On August 1, 2014, a portion of Thane District, the country's largest urban sea-hill, was divided, and the 36th new district of Maharashtra, Palghar, was established. The operation of a new district began on August 1, 2014, in the presence of then-Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and then-Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat. Palghar is the state's 36th district. The entire population of Palghar District is approximately 29,95,428 people. Jawhar, Mokhada, Talasari, Vasai, Vikramgad, Palghar, Dahanu, and Wada are the district's eight talukas. About Palghar Palghar District has a total geographical area of 4,69,699 hectares, 1007 villages, and 467 gramme panchayats. The literacy rate in District is 66.65 percent. The male literacy rate is 72.23 percent, while the female literacy rate is 59.28 percent. Thane and Nashik are on the district's east side, the Arabian Sea is on the west, Mumbai and Thane are on the south side, and Walsad (Gujrat), Dadara, and Nagar Haveli are on the north side. Palghar has a shore line of 112 kilometres. Palghar is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Arabian Sea beaches on the west and the Sahyadri hills on the east, both of which are tourist attractions. Vasai, Arnala, Gambhirgad, Tarapur, Kaldurg, Kelva, Kamandurg, and Shirgaon are among the forts in Palghar district. Jivdani Temple in Vasai and Mahalaxmi Temple in Dahanu are the district's spiritual treasures. Palghar district is home to a tribal population. The tribal cultural legacy includes Varali paintings and Tarpa dance. Gholwad in Dahanu tahsil is well-known for its Chiku manufacturing. Geographical Information Geographical Area=4,696.99 sq.km. Climate=Hot and Humid ( 40.6 Celsius max. and 8.3 min.) Rainfall: 2293 mm. Population=29,95,428. Adjoining districts=North : Valsad / Dadra & Nagar Haveli Northeast : Nashik East : Thane South : Thane South-west : Greater Mumbai West : Arabian Sea. How to Reach Palghar, one of the major fishing ports near Maharashtra, is noted for its tranquil beaches and exo-tourism. Despite the fact that Palghar has quickly evolved as one of Maharashtra's major industrial towns, it features a cluster of little hamlets with charming villas and beach cottages. Come here for a break from your otherwise hectic schedule. This is how you get there: By Road: Palghar is 90 kilometres from Thane, 106 kilometres from Mumbai, 162 kilometres from Nashik, 216 kilometres from Surat, 237 kilometres from Pune, 460 kilometres from Ahmedabad, and 797 kilometres from Hyderabad, and is served by the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) and some private travel services. By Train: Palghar has its own railway station, Palghar Railway Station, which connects to Maharashtra's major towns. Dehradun Express, Lok Shakti Express, Ahmedabad Passenger, Ranakpur Express, and Saurashtra Express connect it to places such as New Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore, Jamnagar, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Puri, Nasik, Surat, Ahmedabad, and Jaipur. By Air: The closest international airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, which is about a two-hour drive from Palghar. Through Air India, Air France, Air China, Air Arabia, and Air India Express, it is well connected to a variety of towns throughout the country, including Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Gwalior, Jaipur, Jamnagar, Hyderabad, Indore, and Jodhpur.
Palghar has an urban population of 1,435,210, that is 48% of total population is living in Urbanized Area. The district is bounded by Thane and Nashik districts in the east and northeast, and by the Valsad district of Gujarat state and the Dadra and Nagar Haveli district of the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu union territory in the north. The Arabian Sea forms the western boundary, while Vasai-Virar, Palghar-Boisar, Dahanu are parts of Mumbai Metropolitan Region.