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Timings : Open 24 hours

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : No entry fee

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Upvan Lake, Thane Overview

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.

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Upvan Lake - Timings

The lake remains open throughout the day but visitors are advised not to venture into it late at night due to safety reasons. However, the food stalls around the lake and the temple remains closed during the afternoon.

Entry Fee to Upvan Lake

There is no entry fee for a visit to the Upvan Lake. Photography and videography are allowed free of cost. However, if you take your own private vehicle there is a nominal parking charge.

Activities and Cost

The most sought out activity is boating which includes two and four-seater paddle boats as well as motorboats. Paddle boats cost INR 50 per 30 minutes. However, boating starts only in the evening. Other than that, the place is an excellent picnic spot where tracks have been laid out for jogging and walks. Numerous stalls beside the lake provide food ranging from chats to pizzas as well as beverages.

Best time to Visit Upvan Lake

Monsoon remains the most sought out season to visit the lake although the year-round weather is between 23°C to 30°C. The view of the sunset is spectacular to watch from the lake. The average time one would like to spend in the lake would be a minimum of an hour.

How To Reach Upvan Lake

By rail: Thane Railway Station is a major railway station among the Central Indian Railways. The Upvan Lake is 5.4 km from the railway station and cab services such as Uber/Ola as well as auto-rickshaw ply directly from the station. An auto-rickshaw will cost INR 60 on an average. However, the cheapest mode of transport would be local buses. You can take a bus from Thane Station (W) till Palaydevi Mandir Bus stop or Upvan Bus Stop which will cost you INR 15.
Private Transport: The most convenient transportation would, of course, be private cars. A long drive to the lake amidst nature will be worth your time.
Location: Upvan Lake Road, End Of 1st and 2nd Pokharan Rd, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400607

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