Kalyan is a town located in the Thane district of Maharashtra. It is divided into two parts - Kalyan East and Kalyan West. Kalyan West is a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and comes within the Administrative division of Thane District. It is only 7.9 kilometers from the Mumbai Nasik Road (via Kalyan-Ahmednagar highway).
Kalyan West encompasses many areas like Chikanghar, Shivaji Chowk, Shankar Rao Chowk, Tilak Chowk, Gandhi Chowk, Parnaka, Dudhnaka, Durgadi Killa Area, Murbad Road, Syndicate, Ramdas Wadi, Karnik Road, Kala Talao and Rambaug Lane. It is also located within close proximity to major highways like NH3, NH4 and Eastern Expressway Highway. An upcoming locality in Mumbai, Kalyan West provides affordable homes, thus increasing the demand for property in the area.
Kalyan West is well-connected to the rest of Mumbai through a network of roads and railways. It is an important junction for suburban travelers, as well as long distance trains. Many local trains running between Mumbai-Karjat and Mumbai-Kasara pass through Kalyan West. The area also has a good bus service; Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Transport (KDMT), run by the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation. It is also served by ring road buses that ply via Durgadi Killa route or via Birla College route. Once the proposed plan of a central-harbour and central-western line is completed, Kalyan will connect to all major parts of the city.
Many reputed schools are located in and around Kalyan West. These include Bhagwan Bhoir English High School, Podar International School, Tree House International School, Holy Cross Convent School and Adarsh Hindi High School, amongst others.
Hospitals in the area include Fortis Hospital, Shree Devi hospital, Phadke Hospital, Meera Hospital, Shree Hospital and Apex Hospital. In addition to these, there is also a Railway Hospital in the area for railway employees housed in Kalyan.
Kalyan West has many shopping malls and recreation centers. Sarvoday Mall and Eternity Mall are two famous shopping malls here. The Springtime Club provides various recreation services to its members such as yoga, aerobics, Jacuzzi, etc.