Places To Visit In Thane

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1. Elvis Butterfly Garden

Elvis Butterfly Garden

2 km
from city center
1 out of 31
Places To Visit in Thane

The Elvis Butterfly Garden is a prominent tourist attraction in Thane. It is home to more than 132 species of butterflies that can be seen throughout the year. Its unique feature is that it is an open-air butterfly park. The park owner accompanies all visitors, showing them around and explain the various stages of a butterfly’s life - from an egg to a caterpillar to a Pupa. The garden serves breakfast and coffee, as well. The Elvis Butterfly Garden is a unique and informative experience that allows you to witness these beautiful, winged creatures in their natural surroundings, without any enclosures. It is a must-visit Garden for all nature-lovers. The Elvis Butterfly Garden also makes for a fun and relaxing picnic spot for families.

2. Sargam Water Park

Sargam Water Park

4 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in Thane

Sargam Water Park and resort in Thane is a perfect amusement park for a short weekend getaway. Located amidst natural mango orchards, this amusement park has plenty to serve to their visitors. Starting from fantastic water rides and swimming pools to a stretch of lush green mango farm, this water park makes sure visitors have an extravagantly soothing day. This park located in East Vasai of Thane imparts a picturesque beauty to its surroundings and is quite common among teenagers and adults. Starting from a family get together to host a birthday party, this place has all that one would look for in an amusement park.

3. Upvan Lake

Upvan Lake

2 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in Thane

The Upvan Lake, an artificial, eco-friendly lake in Thane, Maharashtra, built in 1880 by Thane Municipal Corporation, was re-constructed by JK Singhania for the supply of water to the Raymond Factory. It is now regarded as one of the most scenic lakes in the country, famously known for hosting the Sanskruti Arts Festival annually. Set in the backdrop of Yeeor Hills, it is a perfect setting for a picnic with your family or simply a stroll with your lover. Also known as Thane’s Lover’s Paradise, the lake was once used as a major source of water supply in the city. Now, however, it is used solely for recreational purposes with several activities being provided.

4. Vardhaman Fantasy Amusement Park

Vardhaman Fantasy Amusement Park

14 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in Thane

Vardhaman Fantasy Amusement Park is located in Shivar Nagar, Thane, Maharashtra. It is renowned for the miniature models of the Seven Wonders of the World that have been constructed using thermocol. There are several themes to the park such as the Texas Cowboy, Greek Village, Colo Theatrum, Viva Las Vegas and Lake Venetia. There is a Spanish food court serving Española delicacies too. However, most of the people have complained about its maintenance and quality of food served. It still acts as a renowned tourist attraction in Maharashtra.

5. Tansa Dam

Tansa Dam

49 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in Thane

Located in Thane district of Maharashtra, Tansa Dam is a large gravity dam which is used for generating water for drinking and other multipurpose activities. Popular for being one of the seven sources of drinking water supply in Mumbai, the dam is also a popular tourist spot owing to its picturesque environment and serenity. People come here in huge numbers to spend an evening amidst tranquility and also for day picnics. The dam was originally built in 1925 but over the years, the height of the dam is continuously being increased to meet the demands.

6. Talao Pali

Talao Pali

2 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in Thane

Talao Pali or Masunda Lake is one of the most popular hangout spots in Mumbai offering a lot of exciting activities and food to the locals and the tourists. Talao Pali derives its name from two words- Talao and Pali both meaning water bodies. It is not only considered as one of the most beautiful lakes in Maharashtra but also one of the most popular spots for a small picnic or a casual stroll in Mumbai. Several fauna varieties around it dot this lake along with plenty of birds that visit this lake, especially in the evenings. This place not only serves the tourists with several activities but also allows tourists to find solace in the arms of nature, away from the crowd and pollution of the city.

7. Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden

Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden

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Places To Visit in Thane

The Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden is situated in Ovale Village in Thane, Maharashtra. The park is home to over 500 species of butterflies. There are over 80 species of plants that serve the butterflies in some way; nectar or breeding. The butterflies migrate from October to December and then from April to June, therefore, making these months best for visiting. The park is an oasis for species of butterflies like the Gaudy Baron, Striped Tiger, Swordtail, Bluebottle, Commander, Common Crow, Wanderer, Crimson Rose, Monkey Puzzle and Grass Demon.

8. Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary

Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary

18 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in Thane

Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Although the sanctuary is one of the less-discovered places of Maharashtra, it is exotic in its location and picturesque surroundings. The Sanctuary is home to a dense Mangrove forest and more than thousands of birds, but as the name suggests, it is variously recognised for the migratory flamingos that fly every year in Spring to the Sanctuary.

