Ghansoli is a suburb and one of the nodes of Navi Mumbai. It has a newly built locality and also a big industrial area housing companies like Reliance, Siemens, Standard Alkali.
There is a Mookambika temple which is one of the oldest landmarks in Ghansoli. The railway link from Thane to Vashi / Panvel has greatly increased accessibility to Ghansoli. ASP English Convent High School, Tilak International School, Blossom Nursery School, Rajiv Gandhi Management College are also working in Ghansoli.
Among the other religious places of worship is a big mosque close to the railway station and a Roman Catholic church in Ghansoli village called Our Lady of the Forsaken Church. There is also a very big ashram for Sikh community very close to sector-1.
Not much is known about the history of Ghansoli (A small fishermen's village that it was..), however the village was a part of the salt satyagraha movement. During the satyagraha movement as many of the national leaders like Dr Rajendra Prasad, Kasturba Gandhi, Sarojini Naidu assembled in Ghansoli village.
Local trains are available from Thane to Vashi and Panvel via Ghansoli every 5 to 10 minutes during peak hours and about every 15 to 20 mins during off peak hours. It takes 15 minutes from Ghansoli to Thane or Vashi.
BEST buses are available from Ghansoli to Vashi, Chembur, Sion, Dadar, Worli, Mulund, Bhandup, Powai, Dindoshi and Borivali. NMMT buses are available from Ghansoli to Vashi, CBD Belapur, Taloja, Panvel, Thane, Mulund, Chembur, Dadar, Worli, Andheri and Borivali. NMMT Bus Service are also Available From Ghansoli Towards Vashi & Mumbai .