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Elevation  4.00 m
State  Maharashtra
Language spoken  Marathi

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Vile Parle ([ˈʋile ˈpaɾle]), is a neighbourhood and also the name of the railway station in West Mumbai. Vile Parle has a significantly strong base of Marathi and Gujarati population. The name "Vile Parle" has been derived from the names of two small but old temples: Virleshwar and Parleshwar. It serves as the location of the first Parle factory which ceased operations in year 2016. It houses Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport's Domestic Terminal.


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Vile Parle is divided into two parts: Vile Parle (East) and Vile Parle (West) separated by the western railway line. The east-west boundaries of Vile Parle are rom Juhu (West) to Sahar, Santacruz (East). The north boundary is Andheri and Santa Cruz (South). Vile Parle is also connected to JVPD scheme (Juhu Vile Parle Development scheme).


Vile Parle has now become a second major education center after Churchgate to Charni Road area with the establishment and growth of a huge educational complex financed by the Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal and Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association. Thus, at all hours of the day you see a constant flow of students into and out of Vile Parle.

Kingfisher Airlines maintains its head office, the Kingfisher House, in Vile Parle. In 2012 Vijay Mallya was trying to sell the Vile Parle Kingfisher House.

One of the leading Indian confectionery and biscuit manufacturers, Parle Products was started in Vile Parle. There is still a factory in Vile Parle East and it is commonly known as Parle Biscuit Factory. In July 2016, Parle stopped operations at its Vile Parle manufacturing unit and will be replaced by its corporate office. Vile Parle also houses the Garware plastics factory. The Dr. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital in Vile Parle was inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru in November 1950 and opened in May 1951.

Cultural activities and food joints

Vile Parle is a hub of cultural activities throughout the year. Dinanath Mangeshkar Sabhagrugha, is a prestigious auditorium which showcases Marathi theatre and music programs. Institutions like Lokmanya Seva Sangh, Nadkarni Sabhagruha and Parle Tilak Vidyalaya have been holding and promoting cultural programs since 1923. Activities include Majestic Gappa (a forum where prominent personalities from all fields are open-interviewed), Bal-Jallosh (cultural activities for children), counseling for parents and students and many more. Parle Mahotsav is a large event that is held in Vile Parle at the end of every year. Parle Mahotsav was started in 1999 by Vile Parle Cultural Centre (VPCC). Eight competitions were held at that time, 75 prizes distributed and 2,750 individuals participated in it. It appears to be growing every year. The 11th Parle Mahotsav was the biggest so far with 32 competitions, 750 prizes, and a whopping 25,000 participants.

Kala Gurjari is a cultural organization, promoting various forms of arts. They organize various cultural programmes at their office (next to Khasiyat Restaurant, D.J. Road, Vile Parle (W)), or Juhu Jagruti Hall at the Mithibai Commerce College, or in the Bhartiya Vidyabhavan, Andheri campus

Vile Parle is also well known for its food joints. Starting with Lucky Sandwich, corner of the Sai Samarth dosa centre next to him. Various Marathi delicacies like Vada Pav, Misal, Sabudana Vada, Sabudana Khichadi and Potato Poha are served. "Me Marathi" is one such restaurant famous with the locals for its Maharashtrian styled food. Also present is a small eatery called "Chan Chavdar" near Sathaye college. It is particularly frequented by college students with small budgets. Anand wada pav has also been awarded the best wada pav centre in the city.{Please give reference}.

One of the best college festivals, named 'Umang', also takes place in Vile Parle. It is held at Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics (NM College).

Religious activities

Sanyas Ashram

The ninth Patron of the holy lineage of this tradition His Holines Brahmlin Shri 1008 Mahamandleshwar Swami Maheshwaranand Giri Ji Maharaj first came to Mumbai in mid-1940s and laid the foundation of Sanyas Ashram on 20 January 1945 in the suburb of Vile Parle (West) for propagation of Sanatan Dharma or universal virtues amongst mankind. The fleding Ashram became a full-fledged temple complex in 1952 when the Prana Pratistha of various lifelike and life-size deities was performed.

In the mid-1990s, Shri Swami Ji Maharaj retired at Suratgiri Bangla, Haridwar, and handed over the charge of Sanyas Ashram to Shri Swami Vishveshwaranand Giri Ji Maharaj, who became the eleventh Mahamandleshwar in the holy lineage of gurus and also the current President.

Sanyas Ashram continues to grow into a nationwide institution now under the competent vision of His Holiness Shri 1008 Mahamandleshwar Swami Vishveshwaranand Giri Ji Maharaj and has many branches under its administration.

Parleshwar Temple

Parleshwar temple is a Ganesha temple near M. G. Road.

Educational institutions

Vile Parle is also known for its numerous educational institutes including:

  • Smt. Chandaben Mohanbhai Patel Homeopathic Medical College
  • Gokalibai Poonamchand Pitambar High School, Dadabhai Navaroji Road, Vile Parle
  • Jamnabai Narsee School
  • Shree Bhagubhai Mafatlal Polytechnic, Vile Parle (W)
  • Shree Chandulal Nanavati Vinay Mandir
  • St. Xavier's High School, Vile Parle (W) now known as St. Xaviers High School & Jr. College.
  • St. Joseph's Convent High School
  • Madhavrao Bhagwat High School
  • Vile Parle Mahila Sangh
  • Parle Tilak Vidyalaya English Medium School
  • Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Marathi Medium school
  • Parle Tilak Vidyalaya ICSE school
  • Arya Vidya Mandir, Juhu, ICSE School
  • Airport High School & Junior college of Science & Commerce
  • Mithibai College
  • Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics
  • Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of Engineering
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management and Higher Studies
  • Chatrabhuj Narsee Memorial School
  • Sathaye College (Parle College)
  • M L Dahanukar College
  • Lions Juhu High School
  • Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering
  • Shri Kashi Vishveshwar Adhyatmik Sanskrit Mahavidhyalaya
  • G.M.E.S. High School(formerly known as G.B.E.S High School)
  • B.L. Ruia M. High School
  • M P Shah English High School
  • Smt Hiraben Manilal Nanavati English High School, Vile Parle East
  • ( its is alos called JVPD)
  • Utpal Shanghvi School
  • Malini Kishore Sanghvi College of Commerce and Economics (Popularly known as Ritambhara College)
  • Prarthana Samaj School
  • Maniben Nanavati Women's College
  • Kalyanji Kanji High School
  • Shri Navinchandra Popatlal Kapadia (Thakkar) Vidya Mandir High School
  • There are numerous boutique coaching classes found across Vileparle.


    Postal codes for Vile Parle are 400057 for east and 400056 for west. There is a huge slum area called Nehru Nagar in JVPD Scheme. There is a famous temple Sanyas Ashram in Vile Parle West where many famous movies have been filmed. Varma Tailors & Cloth Stores which was once a local tailor shop in Vile Parle east is now more than 50 years old. The "New Airport Colony" which is the residential accommodation for employees of Airports Authority of India (AAI), India Meteorological Department (IMD) and Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is also in Vile Parle (East). The office of the Regional Executive Director of AAI is within the colony and can be accessed from V K Krishna Menon Marg (Sahar Road). The colony is located east of Western Express Highway and can be reached from Vile Parle railway station through Hanuman Road. The Colony is divided in A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H & O lines. Out of this "F" line is located few meters away from main colony. The colony contains a "Community Center" and two play grounds for kids and adults.


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