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Interesting Facts about Virar You Must Not Be Knowing 1 Govinda, a leading Bollywood superstar, also an ex Member of Parliament used to stay in Virar in his school days. Very few people knows that He passed out from Annasaheb Vartak Smarak Vidyamandir (Vartak School) in Virar East. 2 Vasai fort (Bassein fort) is also located nearby. The Portuguese established a fort in present day Vasai. In the 18th century the fort was attacked by the Marathas under Baji Rao Peshwa, and fell in 1739 after a three-year-long campaign. The remains of the... more...
fort can be reached by bus or taxi from the Vasai railway station.
3 Virar-Alibaug Corridor Project is an ambitious project undertaken by the MMRDA which is looked upon as a major developmental milestone in the history of Virar. The Rs 10,000-crore project is expected to provide seamless connectivity by the metro as well as by road from Alibaug to Virar.
4 The Holy Spirit Church is located in Nandhakhal, a village and parish in Virar west.The church is believed to be 450 years old and was built by Portuguese after their arrival to Vasai region. But the old structure has undergone several repairs and constructions over the years. 5 Vajreshwari is few k.m. away from virar and is famous for its temple and hot water springs. It is mentioned in ancient “Puran” or holy books as a place blessed by the footsteps of Lord Rama and Lord Parashuram. 6 The famous Arnala beach and Rajodi beach is situated just a few km west of the railway station. Some other lessor known Beaches are Navapur beach and Vatar beach, just a few minutes away from Rajodi beach. Most of these beaches are secluded and serene. 7 Jivdani Temple is famous throughout the country for its only temple of Goddess Jivdani which is located around 1375 steps above the ground level, atop a hill in the eastern part of the city. People from faraway places come to take the blessings of the Goddess. 8 The St. James church located at Agashi on the road connecting Virar and Arnala, was first built in 1558. Portuguese were the best known seafarers among the European clans who built homes near the sea wherever they went. ‘Agasi’, the then small port village was one such place.
Jan 31 2017 (10:38) Station Tag: Elphinstone Road/EPR added by Invincible Indian Vikrant*^~/456446
Jan 31 2017 (10:38) Station Tag: Virar/VR added by Invincible Indian Vikrant*^~/456446
Jan 31 2017 (10:38) Station Tag: Palghar/PLG added by Invincible Indian Vikrant*^~/456446
Jan 31 2017 (10:38) Station Tag: Boisar/BOR added by Invincible Indian Vikrant*^~/456446
Jan 31 2017 (10:38) Station Tag: Udhna Junction (Surat)/UDN added by Invincible Indian Vikrant*^~/456446
Jan 31 2017 (10:38) Train Tag: Ahmedabad - Yesvantpur Weekly Express/16501 added by Invincible Indian Vikrant*^~/456446
Jan 31 2017 (10:38) Train Tag: Ahmedabad - Mumbai Central Shatabdi Express/12010 added by Invincible Indian Vikrant*^~/456446
Full Journey Compilation between BCT and ST in 12955 . Birthday Special Compilation of 12955 Mumbai Central Jaipur Gangaur Express or Jaipur Super between Mumbai Central and Surat this Compilation Contains Elphinstone Road Slow Skip Virar Skip Shatabdi Crossing Action Packed Skip of Palghar and Boisar crossing with Bangalore bound 16501 Ahmedabad Yashwantpur Express at Udhna and Arrival at Surat... more...
along with Ghaziabad WAP 7 hauled 19020 Dehradoon Bandra Terminus Express at Platform number 1 and 2 respectively Gangaur Express