Powai is a suburban neighbourhood located in the north-east of Mumbai, India. Originally a central village, Powai has grown prolifically and exponentially in recent years to become one of Mumbai's most upmarket commercial and residential hubs. The Hiranandani Gardens, an integrated residential township, is one among the many residential complexes located here along with a number of luxury hotels, mega stores and the offices of several commercial institutions, such as CRISIL, Deloitte,Bayer among others. Larsen and Toubro, one of India's oldest multinational conglomerates, has a manufacturing plant at Powai. TheIndian Institute of Technology, Bombay, established in 1958 and currently the second oldest campus of the Indian Institutes of Technology as well as the National Institute of Industrial Engineering, established in 1963 are both located here, as is a campus of the Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai. Powai is also home to residential complexes of the Income Tax department, Customs and NTPC as well as those of ex-servicemen.
As a result of the mixture of various communities living together, the suburb has one of the city's most cosmopolitan and westernized cultures. The place has a vibrant night-life. and shoots for several Bollywood as well as Hollywood movies, such as Kalyug, Ghajini, Slumdog Millionaire etc. have taken place here. The Hiranandani Gardens are also known for their neo classical architectural style, and the area boasts of having some of the tallest residential buildings in suburban Mumbai.
The local amenities of the town centre means you have easy access to the shops, restaurants, bars, cinema and theatre, so you always plenty to do without venturing too far.