Nerul is a residential and commercial node in the city of Navi Mumbai of Maharashtra state. It consists of more than 50 sectors.Nerul East houses odd sectors while Nerul West includes even sectors. It is one of the biggest, and most populated residential nodes of the city.

Nerul along with Seawoods is the second most developed zone of Navi Mumbai after Vashi. Nerul along with Seawoods-Darave is one of the most expensive, promising and developing realty locales in the satellite city. Nerul has a huge floating and residential population moving in from South Mumbai and the western suburbs, making it more upmarket by the day.

Nerul however still has parts with an intrinsic rustic feel about it. The estimated population of Nerul is around 10,00,000. Nerul has two railway stations namely Nerul railway station and Seawoods-Darave railway station. About one lakh people travel from Nerul and 50,000 from Seawoods-Darave railway station.

Educational institutions
There’s an endless list of educational intuitions in Nerul & Seawoods, some from the list are as follows:
  • Don Bosco Senior Secondary School, Seawoods
  • DAV Public School, Seawoods
  • Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology
  • Terna Engineering College
  • St. Xavier's High School, Nerul & St. Xavier's High School and Junior College of Science
  • St. Augustines High School, Nerul
  • SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce
  • Apeejay School, Nerul
  • MGM High School, Nerul
  • Delhi Public School, Nerul
  • SBOA Public school, Nerul
  • Dr. DY Patil University, Nerul
  • Ryan International School, Nerul
  • Presentation Convent School, Nerul
  • Tilak Public School, Nerul

A major part of the Palm Beach Road and Sion - Panvel Highway passes through Nerul. The township, like the rest of Navi Mumbai, is divided into sectors, which are further divided into plots. As such, the address system is more organized and the township easy to navigate compared to central Mumbai, hence minimizing traffic. Nerul, being a planned township, features roads that intersect at right angles.

Auto rickshaws provide the primary means of personal local transportation. Travelling to other nodes by auto rickshaw usually entails the payment of one-and-a-half times the regular meter fare, or some other negotiated fare hike. BEST and NMMT buses serve as a much cheaper means of transport. Buses starting from or passing through Nerul allow passengers direct and fast passage to destinations across Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan-Dombivali, Panvel and Uran. NMMT AC Volvo buses are available from Nerul to Panvel, Dadar, CST, Mantralaya, Powai, Andheri and Borivali.

Nerul is connected by rail on the harbour line, part of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. Travelling to destinations across Mumbai by rail often involves taking a train to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST). Services from Nerul to Thane has been started some years ago to reduce the crowd at Kurla.


Nerul is famous for its various sports complexes. Dr. DY Patil Stadium is one such complex which includes a world-class cricket stadium. Some of the DLF IPL matches were held here in the year 2010. There is also Nerul Gymkhana with a lot of facilities for sports. A Golf course is coming up soon in Nerul.

Places to visit

Nerul has many places to visit, for both children as well as adults. There are a number of gardens among which The Rock Garden in Nerul (E) is a very popular spot for people from various age groups. Also, there is an amusement park called the Wonders Park in Seawoods close to the Uran road. There is the Parsik Hills.

In Nerul is a hill with temples and church. In Seawoods there is a lake named Jewel of Navi Mumbai. It's a famous spot for Jogging and walking.

There is a new mall in Seawoods named SEAWOODS GRAND CENTRAL featuring premium brands and eateries.