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8th Apr 18

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Shubham Pagare

Shubham Pagare5.0/5

1 review

Awesome place to revisit

Palghar pronunciation (Marathi : is a town and a Municipal Council located about 87 kilometres north off Mumbai. Palghar lies on the Western Line of the. Mumbai Suburban Railway on the busy Mumbai-Ahmedabad rail corridor. It is the administrative capital of the newly formed. Palghar district. The town is located around 35 kilometers north of Virar and about 20 kilometres west of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway (NH 8) exit at Manor, India. Palghar, which was until 31 July 2014 known as a distant suburb of Mumbai has been accorded the status of a district headquarters following the formation of the Palghar district on 1 August 2014. It is Maharashtra's 36th district. Palghar remains a popular weekend getaway town for Mumbaikars. It is also an emerging town with high growth prospects located within the periphery of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region . Located nearly 40 kilomteres away from Virar, Palghar acts as an important residential, industrial and educational hub for villages surrounding the town. Various age groups of people travel from the surrounding villages for different job opportunities, education, business, shopping and health care facilities. Many villages are connected to Palghar via road & rail. The government provides State Transport Bus facility to access these villages. Various villages surrounding Palghar include Tarapur, Umroli ,. Kelva, Satpati, Shirgaon, Saphale and. Sartodi.

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Alok Saxena

Alok Saxena4.3/5

6 reviews

Palghar-a better weekend spot.

Palghar is becoming a famous weekend gateway specially for mumbaikars. Hardly 2. 5hrs drive or 1. 5 hrs by train. Kelwa & mahim beaches are added attaractions. Beaches are clean & pollution free. Also people are investing in Palghar because of its rapid development, good infra structure, better rail connectivity& not far from Mumbai.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Local restaurants serving fresh foods specially fish.

Activities & things to do: Beaches, temples.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Avoid Summers. winters are best time to go.Can drive down or catch a train.

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Palghar Overview

Located at around 87 km from the state capital city Mumbai, Palghar is an important city and the municipal council in the district of Thane in the state of Maharashtra. It is a busy town and is well connected with the important towns and cities of the state either by road or by railway. It is a border town located near Gujarat and the capital city of Mumbai is located 87 km from the town.

Palghar is considered as an industrial township and there are quite a few small scale industries located here. Pharmaceutical, plastics, textile, notebook and small scale engineering industries are based all around the town. There is also a bit of agricultural dependence with a section of the population depending on growing a variety of fruits like chickoo, coconuts, etc and rice cultivation.

There are many beautiful places to see in and around Palghar which draw in regular tourists. The Kelva dam with its beautiful garden constructed many years back is not only a source of irrigation, but also a nice place to visit.

The Kelva Fort and Shirgoan Fort located nearby are popular tourist sites along with the many beautiful beaches like Kelva Beach, Mahim Beach, Satpati Beach. There are also a number of picturesque lakes and some famous Hindu temples like the Ram Mandir and the Sheetala Devi Mandir which add to the beauty of the town.

Connectivity to the town is quite good as it is a part of the Mumbai Suburban Rail network. The town lies on the Mumbai-Ahmadabad rail route and is the next major junction after the town of Virar.

By road, it is connected by the National Highway 8 which connects Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Being so well connected, it is considered a good base point for tourists visiting the nearby tourist sites.

The weather in Palghar is quite tropical with summers being hot and humid and winters more pleasant. The season change is not as evident as some other parts of the country and the town can be visited almost throughout the year since the changes in the season is quite minimal. However, winter is still a more popular time and the town sees the maximum inflow of visitors during the months of November to March.

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Shirgaon Fort , Palghar

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Atul Katdare

Shirgaon Fort , Palghar
Shirgaon Fort , Palghar

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Atul Katdare

Shirgaon Fort , Palghar
Shirgaon Fort , Palghar

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Atul Katdare

Shirgaon Fort , Palghar
Palghar, Maharashtra

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