Tourism in Virar
Some believe that Virar has got its name from an Indian philosopher Jeevan Virar. There is also an argument that the name actually comes from the name of Goddess Eka Viraa. As the Tunga Parvat becomes “Tunga - ar” in a similar manner ”Viraa” bcomes “Vira-ar”. A huge temple of Eka – Vira devi is located in the banks of Vaitarna River located at the foot hills of the Tunga Parvat. People used to conclude their “Shurpaaraka Yatra” from the Tunga Parvat.
One can find a carved stone on the west banks of the Viraar Tirtha even today. This stone is about three feet long and nine inches broad with a group of female figures of the Yoginis of Ekaveera Devi located below the carved tone. Nearby is a roughly cut cow and calf which symbolizes Govardhana Math which is a symbol of eternity of Moksha.
Virar is popular for various tourist attractions such as the Arnala beach, Rajori and the old temple Jivdani. Arnala beach is often visited by people with their family to relax and get them a day out from their normal routine. For this beach, Virar is also famous as a picnic spot and remains crowded during weekends.
Jivdani temple is located on the mountains and is often visited by the tourists during the night hours. Jivdani Devi is the Goddess who bless our life and the mountain on which the temple is located is popular for paragliding. Talav is another famous point which is also known as Nagarpalika Garden. It has beautiful birds which attract the tourists from all parts of the country. Yazoo Park is an amusement park for kids where they can enjoy different adventure activities for a complete day.
Best Time to visit VirarVirar city is open to welcome its tourists for all the 12 months in a year. The temperature at the city remains pleasant throughout the year with day and night temperature showing almost similar parameters.
How to Reach VirarBy Roads
Virar is very well connected to various towns and villages in the Vasai – Virar region and to the major cities in the country via its roadways. The national highway numbers 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 17 in Virar and the Mumbai-Pune expressway are also well connected to Mumbai. You can hire a private taxi or any other private vehicle to get there.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is about 43 km away from virar. You can take a private taxi from the airport to reach Virar.
Virar can be reached using a private taxi or other vehicle from Borivali Railway Station which is around 27 Km away from the city.
VVMT runs a number of buses from Virar to various towns and villages in the region. Private buses are also easily available.