Dombivli / Dombivali is an important city in Kalyan-Dombivli twin city of Thane …


Dombivli / Dombivali is an important city in Kalyan-Dombivli twin city of Thane district in Maharashtra. It is one of the urban centres in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. It is located about 50 km from Mumbai. The nearest city, Thane, is only about 27 km Roadaway & 10 km railway.

Dombivli was first documented in the year 1075 by King Harpal Dev on stone inscriptions, situated at Mahul village near the Turbhe port. However, the stone writings in Dombivli referring to its existence during the years 1396-97 confirms the fact.

The Portuguese stationed themselves at several places when they came to Dombivli. Existence of Dombivli can also be traced back approximately in the year 1730 during the Peshwa rule. In the 19th century, farmers cultivated paddy and sold it in the areas from Kalyan to Mumbai.

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