12 Amazing Things To Do In Thane, India - Updated 2022

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Thane is a satellite township of Mumbai, which is now seamlessly integrated with the central suburbs of North Mumbai. Thane is not unlike Mumbai and has its own share of traffic and chaos, especially around the station area. It’s blessed with so many amazing attractions that leave tourists with a positive impression of the township. Since you’re here, Thane has several hotels, including hotels for couples, that you can avail to maximize your enjoyment of these activities. Did you ever expect to read the words “amazing things” and “Thane” in the same sentence? No? In this article, I am going to give you a walk through the most amazing things to do in Thane, India.

1. Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden

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Posted by Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden,Ghodbunder Road,Thane(W) on Monday, April 24, 2017

Travelers who love butterflies are in for a treat at Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden. This Thane attraction is a small but unique open butterfly garden that features a plethora of butterflies in their natural environment. It takes pride in its ability to showcase these butterflies without the need to put them in cages.

This creates a beautiful and unique garden where butterflies roam free for visitors to enjoy. Also, with the abundance of flowers in this garden, those with pollen allergies better take some antihistamine.

Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden

Address: Ovalekar Wadi, Owala Village, Takkarda Road, Ghodbunder Rd, Thane, Maharashtra 400607, India

Website: Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden

Opening hours: Sun: 8am - 1pm (closed from Mon - Sat)

2. Kolshet Creek

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Kolshet Creek, Thane West

Posted by Kolshet Creek, Thane West on Sunday, April 17, 2016

Also known as Kolshet Khadi, Kolshet Creek is a scenic and picturesque spot where the Ulhas river meets the Arabian sea. Birdwatchers will be happy to know that this scenic spot is a great place to watch some bird species alongside the magnificent backdrop of the sea.

Many locals recommend going here at dusk as the beautiful sunset makes way for the serenity of the night. Peaceful and soothing, this is a must in the list of places to visit in Thane for those who are looking for some peace and quiet.

Kolshet Creek

Address: Kolshet Rd, Kolshet, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400607, India

Website: Kolshet Creek

Opening hours: Open 24 hours (daily)

3. Suraj Water Park

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There are so many fun things to do in Thane and nothing says fun like a water park. Suraj Water Park takes pride in its alternate name, The Pride of Maharashtra, as this sizable water park has won six times in the Limca Book of Records alongside several national and international awards.

With all these awards, the water park boasts “an ultimate and out of the world” experience for all its guests. From the various slides to the wave pool, this park features magnificent decorations and guarantees a whole lot of fun for the entire family.

Suraj Water Park

Address: MH SH 42, Dongripada, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400615, India

Website: Suraj Water Park

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)

4. Gaimukh Beach

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Gaimukh Beach is an artificial beach that features a floating restaurant and beachfront walkway. This makes the beach a great place for a relaxing evening walk or a pumping morning jog. The peaceful waves of the ocean also beckon swimmers to try out the nice waters.

The best part is that this beach is a hidden gem that barely anyone visits which makes it all the better for those who are looking for a peaceful place away from crowds of people.

Gaimukh Beach

Address: NH 48, Gaimukh Gaon, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400615, India

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 12pm, 4pm - 7:30pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

5. Talao Pali

Talao Pali, Thane
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Talao Pali is also known as Masunda Talao and is one of the main attractions of Thane. Talao Pali (talao means “lake” in Hindi) is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in Maharashtra and can be reached in 15 to 20 minutes, from any location in Thane. The lake gives shade to tired and frustrated people, who want to relax and escape the chaos of the city and it is famous amongst families.

Talao Pali provides a good dose of fun and relaxation and if you are a foodie, you can try some of the delicious dishes served here, such as chana masala, peanuts and Chinese food. The lake also allows boating, which is very rare in Mumbai, but in Thane, you can do it!

Talao Pali

Address: Talav Pali, Ganeshwadi, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra

Website: Talao Pali

6. Kelwa Beach

Kelva Beach
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Kelwa Beach is also known as Kelwa or Kelwe Beach and is located in Maharashtra, India. This beach is famous and a popular weekend getaway, for tourists from Mumbai. It is around 80 kilometers (49.7 miles) north of Mumbai and is one of the largest beaches in Maharashtra, stretching for 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) along the coastline of the Arabian Sea. You should plan at least 3-4 hours for a visit to this place, as there are many nearby attractions, like the Shitla Devi Temple, Kelwa Fort, and the Kelwa Dam.

