A busy suburb in the northeastern region of Mumbai, Ambarnath literally translates to ‘Lord of the Sky’. It is one of the fastest growing localities in this part of the city. Even though Ambarnath is stated as a single locality, the area comprises Ambarnath East and Ambarnath West. Lying close to Mumbai-Pune Highway, it serves as a great locality for residents and industrial units alike.
Although it has transformed into a modernised location, the area still maintains its traditional heritage. It is well-known throughout the country for its magnificent Shiva temple, completely carved out of stone and dating back to the 10th century. Originally named ‘Hallyacha Pada’, Ambarnath has a very rich and unique history.
The two divisions of Ambarnath are completely different from each other. Ambarnath West is a completely industrial zone, housing more than a hundred small and large-scale chemical industries, including the large manufacturing facility of WIMCO.