Neral, India

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Neral
Town
Neral - Payarmal
Neral - Payarmal
Neral is located in Maharashtra
Neral
Neral
Coordinates: 19°01′28.57″N 73°18′56.58″E / 19.0246028°N 73.3157167°E / 19.0246028; 73.3157167Coordinates: 19°01′28.57″N 73°18′56.58″E / 19.0246028°N 73.3157167°E / 19.0246028; 73.3157167
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictRaigad
Government
 • TypeGram Panchayat
 • BodyNeral Gram Panchayat
Population
(2015)
 • Total25,265
 • Density368/km2 (950/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationMH - 46

Neral is a town in Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.[1][2] It is 83 km from Mumbai-South and 42 km from Panvel in the Karjat tehsil. It is a rapidly developing city of a Raigad district which is well connected to Panvel, Mumbai, Thane and Pune. Neral along with Karjat is also known as Eastern Mumbai District.[3]

Geography[edit]

Neral is located at 19°02′N 73°19′E / 19.03°N 73.32°E / 19.03; 73.32. It has an average elevation of 40 metres (131feet). Neral is a place which is the center between Mumbai and Pune, Neral has State Highway which is connecting to Karjat, NH4, Panvel and Badlapur, people who visits Neral from Mumbai-South takes via. Panvel route which is more better, faster and easy to drive.

It is best known as a railroad junction, with trains arriving from Mumbai and from Pune to the nearby and very popular hill station of Matheran. A narrow-gauge rail line, 21 km long, ("toy train") runs from Neral to Matheran. Nearest major towns are Badlapur and Karjat.

2005 rainfall[edit]

The heavy rains on 26 July 2005 ruined the rail tracks and it had stopped operating, but the train has successfully started operating from 5 March 2007. The other option available to reach Matheran is to take a taxi to a certain point (called Dasturi naka) just before Matheran city boundary, beyond which one may proceed only on foot or on horseback

Economy[edit]

Matheran is the unique place which is just 6 kilometres from Neral Railway Station, Neral is a town in Karjat tehsil Maharashtra. As Neral is a part of Mumbai Metropolitan Area. The town is gaining so much attraction because of its unique Hill Station and the Real Estate Development in Neral and around.

Matheran Toy Train[edit]

The famous Matheran - Neral Toy Train departs from Neral Station. This train goes from Neral to Mathran.

Photo gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neral (Approved - N) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ 2011 Census Village code = 909444, "Reports of National Panchayat Directory: List of Census Villages mapped for: Neral Gram Panchayat, Karjat, Raigad, Maharashtra". Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Property rates in Eastern Mumbai District expected to double by 2017 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 March 2017.