Malad East is located in the outskirts of Mumbai city. The locality of Malad possesses a railway junction on the Western side which stretches between Kandivali station to the north and Goregaon station to the South. The railway tracks of the Western line separates Malad into Malad East and Malad West. In the 19th century, Malad boasted a lot of villages like Orlem, Kharodi, Rathodi, Malwani, Marve, Aksa, Madh, and Chincholi. The other long-established villages of Malad were inhabited by the native East Indian Community called Bhandaris and Kolis. They are considered as the aboriginals of Mumbai city. There is a secluded and undiscovered site called Malad Fort or Madh Fort. The fort stands magnificently near the Arabian Sea and was conquered by the Maratha Empire from the Portuguese in 1739. INS Hamla, a residence for Indian Navy training, is located in Malad.
Malad East is a well-established locality with the abundant presence of schools, colleges, universities, healthcare centres, residential buildings, commercial spaces, etc. Malad East has emerged as a dwelling location facilitating working professionals. The locality of Malad East shares an adequate link with other parts of the city via Malad railway station. Most importantly, Mumbai International Airport is a mere 10km from Malad East area.