Kharghar is one of the 14 nodes of Navi Mumbai located just off the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and close to the Central Business District (CBD) in Belapur. It is divided into 45 sectors developed and maintained by CIDCO. Kharghar is known as the third most developed node of Navi Mumbai, with a total area of 1,850 hectares, of which 1,714 hectares can be developed. This node is bounded by two major highways and Kharghar Hills. Taloja industrial area and Taloja creek are located on its eastern side.
Located on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Kharghar enjoys seamless connectivity to all major points of interest in and around Mumbai. It is less than an hour’s drive from the centre of Mumbai, 11 minutes from Navi Mumbai via Sion-Panvel Expressway, 12 minutes from Kalamboli Link Road, 16 minutes from Vashi and 15 minutes from Kamothe via Sion-Panvel Expressway. NMMT buses are available from Kharghar to Vashi, Thane, Dombivli, Panvel, Khopoli, Uran and Taloja including air-conditioned Volvo buses from Kharghar to Dadar and Borivali. The area will soon be connected to and from Vashi and other parts of Mumbai my means of the Metro Rail and Mono Rail.
Kharghar is houses several reputed schools including Ryan International School, Sanjivani International School, D.A.V, St. Jesus and Mery High school. Institutes of higher education like National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Yerla medical college, A.C. Patil Engineering College, Institute of Technology & Management (ITM), Global Institute of Management and Technology and Bharti Vidyapeeth are also located in Kharghar.
There are several recognized hospitals in Kharghar which include the famous Ekomkar Hospital, Arogya hospital, Sanjeevan hospital and Manas Multi Specialty Hospital. Several reputed banks have set up their branches in Kharghar. These include Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, State Bank of India and IDBI Bank.