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Sopara (सोपारा) or Soparaka (Sanskrit: शूर्पारक, Śūrpāraka) (by some identified with the Ophir mentioned in the Hebrew texts) was an ancient port town and the capital of the ancient Aparanta. The site of this ancient town is located near the present day Nala Sopara town in the Thane district, now in the newly created Palghar district, of the state Maharashtra, India. Nala Sopara is one of the busiest western suburbs of Mumbai city. In ancient times, it was the largest township on India's west coast, trading with Mesopotamia, Egypt, Cochin, Arabia and Eastern Africa.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Sopara in India. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Sopara like a local. When planning a trip to Sopara, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Pune. Add Pune to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Mahalakshmi Temple, Gateway Of India, Shree Siddhivinayak. Also, to reach Sopara, you'll have to take a flight to Pune; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Sopara*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sopara

    Know the pollution level of Sopara before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 60.83 (High)
    • Water Pollution 71 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 51 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 55.77 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 45 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 55.17 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 46 (Moderate)
  • Sopara: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sopara for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sopara.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.93 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 32.14 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.79 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 23.21 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 21.43 (Low)
    • Attacks 33.93 (Low)
    • Drug offense 30.36 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80.36 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 69.64 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.71 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30.36 (Low)
  • Living in Sopara - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Sopara is 120.39 (High)

    • Safety Index 70.42 (High)
    • Climate Index 71.11 (High)
    • Pollution Index 66.25 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 53.8 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 25.55 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 15.11 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 81.08 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sopara

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sopara

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.7 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 48.88 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 31.4 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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