When the commercial capital, Mumbai, started getting more and more congested, the thought of building a parallel township struck a bunch of engineers in 1960. And that’s how the planned city of Navi Mumbai came into existence.
Fun fact: Out of 73 cities surveyed for being clean under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by Union Ministry of Urban Development, Navi Mumbai is at the 12th rank, building its case for being a city that is ready and can handle more people who are moving in from across India.
Though quite far away from the mainland, it’s not all that barren. And if you find yourself there, here’s a list of places to visit in Navi Mumbai.