A beautiful suburb located in the North-East of Mumbai, Powai has evolved from being just a central village, to being one of the most upmarket residential areas of the city. Powai has a very fresh and distinct architectural and life-style. This is especially true for the Hiranandani Gardens, a large scale residential project in Powai built in the neo-classical style which has become the face of the area.
Powai is home to many prestigious institutes such as the Indian Institute of Technology and the National Institute of Industrial Engineering. Many young entrepreneurs have started their businesses (such as Housing, Bewakoof and Nearfox) from the incubation cells of these colleges, converting Powai into Mumbai’s start-up hub. Powai also boasts of several commercial offices such as those of Larsen and Toubro, Crisil and Amazon.
Like most places in Mumbai, Powai is also a great place for Bollywood lovers. It has been the shooting location for many movies such as Kalyug, Ghajini, Slumdog Millionaire, ABCD and even Hum Saath Saath Hain.
Beautiful, serene and very different, Powai is new and refreshing and has something on offer for everyone who visits.
How to get here:
By Road – Jogeshwari – Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) which connects the Eastern and the Western Suburbs
By Train – Vikhroli and Kanjurmarg stations on the central line
Mumbai’s international and domestic airports are both located just 5-7kms away from Powai, making it easily accessible.
Things to do:
Visit the gorgeous Powai Lake, take a walk in the Hiranandani Gardens, visit Hakone (a special sports arena) or visit the Suvarna temple; Powai will never leave you bored.
Where to eat:
Binge on a buffet at Sigree Global Grill, have a casual meal at Aromas Café, experience something new with Mirchi and Mime or have a family dinner at Saffron Spice.
Where to shop:
Galleria and the Powai Plaza will easily satisfy your inner shopaholic. You can always head to D-Mart or Haiko for your day to day needs.
Where to party:
Head to Rumours Lounge for a lake view party, Rude Lounge for some funky décor and EDM Music or Skky for the quintessential rooftop experience!
Where to stay:
Choose the Renaissance, the Caliph and the Trident for a luxurious stay. Read about these hotels and more on our website!
There’s also something new to discover in Powai. It is a place you must visit when you’re in Mumbai. If you want to know more about Powai, click here.