Neral, India

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Neral - Payarmal
Neral - Payarmal
Neral is located in Maharashtra
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
Founded byChanche Family in 1200
 • TypeGram Panchayat
 • BodyNeral Gram Panchayat
 • Sarpanch-
 • Up-Sarpanch-
 •  Village Department Officer-
 • Talathi Saja-
 • Total25,265
 • Density368/km2 (950/sq mi)
 • 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 + 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. The village was founded around in 12th century, due to heavy flood.


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 Murbad, people who visits Neral from Mumbai-South takes via Panvel route which is better, faster and easy to drive. Neral is at key location in the proposed Uran-Panvel-Neral-Bhimashankar SH-54 State Highway.

It is popularly 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.


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 Matheran.

Photo gallery[edit]

See also[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.