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The city of Bhiwandi lies in the district of Thane, is acknowledged as “The Manchester of India”. It falls in the western side of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Bhiwandi is the part of the Greater Bombay metropolitan which agglomerates with New Bombay along with the cities of Kalyan, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Dombivli, Mira-Bhayandar and the Vasai-Virar region. The city is well known for its contribution in the textile industry with the production of power looms. The major part of the population is employed in the textile industry for producing the power looms.

The city holds the largest number of the power looms in the country, standing as the major textile center in the country. The city of Bhiwandi nestles in the Konkan coastal lowlands. The city is flanked by a series of hills, which add beauty and charm to the backdrop of the place. Bhiwandi is erected at an altitude of 24 m, above the sea level. The place is also crowned with the title “The jungle of power looms”, standing as the financial capital of India.

The history has it that it was a small town during the period of 20 century, having its main occupation of agriculture, fishing and handlooms but with the introduction of the electricity in the city, these were replaced by the power looms, which now corners the market of the country. The city is entrenched with rich cultural, historical and mythological in heritage. Bhiwandi travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Bhiwandi tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in Western India.

General facts about Bhiwandi
Location: Western India
Altitude: 4 m
Language: English, Hindi and Marathi
Climate: Tropical and moderate
Major Attractions: Vajreshwari Temple, Siddhivinayak Temple and Flora Fountain
Ideal Time to Visit: October till March

Tourist sightseeing in Bhiwandi
There are as many as 195 tourist attractions in the zone of Bhiwandi, which includes Essel World, Haji Ali Dargah and Elephanta Cave. Along with that there areother attractions such as Vajreshwari Temple, Siddhivinayak Temple, Flora Fountain, Marine Drive, Mani Bhawan…to name a few.

Climate of Bhiwandi
The city possesses a tropical kind of climate with hot summers and cold winters. The percentage of average humidity in the zone is 78%. The monsoons here take place in the month of June and remain till the first week of October. The best time to travel in the city is in winters in the months of October till March.

How to reach Bhiwandi

Bhiwandi by Air:  The nearest airport to Bhiwandi are Chattarpati Shivaji International Airport and Santa Cruz Domestic Airport, which connects the city to the rest of the world.

Mumbai by Rail: The nearest railhead is Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

Mumbai by Road: The city is connected through its extensive roadway service with many major cities of the state.

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