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Palghar is a town in Konkan division of Maharashtra state 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 15 kilometres west of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway (NH 8) exit at Manor, India.DemographicsIndia census, Palghar had a population of 68,930. Males numbered 36,523, i.e. 52.9% of the population, and females 32,407, i.e. 47.1% of the population. Palghar has an average literacy rate of 77.52%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81.2%, and female literacy is 73.35%. In Palghar, 11.8% of the population is under 6 years of age.The majority of population follows the Hindu religion with a sizable portion of Jains, Buddhists and Muslims. There is also a small Christian and Sikh community. Marathi is the most widely spoken language with Varli, Vadvali and Vanjari dialects. Small communities of Gujaratis and Muslims speak Gujarati and Urdu respectively.TransportPalghar is well connected via road and rail transport. Palghar acts as a divisional head of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation. MSRTC provides direct connectivity to several towns across Maharashtra including Miraj, Pune, Vaduj, Thane, Bhiwandi, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Kalyan, Alibag, Nandurbar, Bhusaval, Shirdi, and Nashik.Palghar is in Palghar District. Our India trip maker site allows you to schedule your trip to Palghar, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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