Top 5 Places to Visit in Thane

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If you are thinking to take break on this vacation then City of Lake i.e. Thane is the best option for you. It is the beautiful city  which is very near from Mumbai. It is situated at the Thane creek of Maharashtra. The beautiful city of Thane located at an altitude of 7 meters above the sea level and spread over an area of 147 Km.

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This beautiful city has many things to watch and explore. It is known as Lake city because there are more than 30 lakes in the city of Thane. Apart from these lake there are some places that you must include in your travel plan during your trip to Thane.

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  • Kelva Beach

It is the largest beach in Maharashtra and famous tourist spot of Thane. This beach is spread over the 7 km of coastline of Arabian sea. This beautiful beach is located in Thane vicinity. And it also has Kelva Fort and Sheetaladevi temple for its travelers.

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  •  Upavan Lake

It is the very famous lake in Thane which is located at the Pokhran II area of Thane . It is considered as the one of the biggest lake in Thane. This is among the main attractions in thane. The beautiful lake is surrounded by the splendid Yeoor Hills at one side.

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  •  Ambarnath Temple

It is one of the famous temple in Thane. The marvelous Ambarnath temple is considered to be the very famous and ancient temple in Thane. It is one of the Prime destinations of tourists visiting. This temple is build by the Hemandapanti style of architecture. This temple is dedicated to lord Shiva constructed by the intricately carved blocks of black stone.

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  •  Bassein Fort

It is the very ancient ,historic fort which is officially known as ‘The fort of St. Sebastian of Vasai’. It is located in Vasai village of Thane district. The Maratha took over this fort from the control of Portuguese in 1739.

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  •  Vardhaman Park

It is the very famous park in Thane. It is a unique theme amusement park, That boasts of its visitors giving an experience of life time. This the very renowned park which is famous among the children especially.

Besides these there are many more places to visit like Thane creek, Bhivandi , Ganeshpuri, Sudhagad Fort, and Kashi Mishra. All these places attract travelers from all around the world.

Thane has  the rich Maharashtrian culture . Apart from that , It is also influenced by the cosmopolitan culture of Mumbai due to its close proximity to capital city of Mumbai. Ganesh Chaturthi, Gokulashtami and Durga Puja are among the most important festivals celebrated in Thane.  There are number of options are available here for the travelers. If you are nature lover and want to have some change from the regular working life then you must visit this place of Thane.

 

Koregaon Park , An Affluent Region Of Pune

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Koregaon Park is an area of Pune, which is located to the south of Mula-Mutha river of Pune. It is one of the prestigious area in the city of Pune. It is near about 6km from the Pune international airport and 3-5 km from the Pune station. The opulent region of Mumbai is  surrounded by many renowned region  of Pune like, Kalyani Nagar, Yerwada, Ghorpadi,Magarpatta,and Sangamwadi areas.

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Koregaon Park is viewed as most prestigious places of Pune. Previously, This area of Pune  was covered with lush green scenery but now it is growing as a commercial market place in Pune. It is the very posh area in Pune. The  Lane of old Bungalows and Park can still be seen in the numerous portion Of Koregaon Park.

The area of Koregaon Park is very famous among the tourists, most of the travelers and foreigners prefer this area to stay. Because it is quite popular, posh and affluent area of Koregaon Park. Many other renowned areas of Pune like Pimpri, Kalyani Nagar , Yerwada , Shivaji Nagar are near from this place. It is the area which is mostly sought after for the residential purpose.

 Points of Attraction

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  •  Osho Ashram

 It is the Ashram which is famous for the unique meditation courses. Many tourist visits this Ashram to find relaxation and get way  every day’s tension. It is very splendid Ashram which is surrounded by the beautiful garden. The Ashram was established by Osho Rajneesh. This Ashram is mostly visited by the people who follow his ideologies. In the Ashram , there are people from 100 different countries living for different purposes.

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  •  German Bakery

 This is the very famous Bakery and most favorite hangout  places in Koregaon Park . As it is near from the Osho Ashram it is mostly popular among the followers of Osho. This is the favorite halting spot in Koregaon Park. It is mostly famous for its light snacks and different varieties of cakes and puddings. This Bakery had got destroyed in the terrorist attack that took place on 13th February 2010. It is currently being reconstructed and reopen soon for its guests.

  •  Chabad House

 It is the center of disseminating Traditional Judaism which is a religion, philosophy and way of life of Jewish people by the Chabad movement. It is one of the important places of the past. Apart from this, there are many centers around the world who serves the Jewish community provide educational and outreach activities.

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  •  Hotel Westin

 Hotel Westin is the luxurious hotel which is located in the Koregaon Park , Pune. It is owned by the star wood Hotels and Resorts. It is one of the best hotels in Pune and India as well. This Hotel is very famous for its services, designing architectural beauty , which surrounded by lush green gardens  and beautiful trees.

Besides these, There are many more places to visit. It is the area which is lined by restaurants, coffee shops, pizza parlors , Shopping malls . As Osho Ashram is the main tourist attraction in this area , Therefore number of  tourist visits Koregaon park because of which  Hotels in this region is the prime need.

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There are number of Hotels of all categories are present here.  Hotels in Koregaon Park are always in Demand but the hotels in this area of city is quite higher than any other part of the city. There are hotels from Budget to star categories for all class of customers which provide services with great ambiance.

 

Shirdi, One of the Blessed Town in India

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Shirdi is the very famous and sacred town in India. It is located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. It is very popular pilgrimage center in India. Shirdi is home to the India’s spiritual guru (Fakir ) Sri Sai Baba. Many devotees of Sai Baba visits Shirdi from all around the world. It is one of the richest temple organization in the world.

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The Holy Temple of Sri Sai Baba was built in 1922. The beautiful temple was built over the samadhi of Sai Baba. It is said that he entered in Shirdi when he was 16 and remained there till his death. When at the first time he came to Shirdi, He found shelter in Khandoba temple. Later on he started living in mosque where one of the villagers recognized him as Muslim saint and greeted him as ‘ Ya Sai’ which means welcome Sai.

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Sai Baba is the most popular Indian spiritual saint who is worshiped by devotees all around the world. He taught a moral code of love happiness, forgiveness, helping other, charity, inner peace, and devotion to god. He has the follower from both the religions i.e. Hindu and Muslims because his teaching contain elements from both Hinduism and Islam. He used to sat under a Neem tree for meditation. The birth place and early life of Sai Baba has covered in a Mystery because nobody knows about the place where he came from.

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Many people believed him as an embodiment of Lord Shiva. Each and every corner of the Shirdi is associated with the great saint Sai Baba. Even today the samadhi of Sai Baba is visited by lack of tourists from all across the world. He was the great admiration and inspiration for the peoples in India. Many devotees and followers of Sai Baba Donate the large amount of Money and jewelry to the Sai trust of Shirdi. That makes this temple one of the richest organization in India.

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Because of the Sai Baba this place has become a place of importance and main Hindus pilgrimage center of Hindus. Many followers of Sai Baba visits this place especially on Thursday. For helping the devotees and maintenance purpose a committee is formed which named as ‘Shirdi Sai Baba Trust’. There are many BhaktNivas which are generally use for residential purpose of Devotees. Apart from that there are many Hotels are there which provides all the basic amenities. Many people prefer Hotels near Temple because that offer good ambiance and that also in reasonable rate.