9. Kelva Beach

Kelva Beach

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Places To Visit in Thane

Stretching for a coastline of 7 km along the gorgeous Arabian Sea, Kelva Beach is one of the top weekend getaways in Maharashtra. Line with beautiful Suru trees, the dreamy golden sands of the beach are ideal for sunbathing, lazing or taking long romantic walks. The highlight of the beach is its mesmerizing sunsets that invite a lot of tourists at the spot to witness the spectacular sight when the blue skies are flooded with hues of orange and purple. Aside from the relaxing and rejuvenating, there are several activities available at the beach that you can try your hand at, which include- ATV Ride, Camel Ride, Horse Ride etc.

10. Ghodbunder Fort

Ghodbunder Fort

13 km
from city center
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One of the oldest and most famous forts is the Ghodbunder Fort constructed around the 16th century AD. The place derives its name from two words- Ghod meaning horses and bunder meaning Fort. The fort derived this name because it was initially used by the Portuguese to trade their horses with the Arabs. Though in its ruins, Ghodbunder Fort has been a massive tourist attraction in Thane, Maharashtra and is therefore maintained by the archaeological survey of India.

11. Thane Creek

Thane Creek

18 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in Thane

Thane Creek located near Mumbai Maharashtra is a precious feature of the city that is widely recognised for its natural appeal. The area is credited as an Important Bird Area by the Bombay Natural History Society, due to its large variety of migratory bird species. Teeming with life, one may encounter gregarious flamingoes, Avocets, Northern Shoveler, Grey Heron, Egrets, Plover, Sandpiper, Black-headed Ibis, Whimbrel, and even the occasional crab lurking in the creek. Thane Creek is panoramic views featuring rich green mangroves, and exquisite biodiversity creates a peaceful and rewarding atmosphere, ideal for adventure seekers, avid bird-watchers, photographers and nature lovers. Best time to visit Thane creek is from October to March.

12. Kalibari Temple

Kalibari Temple

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Places To Visit in Thane

The Kalibari Temple (also known as Kalibari Mandir) in Thane West, Mumbai is sacred spot of worship in honor of the Goddess Kali, a deity belonging to the Hindu religion. The temple, with a structure that resembles that of ancient temples in Orissa was established by a community of Bengali families. One must grasp the opportunity of viewing the exquisite black statue of Goddess Kali, fashioned to perfection placed prominently at the center of the temple. This statue is usually adorned with bright colourful lights and fragrant flower garlands. Visitors often rave about the feelings of enhanced spirituality, peace and serenity achieved by paying their respects at the Kalibari Temple.

13. Yeoor Hills

Yeoor Hills

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Places To Visit in Thane

Famous as the beautiful and quick getaway from the chaos of metropolis, Yeoor hills is located in Upvan, in the Thane district of Mumbai, Maharashtra. The place experiences its first rainfall from the monsoon winds, making the surroundings more vibrant and refreshing.

14. Bhiwandi


10 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in Thane

Located 20 kms north- east of Mumbai and 15 kms north- east of Thane, Bhiwandi is a small city in the Konkan Division of Maharashtra. The industrial town is also colloquially known as the ‘Manchester of India’ as it houses the godowns and warehouses of leading textile industries. Besides, it is popular for its diverse culture and natural beauty. Bhiwandi has several temples and other places of religious importance that draws a lot of tourists to the place.

15. Suraj Water Park

Suraj Water Park

4 km
from city center
15 out of 31
Places To Visit in Thane

Suraj Water Park in Thane, Maharashtra is a theme park which is spread across a wide area of 17 acres. The thrilling and fun-based water park is a combination of both modern and traditional technologies. The hub of the water park has about 16 slides, each of them challenging and fun-filled in its way. Holding 6 Limca Book of Records, it is not just the pride of Maharashtra but the entire country. Some of the awards are, the Longest tunnel in Asia using Fiber Technology, Asia’s most prominent human-made waterfall ‘Har-Har Ganga’, a collection of about 1600 old locks museum and so on. It is one of those exciting places that must go into everyone’s bucket list. The park also has locker facilities, the rent of which is INR 30 and the deposit is INR100. Also, if the locker keys are lost, INR 70 of the deposited money will not be refunded.

16. Titwala Ganesh Mandir

Titwala Ganesh Mandir

27 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in Thane

 Titwala Mandir, also known as Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples and pilgrimage spot in Titwala, Thane District of Mumbai. It is dedicated to Lord Ganesha as well as Lord Shivshankar. This place is visited by thousands of devotees each year, who believe that Lord Ganesha will fulfil all their wishes if they offer him their prayers. 

