

Schools

  • St. Jude's High School, Kolsewadi, Kalyan (E)
  • Rao Saheb Govind Karsan Ramji Vidhyalaya(RSGKRV)
  • M.K Gandhi shala
  • Harilal mithabhai shala
  • MJBK kanya Vidhyalaya
  • G.E.I'S High School & Jr.College (Subhedar Wada)
  • Subhedar Wada primary School
  • Capt. R. M. Oak High School (Balak-Mandir)
  • Abhinav Vidya Mandir
  • Sharda Mandir High School
  • Shree Gajanan Vidyalay
  • Sri Vani Vidyashala High School
  • St.Mary's High School
  • Adarsh Vinodini Mandal High School(known as Shishuvihar)
  • Nutan Vidyalay, Kalyan(West)
  • Ganesh Vidya Mandir, Kalyan (East)
  • NRC School Mohone, Ambivali
  • Birla School (CBSE affiliated)
  • Central Railway School and Junior College
  • Saraswati Vidya Mandir
  • Don Boscho School
  • Girls High School
  • Guru Nanak English High School
  • Hindi High School Junior College
  • Holy Cross Convent School
  • K.C.Gandhi English School (formerly known as New Lourdes English High School)
  • Lourdes High School
  • Mohinder Singh Kabal Singh English High School
  • Mohinder Singh Kabal Singh
  • National Urdu High School
  • Lok Kalyan Public School (CBSE affiliated)
  • Nirmala Hindi High School
  • Nutan Hindi School
  • Symbiosis School
  • Poddar International School
  • Model English High School
  • Sacred Heart School

Shopping

  • Metro Junction Mall, Kalyan(E)
  • Sardar Patel Road, Kalyan (W) [Agra Road]
  • Laxmi Market & Shivaji Patth.
  • Bazaar Peth for Jewellery, Whole-sale for Cloths & Steel Emporiums
  • APMC Market for Whole-sale for Vegetable foods and flowers...
  • City Portal of Kalyan city :: Kalyanguide.com City Portal of Kalyan city
  • First Kalyan dombivli city web news portal
Kalyan
Next station south:
Vithalwadi/Shahad
Mumbai suburban railway : Central Railway Next station north:
Thakurli
Stop No: 24 KM from starting: 54 Platforms: 8

References

External links

Coordinates: 19°15′N 73°09′E / 19.25°N 73.15°E / 19.25; 73.15

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Kalyan (Marathi: कल्याण) is a city (taluka) in the Thane district of Maharashtra, and a major railway junction in the vicinity of Mumbai, India.

The city has been combined with its neighboring township of Dombivli to form the City Corporation of Kalyan-Dombivli.It is considered a part of the Greater Mumbai metropolitan agglomeration, along with Navi Mumbai and the cities of Bhiwandi, Thane.

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History

Kalyan was a port for more than two millennia until siltation and the rise of Mumbai eclipsed it and its sister ports, Sopara, Thane, Vasai, etc. The port was ruled by the Maurya and Gupta Empires of North India and later was part of a petty Konkan principality vassal to the Yadava Empire of Deogiri. Extensive ruins in Kalyan indicate the city's former magnificence. After the Khilji sack of Deogiri, the Yadavas fled into the Konkan region and set up their base at Mahikawati, modern Mahim; Kalyan was a part of the brief Yadava state of Mahikawati. Mahikawati was conquered by the Muslims who set up petty coastal principalities.

As a major entrepot, Kalyan soon became, by 530-535 A.D. the seat of a Nestorian bishop ([1]). The Churches of South Asia which were ecclesiastically dependent on the Church of Assyria and Chaldea in Mesopotamia or modern Iraq, lands then subject to the Persian Empire (Sassanians), early fell with it into the Nestorian Schism and used Pahlavi as the liturgical language. The Konkan, Tulunad and Malabar Coasts of South Asia are marked by stone crosses with Pahlavi inscriptions.

During the Middle Ages, Pope John XX, headquartered at Avignon, sent a group of five missionaries to the Mongol Emperor at Khanbalik, modern Beijing in China, under the Dominican Fray Giordano or Jordanus. On their way, they picked up a novice, Demetrius, from West Asia and then travelled through South Asia, succoring the Nestorian Christians there, who were hard pressed by the Muslims. Giordano left his colleagues at Kalyan and travelled back north to Gujarat. During his absence, the Muslim governor and Qazi of Thane summoned the missionaries and demanded submission to Islam; when they refused, they were murdered (1321). The local Nestorians collected their remains and buried them; Giordano, on his return, took them to Sopara and buried them there. The Muslim Arab sultan of Gujarat, when informed of this development, summoned his governor of Thane and the Qazi; the Qazi fled but the governor was executed for his actions that militated against international commerce. When a later missionary, Odoric de Pordenone ([2]), visited Thane in 1324-1325, he collected their remains and moved on to China.

