Tourist place in Thane district

Tourist place in Thane district

Akloli-Ganeshpuri
Ideal for sojourn.The hot springs, Nityanand Ashram, Gurudev Ashram and the Vajreshwari Temple are some of the spots to see.
Akloli Dist. Thane-431 204
Tel.:(Std. 022913 From Mumbai 913) 61371/61560
Mumbai No. 8815000 / 8835000.
Ideal for sojourn.The hot springs, Nityanand Ashram, Gurudev Ashram and the Vajreshwari Temple are some of the spots to see.
Getting There:
By Air: Nearest airport is Mumbai, 60 kms.
By Rail: Nearest railhead is Thane on Central Railway and Vasai Road on Western Railway.
By Road: Mumbai – Akloli, 80 kms. via Bhivandi and 88 kms. via Ghodbunder.
State Transport buses ply Thane, kalyan and Vasai to Akloli
Accommodation:
Akloli- an option of deluxe/ suits/ standard A.C./ Non A.C. rooms (23 blocks)
Swimming pool with waterfall and Pure Veg. food Restaurant available.
Check-out Time: 10.00 a.m.
Reservation: Mumbai, Akloli.
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Bordi
Towards north of Mumbai lies Bordi, a quiet seaside resort fringed by casuarinas. The Dahanu-Bordi beach stretches across approx. 17kms. The area is famous for its chikoo and other fruit orchards. You can also visit Udvada, where the sacred flame of the Zoroastrians is kept burning. Bordi is also known for its boarding schools.
Dist. Thane tal. Dahanu-401 701
Tel.:(02528) 41243
Towards north of Mumbai lies Bordi, a quiet seaside resort fringed by casuarinas. The Dahanu-Bordi beach stretches across approx. 17kms. The area is famous for its chikoo and other fruit orchards. You can also visit Udvada, where the sacred flame of the Zoroastrians is kept burning. Bordi is also known for its boarding schools.
Getting There:
By Air: Nearest airport is Mumbai, 145 kms.
By Rail: Nearest railhead is Gholwad, 2 kms. Also accessible from Dahanu Rly. Station, 15 kms.
By Road: Mumbai – Bordi, 145 kms. Dahanu-Bordi 15 kms.
State Transport buses ply between Dahanu Road and Bordi
Accommodation:
Self contaied rooms- 4 Nos.(2 beds each) and Dormitory (1 block, 10 beds) Tents.(Except during monsoon)
Check-out Time: 9.00 a.m.
Reservation: Mumbai.
Restaurant service available.
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Jawhar Palace
Not for nothing is it named the “Mahabaleshwar of Thane District”, In beauty and climate it is no less. And there’s so much to see- 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
Dist.Thane – 401 603.
Not for nothing is it named the “Mahabaleshwar of Thane District”,
In beauty and climate it is no less. And there’s so much to see- 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.
Getting There:
By Air: Nearest airport is Mumbai.
By Rail: Nearest railhead is Igatpuri, 61 kms. on Central Railway but Nashik is a more convenient railhead. On Western Railway, nearest railhead is Dahanu, 65 kms.
By Road: Mumbai – Jawhar, 180 kms. via Kasara-Khodala.
Mumbai – Jawhar, 166 kms. via Kasa.
Nashik-Jawhar, 80 kms,Kasa-Jawhar, 39 kms
Trimbakeshwar-Jawhar, 56 kms
State Transport buses ply from Mumbai, Thane, and Nashik to Jawhar
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Titwala Ganesh Mandir
A pilgrim centre sacred twice over-for its Mahaganesh Temple and the temple of Shri Vithoba.
Another facinating temple is the one at Ambarnath, dating back to the 11th century, and in the “Hemadpanti” style of architecture.
Dist. Thane. Tel.: 911-381307.
A pilgrim centre sacred twice over-for its Mahaganesh Temple and the temple of Shri Vithoba.
Another facinating temple is the one at Ambarnath, dating back to the 11th century, and in the “Hemadpanti” style of architecture.
Getting There:
By Air: Nearest airport is Mumbai, 75 kms.
By Rail: Titwala is a station on Central Rly., but the more convenient railhead is Kalyan.
By Road: Mumbai – Titwala, 75 kms. via Kalyan.
[can be visited from Thane, Kalyan, Mumbai]
Accommodation:
East of Mahaganesh Temple-self contained 2 bedrooms (2 blocks) and Dormitories (2 blocks-12 beds)
Check-out Time: 8.00 a.m.
Reservation: Mumbai and Titwala.
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Ambarnath
Ambarnath is a rapidly-growing municipal town in the Ulhasnagar tahsil. It is a railway station on the Mumbai-Pune branch of the Central Railway and it derives its name from a shrine dedicated to god Ambarnath or Ambareshwar also known as Amarnath. The town has a temple of Shiva from where its name has been derived and Amarnath means immortal Lord, a name of Shiva. About the middle of the eleventh century a very rich temple was built over the shrine. The temple which is in a fair state of preservation, is prettily placed on the left bank of a tributary of the Valdhan river in a hollow shaded by old mango and tamarind trees.
