Travel & Tourism
Posted Date: 11-Mar-2009
Uran is part of the Navi Mumbai city township and lies in the Raigarh district near Panvel and Karjat. Situated east of Mumbai across the Thane Creek. Uran is primarily a fishing village which has developed into a special economy zone. It has ample industries, namely JNPT, P&O, GTI and other shipping companies, GTPS, MSEB (Asia's first power plant run by gas), and ONGC.
Uran has a naval base near Mora Gaon Mora. Locals claim that the base has stifled the growth of the town due to sea travel restrictions imposed by the Indian Navy.
Uran, inspite of being so close to mumbai has been a neglected place in terms of tourism and public reckoning. It still continues to be a lazy village in the neighbor hoods of mumbai.
Now I would to like you details about some of the tourist attraction in Uran.
First Uran is geographically situated such that it has sea on three sides and land on only one side which leads to Uran. So obviously there a lot of beaches in Uran with the prominent ones being the 'Pirvad', 'Mankeshvar', and 'ONGC'. There are many other beaches named my the locals but these three form the three sides of Uran.
The Mankeshvar beach has the Mankeshvar temple of god Shiva. ONGC as the name suggests has the ONGC gas plant yhere. Pirvad is like the Juhu beach of mumbai and is very crowed in the evening times.
Apart from beaches there are the two Swayanbu (naturally originated idol of the god) Ganpati temples at a places called Vinayaka and Karanja respectively. Both these temples are not unfortunately not very famous (as Uran is not very famous), but the locals compare them with the Ashta Vinayak temples. Apart from these the Karnala bird sanctuary and Karvana Fort are 30 mins drive from Uran.
Now for the guide lines for reaching to Uran:-
-It is 60 kms by car from Mumbai (60-90 mins drive)
-Nearest Railway Station is Panvel (Panvel to uran is 15 Kms)
-Launches (ie via boat) are available from Bhau Cha Dhakka in mumbai and it takes 40 mins by launch. Get down at Mora in Uran.
Pirvad (Uran) Beach
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