Vasai is an area in Palghar district of the city Mumbai. Vasai is more popularly known as Vasai-Virar town. It is the fifth largest city of Maharashtra according to the 2011 census. It is not only one of the renowned coveted residential areas in Mumbai today but also an important commercial area for its excellent connectivity with the other areas.
Today’s Vasai which is located around 40 kilometres away from the heart of Mumbai has a long history which goes back to the Puranic ages. The area Vasai has been renamed several times and the name Vasai initially came from the Sanskrit word ‘Waas’ meaning residence. After the name ‘Waas’ came the name ‘Basai’ given by the Muslim conquerors, then the name ‘Bacaim’ given by the Portuguese, then the name ‘Bajipur’ by the Marathas and the Britishers named it as ‘Bassein’. The most important conquest in Vasai’s history has been the Portuguese one which has influenced to a great extent to form today’s Vasai.
Vasai is today a part of Vasai Virar. This locality is surrounded by different other localities. The nearby localities are Navyug Nagar, Anand Nagar, Panchal Nagar and D.G. Nagar. The Vasai real estate is developing at a fast rate. Several reputed builders are constructing residential and commercial complexes. There are several landmarks in Vasai like Fort Bassein, Suruchi beach, Our Lady of Grace Cathedral, Infant Jesus Church etc. A few years back this place was more of like a picnic destination with no residential and commercial complexes. Today there are around 1.2 million residents in this Vasai area and the number of population is much more compared to the Greater Mumbai. There are 1BHK to 4BHK flats in Vasai. Apart from flats there are independent houses in Vasai too. Several reputed builders in Vasai like Shree Ganesha Builders and Developers, Reliable Homemakers, Apex group, Yashwant Constructions, Shanti Constructions and many more have constructed several residential complexes independent houses etc.
Reasons to invest in Vasai
There has been rapid development in this area and for its connectivity with other areas and for its expanding rapid social infrastructure the locality is growing at a fast rate. The price trends are increasing but the demand is also high because of the high rate of population. The real estate developers are also investing for projects in this locality. Thus Vasai is one of the places which have been recently well developed and a home for a large number of people.
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Connectivity with nearby Vasai localities
- The distance from Mumbai to Vasai in road is 52 km and the aerial distance is 34km.
- The distance from Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport to Vasai is 48.8 km via Western Express Highway.
- There are several bus stops available in this locality for connecting with other places.
Schools in Vasai and other social amenities
The social infrastructure of the area is well developed. There are schools in Vasai like Holy Paradise High School, Canossa High School etc. There are hospitals in Vasai like Prakash Nursing Home, Dr. Joshi Maternity and Eye Hospital etc. There are banks in Vasai like SBI Bank and ATMs like ICICI, IDBI etc. There are shopping malls in Vasai like Anita Shopping centre, Vinayak shopping centre. There are restaurants in Vasai like Ice and Spice Restaurant, Onam restaurant etc. There are a number of amusement parks in Vasai like Sardar Vallabhai Patel Garden, Galaxy Garden.
Famous Places in Vasai
- Carnival CinemasPanchal Nagar, Vasai East Salt Plant, Vasai West, Mira Road and Beyond, Vasai, Thane District
- Dattani Square Shopping MallRam Nagar, Vasai West, Mira Road and Beyond, Vasai, Thane District
- Platinum Hospital VasaiGolani Naka, Vasai East, Mira Road and Beyond, Vasai, Mumbai Metropolitan Region
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