Ulhasnagar is a city located on coast of the West India, approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of the city of Mumbai, in the Thane district in the state of Maharashtra. This city is part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region managed by MMRDA.Ulhasnagar, also referred to as Sindhunagar, has an estimated population of 472,943 people (2001). The name derives from the Ulhas River which flows through it. Kalyan is situated near Ulhasnagar. The city is home to many types of businesses.
One can reach Ulhasnagar by road or railway. Ulhasnagar Railway Station is on the Central Line of the Mumbai suburban railway. One can reach Ulhasnagar by alighting at either of Kalyan and Shahad station which are near camp 1 and 2 or Ulhasnagar and Vithalwadi railway stations which are close to 3 and 4 or Ulhasnagar and Ambernath railway stations are near to camp 4 and 5.
The city is serviced by City Bus and autorickshaw for travel from Mumbai and Thane as well. Recently "Ulhasnagar Municipal Transport Service" was launched in 2010 wherein mini buses ply from kalyan railway station to kailash colony in ambernath near David's Cottage covering almost full Ulhasnagar.there are auto rikshaws and municipality buses for transportation.
The city has colleges and an industrial-training institute like institute of technology, New English (at camp no.5), SST College of Arts and Commerce etc. Smt. Chandibai Himatmal Mansukhani college and R. K. Talreja are two major colleges.