Palghar(Marathi: पालघर) is a town and a Municipal Council (soon to be district) in Thane district in Maharashtra. Situated about 87 kilometres from Mumbai, it is a railway station on the Western Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway which extends up to Dahanu and lies on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad rail route. Palghar is the next major junction after Virar on the Western Railway and is also accessible by the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway (NH 8). The town is complete with everything necessary for a comfortable life including shopping centres, schools, colleges, cinemas, restaurants and hospitals. The environment is luscious and pollution-free which creates a tranquil ambience and ideal atmosphere to start any activity.
The town is a major hub for all the facilities after Virar. Various age groups of people travel from the surrounding villages for different job opportunities, education, business, shopping, health care facilities, etc. Many villages are connected to Palghar via road & rail. The government provides State Transport Bus facility to access this villages. Various villages surrounding Palghar include Tarapur, Boisar, Umroli, Kelva, Satpati, Shirgaon, Saphale etc.