Roha is a small town in Maharashtra state of India, 120 km south-east of Mumbai. Many chemical industries have opened up their manufacturing bases here. Roha is located between the banks of the Kundalika River and the hills of Kalasgiri. It has a population of over 40,000.
Roha is connected to Mumbai by Panvel harbour line and to Karjat by Panvel-Karjat line.Roha is starting point of Konkan Railway in the north, whereas Surathkal is at south most point. It is off Mumbai Goa Highway, taking a detour at Kolad.
Roha is very well known for its Dhavir Temple. Dhavir Maharaj is the prime deity of Roha. Every year the town celebrates Navaratri Festival by having a 10 day Festival at the Dhavir Temple which ends on the 10th day - "Dasra" during Navaratri. On the following day of Dasra, Palkhi of Dhavir Maharaj is taken through the town where it visits each and every house for the Aarti. It is presumably, only after Durga, Kokatta, that the palkhi is given Government Salaami (Salutation) with full honours. It is the terminal of Central Railway.
Roha may soon see the largest collection of scientists working under a single roof. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to setup and allow the Mahindra and Mahindra group to build state-of-the-art research & innovation park which will house 25,000 scientists in a sprawling 5,000 acre complex.