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If you are of the belief that no other place can rejuvenate a human soul quite like hills can, Naneghat Hills is the best spot for you in Thane. Boasting an elevation of 2600 feet, Naneghat Hills are also popular for being the location of an old fort.
Historically, Naneghat Pass was a major trading route in the region and is now a trekking trail for adventurers. Naneghat Hills is also a good place for photography with lush green vistas all around it. Besides, some inscriptions found here are believed to date back to 60 - 70 BC.
Location: Ghatghar, Maharashtra.
Believed to date back to the 2nd Century BC, Sudhagad Fort is one of the most recommended places to visit in Thane. Located at a distance of 10 km from Pali Village, Sudhagad Fort, however, is in ruins now and is popular majorly for its hilltop location that offers a nature retreat.
This fort is also a popular name among adventure junkies visiting Thane as a trekking trail leads here. If you are looking for shelter here, a Hindu temple dedicated to Bhorai Devi is your best bet.
Location: 10 km from Pali.
Titwala is a small town located in Thane District, well-known for housing one of the most revered religious sites in the region, Titwala Ganesh Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, and attracts throngs of devotees all through the year.
The year of construction of the original structure is unknown since it is ancient, but the new structure was built in the year 1966. With a modest structure but grand prominence, Titwala Ganesh Temple is one of the most divine places to visit in Thane.
Location: Ganesh Chowk, Titwala.
Timing: 5 am to 8 pm
If you are interested in historical monuments,
Bassein Fort is one of the places in Thane that will leave an impression on
your memory. This fortress located in Vasai- Virar has been witness to the days
of glory and gloom.
Built by the Yadavas of Devagiri in 1184, Bassein Fort or Vasai Fort is also a popular shoot location where scenes of some popular Bollywood movies have been shot. Even though the fort complex is in ruins now, you will have a great time indulging in photography here.
Location: Vasai West, Vasai.
Timing: 9 am to 6 pm
Entry fee: INR 10 per person.
This 8 km long beach in Maharashtra is a great
spot where you can revive your senses with amazing views and soothing sounds.
Spend your days basking under the sun and spend your evenings taking strolls
along the sea – Kelva Beach is a perfect getaway spot in Thane.
Serving as one of the major tourist places to visit in Thane, Kelva Beach also houses a number of resorts to add a perfect stay experience to your holiday here. Whether you are planning a trip with family or friends, Kelva Beach in Palghar is an excellent choice.
Location: Palghar, Maharashtra.
One of the most sought after tourist spots in Thane, Thane Creek is an inlet that separates Mumbai from the Indian Mainland. Thane Creek features a captivating landscape worth witnessing during the sunset. A major part of the creek has been declared a bird sanctuary called Thane Creek Flamingo Bird Sanctuary which is a paradise for bird watchers.
Don't forget to bring your camera here to capture some exotic species. This place is ideal for peaceful weekend fun.
Location: Shoreline of Arabian Sea.
If you are looking for a place in Thane that
will be fun for your entire family, Yazoo Park is where you need to be. An
amusement park featuring a wide range of exciting rides and slides, Yazoo Park
is one of the most fun places to visit in Thane.
There are attractions available for all age groups ranging from rock climbing to water zone. Furthermore, the park also has an amphitheater and a food court which makes it a perfect place for a family outing.
Location: Global City, Virar West, Virar.
Timing: 12 am to 8:30 pm
Entry fee: INR 45 per person.
An unusual treat for history lovers and trekkers in the region, Gorakhgad Fort was once used by hermits for meditation due to its idyllic location. It is a hill fort that couldn't stand the tests of time and is in ruins now.
However, a trekking trail here has maintained the popularity of this fort, attracting locals and outsiders to partake in the adventure that leads them to the spot. So, if you are craving some action while in Thane, you can always opt for Gorakhgad Fort which is ideal even for beginners.
Location: 24 km from Murbad, Thane.
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