ThaneThane is one of the cleanest cities of India. This city is now completely surrounded by industries & industries & industries. Thane city lies adjoining the Arabian sea in the northwestern part of Maharashtra state. There are several historical buildings, including a fort and several churches. Its also the district headquarters of thane district. Thane originally name was Sristhanaka, means the residence of Lord Ganesh. Geographically, forming part of the Konkan lowlands, it comprises the wide amphitheater like basin of the Ulhas and the hilly Vaitarna valley together with plateaus skirting the Sahyadrian scarp. The rivers of the district mainly belong to two river streams of the North Konkan, namely the Ulhas and the Vaitarna, both draining the rainy western slopes of the Sahyadri that lie between the Bhor and the Thal Ghats.

 Thane Facts & figures :

Thane at a glance...

 Population 803,389
 Climate Tropical
 Clothing Light Cotton
 Temperature 32.37°C to 34.57°C  (Summer)
 Rainfall 250 - 300 mm
 Thane Sightseeing :
  Essel World :

Essel world, an amusement park, is located at Gorai, at a distance from the hub of the city. The famous attraction of this Essel world are the 34 rides that comprise of roller coasters, bumping cars, rainbow. tourist can access this place from Marve , Borivali. A special bus service is also available to reach here.

 Water Kingdom :

Close to Virar at a distance of around 3 - 4-km, is the Water World. It covers slides and splashes, swimming pool, discotheque, food, lodging and play places for kids. Nearby are the beautiful beaches of Gorai, Aksa, Madh, and Marve. Further, there are places like Alibag, Chawl, Manori, Murud-Janjira which are worth visiting

 Masunda Taloa :

There are around 23 lakes in the city, which are worth a visit. The most important and beautiful of them all is the Masunda Talao, termed by the locals as Talao Psali. The lake offers boating facilities to anyone and everyone including a little space to the love struck ones. Water scooters are also available here. For the ardent foodies, Talao Pali is the right place to binge.

 Yeoor Hills :

The Yeoor Hills offer nature at its bountiful best. This pollution free zone is a great getaway from the daily traffic hassles and hazardous life. These hills are also called as the "Mama Bhanja Hills" and a visit to the Swami's Math is a must.

 Thane Excursion :
 Matheran :

Matheran is a fascinating hill-station about 80-km to the east of Mumbai in Alibag district, situated at an altitude of 800m. This little hill paradise has been left largely undisturbed, since the time when an Englishman, Hugh Mallet, Collector of Thane, discovered it in 1850 and declared it a fine place for shady walks. Matheran is the closest hill station to Mumbai and Pune. Ideally suited for the weekend Matheran provides a break from the city. Perched on top of a hill and enveloped in shady trees, Matheran is ringed by walking tracks. The views from the look out, which drop sheer to the plains, is fantastic. On clean days it is even possible to see Mumbai from Hart Point.

 Bassein Fort :

Bassein is the settlement located on the western coast about 48 km, to the north of Mumbai on the right bank of Thane creek. the Portuguese ruins, which are nearly hid by palm groves and brushwood, stand about fifteen feet above water level on a low flat plot of land. The southwest point of the rich and well-wooded tract, which, being cut off from the mainland by the Gokhivra or Sopara creek, was formerly known as Vasai Island.

 Ambarnath :

  Ambarnath is rapidly growing municipal town in the Ulhasnagar Tehsil. It derives its name from a shrine dedicated to god ambarnath also known as Amarnath. The town has a temple of Shiva from where its names has been derived  and amarnath immortal Lord, a name of Shiva".

 Suddhagad fort :

Sudhagadh Fort is located near Pali- a famous pilgrimage centre in Maharashtra. It is one of the rarely visited forts in Konkan region. The fort is one among those forts, which are still in good condition. It can be covered during a trip to Pali and Mahad in Ashtavinayak

 How to get there :

Air: Thane is about 25-kms from the international airport at Mumbai and 35-kms from the main down town Mumbai. 

Rail: Thane has got a railway station and many trains pass connecting it with the major cities of Maharashtra. 

Road: Thane is well connected by road. Regular private and state owned buses are available to almost all the parts of the state.


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