Neral is a town in Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. 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.
The climate is tropical in Neral. During most months of the year, there is significant rainfall in Neral. There is only a short dry season. According to Koppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Am. The average annual temperature in Neral is 27.0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 3630 mm.
Neral is a town in Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is 83 km from Mumbai in the Karjat tehsil. 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 visit Neral from Mumbai take the via. Panvel route which is better, faster and easy to drive. Neral has now so many developers who are coming from the nearest cities and developing it, there are approximately 15 big projects with multi-facilities & township planning are ongoing and 50 above local builders have already started developing it. Development has turned the property rates high in Neral by 2015 end flats are sold by the rates of 2400/- INR to 4000/- per sq. ft. shops are of different rates. Soon Neral will be the developed town and will catch more attraction for property buyers. There is one new multi facilities hospital (Raigad Hospital & Research Center) much needed in the area which is located in the nearest area Bhivpuri – Neral Highway. Neral is just a second step of Navi Mumbai that makes Neral more worth to buy a property there also Matheran the Hill Station is the attraction for property buyers.
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.
Taxi takes about 20 minutes to reach Dasturi Naka from Neral. To go around Matheran, one has to walk or avail the services of horses or handcart (single seater). State Transport buses regularly ply from Mumbai and Pune. A taxi from Neral to Matheran takes about half an hour to reach.
Matheran Toy Train
The famous Matheran – Neral Toy Train departs from Neral Station. This train goes from Neral to Matheran.