17. St. John the Baptist Church

St. John the Baptist Church

3 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in Thane

Christianity has existed in Thane since the 16th century, and the St John the Baptist church stands in glory as a proof to it. This church is one of the oldest in Thane and has existed over 500 years. This magnificent church surrounded by the Masunda Lake imparts a picturesque view to the entire city and has been a significant tourist attraction. The rich cultural heritage and architectural beauty have enhanced the importance of the church among tourists in general and Christians in particular. Christians or not, tourists make it a point to visit this century-old church at least once when they are in Pune.

18. Kopineshwar Mandir

Kopineshwar Mandir

3 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in Thane

Kopineshwar Mandir located in Thane is amongst the most sacred temples in Maharashtra. It is devoted to the Hindu god Lord Shiva, he is also considered as the patron god of Thane. The temple is situated near the banks of Masunda Lake where the shivling was found.

19. Vasai Fort

Vasai Fort

21 km
from city center
19 out of 31
Places To Visit in Thane

Located in the town of Vasai in the Palghar District of Maharashtra, Vasai Fort is a majestic fort and a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India. Also known as Fort Bassein or Fort Bacaim, it overlooks the confluence of the River Ulhas in the background and is one of the top tourist destinations in the region. Considered to be a heritage site and a notable historical monument, the architectural marvel stands sturdy with intact chapels and fortifications and very little ruins. It is also a popular spot among filmmakers and renowned music artists who visit here often to shoot their pieces amidst beautiful landscape and stunning scenery. The very famous “Hymn for the Weekend” by Coldplay was shot here as were several Bollywood movies like Josh, Aag and Khamoshi etc.

20. Gorakhgad Fort

Gorakhgad Fort

58 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in Thane

Gorakhgad is a hill fort in Maharashtra. Gorakhgad and Machindragad are twin forts in the Thane district of Maharashtra. Gorakhgad is situated at an elevation higher than its twin fort. There are numerous caves scattered near the base of the peak, and some of them are inhabitable.

21. Vasai Creek

Vasai Creek

11 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in Thane

Vasai Creek, also known as Bhayander Creek, is one of the inlets in the shoreline of the Arabian Sea. The local trains which run between Vasai-Virar and Mumbai cross the Vasai Bridge to reach their destination. There are two Bridges over the Vasai Creek which connect to the Western Railway Route. The passengers in the local trains, which run across the Vasai Bridge, witness the inherent beauty of the estuarine Creek.

22. Kachrali Lake

Kachrali Lake

1 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in Thane

Kachrali Lake is a beautiful water body which houses a little island at its centre. It is situated in Thane opposite to the Thane Municipal Corporation building. The Lake is a favourite spot amongst the locals and tourists to visit for some tranquillity. The lake has artificial water fountains adding to the scenic view.

23. Korum Mall

Korum Mall

2 km
from city center
23 out of 31
Places To Visit in Thane

Situated in Samata Nagar in Thane, Korum Mall is one of the most popular malls in the district which spreads over half a million square feet. Besides the big brand stores and outlets, both domestic and international, that sell apparel, footwear, home decor, home appliances, electronics and everything of everyday utility and fashion, Korum Mall also has a leisure centre, hypermarket, family entertainment centre, four screen multiplex and a basement parking. The mall has been divided into sections with each floor dedicated to a particular category.

24. Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary

Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary

45 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in Thane

Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary located in Thane District. It is one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in Maharashtra and accommodates a wide range of rare species, both flora and fauna. The wildlife sanctuary is spread across 320 square kilometres in Shahpur, Wada, Mokhada and Talukas that come under the district of Thane. This attraction is truly a must-visit for those who are interested in wildlife and conservation. 

25. Mother of Victory Church

Mother of Victory Church

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Places To Visit in Thane

Mother of Victory Church, located in Tikujiniwadi, Thane, is the only catholic church in India named after Mother Mary’s other name, Lady of Victory. The church is popular as a shrine because the statue of Mother Mary preserved inside it was bought from Wigratzbad, Germany. The popular belief that Mother Mary appeared a few times between the years 1919 and 1938 in the pilgrimage of Wigratzbad is the reason why pilgrims from all over the world travel to Mother of Victory Church to witness the holy statue.

26. Mumbra


3 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in Thane

Mumbra is a town in Maharashtra which is at a distance of 9.8 km from Thane. It is populated by 900,000 people, almost 80 per cent of whom are Muslims. Before the urbanization of its agricultural land, it was home to the fisherman tribes of Agri and Koli. If visiting Mumbra, one can check-off a multifaceted list of activities from their bucket list. This can vary from trekking, shopping, spending a day at the beach and even visiting a wax museum. These explorations aren’t restricted to these enthralling activities. Mumbra’s culture vivaciously depicts tradition, secularism and holds a history of unity in diversity.

