13 Facts About Dadar


Dadar is a densely populated residential and shopping neighbourhood in Mumbai.

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Dadar holds the distinction of being Mumbai's first planned area, and is a hub for the city's Marathi culture.

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Dadar has growing importance in the current scenario because of its railway routes.

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Dadar is a prominent railway terminus on both the Western and Central lines of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network.

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Dadar east has been a key interchange point for those coming from Pune, Panvel and Navi Mumbai by road transport.

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Locally, Dadar is well connected to other neighborhoods of Mumbai, namely Matunga, Wadala, Parel-Prabhadevi, and Mahim.

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Dadar has long been a cultural center for the native Marathi speaking local people and from the rest of Maharashtra.

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Dadar has been home to movie halls like Chitra Cinema, Inox Nakshatra and Hindmata Cinema.

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Apart from Vada Pao, Dadar is popular for traditional Maharashtrian food like Batata Vada, Thalipith, Sabudana Vada, Misal Pav, Usal Pav, Puri Bhaji, Pithla Bhakri, Piyush and Lassi.

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Dadar Chowpatty with its sea, sand and Mumbai chat counters is a popular getaway for families from the hustle bustle of the city.

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Dadar area has hosted two famous cricket clubs - Dadar Union and Shivaji Park Gymkhana - which have contributed a lot to Indian cricket.

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Famous names to have appeared for Dadar Union include Sunil Gavaskar, his uncle Madahv Mantri, the club's long time captain Vasu Paranjape, Ramnath Kenny, Naren Tamhane, Subhash Gupte, Ramnath Parkar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sanjay Manjrekar.

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Dadar hosts specialised institutes like Institute of Hotel Management and National Institute of Fashion Technology or NIFT.

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