IIT Bombay is located at Powai,
which is an eastern suburb in the North-Eastern part of
in the form of a long narrow island, almost a peninsula, thrusting
south wards into the Arabian Sea. It can be broadly divided into
South Bombay (Colaba, CST,Fort, Chruchgate,
Nariman Point etc.)
Central Bombay (Dadar, Bombay Central,
The Western suburbs (Bandra, Juhu, Andheri,
The Eastern Suburbs(Kurla, Chembur,
Ghatkopar, Mulund, Kanjur Marg, Vikhroli etc.)
also New Bombay (Vashi, Turbhe etc.) across Thane Creek on the
Here is a map of Mumbai,
and this is how it looks from a satellite.
The dark areas indicate the tree cover which is prominently visible in the
area reprenting the Aarey Colony and the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali.
Somewhere to the south of that dark patch, Powai Lake (the smaller one) and the Vihar Lake
(the bigger one) also visible. IIT Bombay is situated touching the two.
Public TransportMumbai has one of the most efficient and
reliable public transport network. One can travel by Autorickshaws /
Taxis to reach IIT from the nearest stations(Autorickshaws, however
do not go further south than Sion and Bandra). For longer distance,
you can use either the BEST Bus Network or the Mumbai
Local train System.
Here is a rail map of Mumbai,
and this is a road map.
The map of IITB promised in the previous image is
actually here :-)
TransportThose coming by Central Railway Suburban train
will have to get down at Kanjur Marg, Vikhroli or Ghatkopar which
are the nearest stations from IITB. If you are coming by the Western
Railway Suburban train you will have to get down at Andheri, Bandra,
Goregoan or Malad. We give below
Autorickshaws/ Taxi fare.
Stations for Through Trains Coming to
||CST, Dadar, Kurla, Thane.
||Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri,
a terminus at Kurla where some Central as well as Western Railway
There is no convenient bus route from Kurla
terminus. An autorickshaw is the best option. However it would be
more economical to take a suburban train from kurla to Kanjur Marg
and then take an Auto.
International flights land at Sahar
Airport which is about 7 kms from IIT. The Domestic Airport-
SantaCruz is about 10 kms. Pre paid taxis are available at the
Airports. Autorickshaws are also available for IIT.
||307, 346, 425, 396, 398, 460,
422, 424, 461
||461, 398, L1
|Sahar Air Port
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Last updated on 2 Feb 2005.