Thane is a city in the west Indian state of Maharashtra . It is situated just outside Mumbai, which is the state’s capital as well as India’s biggest metropolitan cities.

Thane is known as the ‘City of Lakes’, as it has more than 30 lakes.


Some of the top attractions in Thane include the following –

  • Upvan Lake
  • Thane Creek
  • Elvis Butterfly Garden
  • Vardhaman Fantasy Amusement Park
  • Tansa Dam
  • Vasai Creek
  • Sargam Water Park
  • Masunda Lake
  • Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden
  • Bhiwandi
  • Kelva Beach
  • Suraj Water Park


  • Kalibari Temple
  • Titwala Ganesh Mandir
  • Ghodbunder Fort
  • St.John The Baptist Church
  • Vasai Fort
  • Gorakhgad Fort


The major festivals celebrated in Thane are –

  • Holi – The festival of colours; a Hindu festival celebrated all over India in the month of March.
  • Maha Shivratri – A festival when people worship Lord Shiva and fast for long hours.
  • Makar Sankranti – An auspicious harvest festival celebrated in the month of January.
  • Navrathri & Dussehra – A 10-day festival, where Goddess Durga is revered.
  • Ganesh Chaturthi – A significant festival of Maharashtra, celebrated in the month of August-September; Lord Ganesh is worshipped during this festival.
  • Diwali –  The festival of lights; a Hindu festival celebrated all over India in the month of October or November. 


If you’d like to indulge in some shopping, here are some good shopping spots to check out in Thane –

  • Naupada Road
  • Maruti Road
  • Shivaji Path
  • R-Mall Thane
  • Viviana Mall
  • The Walk, Thane
  • High Street Mall
  • Lake City Mall


Following is a list of some of best restaurants in Thane to try the local delicacies as well as other interesting foods and sumptuous meals –

  • 180 Degree
  • Fleur Restaurant
  • Seasonal Tastes
  • Mamledar Misal
  • Kangan
  • Family Tree Restaurant
  • Sammy Sosa
  • Loco Loca
  • Maharaja Bhog


Some of the best hotels in Thane for a comfortable stay include the following –

  • Ginger Thane
  • Hotel Time Square Mumbai
  • The Byke Suraj Plaza
  • Hotel Samaira Residency
  • Hotel Arvind Residency
  • De Gradeur Hotel and Bouquets
  • Hotel Laxvas
  • Hotel Satkar Residency
  • The Monarch, Rabale MIDC


Thane also has many good bars and pubs having good food, drinks and ambience, for people to hang out or entertain themselves during late hours. These include –

  • Thane Pub Exchange
  • The Road House
  • British Brewing Company
  • The Irish House Thane
  • Mh04 The drunkyard
  • Lounge 18
  • The Beer Cafe
  • The Orange Mint


Thane STD Code – 0671 (to be used before dialling numbers from a device that is not locally registered).

Common Emergency numbers –

  • Police Helpline – 100
  • Fire emergency – 101
  • Accident helpline (Medical emergencies) – 108
  • Women Helpline – 1091
  • Child Helpline – 1098


Marathi is the main language of Thane.


  • Welcome - Tumcha svagat aso
  • How are you? - Tu kas ahes
  • What's your name? - Tujha nav kay ahe
  • Where are you from? - Apaṇ kothale ahat?
  • Good morning - Su-prabhat
  • Have a nice day - Sukhi raha

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