Things to do in Powai

A well-connected suburban neighbourhood in the north east of Mumbai, Powai is an excellent destination for business travellers and expatriates. Benefitting from excellent proximity to Mumbai’s international airport, the neighbourhood gives frequent travellers or extended stay travellers a taste of truly authentic life in Mumbai.

Home of the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival, this is a vibrant and exciting neighbourhood with plenty to see and do in the local and surrounding areas. Over the recent years, the neighbourhood has benefitted from excellent development and has since become one of the most upmarket residential areas and commercial hubs in the city. Powai is also Mumbai’s centre for start-up businesses, with many young entrepreneurs starting their businesses with the assistance of institutes such as IIT Bombay.

There are many places to visit in Powai, from the Powai Lake to the nearby Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It is easy to decide what to do in Powai after sunset, with a vibrant and cosmopolitan nightlife scene and modern shopping centres and movie theatres. Powai markets and supermarkets are conveniently located throughout the neighbourhood, making it easy for extended stay guests to pick up the essentials before or after work.

As a bonus for film lovers, Powai is the location for scenes in many Bollywood and Hollywood movies, including Slumdog Millionaire and Kalyug. Visitors can look out for familiar sights from the movie during their time here. If you are planning a stay in Mumbai, then Powai could be the perfect neighbourhood to seek out long-term accommodation – continue reading our Mumbai area guide for more information on what to do, places to see and places to eat.

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