Maharashtra is one of he most sought after tourist destinations of India. Each and every district of Maharashtra is blessed with unique experiences that are waiting to be discovered.
The Palghar district with its rich cultural heritage and bio-diversity is sure to catch the imagination of tourists. Whether it is the joy of standing under a waterfall in the rains or soaking your feet in the sands of its vast coastline, be it the mountains or bustling forests, from historic forts to rich cultural heritage, the 8 talukas of the Palghar district never cease to surprise its visitors. The historical significance of Vasai and Jawahar taluka attracts tourists from all over the world.
Home to several Adivasi tribes, Palghar is a treasure trove of traditions and culture. The infamous traditional Warli art that has put Maharashtra on the world’s cultural map has its roots here. Most of all, the warmth and love of the people here leaves you with a feeling that you belong to this place.
So what are you waiting for? Welcome to Palghar - the land of Pleasant Surprises.
Shri. Devendra Fadnavis Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra
"Discover a world unlike any other.
A land where forest, river and sea meet.
If there’s one place where you can experience it all, it is Palghar.
The best part, you ask? It’s just 115 kilometres to the north of Mumbai.
Stroll on sandy beaches to find your calm or discover the roots of the ancient Warli art and Tarpa dance. Whether its historical forts or places of worship; Palghar is strategically connected to it all.
Witness history in its full glory and relive the valour of Chimaji Appa who captured the Vasai Fort from
the Portuguese back in 1739! Experience century-old traditions when you visit Adivasi and get your adrenaline rush on hilltops, rocks and shores. There’s something for everyone in this place I call my home. And when you fall in love with this place, maybe you can come back for more...
With our ‘Pleasant Palghar’ initiative we’re ready to place this best-kept secret on the world map as an
international tourist destination. Through eco-friendly and sustainable tourism, our vision is to introduce Palghar’s rich culture and history to the world while creating livelihood opportunities for the locals.
I welcome you to the land of pleasant surprises which will lead the new journey."
Dr. Prashant Narnaware (IAS) Collector & District Magistrate Palghar
"Palghar has a significant place in Maharashtra’s golden history. The mighty Peshwas fought with the Portuguese to unfurl the Maratha flag in Vasai. Blessed with breath-taking beauty and vibrant cultural heritage this place is waiting to be discovered. Its vast coastline spreads across Vasai, Palghar and Dahanu, the rivers Tansa and Vaitarna flow through its sprawling fields and thick vegetation, and the plateaus of Jawhar, Mokhada and Vikramgad offer spellbinding views. Not just that, it is home to Katkari, Malharkoli, Warli and other Adivasi tribes.
The 1100 year old Warli painting that has put Maharashtra on the world heritage map has its origins in Palghar district. The Adivasis inhabiting here have preserved the cultural heritage of Warli art and the popular Tarapa dance for centuries now.
Welcome to Palghar – a land that offers countless travel experiences all-year long. Come, discover the historical, cultural and natural heritage and go back with memories that you will treasure forever."
Shri. Vishnu Savara Tribal Development & Guardian Minister
"It is said that Palghar is one of the most beautiful tourist places of Maharashtra. It is blessed with a vast shoreline. Not just that, it has forts, temples and places of historical significance. The shores of Arnala, Dahanu and Bordi beaches bustle with tourists on holidays.
The mountains here are as beautiful as its coastline. The lush green forests and natural beauty cast a magic spell on visitors in monsoon.
Popularly known as ‘The Mini Mahabaleshwar of Maharashtra’, Jawahar, is a perfect getaway for those seeking the fresh air and solace of the mountains. Come face-to-face with history at Shirapamal – a place that was blessed by the presence of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and relive the grandeur of royal palaces. Get spell bound by the ancient Warli art form or just revel in the beauty and glory of this beautiful paradise from picturesque sunset points. There is all this and more to discover in this land that is blessed with a rich cultural and historical heritage.
With its historical, cultural and natural wonders, Palghar is a must visit destination for tourists in Maharashtra."
Shri. Jaykumar Rawal Hon'ble Minister of Tourism & Employment Guarantee Scheme Government of Maharashtra