Palghar is a town in Konkan division of Maharashtra state and a Municipal Council located about 87 kilometers north of Mumbai. Palghar lies on the Western Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway on the busy Mumbai-Ahmedabad rail corridor. It is the administrative capital of the newly formed Palghar district. The town is located around 35 kilometers north of Virar and about 24 kilometers west of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway (NH 8) exit at Manor, India.
Palghar has a tropical climate. When compared with winter, the summers have much more rainfall. According to Koppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Aw. The average annual temperature in Palghar is 26.5 °C. In a year, the average rainfall is 2101 mm.
Palghar is well connected via road and rail transport. Palghar acts as a divisional head of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation. MSRTC provides direct connectivity to several towns across Maharashtra including Miraj, Pune, Vaduj, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Kalyan, Alibag, Nandurbar, Bhusaval, Shirdi, and Nashik.
Palghar is an important railway station on the Western Railway line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. Along with shuttle/Menu/EMU (local trains) services, many long distance trains also stop here.