About PalgharPalghar happens to be a town in the Konkan Division of Maharashtra. It is also a municipal council which is situated approximately 87 kms away from the Northern Mumbai. The town is positioned on Mumbai Suburban Railway’s Western Line. It lies on the occupied rail corridor of Mumbai-Ahmedabad.
Palghar is also the administrative capital of the Palghar district which has been recently established. From the west of Mumbai to Ahmedabad NH 8 (situated at Manor) the town of Palghar is just 15 kms away and from the North of the Virar city it is just 35 kms away. The town is positioned at 19.69 degrees in the North and 72.76 degrees in the East. The average elevation of the town is 23 feet or 7 m.
According to the census of 2011, the population of Palghar was 68930. The female and male population percentages were 47.1 percent and 52.9 percent respectively. The average literacy rate of the town is 77.52 percent which is greater than the national average. i.e 59.5 percent. The female and male literacy rates are 73.35 percent and 81.2 percent respectively. About 11.8 percent of the total population belongs to the age group of less than 6 years.
The major part of the population Hindus and the rest are Muslims, Buddhists and Jains. A minority of people also belong to the Sikh community and a few to the Christian community. The official language of Palghar is Marathi. Besides Marathi, Vanjari, Vadvali and Varli are some other dialects that are also spoken in the town. Due to a minority of Muslim and Gujarati crowd, Urdu and Gujarati are also spoken here.
History of PalgharPalghar was declared as the 36th district of Maharashtra in the year 2014 on the 1st of August. Vasai, Javhar and Palghar belong to the Palghar District and they all have a golden historical heritage. Vasai belonged to the Portuguese Empire. Later Chimaji Aappa defeated the Portuguese and gained victory over Vasai and fixed a flag of Maratha on the Vasai city. The Palghar town was considered to be one of the most significant points of Chalejav Campaign in the year 1942.
In the year 1942 on the 14th August, Palghar witnessed a rebellion in which many martyrs sacrificed their lives. Ramachandra Mahadev Churi, Kashinath Padghare, Sukur Govind More, Ramchandra Bhimashankara Tiwari and Govind Ganesh Thakur are the names of the 5 renowned martyrs. In order to commemorate these martyrs, the main circle of the town is named as “Paachbatti” (which means “the 5 lights”).
Culture of PalgharMalhar Koli, Warli, Wadwal, Katkari and Vanjari are the various communities that dwell in Palghar. The Tarapa dance form and the Warli Art form were originated from these communities. The history of Warli Art dates back to about 1100 years. The Warli Art has a huge demand in the foreign countries.
Transport in Palghar
The town is well-linked through rail and road transport. Palghar also boasts to be the divisional head of the MSRTC (Maharashtra State Road Transport Corp.). The Maharashtra State Road transport connects many towns in all over the state including Pune, Nasik, Thane, Kalyan, Miraj, Aurangabad, Alibag, Nandurbar, Ahmednagar, Shirdi, Vaduj, Bhiwandi and Bhusaval.
The main rail head of the town is the Palghar Railway Station which lies on the Mumbai Suburban Railways Western Railway line. The railway station of Palghar is well-connected to many important cities in India. One can avail MEMUs, shuttles or locals trains (EMU) for daily commute. There are also a few trains that stop at Palghar for example- the Valsad Express.
Services in PalgharPalghar offers some of the very important services to the residents of the town. Following are the top services offered at Palghar:
Hospitals in PalgharHarsh Maternity Hospital
Address: C-106, Swaroop Nagar, Boisar Tarapur Rd, Boisar, Palghar, Pin – 401501
Landmark: Near Shifa Medical, Opp Cidco Clny
Phone: 9049368335, 9890415930, +(91)-22-38546899, 271271 and 270595
Address: Navapur Rd, Boisar, Palghar, Pin- 401501
Landmark: Opp Blue Diamond Hotel
Anand General Hospital
Address: First Flr, Roop Rajat Nagar Bldng, Boisar, Palghar, Pin – 401501
Landmark: Opp Cidco
Phone: 9823520820, +(91)-2525-697173 and 9823525201
St. Teresa Hospital
Address: Virar West, Palghar, Pin- 401303, Agashi
Phone: 9867880080, +(91)-22-38544075 and 2587218
Riddhi Vinayak Multispecialty Hospital
Address: Plot Number 302, Funfiesta Rd, Yashwant Gaurav Cmplx, Nalasopara West, Palghar, Pin- 401203
Landmark: Near Railway Carshed
Phone: 9820094036, 9223186505 and +(91)-22-38515356
Address: Ground Flr, Satyam Bldng 3, Oswal Empire, Navapur Rd, Boisar, Palghar, Pin - 401501 Landmark: Opp Balaji Sweets
Phone: 8378989571, 9960449571, +(91)-22-38558432 and 695050
Banks in PalgharState Bank of India
Address: Mahim Rd, Palghar, Pin – 401404
Bank of Baroda
Address: Vedant Villa, Acharyawada, Mahim Rd, Palghar, Pin – 401404
Landmark: Opp Manisha Dairy
Address: Ground Flr Shivprasad Commercial Cmplx, Mahim Rd, Palghar, Pin- 401404
HDFC Bank Limited
Address: Raghunandan Coop. Housing Society, Mahim Rd, Palghar, Pin - 401404
Phone: +(91)-22-61606161 and +(91)-22-61606161
Axis Bank Limited
Address: Grnd Flr, Satyam Commercial Cmplx, Kacheri Rd, Palghar, Pin – 401404
Bank of India
Address: Raviraj Aptmnt, Dandekar Marg, Palghar, Pin- 401404, Off Mahim Rd
Phone: +(91)-2525-250235 and 250335
Address: Ground Flr, Old Uma Villa, Mahim Rd, Palghar, Pin – 401404
Union Bank of India
Address: Vatsalya, Palghar Manor Rd, Palghar, Pin code- 401404
Bank of Maharashtra
Address: Bachatghar, Palghar, Pin code- 401404, Navali
Punjab and Maharashtra Coop. Bank Limited
Address: Palghar Land Dvlpmnt, Lions Club Bldng, Kacheri Rd, Palghar, Pin code – 401404
The Saraswat Coop. Bank Ltd.
Address: Alco Acrade, Kacheri Rd, Palghar, Pin code – 401404
Landmark: Opp Lions Club, Community Hall
Phone: +(91)-2525-250695 and 252604
Address: Manor, Palghar, Pin code – 401404
Phone: +(91)-2525-252142 and 252763
Address: J M Patel Cmplx, Ground Flr, Raj Cinema Rd, Palghar, Pin code – 401404
Phone: +(91)-2525-253456 and 253466
Address: N H Estate, Manor Rd, Palghar, Pin code- 401404
Landmark: Opp Railway Stn
Address: Ground Flr, Shree Ramakrishna Coop. Housing Society Ltd, Kacheri Rd, Palghar, Pin – 401404
Landmark: M V Super Mrkt, Panch Batti
Address: Gokuldham Shopping Centre, Mahim road, District Thana, Palghar, Pin- 401404