Chembur is an Aagri neighborhood located in East Mumbai, India.
Chembur is formed from multiple Aagri villages, such as Ghatla Village, Mahul village, Gavanpada, Ambapada(Ambada), etc. In Chembur, the Aagri people are said to have farmed flowers known as Pollachi wadi Before reclamation, Chembur lay on the north-western corner of Trombay Island. It is suggested that Chembur is the same place referred to as Saimur by the Arab writers(915–1137), Sibor in Cosmas Indicopleustes(535), Chemula in the Kanheri cave inscriptions(300–500), Simula by the author of the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea(247), Simula or Timulla by Ptolemy(150), and perhaps even Perimula by Pliny(A.D. 77). This is, however, disputed. Chembur is also said to be a reference to Chevul at the mouth of the Kundalika River on mainland Maharashtra. Later, the area occupied was said to have occupied a branch of an animal home. 1893 map showing Chembur in the North-West of Trombay Island.
The Bombay Presidency Golf Club was established in 1827 and was later re-built to meet international standards. No, the major activity occurred until the Kurla-Chembur single railway line was built in 1906 for garbage trains. The line was opened to passenger traffic in 1924. After construction activity in the 1920s, Chembur was finally opened up in the 1930s. It was made part of Bombay City in 1945.
Modes of public transport in Chembur include auto-rickshaws, taxicabs, BEST buses, NMMT buses, and trains. NMMT AC Volvo buses are available from Navi Mumbai to Mumbai and vice-versa. The Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway has a station in Chembur. Suburban trains bound for Mumbai CST, Andheri, and Panvel run throughout the day. The Lokmanya Tilak Terminus for long distance trains is located nearby. Line 1 of Mumbai Monorail opened in February 2014 and has a terminus at Chembur.