Neral, India

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Neral
नेरळ
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
State Maharashtra
District Raigad
Government
 • Type Gram Panchayat
 • Body Neral Gram Panchayat
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 25,265
 • Density 368/km2 (950/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration MH - 46

Neral is a town in Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.[1][2] It is 83 km from Mumbai in the Karjat tehsil. Neral is also a part of a Mumbai Metropolitan City. It is a rapidly developing city of a Raigad district which is well connected to the PanvelMumbaiThane and Pune. Neral along with Karjat is also known as Eastern Mumbai District.[3] 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 take the 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.

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

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 (131 feet).

Economy[edit][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 areaMMRDA the town is gaining so much attraction because of it's unique Hill Station and the Real Estate Development in Neral and arround. Multiple builders have already started to develop the town, and by 2017 till 2020-2030 it is expected to double the prices of the land & flats.[4]

Matheran Toy Train[edit]

The world famous Matheran - Neral Toy Train departs from Neral Station.

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