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Arnala Fort
Arnala Fort, also known as Janjira or the Island fort, is situated at the north-west corner close to the water’s edge of a small island of the same name and is approx.14.49 kms north of Vasai and is located in the village of Agashi in Vasai taluka. It was constructed by the Gujarat Sultan Mahumad Begada about the year 1516 and commands the southern and main entrance to the Vaitarna river which is the most extensive inlet in north Konkan. Today the fort is in a fair state of preservation and comparable water-supply.
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Badlapur
Badlapur is a non-municipal town in Ulhasnagar tahsil notified as town for the first time in 1971. It is a railway station on the Mumbai-Pune route of the Central Railway and is located about three kilometres from the town and 68 kilometres from Mumbai, 34 kilometres from Thane and ten kilometres from Ulhasnagar.
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Bassein (Vasai)
Bassein or Vasai is the settlement located on the western coast about 48 kms. to the north of Mumbai on the right or the north bank of the Thane creek is a municipal town wehre the municipality was established as early as in 1864. It is the headquarters of the taluka bearing the same name and covers an area of eight square kms. A good metalled road about seven kms. long leads to Vasai Road railway station on the Western Railway. The Portuguese ruins, which are nearly hid by palm groves and brushwood, stand about fifteen feet above high water level on a low flat plot of land, the south-west point of the rich and well-wooded tract, which, being cut off from the mainland by the Gokhivra or Sopara creek, was formerly known as Vasai island.
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Bhayndar
A railway station on the suburban tract of the Western Railway from Churchgate to Virar, Bhayndar is a non-municipal town in Thane tahsil under the functional category of industr as per the Census of 1971. The town is the centre for the manufacture of plastic foot-ware and household articles, steel furniture and salt.
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Bhivandi
Bhivandi is the head-quarters of the taluka bearing the same name. It lies between the Kamvari creek and the Agra road. It is divided intotwo chief portions, each forming a separate survey village, Bhivandi proper and Nizampur, which may be roughly said to lie, the former to the west and latter to the east of the Lendi creek which meets the Kamvari creek.The Kamvari is tidal for about a kilometre and a half above the town where a dam was built by Kashibai Garboli of Vasai. After running westward for eleven or thirteen kilomtres, the creek joins the large Vasai and Thane creek at Kerne Deve.
The town is located at a distance of 51 kms. from Mumbai, the State head-quarters and 16 kilometres from Thane, the district head-quarters. Kalyan is the nearest railway station and is located at a distance of ten kilometres. The town is located on the Mumbai-Agra road and as such all the traffic toward that direction goes through Bhiwandi and it has become a sort of a junction of State transport routes.
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Dahanu
Dahanu is a non-municipal town and the headquarters of the taluka bearing the same name located towards the north of the district. The town is located at a distance of 124 kms. from Mumbai, the State headquarters and 169 kms. from Thane, the district headquarters. It is located at a distance of four kilometres from Dahanu Road railway station on the Western Railway with which it is connected by a tarred road on which a number of State Transport buses ply regularly. It is a port which was of repute since olden days.
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Dombivli
Dombivli, a municipal town in Kalyan tahsil, is located at a distance of twenty kilometres fro Thane and six kilometres from Kalyan and is a railway station on the Central Railway. It is a growing town its vicinity to Mumbai and Thane and availability of local train services from the place has given it the position of the suburb of Mumbai. Many of those employed in Mumbai find their residences in Dombivli. A big industrial complex has been developed around Dombivli and it is a centre of the manufacture of many industrial consumers goods.
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Ganeshpuri
allowed by the residence of Swami Nityanand Maharaj, Ganeshpuri is a small township about seventy-five kilometres from Mumbai and eighteen kilometres from Bhivandi. Even before the place was hallowed by Swami Nityanand Maharaj it was famous for hot-water springs. The township is located at the banks of the Tansa and a number of hot-water springs could be noticed in the bed of the Tansa and surrounding area. In front of the temple dedicated to Shri Bhimeshwar, there are four kundas which according to the local tradition are said to have been built for 800 years ago. Water collected in one of the kundas flows to the second, from there to third and subsequently to fourth from where it flows to into the river.
Bhimeshwar Temple : Ancient in appearance the temple dedicated to Bhimeshwar has an entrance flanked by two niches holding the images of Hanuman to the left and of Dattatreya to the right. Just inside the entrance is a four-arched porch or canopy housing shiva’s bull or Nandi. Besides there are images of Ganapati and Vishnu also a well proportioned image of Parvati.
Sadguru Nityanand Maharaj Samadhi Mandir : Sadguru Nityanand Maharaj attained mahanirvan on 8th August 1961. A temporary samadhi was constructed over the spot where his holy remains lie interned.
