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Bhiwandi is located in Maharashtra
Bhiwandi is located in India
Coordinates: 19°17′48″N 73°03′47″E / 19.296664°N 73.063121°E / 19.296664; 73.063121Coordinates: 19°17′48″N 73°03′47″E / 19.296664°N 73.063121°E / 19.296664; 73.063121
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Thane
 • Mayor Tushar choudhary, Shiv Sena
 • Municipal Commissioner Yogesh Mahaske(IAS)
Elevation 24 m (79 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 709,665[1]
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 421 302 , 421308
Telephone code 02522
Vehicle registration MH-04

Bhiwandi (About this sound pronunciation ) is a city in the western state of Maharashtra, India, located 20 km to the north-east of Mumbai and 15 km to the north-east of Thane city. The exact location of Bhiwandi is 19°17′48″N 73°03′47″E / 19.296664°N 73.063121°E / 19.296664; 73.063121.[2] Bhiwandi city, the headquarters of the taluka of Bhiwandi, comes under the administration of the Bhiwandi-Nizampur City Municipal Corporation. The city is not a part of the Greater Mumbai metropolitan agglomeration. According to the 2011 census, the total population of the Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation area was 709,665[1]

The city of Bhiwandi, known for its textile industry, has the largest number of Power looms in the country[3] and is dubbed as 'The Manchester of NoWhere'.[4][5] A major portion of the population is employed by the Power loom sector. The Mumbai-Agra highway (NH-3), passing through Bhiwandi ensures the tough connectivity of the city with Mumbai, Thane, Nashik and the rest of India.[6] Bhiwandi has been developing as an Industrial hub for the textile industry in the past, and all industries and logistics sector in recent times. Bhiwandi is the next development region for MMRDA, which has developed other regions such as Bandra - Kurla Complex, Mumbai Metro & Monorail Project, Eastern freeway and many more. Close proximity to Mumbai, Thane and Development of region by MMRDA, make Bhiwandi an ideal place for businesses to locate. Also availability of 24hrs power supply, and availability of workers due to proximity to Industrial city of Bhiwandi, facilitates setting up of industrial unit. Availability of Transporters having country wide presence in proximity makes it an ideal location for warehousing.[7]

In the early Twentieth century, Bhiwandi was a small town, inhabited by Maharashtrians & kokani Muslims. The main occupation of the people was agriculture, fishing and hand looms. With the advent of electricity, the hand looms began to be quickly replaced by power looms. It became a hub of the textile industry in the 1930s.The first textile loom was set-up by Khan Saheb Samad Seth in 1927. Today the city of Bhiwandi has about half a million-power looms, though handlooms are few in number. Bhiwandi used to have a port on the river known as Kamwadi river. During 16th century the port was situated at area known as Bunder Mohalla. There was trading business of woods & Spices. There used to be a regular business and merchants used to travel frequently. At that time the merchant was called as "Saudagar", and the area used to refer as Saudagar Mohalla. The labour who works for shipping building used to live at place today called as Sutar Wada and Hamal Wada. The worker who navigates the ship used to live at place today known as Tandel Wada. In the Moghul period Bhiwandi city was known by the name of "Islamabad". They built the Mosque by the name of Islamabad Masjid & built Eidgah situated at Eidgah road. It became a hub of the textile industry in the 1930s.


The economy of Bhiwandi is mostly dependent on the power loom industry. The decline of Mumbai's textile mills spurred the growth of the power loom sector. To meet the demand for grey fabric, power loom centres sprang up in various parts of the State. Textile and migrant workers especially from Uttar pradesh (mainly from, Wasadargah (siddarthnagar), and Varanasi, and Bihari migrant labours came in droves to find work at these centres. Bhiwandi became the 2nd largest power loom centre in the country after Surat city powerloom. The bloom of cloth oil and looms still attract the workerfrom different states to come and find a suitable jobs. The State government estimates that over 10 lakh people are dependent directly or indirectly on the looms of Bhiwandi . The Power loom industry is the main reason for huge number of floating population. Bhiwandi is the "richest city in Thane District". Bhiwandi also has become the "highest paid octroi" with the largest godown present in Asia which is basically owned by local politicians in and around Bhiwandi. Bhiwandi is the `mother godown' for several industries and the nodal up-country booking and transit point for several goods transporters owing to the octroi benefits that can be availed there. The biggest names in the pharma company have their godowns here.Bhiwandi is good economical city. There is much more about bhiwandi (B1D) city that can't be disclosed on internet.


