Between the concrete and steel high rises and far from all the hustle of Mumbai, lies the small green belt of Aarey Colony that has a parkland called ‘Chota Kashmir’. The Chota Kashmir Garden and lake are located on opposite sides of the road. The lake has boating facilities and also has been a shooting location for many Bollywood songs.
There is a lotus pond too. Locals visit the garden on weekends as a picnic spot. The garden is visited by both families as well as couples.
Things to do at Chhota Kashmir Mumbai
1. Boating at Chota Kashmir Lake: The lake of Chota Kashmir, spread across an area of 4 acres, is the only water body within the vicinity of Mumbai city where one can go boating, both in a rowboat and paddleboat. Open for visitors all days of the week, the surroundings of the lake is very peaceful due to its location.
2. Chota Kashmir Garden: The garden is located on the other side of the road from the lake. When it would be out of scope for movies to be shot in Kashmir or Shimla due to a variety of reasons in the past, the well-manicured garden of Chota Kashmir would serve as an alternative location for several Bollywood movie songs.
The garden is visited by couples as well as families. Kids from nearby schools are taken for picnics here. The garden is perfect to spot birds like egrets, tropical mynahs and parrots. There are also a great variety of butterflies to watch for.
Timings of Chota Kashmir Mumbai
Chhota Kashmir is open all days of the week from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
The Boat Ride timings are from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Chota Kashmir Mumbai Entry Fee
- 20 INR per unit for Camera
- 20 INR per person for Boating (30 minutes)
Chota Kashmir Mumbai Timings
|Monday||10:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Tuesday||10:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Wedesday||10:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Thursday||10:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Friday||10:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Saturday||10:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Sunday||10:00 am – 6:00 pm|
How to Reach Chota Kashmir Mumbai
Being well connected to all major parts of the city, Chota Kashmir is quite easily accessible from all the suburbs of Mumbai via roadways. It is connected to the western suburbs via Western Express Highway, via Jogeshwari- Vikhroli Link road, it is connected to Powai and the Eastern suburbs whereas, via Marol Depot Road, it is connected to the Central Suburbs.
Nearest Railway Station to Chota Kashmir – Goregaon Railway Station is the nearest railway station to reach Chota Kashmir. One needs to hire an auto rickshaw or rent a cab from top car rental companies in Mumbai to reach. BEST buses also ply between Goregaon and Aarey Colony, where the tourist destination is located.
Nearest Airport to Chota Kashmir – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport is the nearest airport. Hail a cab (Ola, Uber, etc.) from the airport or get into a taxi to reach here.
If a visitor is traveling by BEST bus, the nearest bus stop is Chota Kashmir Police Station bus stop. After getting down, one needs to walk for around 160 metres from the bus stop to the lake.
Chota Kashmir Mumbai Address: Aarey Milk Colony, Goregaon, Mali Nagar, Aarey Colony, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400065, India