27. Vajreshwari


30 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in Thane

Situated in the Bhiwandi district of Thane, Vajreshwari, also known as Vajrabai is a small town near River Tansa in the state of Maharashtra. The highlight of the town is the very famous and highly revered Vajreshwari Temple and its hot water springs. It is believed that the village was formed as a result of volcanic eruptions and is mainly occupied by the Marathas and the tribes that live in the neighbouring forests.

28. Mahuli Fort

Mahuli Fort

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Places To Visit in Thane

Perched at a height of 2815 ft., atop a mighty hill, Mahuli Fort is not only the highest pinnacle point in all of Thane but is also a very popular trekking destination. Considered to be a haven for rock climbers and adventure enthusiasts, it is also a common favourite among nature lovers as it is surrounded by a dense green forest. The fort houses an open Shiva temple and three caves which draw a large tourist influx. It was originally occupied by Shahji- father of the Maratha warrior Shivaji. Besides, there is also a perennial drinking water cistern on the top. The fort has now been declared a protected monument and the green area surrounding the fort has been declared a sanctuary.

29. Sudhagad Fort

Sudhagad Fort

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Places To Visit in Thane

Situated at a distance of 10 km from Pali Village in Maharashtra, Sudhagad Fort is one of the most ancient and also one of the most popular hill forts in Thane. Although currently in ruins, the fort is a haven for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. Also known as Bhoraigad Fort or Bhorapgad Fort, the fort dates back to the 2nd century, the fort gets its name from the Bhorai devi Temple that is situated there. Besides, the top offers bewitching views of the valley below and sprawling green hill slopes adjacent to it. Lately, the entire area surrounding the fort has been declared as the Sudhagad Wildlife Sanctuary.

30. Tungareshwar Waterfall

Tungareshwar Waterfall

23 km
from city center
30 out of 31
Places To Visit in Thane

Situated within the premises of the Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary near Thane in Maharashtra, Tungareshwar Waterfall is a gorgeous waterfall and a popular weekend getaway from Mumbai and other neighbouring cities. Boasting of a rich and diverse wildlife and flourishing flora and fauna, the spot is best visited in the rainy season and is goes by the name of “monsoon spot”. Other than nature lovers and photography enthusiasts, the place is also frequented by birdwatchers owing to the diverse variety of bird species found in the area. There is also a small Shiva Temple in the premises that you can visit.

31. Jagannath Mahadev Temple

Jagannath Mahadev Temple

8 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in Thane

Snuggled in the Gaimukh Village of Maharashtra, the Jagannath Temple is backed with hills and the vast blue sea waters. Dedicated to the Hindu deity, Shiva, this temple lies on the lush green hills of Maharashtra and provides a panoramic view of the Vasai creek. One would have to ascend around 100 steps to trek to the temple, however motorable roads are accessible as well.

FAQs on Thane

Can you suggest an itinerary for Thane?

Thane can be covered in almost 3-4 days at the best.

Day 1
Start your sightseeing from the Upvan Lake in Pokhran Road followed by the entertainment park of Tiku Ji ni wadi at Manpara road. After having a sumptuous lunch at the restaurants near Tiku Ji ni wadi, you can head towards the historical Bassein fort at Vasai Road.

Day 2
Begin your second day by visiting the Radha Madanmohan Temple in the morning followed by the Khargar hills, both located in the outskirts of Thane. You can visit the Ghodbunder Fort and then head towards the central city of Thane and have a relaxed evening at Talao Pali.

Day 3 in Matheran can include relaxing spots like Porcupine point, Louisa point and Panorama point for experiencing a breathtaking sunrise as well as the sunset. To wind up your holiday you can also visit the famous Korum Mall at Shahid Mangal Pandey Road for shopping local handicrafts and other exotic items.

How can I commute within Thane?

Starting from local buses, trains and cabs, Thane has it all for its tourists. The most affordable way of commuting in Thane is via the local buses which have an excellent frequency and run around the entire city. Thane also has several cab services like cool cabs, Meru and Easy Cabs. One can also take an auto rickshaw for short distances. Tourists can also take the local trains, which too have a good frequency. Though overcrowded, this might be a feasible option for tourists who want to avoid traffic. Auto rickshaws are not only quick but also affordable. In case tourists are unwilling to avail local transports, they can also hire minibuses, cabs or even tempos at a nominal price which is charged daily.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Thane?

The top sightseeing places in Thane are Elvis Butterfly Garden, Sargam Water Park, Upvan Lake, Vardhaman Fantasy Amusement Park, Tansa Dam, Talao Pali.
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