Beautiful Tourist Places in Thane, Maharashtra, India
Thane is a well known city situated in Thane District in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is located about 22 kms from Mumbai City and about 150 km from Pune City. Thane District covers an area of 9,558 sq. km and the Postal Code of Thane starts from 400601. Thane City is located between 19.172431° N latitude and 72.957019° E longitude and is placed at an elevation of 7 meters.
Thane District is surrounded by Raigad District in the south, Dadra and Nagar Haveli district on the north, Ahmednagar district to the east, Nashik district towards northeast, Pune district to the southeast and Mumbai Suburban district on the southwest.
Ulhas and Vaitarna are the major rivers flowing through Thane District. Rice, vari and nachani are the main agricultural crops grown by the farmers of Thane region. Thane is in third position in industrial sector in the state, houses several medium and higher scale industries.
History of Thane:-
Thane highly witnessed for the rule of foreign rulers like Portuguese and British. Portuguese was ruled Thane from 1530 to 1739 and British conquered the land of Thane in 1784 ruled till Indian Independence.
Culture and Shopping in Thane:-
The population of Thane comprises of Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu community, Koli and Agri community. Other than the local people, Thane is populated with nearby states people like Karnataka, Goa and Gujarat. Major Hindu Festivals like Diwali, Gudhi Padwa, Holi, Durga Puja and Ganesh Chaturthi are celebrated with huge fervor by local Hindus.
Thane has several cultural centres, clubs, music and dance schools. Also the city is home to greater numbers of entertainment centres of Multiplexes and single screen theatres such as Inox Multiplex, Cine MAX Multiplex and Malhar Talkies. Shopping is very easy in Thane, because the town is jam packed with several malls and shopping complexes.
Connectivity to Thane:-
Due to the near proximity with Mumbai City, Thane has got good connectivity with all around the state and the country. Thane Municipal Transport, Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport and MSRTC buses provide healthy transportation services to the public.
Thane West Railway Station is the major railway station of the city located 3 km away from the city centre. The distance between Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and Thane is about 22 kms.
Places to see in Thane:-
Yeur Hills also called as ‘Mama Bhanja Hills’ is one of the best weekend picnic spots in Thane District. It is situated in the vicinity of Sanjay Gandhi National Park and houses more than 75 bird species and 11 animal species. Yeur Hills is famous for its Mama Bhanja Temple and Swami’s Math.
Thane Creek is a major bird reserve in the country houses more than 200 species of birds. A variety birds in Thane Creek are golden plover, grey plover, hoopoe, whistling teals, Asian open bill stork, greater flamingo, ruddy turnstone, pied avocet and eastern golden plover.
Har Har Gange waterfalls:-
Har Har Gange waterfalls are considered as the biggest manmade waterfall in India. It is situated in the vicinity of Suraj Water Park. 24.9 meters tall and 26.8 meters wide waterfalls is the major magnetisms of Har Har Gange waterfalls.
Masunda Talao is one of the most striking lakes in the entire Maharashtra. This lake is well known for its water-scooter rides and boating. There is one temple of Lord Shiva named as ‘Kopineshwar’ placed on the banks of Masunda Talao and this ancient temple was redeveloped by Chimajji Appa in 1750 AD.
Ganeshpuri is a village located very nearer to Thane widely popular for its Gurudev Sidha Peeth, a Siddha Yoga training centre. It is also well known for medicinal natural hot springs.
The list of other tourist places in Thane include:-
- Kelva Beach
- Upvan Lake
- Bassein Fort
- Titwala Ganesh Mandir
- Ambarnath Temple
- Sudhagad Fort
- Jawahar Palace
- Naneghat Hills
Best time to visit Thane:-
During the months of winter season is the ideal time to travel Thane because of its cool and healthy weather.
Accomodation options in Thane:-
The hotels located in Thane famous for their quality food items and hospitality services. The prominent hotels and resorts in Thane are listed here below:
- KT Hill Resort Hotel
- Nature Trails Garden Resort
- Dabhosa Water Fall Camp
- Golden Valley Resort
- Shanti Sarovar Resort
- Hotel United 21
- Twins Hotel
- Sharanam Hotel
- Tip Top Plaza Hotel
- Alka Hotel
- Royal Gymkhana And Club
- Lerida Hotel
- Kailash Krupa Hotel
- Rainy Resort & Water Park
- Pravasi Lodge Hotel