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Uttan is a rustic beachside town located to the North of Mumbai in the Thane district of Maharaashtra. It comes under the Bhainder civic council and is 7-8 km away from Bhainder city. It is a nice weekend escapade away from the turbulent city. Uttan is predominantly a fishing village. It is a great sight […]


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Uttan is a rustic beachside town located to the North of Mumbai in the Thane district of Maharaashtra. It comes under the Bhainder civic council and is 7-8 km away from Bhainder city. It is a nice weekend escapade away from the turbulent city. Uttan is predominantly a fishing village. It is a great sight to see the boats of fishermen glinting under the golde sun, sprinkled all over the sea coming with their catch in the evening time. The sea is cool and breezy, one can be sure of feeling refreshed and rejuvenated at the end of one’s trip.

 

Uttan has the look and feel of the Colonial era. The Church  of Our Lady of Velankini, Pagoda temple and St. Andrews Church are quite famous and thronged by people of all faiths. Uttan is also famous lighthouse which was first commissioned in 1960. It serves as a beacon light to the fishermen. The lighthouse is worth visiting as it provides a spectacular sweeping view of the sea.

 

Food:

 

Seafood at Uttan is simply out of the world. Tourists literally hog a variety of dishes made of prawns, bombil, pomfretand chala fish that is eaten with bhakri (made with rice).

 

Accommodation:

 

There are a couple of five star and three star hotels a stone’s throw away from Uttan beach which provide customized facilities to visitors. The hotels here serve authentic East Indian cuisine. Beach side resorts and homestays are also available.

 

Uttan has a friendly and pleasant climate and can be visited any time of the year.

 

Reaching Uttan:

Mira road railway station is the nearest station to Uttan  located 5km away and can be reached by local trains from Mumbai. Nearest airport is Mumbai airport located 27km away. State transport buses connect Bhainder to almost all cities in Maharashtra.

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