Thane, Maharashtra, India  

Weekend getaways from Thane
Essel World, Gorai, District Thane (On Western Line)
This amusement park is located at Gorai, at a distance from the hub of the city. The main attractions here are the 34 rides that comprise of roller coasters, rainbows, bumping cars. The complex houses many cafeterias and restaurants. Nearest Railway Stations: Malad or Borivali, from where the journey must be made by road and sea (Ferry). Also approachable by road via Bhayandar on Western Express Highway. Open: 1100 to 1900 (off season) 1000 to 2000 (April-June & October-December).

Resorts near Thane,
Water Kingdom,Gorai, District Thane, (On Western Line)
is just next to Essel World and claims to have the largest wave pool in Asia. It has water slides and swimming pools for kids as well as elders.

Nishiland, Bhiwandi, District Thane is an amusement park located on the
Mumbai - Poona Highway and is an hour and a half's drive from Thane. This is a water park, best during summers when one often needs to chill off. There are water slides, wave pools and splashes with lodging and food facilities.

Picnic spots around Thane,

Places around Thane (Tourist Places around Thane)

Ghodbundar Fort: More information on Ghodbundar fort...

Tansa wildlife sanctuary, District Thane
This sanctuary is located 90km from
Mumbai in Thane district. The sanctuary with an area of about 320sq.kms has around 54 species of animals and 200 species of birds in the sanctuary. Major wild animals are Panther, Barking deer, Mouse deer, Hyena, Wild boar etc. Tansa Lake flows through the sanctuary. Best time to visit is November -May.

Kashi Mira, District Thane (On Western Line)
Kashi and Mira are two villages in Thane Taluka located close to each other. The surroundings of the two villages abound in natural beauty and scenery. Just after leaving the check-post at Dahisar is an open surface with the backdrop of hills with zigzag paths leading up the hills. And it is this flushy background that has given these two villages the name "Kashimira".

Jawhar Palace, Jawhar, Dist Thane
It is called the "Mahabaleshwar of Thane District", when compared in beauty and climate. And places to see are the majestic Dadara Kopra Falls, Jai Vilas, the palace of the tribal kings, the Hanuman and Sunset Points and the enthralling Shirpamal, where Shivaji chose to camp on his way to
Surat. Jawhar also offers you the unique opportunity to expose and enlighten yourself with the tribal way of life especially with the Warli paintings. More details on Jawahar.

Beaches near Thane:                                                                    Kalamb Beach, Nallasopara, Distrct Thane (On Western Line)
From Thane Bus depot near Thane station, board a bus for Nallasopara and then change into a Kalamb-Rajodi bus from Nallasopara Bus depot or Come to any western railway suburban station such as Borivli, Andheri, Bandra or Dadar and catch a train heading for Virar. Preferably come here arnd 10 am.
Get off at Nallasopara station and near station there is a bus depot. Board a bus heading for Kalamb-Rajodi Or you could take a private rickshaw to reach the beach. It is very beautiful open beach.

Kelva Beach, Kelva, District Thane (On Western Line)

Kelva Beach is the most beautiful location for vacations near Palghar on western railway. It has the largest stretch of beautiful cost line of Arabian Sea in Thane District. The unique feature of the beach is the abundance of the Suru trees and it is the most sought weekend destination sought by local populace, domestic visitors from Mumbai and also from other parts of state.

Kelva fort and Sheetala Devi temple located at the lakeside add the attraction of the Kelva beach. There are many resorts and luxurious hotels for the comfortable stay of tourists.

Durgad fort, Kalyan: More information on Durgadi fort....

How to reach Thane:
Thane is on central Railway from Mumbai CST Terminal.

How to reach Vasai, Gorai, Nalasopara : All are on western railway line of Mumbai from Church gate to Virar.

How to reach  Kelva, Jawhar: Kelva is near Palghar on Western Line after Virar, and Jawhar is near Dahanu on Western Line after Virar on Virar Surat Line.

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