The Martyrs of Thane were canonized by Pope Leo XIII and are Saints Thomas of Tolentino, James of Padua, Peter of Siena and Demetrius of Tiflis.

In the later Middle Ages, Kalyan was occupied by the Ahmednagar Sultanate, an indigenous dynasty founded by a man forcibly converted from a Hindu Brahmin family as a child, and then by the Bijapur Sultanate, an Indo-Turkish state in the Deccan in the 1500s, and later by the Mughals under the Emperor Shah Jahan, who fortified the city in the mid-1600s. It came under Portuguese sway for a brief time before being re-conquered by the Muslim allies of the Mughals, and was later conquered by the Marathas, who made it one of their strategic centers because it guarded the entrance to Mumbai and the western coast of India. Kashibai, wife of the Peshwa Bajirao was born in Kalyan. About eighty years after the Maratha conquest, the Maratha Empire was forced to cede it to the British and Kalyan became part of the Bombay Presidency, a British India province that became Bombay state after India's independence in 1947. In the Middle Ages, when Kalyan was occupied by the Ahmednagar Sultanate, they gave name as Gulshanabad and in the time of Maratha it was changed to Kalyan.

Kaali Masjid : It was founded by Mughal emperor Akbar. It is located on the bank of the lake called as "Kaala Talav".

Durgadi Fort (किल्ले दुर्गाडी): It is not known when the Durgadi fort was constructed. The wall of the fort along the top of the inner bank of the ditch, and, near the north end, had a gateway known as the Delhi or Killyacha Darwaja, which was entered by a path along the top of the north side of the town wall. Inside the fort there was a low belt of ground, about the same level, as the top of the ditch, with a shallow pond not far from the Delhi gate. The remains of the pond are still visible, in the north-west corner the fort rose in a small flat-topped mound about thirty feet high. On the top of the mound, on the west crest which overhangs and is about 100 feet (30 m) above the river, is the prayer wall or idgah, sixty-four feet long, thirteen high and seven thick, which is now in a dilapidated condition. This doubtful wall is said to be of the old Durga temple wall and is thickly plastered. It is said that near the east crest of the mound there was a mosque, but no remains of it can be traced. About thirty to forty yards of the idgah was a round cut stone wall of great depth, eleven feet in diameter with a wall two feet eleven inches thick at the top, which has now completely, collapsed except the basement of the wall. Under the Marathas (1760-72), a new gate about 150 feet (46 m) to the south of the Ganesh gate was opened near the mansion of Ramji Mahadeo Biwalkar, the Peshwa s Governor. In the citadel of the fort Marathas built a small wooden temple of Durgadevi behind the mosque, and called the fort Durgadi Killa in honour of the goddess, a name which it still bears. They also converted the mosque into Ramji's temple. The fort measures 220 feet (67 m) in length and somewhat less in breadth. Under the English the fort wall was dismantled and stones carried to build the Kalyan and Thane piers and a dwelling for the customs inspector in the west of the Kalyan fort. The gate to the north-west is almost the only trace of the fort wall, which is of rough stone masonry. During 1876 the original idol of the goddess Durga was stolen. The other idol was placed during the last decade of the 19th century. The present fort as well as the present Durga temple was renovated (jitnoddhar), by the Kalyan municipality on 15 December 1974. A new idol of goddess Durga made if Panchadhatu (five sacred metals) was installed by Shri Gajanan Maharaj and Shri Annasaheb Pattekar of Thane on the same date. The idol is four-armed, three and half feet in height, with a lion resting at its back. To the right of idol is the old idol. The municipality has constructed a new gate 35 feet (11 m) high and with four towers. There has also been laid a beautiful garden which surrounds the fort.

The fort, which has now more or less become a picnic spot, gives an excellent view of Retibunder, the creek, the Bhiwandi bridge, the groves near and afar and the hills to the north of the fort.

In and before July 1946 there was a large military transit camp near Kalyan.

Kalyan is also a major Central Railway junction

Very recently Kalyan had a super speciality Hospital "WOCKHARDT HOSPITAL" which was existing in Mulund, Goregaon, and Vashi. This hospital was having all facilities starting general check up to Major Operations. Even though it is slightly costly the hospital is a nice hospital, who ever enter the Hospital there is a surity they will come back cured.

