Palghar is a city and a municipal council in Thane district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Situated about 87 kilometres from Mumbai, it is a part of the Mumbai Suburban Rail network which extends up to Dahanu and lies on the Mumbai- Ahmedabad rail route.
For a town its size, Palghar is surprisingly cosmopolitan. Being a border town between Gujarat and Maharashtra and being close to Mumbai, it has a good percentage of population of people from other states besides Maharashtra like Gujarat,Rajasthan, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Most of the rich landlords of Palghar made their money trading grass to the dairies in Mumbai. Grass trading is a major occupation of many families in Palghar. The town is also close to an industrial complex located at Boisar and India's first nuclear power plant located at Tarapur .