One of the most talked about locations of Mumbai, located in the heart of the city, Vile Parle witnesses people from all around Mumbai on their feet heading to their defined destinations throughout the day. From housing one of the most famous market places of Mumbai, to having some of the best educational institutes of the city, this place has a story of its own.
Vile Parle, the name takes its roots from the two temples in the area (a fact unknown), namely, Virleshwar & Parleshwar. Having said that, it was also the location where one of India’s most successful brands – Parle setup its first factory. An area that is divided into two parts, the East & West, Vile Parle is home to a large number of Gujarati & Maharashtrian mumbaikars who have been residing there since decades.
From the traditional BN Aggarwal Market to new age malls like Parle Square, Vile Parle has something for everyone. With new age cafés like Tea Villa Café, Barista and Curry & Pasta alongside traditional and old famous restaurants like Nimantran, Crunchy Munchy and Amar Juice Center, this place has everything under the sun to satisfy all your food cravings. This place gives travellers the authentic Mumbai Experience they look forward to, with its hustle bustle, markets, local restaurants & culture.
With Mumbai being India’s commercial capital, the all-new Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport located in Vile Parle sees more than 35 million travellers every year. What was earlier a cultural home is now also an abode for transit passengers. The cultural hotspot now also hosts multiple business hotspots with hotels like Parle International hosting travellers since decades.
Being centrally and strategically located, the area is very well connected with the rest of the city via its rail and roadways made available to the people. Once aboard the local train, one doesn’t just experience the beauty & surroundings of this place, but also gets carried away by that sweet smell of biscuit that spreads across from the Parle Factory throughout the area. Probably this is why I have heard people say this repeatedly, “Ye Parla Ki Mitti Khushboo Main Kuch Baat Hai”