Tags : Lake
Timings : Open 24 hours
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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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.
At the centre of the lake, lies a statue of Lord Shiva, which was constructed to measure the depth of water around it. Adjacent to the lake is a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha for the devotees to offer prayers. The Upvan Lake was one of the thirteen lakes to be restored by Thane Municipal Corporation using bioremediation technique to clear the silt and marine plants to increase the oxygen level in the water.