Naigaon is originally a fishing village in Thane district. It is governed by the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC). It is also the name of a railway station on the Western Line of the Mumbai suburban railway . Naigaon station is the next station to Bhayandar station in the south and before Vasai Road station to the north. Its located after the major creek between Bhayander and Naigaon . Naigaon east is connected to the Ahmedabad Highway by the Naigaon east road.
Naigaon is closely connected to Vasai Road. It mainly consists of Marathi speaking Hindus, Christians & Muslims and Gujarati speaking Hindus and Jains. The language spoken by the Christian community is different dialect of Marathi language. It is divided into east and west.
In the East there is a famous temple of Chandika Devi (goddess named Chandika). The population in 2012 is approximately 77,000. Approximately 60% of the population are Aagaris. There is a Citizen Colony of many buildings and CitizenCredit Co-op Bank Ltd. There is a township Mittal Enclave which is a project being developed by the Mittal Builders. Rashmi Builders also have major residential complexes like Rashmi Pink city and Star city. Naigaon east has Don Bosco High School and also has a Church nearby. There is also HDFC and ICICI Banks. The main roads in Naigaon east are St. Marys Road, Naigaon East Road, St. Xaviers Road and Naigaon east Vasai link road. The is a huge fresh water lake with an old dam called the Netajis lake. There are two main Villages in Naigaon east Juchandra and Tiwri.
There is a beautiful church in Naigaon East known as St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church. This is one of the rare churches to have the privilege to have with her the Holy Girdle of St. Mary . Movies like Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani and many other serials were shot at this church.
Also Not to Forget the Chinchotti Water falls is another great place to visit, for adventures and mountaineering in Mumbai. Trekkers and People with a liking for adventures can go trekking on the Chinchotti Mountains which is like 20-30 minutes from the Naigaon East Station.
Naigaon West is a coastal area which was originally a fishing village now comprises of the residential colonies like Mariam Nagar, Amol Nagar, Dias & Pereira Nagar, Naigaon Koliwada(fishing village) and Umela village(sakai nagar). Mariam Nagar is the only place where salt is produced on mass scale. Naigaon west is more used for drying of fish by kolis (fishermen community) dwelling in the vicinity. Naigaon west is famous for toddy (palm wine) tapped from the Borassus flabellifer tree which is a type of Palm. The creek between Bhyander and Naigaon west makes it very difficult and expensive to create a road route to connect Bhyander and hence typical road route used is via Vasai west.