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Roha is a city and a municipal council in Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Summers are hot and humid with temperatures touching 37-39 degrees Celsius. Rains are pretty heavy during monsoon. Winters are not so chilly with temperatures falling to 11-12 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall in Roha is 3450mm.
Roha is a small city and taluka in the Raigad district of the Maharashtra state of India. It is located 120 km southeast of Mumbai. It is the starting point of Konkan railways and the end point of central railways(Mumbai). Many chemical industries have opened up their manufacturing bases here. Roha is located between the banks of the Kundalika River and the hills of Kalasgiri. It has a population of over 1,40,000.
Roha is connected to Mumbai by the Panvel-Roha railway line. Roha is also the northern end of the Konkan Railway. Roha is off of the Mumbai Goa Highway, via the Kolad road.
Roha is very well known for its Dhavir Temple. Dhavir Maharaj is the prime deity of Roha. Every year the town celebrates Navaratri by holding a ten-day festival called Dasra at the Dhavir Temple. On the day following Dasra, a palkhi (sedan chair) carrying the statute of Dhavir Maharaj is taken through the town where it visits each house for the aarti. It is presumably, only after Durga, Kolkata, that the palkhi is given government salami (21-gun salute) with full honors.
Roha is well connected to other cities of the state as well as the country. Roha lies off National Highway 66. One can reach the highway through Kolad which is 12 km away from Roha.
By road, it is 120 km southeast of Mumbai, 146 km west of Pune, and 57 km southeast of the district headquarters Alibag.
The state-owned MSRTC buses also connect Roha with Panvel, Mumbai, Borivali, Nashik, Pune, Kolhapur, Tulajapur, Shirdi, Alibag, Pune, Aurangabad, Satara, Mahabaleshwar, Mahad of Maharashtra.
Roha falls under the Mumbai Division of Central Railways. Roha railway station is the end point of Central Railways and starting point of Konkan Railways. Many trains run from Roha to Mumbai daily Diva Roha Memu.
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