About VasaiThe historical town of Vasai is situated in the District Palghar of Maharashtra. It is also popular as Bacaim or Bassein. It is also a portion of the city of Vasai-Virar.
Nowadays the Vasai town is becoming very popular because of being one of the most sought-after places for shooting music videos and movies. Vasai also lies in the vicinity of Mumbai. Popular music videos like Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend” and “Lean On” have been shot in Vasai.
Many popular Bollywood songs and movies have been shot in the Bassein Fort in Vasai. Bollywood movies like “Love ke Liye kuch bi Karega” and “Josh” have many scenes that were shot in the Bassein Fort. The movie “Bhoomi” also has some scenes that have been shot in the Parnaka region of Vasai recently in 2017. Among popular songs, Kambakht Ishq song of Bollywood movie- Pyar tune kya kiya, was shot in Vasai.
The Bassein Fort was constructed by Portuguese to fortify the naval superiority on Arabian Sea. During eighteenth century the Maratha Army captured the fort. After that the British gained control over the territory from Marathas during the 1st Anglo-Maratha war.
Demographics of VasaiAs per the census of 2011, the population of the town was 1222390 out of which the female population and male population were 574218 and 648172 respectively. The avg. literacy is 88.57 percent; female and male literacy rates as 85.22 percent and 91.53 percent respectively.
Vasai comprises 77.16 percent followers of Hindu religion, 9.03 percent followers of Islam religion, 1.90 percent followers of Jain religion, 8.28 percent followers of Christianity, 2.65 percent followers of Buddhism, 0.21 percent of Sikhism and about 0.17 percent followers of other religions. About 0.60 percent people do not belong to any particular religion.
Climate of VasaiVasai is positioned at 19.47 degrees in North and 72.8 degrees in the East. The avg. elevation of the town is 36 feet or 11 meters. The official language of Vasai is Marathi.The minimum temperature during the winter months remain between 12 degree Celsius and 25 degree Celsius. The summer months experience a temperature ranging from 36 degree Celsius to 41 degree Celsius. The average rainfall every year is between 2000 to 2500 mm. July months are the wettest months and winter months are the driest months.
Transport in Vasai
The Vasai Road Railway Station is the nearest rail head to Vasai. Another major rail head to Vasai is the Thane Railway Station which is just 25 kms away from Vasai. Virar and Nalasopara are the towns that are located in the vicinity of Vasai and can be read via excellent road transport. The Maharashtra State Corp. buses as well as the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corp. buses can be easily availed to travel to the nearby places and cities from Vasai. Auto rickshaws are very reliable and easy mode to travel within the town.
Hospitals in Vasai
Golden Park Hospital
Address: Golden Park Commercial Cmplx, Vasai Rd West, Palghar, Pin – 401202
Landmark: Behind Parvati Cinema, Navghar Manickpur, SAI Nagar
Phone: 8080802456, +(91)-22-38552777, 2334577 and 3298122
Dr. Joshi Maternity and Eye Hospital
Address: Friendship Corner, Ground Flr, Vasai Rd West, Palghar, Pin - 401202, Dindayal Nagar Landmark: Behind ICICI Bank
Phone: 9158965566 and +(91)-250-2338140
Address: First Flr, Ambadi Rd, Vasai Rd West, Thane, Pin - 401202, Ashok Nagar
Landmark: Opp Ambadi Bhaji Mrkt
Phone: 8805069300 and +(91)-250-2332227
Kalpana Lifeline Hospital
Address: Plot No 16, Ambadi Rd, Vasai Rd West, Palghar, Pin – 401202
Landmark: Opp Akshaya Restaurant and Bar
Phone: 9323163003, +(91)-250-6510300 and 6510200
Janseva Healthcare Hospital
Address: Dattani Prism 1, Papdi Rd, Vasai Rd West, Palghar, Pin – 401202
Landmark: Behind Dattani Square Mall and Big Bazaar
Address: Ambadi Rd, Vasai Rd West, Palghar, Pin- 401202
Landmark: Opp Carmel Classes, Ashok Nagar
Address: 104, New Krishna Housing Society, Ambadi Rd, Vasai Rd West, Thane, Pin – 401202
Landmark: Nr Doori Motors, Opp Police Stn, Nr Vodafone Gallery
Phone: 8554919991, +(91)-250-2334080 and 9326066106
Hotels in Vasai
Hotel Galaxy’s Vaibhav
Address: Parnaka, Nr SBI Bank, Vasai West, Vasai, Maharashtra, Pin- 401201
West Palm Beach Resort
Address: Way to the Infant Jesus Church, Madi Naka, Rangaon Rd, Merces, Vasai West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Pin- 401201
Hotel Park Inn
Address: Bangli Road, kharale, Husaini Clny, Vasai West, Vasai, Maharashtra, Pin- 401202
Address: Grishma Garden, Gokhivare Vill., Vasai East, Vasai, Maharashtra, Pin- 401208
Address: Bazaar Path, Opposite Vasai West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Pin- 401201
Phone: 80075 77169
Address: Lawrence Trade Centre, Near K.T. Talkies, Manikpur road., Vasai West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Pin- 401202
Phone: 0250- 2337685
Address: Shop no.2, Deewan Housing, Evershine City, Behind Holly Family School,, Vasai East,, Palghar, Maharashtra 401208
Travel Agents in Vasai
Address: Divya Chetna, Anand Nagar, Vasai West, Maharashtra, Pin- 401202
Shreeji Tours and Travels
Address: Shop number- 10, Gujarati School Cmpnd, Manikpur, Vasai West, Maharashtra, Pin- 401202
Address: Shop number- 5, Kingston Towers,, Kaul Heritage City, Vasai West, Vasai, Maharashtra, Pin- 401202
Address: First floor, Lucky Palace, Next to SBI Bank, Navghar, Nr Rlwy Stn, Vasai, Maharashtra, Pin code- 401202
Address: Shop Number- 1, Hira Niketan, Opp Syndicate Bank, Ambadi Rd, Vasai Rd(W), Thane, Pin code– 401202
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