Worli

Worli is a locality in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra. Historic spellings include Warli, Worlee, Varli.[1] Originally Worli was a separate island, one of the Seven Islands of Bombay which were ceded by the Portuguese to England in 1661; it was linked up with the other islands in the 19th Century.

Worli
Neighbourhood
Worli Skyline from Bandra
Worli Skyline from Bandra
Worli is located in Mumbai
Worli
Worli
Coordinates: 19°00′00″N 72°48′54″E / 19.00°N 72.815°ECoordinates: 19°00′00″N 72°48′54″E / 19.00°N 72.815°E
Country India
State Maharashtra
Metro Mumbai
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 400018 and 400030
Area code(s) 022
Vehicle registration MH 01
Civic agency BMC
Worli skyline with BSWL
The Bandra Worli Sea link, with Worli skyline

Geography

View from worli sea-face
View of Arabian Sea from Worli Sea-face

Worli is a part of South Mumbai which extends from Haji Ali to Prabhadevi. It is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west and the neighborhoods of Haji Ali to the south, Mahalaxmi to the east and Prabhadevi to the north. The nearest railway station to the neighbourhood is Mahalaxmi, while Prabhadevi and Lower Parel are also the nearest railway station from Worli on the Western Line while Curry Road, Parel (cross over from Prabhadevi station) and Bycalla railway stations are the nearest on the Central Line. With the commissioning of the Sea-link, Worli Sea-Face is now better connected with Western Suburbs.

Commercial development

Worli sea face-sunset
Sunset at Worli Sea-face, Mumbai

Worli has been one of the busiest office areas in Mumbai since the late-1970s. The first major development was the Shivsagar Estate located on Dr Annie Besant Road. The major companies having properties here are GSK Pharma, TATA, Deloitte, Novartis, HDFC Bank, Yes Bank, Siemens, CEAT and many more.

See also

References

  1. ^ D'Cunha, Jose Gerson (1900). "IV The Portuguese Period". The Origins of Bombay (3 ed.). Bombay: Asian Educational Services. p. 265. ISBN 81-206-0815-1. Retrieved 2009-01-04.

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