Nicknamed as the Lake city of the state of Maharashtra, Thane is a beautiful island city situated 7 meters above sea level. Once the city were home to 66 lakes! This little-old fashioned sibling of Mumbai is surrounded by magnificent hills that add to its popularity amongst travelers. If you are planning a visit to Thane, the city offers a plethora of excursions to choose from.
Here are the 5 activities you must do while in Thane
Bird watching at Thane Creek
Thane Creek is a one-of-its-kind bird conservation center in the country. It’s a fine example of Maharashtra’s unspoilt natural beauty. The place is home to more than 205 bird species which include some endangered species like greater flamingo, White Stork, Asian Open Bill Stork, Dunlin and Eastern Golden Plover. The views are jaw-dropping here. And the best time to visit the place is in Monsoon months. Head down to the creek in evening hours, so you can enjoy a beautiful sunset.
Enjoying the cool sea breeze at the Kelva Beach
If you often seek a weekend escape in close vicinity to Thane to take yourself and/or family away from the chaos of urban life, Kelva beach is the answer. It is a largest beach in the state offering 7-km long stretch of spectacular shoreline. The place is also home to Kelva Fort and Sheetladevi Temple. Upon arrival, play with the water, sit down under one of the suru trees, and enjoy the cool freeze to feel relaxed.
Taking a walk around the Upvan Lake
Surrounded by the picturesque Yeoor Hills, Upvan Lake is a major attraction of Thane. Once a stone quarry, it is one of the biggest lakes of the city. Visit the place in evening and you will find many people enjoy bike rides. Don’t get surprise if you meet one of the TV serial crew. The place has some cool eating joints where you can tuck into chat, sandwiches, Frankie and pizza watching the lake views. You can go on a boat tour, horse riding or simply take a stroll around the lake.
Go rock climbing at Naneghat Hills
Situated in the Malshej region of Thane district, Naneghat hills is an ancient mountain pass which is now a perfect spot for travelers who want to enjoy trekking, climbing and sightseeing the nature. Winter and monsoon are best time of the year to visit the place and explore the many caves and water cisterns. Those seeking an adrenaline rush experience should climb to the peak of Naneghat Hills, known as Nanacha Angatha. Watch sunset from the top of the cliff! The place is also popular for camping. Visit the place in rainy season and you will see incredibly beautiful waterfalls and the splendor of nature all across the valley.
Tucking into culinary delights
If you are a gourmand, the city is surely not going to disappoint you. You must try finger-licking good Vada Pav and Missal Pav that are typical Maharashtrian snacks. You will also find many options of buffets and thalis across the city. From road side stalls to chic eateries and fine dining restaurants, you will find it all in Thane.
When are you visiting Thane? The city has got pleasant surprises for everyone.