Bhiwandi Nizampur lies in the Konkan coastal lowland. There are many hills surrounding Bhiwandi, which add to its scenic beauty. The average elevation is 24 m from MSL (Mean Sea Level). The Average Rainfall is 3224 mm. The average annual daytime temperature varies from 28-32 C, daily nighttime temperature is 18-25 C. The average daytime humidity is 62.5%

Tourist sites[edit]

Sai Baba Mandir[edit]

Shangrila Resort and Water Park[edit]

Shangrila Resort is located off Mumbai-Nashi eastern express highway at only 15 km from Kalyan Railway Station. Shangrila is the only resort cum waterpark of its kind in this region and therefore a popular getaway resort. Shangrila Water Park is a perfect place for those who are yearning for moments of pure enjoyment with their friends and family. The funkiest way where you can cool off comfortably is the Shangrila Water Park. The park includes the most exciting and modern water games. It is located at a comfortable one and a half hour drive from central Mumbai and is a perfect retreat for those who are tired of their daily monotonous routine and want to relax comfortably for a day. The waterfall provides you all the features of a completely natural cascade, where gushing waters wash away all tensions and worries for some time. For children, there are special slides, pool and play park with swings and rides. Pool tables make the nice game at leisure for the brats. Shopping stores could be of interest for girls. After a frenzied session at the water park, you can chill out in the beer garden of the resort. In snappy terms, Shangrila Waterpark is a wonderful place to have fun, and more fun. It is perched between hills and is a great place for taking pleasure in the splash of waters. Shangrila Resort is located off Mumbai-Nashik eastern express highway at only 50 km from Central Mumbai (Maharashtra, India). Shangrila is the only resort cum waterpark of its kind in this region and therefore a popular getaway resort. Facilities at Shangrila comprise: air-conditioned rooms, conference hall (100-person capacity), private party hall, multi-cuisine garden restaurant, fast food corner, swimming pool with multiple water slides, water park spread over 8 acres (3.2 ha) of land, children park with amusement area, indoor and outdoor games, picnic area, rain dance with sensational music, dashing car and coin-operated games and health club.[8] Shangrila is really an awesome picnic spot.

Chokhi Dhani[edit]

Chokhi Dhani Village has been the mirror of Rajasthani culture since 14 January 2009. Started as part of ambiance for a restaurant, as a franchise in surat, over the year it has evolved as a tasteful and authentic symbol of ethnic village life of this most colourful state in the country. If you are wondering what else will get you by once the charm of living in a village wears off, Chokhi Dhani has plenty to offer by way of entertainment. To begin with, there's the adventure of trying out the traditional cuisine that will be radically different from what you’ve been used to all your life. Approach it with an open mind and you just might end up enjoying it, even asking for second helpings. In addition, you can go for camel or elephant rides, enjoy traditional puppet show, dress up in colourful Rajasthani costumes and have pictures taken, watch the performance by folk singers and dancers, or smoke away like a powerful nobleman at the Indian pipe, also known as the "hookah."[9]


There are two stadiums in Bhiwandi, with many local cricket matches being held in these stadium. Live telecast of cricket matches are shown all over Mumbai, Thane, Bhiwandi, Kalyan-Dombivli, Ulhasnagar, Navi Mumbai & other parts of Thane District through their local LCO/MCO. The live telecast is also shown throughout the world via Internet.

  • Challenge Ground - Bhiwandi.
  • Parshuram Taware Stadium - Bhiwandi.


Climate data for Bhiwandi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 34.4
Average high °C (°F) 29.2
Average low °C (°F) 15.1
Record low °C (°F) 6.7
Average rainfall mm (inches) 3.6
Average rainy days 0 0 0 0 1 14 31 24 15 6 1 0 92
Mean monthly sunshine hours 269.4 259.3 272.9 286.4 295.6 143.3 73.2 71.2 157.5 234.5 245.6 254.2 2,563.1
Source: Government of Maharashtra


According to the 2011 census, the total population of the Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation area is estimated around 709,665.[2]


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