Worli is a locality in Mumbai situated to the south of the city. This commercial hub is surrounded by the Arabian Sea to the west, Haji Ali to the south, Mahalaxmi to the east and Prabhadevi (IT/ITES hub of Mumbai) to its north. Worli was one of the original seven islands that constituted the city of Mumbai. Even till about a few decades ago, it was a traditional textile mill hub, but has now emerged as one of the key real estate destinations in the country. It has become all the more of a prominent node due to its proximity to CBD (Nariman Point) on one side and BKC (Bandra Kurla Complex) on the other. Worli hosts a number of leading companies such as Siemens, Tata Group, Deloitte, Birla Group, GSK Pharma, etc.
Good road and bus services have ensured that Worli enjoys a smooth connectivity to the major parts of the city. The WorliBandra Sea Link, which is 5.6 kilometres in length, is situated on Worli Sea Face. First opened in July 2009, it links the Mumbai suburbs with south Mumbai. This sea-link has significantly reduced the travel time between Bandra and Worli. As per expansion plans, it is further going to be merged to link the Lala Lajpat Rai Road and Marine Drive. This locality also boasts of efficient railway connectivity, with the nearest stations being Mahalaxmi, Elphinstone, and Lower Parel. The proposed monorail will further give a boost to the transportation network to suburban locations. Other projects under proposal include the Peddar Road Flyover that will improve connectivity to the CBD, while the metro rail service will bring about an overall betterment for the daily commuters.
Worli has a distinct edge as a real estate destination due to its sea facing location. Most of the properties available here enjoy a sea view. Besides several projects being under construction by prominent builders, some slum rehabilitation projects have also been undertaken.
Podar O.R.T. International School, Maratha Mandirs Babasaheb Gawde English Medium School, D Y Patil International School, Sacred Heart High School, Sharad Pawar International School, Little Stars English High School, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar School, Holy Cross High School, Watumull Institute of Electronic Engineering and Computer Technology, Sasmiras Institute of Management Studies and Research, etc. are the prime educational institutions in the vicinity.
Worli hosts many well-equipped healthcare centres such as Worli Hospital, J C Hospital, M.A. Podar Hospital, ESIS Hospital, Bosco ENT Nursing Home, etc.
The area also finds the branches of many reputed banks nearby, including the likes of Punjab National Bank, ING Vysya Bank, IDBI Bank, Bank of Baroda, Allahabad Bank, United Bank of India, Kotak Mahindra Bank, UCO Bank, Vijaya Bank, besides others. There are also ample numbers of ATMs, petrol pumps, bus stops, etc.
Worli also houses one of the most famous hotels of the city i.e. Oberoi Hotels. Besides, a number of other star-rated and budget hotels are also found here, including Hotel Galaxy Avenue, Four Season, and Hotel Granville.