13 Facts About Matunga


Matunga is a locality in the heart of Mumbai City towards downtown Mumbai.

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Geographically, Matunga is surrounded by the Sion-Dharavi belt to the North, Mahim to the North-West, GTB Nagar to the North-East, Wadala to the East and Dadar to the South.

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Matunga formed a part of the seven original islands of Mumbai with Mahim, then known as Mahikavati.

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Matunga was among the first well planned localities of Mumbai.

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Matunga has a juxtaposition of Irani cafes and Udupis and houses one of the oldest residents of Mumbai.

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Matunga has a large population of South Indians especially, Tamil Brahmins, who have been residing here for several decades.

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Matunga, having a predominantly Hindu population, has a sizeable presence of Marathis, Bengalis and members of the Parsi community.

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Matunga is known for its eateries serving south Indian food.

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Lal Bahadur Shastri Market in Matunga is the main market of Matunga, housing multiple shops and hawkers selling vegetables, clothes, jewellery and groceries.

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Flower market of Matunga is famous for its South Indian essence and is quite well known in Mumbai.

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Matunga Gymkhana and associated ground is a home for budding cricketers.

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Similarly, Matunga Gymkhana has facilities for Tennis, Squash, Swimming and Badminton.

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Indian Gymkhana in Matunga is a preferred venue for Cricket and Basketball training.

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