Located just inside the city limits, Dahisar is the northernmost neighborhood of Mumbai. Dahisar is the first Locality of Mumbai.
There is a record of continuous habitation since the 1630s, per parish records of the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church.
The original residents of Dahisar are the East Indians, Panchkalshi, Agri, and Koli, who still live primarily in the hamlets of Kandarpada and Gaothan and the tribes who lived in the hills surrounding Dahisar – the Warlis and Dublin. With the construction of the railway line connecting Dahisar to the city of Mumbai in 1867, came the first lot of migrants, the people from Sindhudurg region of Konkan. These migrants established the first planned residential areas of Dahisar – Maratha Colony in Dahisar East and Mhatre Wadi in the West. The Railway authorities wanted to name the Railhead at Dahisar as Mount Poinsur, but the locals opposed this move and forced the authorities to name it as Dahisar.
This city has a tropical climate. Dahisar has significant rainfall most months, with a short dry season. The Koppen-Geiger climate classification is Am. The average annual temperature in Dahisar is 26.8 °C. Precipitation here averages 2509 mm.
Dahisar is well connected by the Western Urban Road. The neighborhood has two BEST bus stations, Dahisar Bus Station in Dahisar East Area near Dahisar Checknaka and Dahisar Bridge Bus Station in Dahisar (West). The Western Express Highway is easily accessible from all parts of Dahisar.
Place of interest
• Bhatala Devi Mandir
• Vitthal Mandir
• Govardhan Nathji ki Haveli (Shrinathji Temple)
• Shri Siddhi Vinayak mandir
• Sri Vittal Rakhumai Mandir
• Hanuman Mandir
• Shiv Temple
• Sri Bhavdevi Mandir