Malad is a suburb of Mumbai, India. It is also the name of the railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Western Line, located in the Malad suburb.
The major localities in Malad are Chincholi Bunder Road, Mind Space complex, Marve Road (INS Hamla - Navy catering training establishment), Liberty Garden, Navy Nagar, Orlem, Jankalyan Nagar, Malwani Village, Kharodi Village and so on. Sunder Nagar is on border of Malad and Goregaon. Some of the major localities in Malad (West) are Chincholi Village, Orlem (originally called Valnai in Marathi) and Evershine Nagar. Chincholi Bunder Road or Chincholi Village is the oldest natives of Malad since 1845 and has historically housed the fisherman (Koli community).
The Chincholi Bunder Road has 6 Schools (St. Mary High School, Infant Jesus High School, Municipal School, Balaji International School, Dr. S .Radhakrishna Vidyalaya, D.G. Khetan International School) and 1 College (Smt. K.G. Mittal College). 3 Malls (Inorbit, Evershine Mall, Infinity ). Chincholi Bunder Road lies to the west of Swami Vivekanand Road (S.V. Road), it connect S.V. Road and Link Road and ends at Malad Creek.
Malad East has housing colonies like Raheja Township, Govind Nagar, Mahindra Nagar, squatters colony and Pratap Nagar. Mahindra Nagar is a clean and green society, which was nominated as the second most pollution-free area in Mumbai by Eureka Forbes after Aarey Colony in Goregaon. Malad East has Daftary Road, which runs across from the station on the East up till the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway and this is one of the most congested roads in Mumbai's suburbs.
Malad East also boasts of quite a few old running schools such as Fatimadevi, Children's Academy, Nutan Vidyalay, Utkarsh Mandir, Velani Vidyalaya High School, St. Francis English Medium High School, Adarsh Vidya Mandir High School both English and Hindi, High Sanskar Vidyalay. Fatimadevi English School established in 1953 is, one of the oldest educational institutions in the Malad Suburb of Mumbai. Lots of great minds have graduated from this institution. Children's Academy school has track record of maintaining 100% passing success at SSC board results and is also among the Top 10 best schools in the north - Hindustan Times.
The beaches Aksa, Erangal and Marve are within accessible distance from Malad. Other water fronts in this area are Dana Paani, Madh Island & Madh Fort, Manori Beach, Kileshwar Fort, Marve Beach -(Which has a ferry Service to Manori). Aksa Beach is approx 8 km from Malad Train Station & Madh is at 14 km.