Versova is one of the fast developing commercial and residential areas in the suburbs of Mumbai
. Located on the northern part of the Juhu Beach
, Versova is about 5 km from Andheri
, which is about 29 km by rail from Mumbai.
Versova was a Portuguese port in 16th century. By 1782, it became the training ground for British military cadets. This place was originally home to seven bungalows, owing to which a part of Versova is still called Saat Bangla (seven bungalows).
Versova Beach, an extension of Juhu beach separated only by a creek, is one of the main attractions of Mumbai. Versova is home of Mumbai's largest Koli fishing community. ISKCON temple, Prithvi Theatre and Shooting pool at Raspberry Rhinoceros are other major nearby attractions.
Versova is served by Andheri Railway Station. The nearest airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro rail line is under construction.