Kelwa Beach

Address: Behind Sitladevi Temple, Taluka Palghar, Thane District, Kelwa, Maharashtra

Read more about our detailed guide to Kelwa Beach here >>

7. Naneghat Hills

... towards top of Naneghat (6049776828)
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Naneghat Hills is located around 120 km (74.6 miles) from Mumbai and is a must visit place for trekkers. It is one of the finest places to visit in Thane district and has an altitude of 838.2 meters (2,750 feet) above sea level. It is an ideal location for trekking, photography, and star gazing. The records found at Naneghat have proven to be extremely useful in establishing the history of the region. This will be the perfect destination to spend your time with friends, so don’t forget to carry your camera.

Naneghat Hills

Address: Naneghat, Ghatghar, Thane, Maharashtra

8. Titwala Ganesh Mandir

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Titwala Ganesh Mandir (Temple) is an important pilgrimage spot in Thane and is visited by thousands of devotees, every month. The idol of Lord Ganesh here is very attractive and ancient. You will find lots of people here, throughout the year but Ganesh Chaturthi is a very big festival, which is celebrated with joy and happiness and thousands of people.

A small pond is located near the temple where people take bath before entering the temple. You can enjoy food items like snacks and noodles with the spicy and famous chutney. After darshan, you can also pay a visit to the Kalu River, which is close to the temple.

Titwala Ganesh Mandir

Address: Titwala, Maharashtra

Website: Titwala Ganesh Mandir

9. Korum Mall

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Looking for some shopping options? Don’t worry, Korum Mall is your place. It is a shopping mall, located in Thane, where you can find a number of branded shops. It covers a 25,000 square feet (2,322.6 square meter) area and you will find many options for family entertainment here, including a four-screen Inox Multiplex, with a seating capacity of over 1,000 seats and a food court that fit 550 people, at a time.

Korum Mall

Address: Mangal Pandey Road, Near Cadbury Compound, Eastern Express Highway, Thane, Maharashtra

Website: Korum Mall

10. Mahuli Fort

Mahuli Fort From Pivali End
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Thane is lucky to have numerous, beautiful natural spots, but out of all of these, the mountain that holds Mahuli Fort stands out as the most beautiful attraction. Mahuli Fort is a mystical Mughal fort and a great place to visit in Thane City for hikers. A visit here makes for an intriguing trekking experience. It is located at 2,815 feet (858 meters) and is the highest fort in the Thane region. You will be more comfortable trekking this mountain in monsoon season. The forest surrounding Mahuli has been declared as a sanctuary and it is the perfect paradise for rock climbers, due to the challenging pinnacles of Vazir and Vishnu. This is the perfect retreat for a short weekend.

Mahuli Fort Treks

Address: Thane, Maharashtra

Website: Mahuli Fort Treks

11. Gorakhgad Fort

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Gorakhgad Fort is another amazing trekking destination, easily accessible from Thane. Not only tourists but many local trekkers are attracted to Gorakhgad Fort because it offers the thrilling experience of climbing vertical rock walls. One side of Machhindragad and Gorakhgad Fort is covered with dense forest. The fort is believed to be named after Saint Gorakhnath, who performed penance here.

The history behind the fort is not very clear, but the water cistern and rock-cut caves here indicate that it may have been used as a stopover destination for many travelers to Junnar via Naneghat. This historic fort is located at a height of 2,150 feet (655.3 meters) above sea level. Water is available at the top of the fort but it must be filtered.

Gorakhgad Fort Trek

Address: Gorakhgad, Maharashtra

Website: Gorakhgad Fort Trek

12. Tansa Lake

Pulicat-Spotted Pelican
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Tansa Lake, located outside Thane city, is a very good place for photographers and people who want to spend time alone. The Tansa Dam is also located nearby, which is visited by many tourists. Night camping facilities are also available here. The Tansa River originates from this lake and it is one of the biggest lakes around Mumbai. It is off the beaten path, so there are no hotels and restaurants, nearby, but if you are a wanderer, looking to escape the hectic city life and spend quality time with yourself and nature, you will find Tansa Lake, a paradise.

Tansa Lake

Address: Tansa, Maharashtra

Website: Tansa Lake

Lots of surprises in Thane...

You should be very eager to visit Thane, after reading about all the great things you can do here. You will be surprised by Thane, as it is a developing city, which is getting more and more organized. More people are moving from Mumbai to Thane, for its affordable living and to get away from the hectic center of the city.

Frequently asked questions about things to do in Thane, India

1. What are the top attractions in Thane?

Thane is blessed with so many great attractions that encourage tourists to explore and come back for more. Some of these top attractions are Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden, Suraj Water Park, Talao Pali, and Gorakhgad Fort.

2. What are the top activities to do in Thane?

With Thane blessed with so many great attractions, it’s only natural that it’s also blessed with so many great activities. Some examples of these activities are taking in the picturesque scene at Kolshet Creek, shopping around Korum Mall, going on a pilgrimage to Titwala Ganesh Mandir, and hiking to Mahuli Fort.

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