A New District in Maharashtra Palghar is a coastal town. It is a getaway with a quiet and serene atmosphere to unwind and relax. With farming as one of the major occupations, plantations of rice, coconut and chicoos is found in plenty. It has number of small scale industries making Palghar an industrial township. The first nuclear plant of the country is situated at Tarapur which is close to Palghar.
During the monsoons the complete region transforms itself from dry mountains to lush green. Palghar has tropical climate with hot and humid summers and pleasant winters. Since the season change is not much evident, the forts of these ranges can be visited throughout the year. Maximum tourists visit the place in winters being a pleasant time to travel. And so it is best to visit the place during the months of November to March.
Asherigad (1680 ft. from M.S.L.), Gambhirgad (2250 ft. from M.S.L.), and Bhupatgad (1603 ft. from M.S.L.), are the three forts in Palghar range. Asherigad (1680 ft. from M.S.L.) is the most important fort of the range considering its massiveness and height and so known as the ‘elder brother’ of the range. Asherigad has reference in history since the 18th century. The fort gives one the pleasure and thrill of trekking since the climbing has to be done with proper climbing rappelling techniques with the help of experienced trekkers.
Gambhirgad is a double ridged mountain standing tall on a huge plain keeping the union territory of Dadra and Nagar haveli to its North and Maharashtra to its South.
Bhupatgad is a fort known for its natural beauty. It has been a part of Swarajya in the historic times during the reign of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj.