Mulund is a suburb in north-east of Mumbai, India about 40 kilometers from it. It is also a railway station on the Central Railway line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway It is nestled alongside the foothills of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park with easy access to the Eastern Express Highway and Navi Mumbai through the Mulund-Airoli Bridge. Mulund is said as prince of Suburb.
Mulund has several cinema halls including Big Cinemas (at R-Mall) and PVR (at Nirmal Lifestyles). However, the single screen theaters like Mehul have lost their sheen in the recent years after the multiplexes have opened. Jawahar, the oldest theatre has shut shop and so has Deepmandir. However, the Jai Ganesh theatre in Mulund (E) has seen some renovation recently. Kalidas Auditorium is the only auditorium in Mulund which regularly hosts Marathi, Gujarati and Hindi plays apart from musical shows. Maharashtra Seva Sangh above Apna Bazaar on JN Road also holds a number of events particularly in the Marathi literary World.
The suburb is also home to several gymkhanas and fitness centres, including Mulund Gymkhana and Talwalkars. Kalidas Sports Complex is the major sports complex. Mulund has two large shopping malls on LBS Marg, Nirmal Lifestyles and R-Mall. R-Mall is the first mall in Mulund and Thane. It also hosts a four screen multiplex called as the Big Cinemas. Nirmal Lifestyles is the largest mall with a number of stores like Shoppers Stop, and restaurants including McDonald's, and cafe including Manchester United Cafe Bar, Cafe Coffee Day, apart from six screen PVR multiplex. Cypress is one of the popular hangout place of youngsters in Mulund near Yogi Hills - also a shortcut to go Sanjay Gandhi National Park & Tulsi Lake. It is suitable for trekking.
Mulund is one of the few suburbs of Mumbai to boast of a vibrant night life. The centre of it all lies within Nirmal Lifestyles Mall, near Nahur. Several western cuisine restaurants, along with some Indian restaurants are located within the mall, and it also has two nightclubs. Overall, the night life in Mulund has a sober and peaceful feel to it,except for some dopers.
Mulund has a varied range of restaurants and eating options from continental to desi style thalis, from the contemporary restaurant and bars, to the very popular foreign food chains. Nirmal Lifestyles, R Mall are home to most of these joints. For years, Mulund was catered to by the two most popular eateries - Vishwa Mahal and Vishwa Bharti near the railway station.Its home to umpteen number of Udipi restaurants like Swaadishtaan, Vishwa Mahal, Vishwa Bharti, Vandana, Kirti Mahal, Amruta, Kamath's, Hot Plate, Shiv Sagar, Guru Prasad, Ruchi,Campus Treat, Kampa Treat, Sanmaan and others. Vishwa Samrat, Taste Buds, Amantran, Atithi, Sitara, Bansuri, Nisarg, Ram Punjab etc. are decent for Indian cuisine.
A Pure vegetarian multi-cuisine fare is available at Exotic Flavors. Urban Tadka and Masala are contemporary Indian restaurants. Rajdhani, Rajthali & Rasoi serve some good Thalis. While Al Fresco seating is a crowd puller in Timbuctoo, the hooka and deserts do it for Mocha. Pop-Tates - R-Mall and The Fun Bar - Nirmal Lifestyles bring in the Pub style dining to Mulund. Bombay Blues, Bistro Grill and Noodle Bar are worth a try. Pizza Hut, US Pizza, Dominos serve pizzas, while McDonalds has outlets in Nirmal Lifestyle and R Mall. Thai Chi serves some excellent Chinese and Thai dishes and so does Wok. Coffee lovers can enjoy their coffee at several Cafe Coffee Day outlets and Mocha, Mulund is yet to get a Barista or for that matter, Costa Coffee.
Places Of Worship:
Mulund is home to people from various faiths and as a result, there are a large number of temples, churches and other places of worship.
Parks And Promenades:
- C D Deshmukh Garden (One of the well maintained garden in Mumbai)
- Tara Singh Ground (Yogi Hills Garden)
- Kalidas Gardens (Sonar Bangla)
- Sambhaji Garden
- Johnson & Johnson Park
- Lala Tulsiram Garden (Devidayal Garden)
- Girish Swami National Park
- Tara Singh Talao-Garden (Mhada Colony)