When we hear the word Thane, we remember the first train service in India that ran between Thane and Boru Bunder.
Thane itself has grown to become one of the biggest city in the country. The city is the immediate neighbour of Mumbai and comes under Mumbai Metropolitan. Here are 5 popular places within the Thane City.
1. Talao Pali
Masunda Lake, popularly known as Talaopali is a popular spot for local people to spend their evening. The lake is 10 to 15 minutes walk from Thane station. There is boating facility available which is the major attraction of Talao Pali. At the centre of Lake is Mahadev Dhyan Mandir.
The lake is surrounded by a paved footpath which remains crowded during evenings. many small street food joints can’t be found along the lake. In the street food, the most popular stall being the Paw bhaji stalls.
2. Suraj Waterpark
Suraj Waterpark is situated in Thane. The park has six Limca Book of Records on its name. The records as per Wikipedia are for the longest tunnel in Asia using fibre technology, a collection of more than 1600 ancient locks in its museum, a rainbow slide which opens into 16 slides, Asia’s biggest man-made waterfall – ‘Har Har Ganga’ and man-made village, Surajgadh.
The park lies 7km from Thane Railway Station on Ghodbunder Road. One can easily get an auto or Bus from Thane Station.
3. Tiku jini Wadi
Tikuji-Ni-Wadi is another amusement park and a resort in Thane. The amusement park is situated in Manpada and is around 6.5 km from Thane Railway Station. One can easily get an auto rickshaw from the Railway Station. There are also local bus services available from the Railway Station.
4. Upavan lake
Upavan Lake is situated in the Pokhran, Thane which is around 6 km from railway station. One can get a local bus from the Western side of the station or can easily hire an auto. The lake is situated at a very peaceful part of the city with the Yeoor Hills on one side.
Upavan Lake has a paved sidewalk all around itself and also has some food courts and plenty of places to sit. Every year the Times Sanskruti Arts Festival is hosted in this place.
5. Yeoor hills
Yeoor hills is a small hilly area in Thane in Sanjay Gandhi national park. This place has an Indian Airforce Station. One can take an auto or bus from Thane Station.
The place is quite peaceful, people come here for trekking especially during monsoon. Yeoor Hill also gets seasonal waterfall during the monsoon which makes it quite popular among Thanekar.
Being part of Sanjay Gandhi one can find monkeys around that area.
Thane City has many lakes and most of the lakes are well maintained. There is no shortage of shopping option as the city has some big malls and multiplex and popular street markets.
These are just 5 popular places in the city. However, there are many other places to see around the city.