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-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 it's unique Hill Station and the Real Estate Development in Neral and arround.

Matheran Toy Train[edit]

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

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