Dombivli is a city in the Thane District of Maharashtra state in Konkan division, located about 48 km from Mumbai CST and is a part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). The population of the Kalyan-Dombivli City at the 2011 census counted to 1,246,381 (52% males and 48% females). It is part of Kalyan-Dombivli and falls under Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation.
Dombivli is located at. It has an average elevation of 13.534 metres (44.403 feet). The land here is rough and rocky by nature.The climate is warm and humid.
Dombivli is served by Mumbai Suburban railway network, i.e. it lies on the main line of the central section of Mumbai suburban railway network.Built in 1886, it is one of the busiest stations on the Central line and witnesses a footfall of more than 3 lakh commuters daily. Though none of the long journey express trains halt here, it is well connected to Mumbai and Navi Mumbai through Thane. Dombivli is the busiest railway station on the central line in Mumbai suburban railway network. Though during rush hours the station is an unacceptably over crowded affair.
Dombivli's history dates back to the medieval period and no major archaeological evidences of her early habitation have been found.The earliest inhabitant known was addalal. Dombivli was first documented in the year 1075 by King Harpal Dev on stone inscriptions, situated at Mahul village near the Turbhe port. However, the stone writings in Dombivli referring to its existence during the years 1396-97 confirms the fact.
The Portuguese stationed themselves at several places when they came to Dombivli. Existence of Dombivli can also be traced back approximately in the year 1730 during the Peshwa rule. In the 19th century, farmers cultivated paddy and sold it in the areas from Kalyan to Mumbai.
Dombivli is surrounded by the ruins from the following villages.
Chole village, Thakurli (E) Ayre village towards East, Patharli village towards South, and Thakurli East towards North. Dombivli witnessed the residence of many remarkable people incl. late Shri. Manohar Govind Mokashi, a freedom fighter, and the founder member of "Rashtriya Shikshan Sanstha" and chief promoter of Dombivli Nagari Sahakari Bank Ltd..