Mumbra is a town and suburb of Thane district, in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra. Within the greater Mumbai area, it is close to the cities ofKalwa and Diva.
Mumbra was a flourishing ship-building center in 600C. At that time many Arabs used to travel on the shors of the Kokan area. During their trading with the local businessmen, they used to procure food grains, spices, and fruits. To carry the goods they used to order the ships which were constructed in Mumbra. During this period Mumbra was called as UMRA. Later it was named after Mumbra Devi, the prime deity of Koli and Agri tribes. The goddess temple is situated at the peak of the hill. During the 17th century, Mumbra was a small village of Koli and Agri (fishermen tribes).
Mumbra is located 28 kilometers (17 mi) northeast of Mumbai on the western coast of India. It is near Thane – Navi Mumbai – Airoli node via the Old Mumbai Pune Highway, or National Highway 4.
Bus service is available through the Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) and Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT). Rail service is available at the Mumbra railway station. Mumbra is 29 kilometers (18 mi) from the Mumbai airport.