Now Kalyan City is being developed as a new Railway Terminus and already a second flyover Bridge has been constructed in Kalyan Station to cope up with the Increasing Population using the Station. Now Sky wlker Project has been planned to restrict the traffic tension near the Station area and work already has begun.

Attractions in Kalyan

  1. Metro Junction Mall (one of the biggest mall in Mumbai).
  2. Durgadi Killa(Fort)of the shivaji Era.
  3. Birla Mandir {Shahad}
  4. Malanggad
  5. Anmol Garden Complex
  6. Cinemax Multiplex
  7. Acharya Atre Rang Mandir
  8. Ganesh Ghat
  9. Springtime Club (First Family City Club of Kalyan)

Around Kalyan...

  1. Ganesh Mandir - Titwala 27 km
  2. Malshej Ghat - 80 km

Parts of Kalyan

Kalyan city is divided into two parts: East and West, they are connected via Patripul .

Kalyan East comprises Lok Vasahat (Lok Gram, Lok Dhara and Lok Vatika), Patripul Slum Area, Chakki Naka, Sastri Nagar, Chetna, AmarDeep Colony, Tata Power locality, Sunrise Valley, Anmol Garden Complex, Nandivili, Netivali Area, Chinchpada, Hanuman Nagar, Katemanivali, Anandwadi, Milind nagar, Kailash Nagar, Kolsewadi, Vijaynagar, Tisgaon, Siddhartha Nagar, Karpewadi, New Jimmy Baug and Patripool area (Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar Area), and the Metro Junction Mall

Kalyan West comprises Station Area (Nehru Chowk), Laxmi Vegetable Market, Rambaug, Shivaji Chowk, Bail Bazar, Shankar Rao Chowk, Ahilyabai Chowk, Tilak Chowk, Gandhi Chowk, Sathe wada, Sahajanand Chowk, Agra Road, Parnaka, Dudhnaka, Lal Chowki, Bazar Peth, Adharwadi, Durgadi Area, Murbad Road, syndicate,Tapase Nagar,Ramdas wadi,Pournima Talkies, Chikanghar, Karnik Road, Kala Talao, Rambaug Lane [0,1,2,3,4,5,6], Joshibaug, Khadak Pada, Birla College Road, Beturker Pada, Thangewadi, Ramdaswadi, Gandhari, Vayale Nagar, Mhasoba Maidan, Sahyadri Nagar, Godrej Hills Area, some parts of Shahad.

The old Kalyan consists of basically Parnaka, Dudhnaka, Govindwadi, Durgadi area and also the Central Railway colony area near Valdhuni village.

Second International Airport for Mumbai near Kalyan

As a result of the recent objections being raised by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests on the current proposed location of the Navi Mumbai International Airport near Kopra Panvel area, apparently because the construction of the airport would involve reclamation of low-lying areas in an ecologically fragile zone as well as destruction of several hectares of mangroves, other locations are being actively being considered, which includes the one off village Nevali near Kalyan, 55 km away from the current airport in Mumbai. There exists an old and abandoned air-strip of World War II era and the Union Defence Ministry owns the Template:Convert/LoffAoffDbSoffNa of land on which it is located. The proposal is now centred around those Template:Convert/LoffAoffDbSoffNa of land. If the current location at Kopra Panvel does not go through, then the Kalyan-Newali location would be considered for a future second international airport for the Mumbai Metropolitan region.

Schools and Colleges

Mumbai University

  • Ideal English High School
  • St. Mary's High School
  • Model English High School
  • Sai English School
  • Saket College of Commerce and Arts
  • Ideal College of Science and Commerce
  • Model College of Science and Commerce
  • Chetna English High School
  • Gayatri Marathi High School
  • Gayatri Jr College of Commerce and Arts