Behind the samadhi, to the west, is a shrine dedicated to Lord Krishna and constructed by the Swami Maharaj. Another shrine dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali has also been constructed by the Swami Maharaj.
Another well laid out big building constructed to meet the growing needs of the ashram is the Annapurna Mandir with dining hall accommodating about 800 persons at a time
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Kalyan
Kalyan , the headquarters of the Kalyan tahsil, lies at the junction of the Mumbai-Bhusawal-Nagpur line and the Mumbai-Pune line of the Central Railway and is an important suburban railway station. It is located about 53 kms. north-east of Mumbai. It stands pretty on outer of or east side of a deep bend in the Ulhas river. A large industrial belt is located to the south-east from Kalyan to Kulgaon(i.e., Badlapur), where many large and middle sized industries are concentrated. The town stretches from the Railway station about two and half miles north-west to the bank of the creek (Ulhas river). The famous rugged fort of Mahuli which was the last resort of Shahaji before he surrendered to the Moghals near Washind is seen to the north-east of this town to great advantage. The eastern side of Kalyan formerly known as camp, has now grown up into a township as Ulhasnagar is mostly inhabited by refugees who had come to India after partition of the country.
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Kashi Mira
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 zigag paths leading up the hills. And it is this flushy background that has given these two villages the name “Kashimira”.
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Manor
Manor is a village in Palghar taluka on the Vaitarna lying about sixteen kilometres east of Palghat and 9.6 kilometres east of Asheri. The Vaitarna is tidal at Manor and boats of tons could pass to the landing place in ordinary tides and boats of ten tons at springs. At present no port facilities are available at Manor and there is no trade as such. Formerly it was a centre for trade in wood.
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Shahad
Shahad, a village in Kalyan tahsil now included in the urban area of Ulhasnagar, is a railway station on the Central Railway. The village has come to prominence due to the growth of the industrial complex around it, the refugee camp and the magnificent temple of Vitthal constructed recently and popularly known as Birla Mandir.
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Shahapur
Shahapur, the head-quarters of the taluka bearing the same name lies on the Mumbai-Agra road about 86.905 kilometres to the north-east of Mumbai and about 2.5 kilometres from Asangaon railway station, formerly known as Shahapur railway station. The town stands on the banks of a perennial stream of the Bhadangi, a feeder of the Bhatsa river and about eight kilometres from the foot of the Mahuli fort. It is well connected by the Road Transport to the nearby towns of Bhivandi, Kalyan, Nasik and other rural areas.
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Siddhagad Fort
Siddhagad or Sidgad Fort, situated adout sixteen kilometres south-east of Murbad, is divided into lower and an upper fort. The lower fort which completely commands the Gaidhara pass is nearly 900 feet above pass-level and approximately 1,400 feet above the level of the sea. The upper fort which is 900 feet above the tower and approx. 3236 feet above the sea, is on a level which the Deccan from which it is separated by an immense chasm.
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Sopara
Sopara, a small village in Bassein taluka, is a railway station on the Western Railway and lies about 10 kms. to the north-west of the Bassein Road railway station and equidistant to the south west of Virar railway station.
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Thane
Thane or Sthan that is the settlement also known in the past as Konkan Thane being the head-quarters of the Konkan kingdom of the Shilaharas and is the head-quarters of the district bearing the same name. It is a railway station on the Central Railway located at a distance of 34 kilometres to the north-east of Mumbai V.T. This former head-quarters of the Salsette sub-division is prettily placed on the west shore of the Salsette Creek, in wooded country, between the Yeur range of Salsette hills on the west and the steep picturesque Parsik peaks on the mainland to the south-east. The fort, the Portuguese Cathedral, a few carved and engraved stones, and several large reservoirs are the only signs that go to show that Thane was once a great city.
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Ulhasnagar
Ulhasnagar is a municipal town and the head-quarters of the tahsil bearing the same name. It is a railway station on the Mumbai-Pune route of the Central Railway. A phenomenal growth is witnessed in the town and it can be mainly attributed to the rehabilitation of refugees from Pakistan, after the partition of India. It is a centre for production of rayon silk, dyes and transistor sets.
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Vada
Vada, the headquarters of the taluka bearing same name, is a non-municipal town. It is located at a distance of 58 kms. from Thane, the district headquarters, and 93 kms from Mumbai, the State headquarters. Kalyan, the nearest railway station to the town, is located at a distance of 54 kms.
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Washind
Washind is railway station on the Mumbai-Kasara route of the Central Railway. It is a fairly large village in Shahapur taluka.It is located on the Agra road, 8 kms. south of Shahapur and about 78 kms. north-east of Mumbai. About 3 kms. to the north-east of the village rise the towering peaks of Mahuli which can be climbed from near the Railway Station. It is the place from where begins the Thal Pass which is 23.469 metres above the sea level.







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