Wednesday, August 13, 2008

ABC Wednesday - 'D' for DADAR


  • If you ask any Mumbaiite, what is 'D' for? Most of them will say D for DADAR.
  • Dadar, the most crowded railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway, is divided into Dadar East and Dadar West by the railway line.
  • Dadar has the only railway station common to both the Central line and the Western line; this makes it a transit point and the most crowded railway station on the Mumbai Suburban Railway.
  • Dadar West market is a very popular shopping destination for residents of central Mumbai.
  • Some of the prominent landmarks of Dadar are Pritam Restaurant & Dhaba, Hindmata Cloth Market; St. Paul the Apostle Church, behind Hindmata Theatre; Guru Nanak Gurudwara, opposite Chitra Cinema; behind Chitra Cinema; Dadar T.T. Circle.
  • The Parsi Colony in Dadar has the famous Five Gardens, actually something like seven to eight gardens separated by roads.
  • Opposite the exit of the Dadar Railway Station is located the newly constructed Swaminarayan Temple .
  • Hindu Colony in Dadar has several major educational institutes clustered together: the Ruia College, the Ruparel College, the Podar College and formerly the King George, but now known as the I.E.S. School, after its operators, the Indian Education Society.




14 comments:

  1. Interesting post, as I've never been there at all. I like how you put your photos in a collage format. I enlarged them and found them full of such detail. You can almost feel the energy of the area. :D

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  2. Impressive collage. Thank you for the geography lesson. We need more of those.

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  3. I love your D post...your collage is so colourful and I've learnt something about a place I hadn't known of before. Thank you!

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  4. Dadar looks like a fascinating place with many interesting things. Great choice for letter D.

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  5. Well done on such a fabulous and unique choice for d

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  6. Very interesting photos and description of Dadar.
    Colourful

    Bear((( )))

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  7. The combine photos are too good.
    Great work...
    :)

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  8. Very colourful and informative post.
    As a retired man from the RATP (public transportation for Paris, underground, tramway and busses) I do appreciate your post and blog.

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  9. Great collage of views to browse as well..

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  10. indian markets are always colourful!

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  11. tat is a wonderfully colourful collage!

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  12. You did a very good job at assembling this bright and colorful market collage for this post!! Was nice to visit you today!!
    Mountain Retreat

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  13. Thank you. I love seeing pictures from around the world. Dadar looks intriguing!

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