‘A posh locality surrounded by greenery’ would be the best way to describe Powai, a renowned Eastern Mumbai suburb. In close proximity to this suburb, lies an area known as ‘Chandivali’ in the South-West and Vikhroli to the South-East. Originally, just a small village it has over the years developed one of the city’s most popular spots renowned for its magnificent residential and commercial complexes. Furthermore, it is also known for a ‘township’ known as ‘Hiranandani Gardens’.
a. Essential facts about Powai :
‘Pouma which means Padma’ is the word from which the name of this suburb has been derived. According, to the Archaeological Survey of India, this suburb in honour of the Goddess Padmavati Temple situated in the premises of IIT campus. Furthermore, the lake located in this suburb was built by the British in 1890, with the intention to supply water to the entire city. In addition, it was in the late 1950’s that the government of India set up the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in this Suburb.
b. Railway Stations available at Powai:
The closest railway station to this suburb is in Saki Naka, the Metro line 1 line. A rickshaw ride from Saki Naka to this suburb (covering a distance of 2.5 km) cost Rs 40. With regards to the Central Line, the Vikhroli and the Kanjur Marg station are the nearest.
c. Popular Places located at Powai:
There couple of popular places located around Powai. They are as follows:
- Powai Lake:
Is a lake that was built in this suburb in 1890, so as to provide city with water. Nowadays, this lake is surrounded by park which consists of ‘Children’s’ Play Area’.
- Hiranandani Gardens:
Is a renowned township located in this suburb for its magnificent residential buildings, commercial complexes, and beautiful gardens.
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT):
Is a renowned higher educational institute located in this suburb. It is after a temple dedicated to Goddess Padmavati located in the premise of this Institute that this suburb has been named.
d. The Pin Code of Powai:
‘400076’ is the Pin Code of the Powai Area.
e. The restaurants, pubs/bars, and hotels around Powai:
There are a number of restaurants, pubs/bars, and hotels that can be found in Powai. To find restaurants please click this Google Map link. To find pubs/bars please click this Google Map link. To find hotels please click this Google Map link.