Others

  • Arya Gurukul (CBSE Affiliated)
  • ABHINAV VIDYA MANDIR
  • ADARSH HINDI HIGH SCHOOL
  • AGRWAL JUNIOR COLLEGE
  • ALFA ENGLISH SCHOOL
  • BHARATIYA ENGLISH SCHOOL
  • Birla School(CBSE Affiliated)
  • CAPT. R.M.OAK HIGHSCHOOL
  • CENTRAL RAILWAY SCHOOL & JR COLLEGE
  • DEVI DAYAL HINDI SCHOOL
  • DON BOSCHO SCHOOL KALYAN
  • G.E.I'S Primary highSchool
  • GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
  • Guru Nanak English High School
  • HINDI JUNIOR COLLEGE
  • HOLLY CROSS CON.PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • HOLY CROSS CONVENT SCHOOL
  • JUBILEE CONVENT SCHOOL
  • Kantaben Chandulal Gandhi English School
  • Lok Kalyan Public School (CBSE Affiliated)
  • LOURDES HIGH SCHOOL
  • MILLENIUM ENGLISH SCHOOL
  • Mohinder Singh Kabal Singh English High School
  • MOHINDER SINGH KABAL SINGH
  • MOTHER TERESA ENGLISH SCHOOL
  • NATIONAL ENG SCHOOL
  • NATIONAL URDU PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • NIRMALA HINDI HIGH SCHOOL
  • NUTAN HINDI SCHOOL
  • Old Boys Association English High School
  • SARASWATI VIDYA MANDIR
  • SHAHU SHIKSHAN SANSTHA BED COLLEGE
  • Sharda Mandir High School
  • Shree Gajanan Vidyalay
  • SHRI MAHAVIR JAIN ENGLISH SCHOOL
  • Birla College of Arts, Science & Commerce
  • Sri Vani Vidyashala High School
  • St. John's School
  • St. Jude's High School
  • Subhedar Wada School
  • Swami Vivekanand Vidya Mandir
  • SYMBIOSIS SCHOOL
  • Baba Bodse English/Hindi High School

Shopping

Kalyan
Next station south:
Vithalwadi
Mumbai suburban railway : Central Railway Next station north:
Thakurli
Stop No: 24 KM from starting: 54 Platforms: 8

External links

Coordinates: 19°15′N 73°09′E / 19.25°N 73.15°E / 19.25; 73.15


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Kalyan (Marathi: कल्याण) is a city in the Thane district of Maharashtra, effectively a suburb of Mumbai.

Get in

By plane

The nearest airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. Once you get off, you will need to take a taxi or hire a car. The distance to Thane is around 56 kilometers , the drive can take between 60 to 90 minutes depending on the traffic.

By train

The best way to get to Kalyan from Mumbai using public transport is to take the local train service. If you are coming from the airport, take an auto-rickshaw to Kurla station which is served by the Eastern Railway and buy a ticket to Kalyan. You need to take a downside train towards Karjat or Kasara which would reach Kalyan in around 45 - 55 minutes.This method is recommended only if you are adventurous at heart and are not carrying any luggage.

Kalyan is also well served by long distance trains, almost all of which stop at Kalyan station en route Mumbai.

By car

Toll gate while entering Kalyan via Eastern express highway(Bhiwandi Bypass).

A main roads enter the city from Bhiwandi Bypass (A Bypass on National highway 3 connecting Mumbai and Nashik).There is a Toll gate near Kon village which is the entrance to Kalyan city.

  • Metro Junction Mall (one of the biggest mall in Mumbai).
  • Durgadi Killa(Fort)of the shivaji Era.
  • Birla Mandir,Shahad, (One of the most beautiful temples, dating back centuries and a must visit, currently maintained by the Birla Group)
  • Kala Talav, Kalyan
  • Malang-gad
  • Cinemax Multiplex
  • Acharya Atre Rang Mandir
  • Ganesh Ghat
  • Birla College of Arts, Science & Commerce (from one of the best collges of mumbai)

Around Kalyan...

  • Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple - Titwala 27 km
  • Malshej Ghat - 80 km
  • Hotel Relish, Near SBI, Murbad Road, Kalyan (w) (From station at about 1km on murbad road, Building next to state bank of India.). Hotel Relish is a family restaurant and bar serving Indian, Chinese, Punjabi & Mouglai Dishes.  edit

Sleep

There are many lodges near the railway station, but there is a lack of decent hotels. Kalyan has 2-3 nice hotels like the 3 star Raja hotel in the Ahilyabai Chowk near municipal corporation office and Hotel Sagar International which is close to Kalyan railway station, with a lounge and bar with.


1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

KALYAN, a town of British India, in the Thana district of Bombay, situated 33 m. N.E. of Bombay city, where the two main lines of the Great Indian Peninsula railway diverge. Pop. (1901), 10,749. There is a considerable industry of rice-husking. Kalyan is known to have been the capital of a kingdom and a centre of sea-borne commerce in the early centuries of the Christian era. The oldest remains now existing are of Mahommedan times.


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