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Thane

Upvan Lake:

Upvan Lake is one of the most well known geographical attractions of Thane region. Bounded by the Yeoor Hills on one side, Upvan Lake is known as the largest Lake of Thane. Upvan Lake attracts a large number of tourists and nature lovers all through the year.

 

Thane Creek:

Thane Creek is a famous bird conservation site attracting a large number of tourists and bird lovers. Managed and controlled by the Indian Bird conservation department, Thane creek is home to more than 200 different varieties of birds including grey plover, avocet and Asian open bill stork. Thane creek is visited by migratory birds in the winter season from as far as Trans Siberia.

 

Titwala Ganesh Mandir:

Titwala Ganesh Mandir also known as the Mahaganesh temple is one of the most well known religious shrines of Thane region. Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the Titwala Ganesh Mandir also has a Vithal-Rukmini temple and a shrine dedicated to Lord Shivshankar in its vicinity. Titwala Ganesh Mandir attracts a large number of pilgrims and devotees to participate in the annual Ganesha chaturti festival.

 

Ambarnath Temple:

Ambarnath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the most ancient religious shrines of Thane attracting a large number of pilgrims and tourists alike. Built in 1060 AD by King Chittaraja of the Silhara Dynasty, Ambarnath temple is designed in the form of a spread-out Shiva’s mat. The walls of the temple are decorated with intricate carvings of religious and mythological stories related to Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesh and Lord Nandi. Ambarnath Temple attracts a large number of pilgrims during the annual Shivratri festival.

 

Masunda Talao:

Masunda Talao also known as Masunda Lake is one of the most widely visited tourist locations in Thane. Masunda Talao attracts a large number of tourists and adventure sport lovers offering boating escapades and water scooter rides. Masunda Talao also has a temple of Kopineshwar situated on its banks attracting pilgrims from all over Maharashtra.

 

St. John the Baptist Church:

St. John the Baptist Church is one of the most significant religious landmarks of Thane city. Built by Portuguese missionaries in 1582, the church earlier known as the St. Anthony Church has withstood the test of time. St. John the Baptist Church is the only church to survive the Maratha Kingdom. Located near the Masunda Lake, St. John the Baptist Church has wooden main altar along with side altars. Considered to be a perfect specimen of the Portuguese style of architecture, St. John the Baptist Church attracts a large number of tourists and historians alike.

 

Bassein Fort:

Bassein Fort also known as Vasai Fort is one of the most significant historical landmarks of Thane city. Bassein Fort established in 1534 by the Portuguese as the headquarters of their Indian operations currently lies in ruins attracting a large number of tourists, photography lovers and historians alike. The Fort has decorative gateways inscribed with coats of arms and Portuguese graves dating back to 1558. Bassein Fort attracts a large number of media commercials and other visual producers.

 

Tikuji Ni Wadi:

Tikuji-Ni-Wadi is a family resort located in Thane region attracting a large number of tourists and locals alike. Spread over a 20 acres campus, the amusement park of Tikuji-Ni-Wadi consists of a water park and a resort. The water park of Tikuji-Ni-Wadi has a number of water rides and family slides attracting a large number of people during the summer season. Located near the Thane railway station, Tikuji-Ni-Wadi amusement park is one of the most widely visited tourist landmarks of Thane.