Thane in One Day
Traveling for work or not many holidays can stress anyone out. But how about a one day trip which recharges you and takes you to a completely new place to explore? For completely strangers, here's an itinerary which will help them navigate through the Lake City and let them spend a great time.
Thane in One Day
MorningSo if you have gotten off the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, you need to take a taxi/cab to Thane which is approximately 36 km away which might take 35 to 45 minutes depending on the traffic. Even a local train from Mumbai to Thane is available which ends at Thane station directly. Local TMT buses are also easily available which take you straight to 'Teen Haath Naka'.
Thane is known as the 'city of lakes', a morning breakfast near 'Masunda Talao' right in the heart of the city, will be a great ides to kick off the journey. Many famous joints like Woodland Restaurant, Tip Top Restaurant etc are present which serve breakfast to dinner. After having breakfast, Masunda Talao is the place to visit known for its scenic beauty which would surely be worthy of images for your camera. A famous temple is also situated here which is a must visit. A very old church by the name St.John , the Baptist church is also located near Masunda Talao.
After a visit to the most famous lake, another destination which is 7 km away from Masunda Talao is Yeoor Hills which is breathtaking. One can easily reach there either by a cab or local transit like buses and auto rickshaws. Definitely a great place to spend your noon away from the city's noise and in peace.
Yeoor hills are situated in The Sanjay Gandhi National Park which has to be visited prior to Yeoor Hills. Popular for its wildlife, this place attracts a lot of people from every age group. Here one can take pictures, enjoy the sun, sit and enjoy the beauty of the Yeoor hills which have many variety of flora and fauna too.
For lunch, places like Golden Swan Country Club, Hotel Exotica, Gulmohar, Antashram serve the mst delicious cuisines specially from Thane and international too if you are not too much of a foodie and plan to stick to your flavors.
For the shopoholics, Malls are lined at Ghodbunder Road where Wonder mall, Lake city mall are located. Other local markets like Ram Maruti Road and Naupada road are also famous for shopping. a quiet evening can also be dedicated to Ovalekar wadi which is a butterfly park with more than 70 species of butterfly.
In case of a long evening, one can also plan to spend it in the Thane Creek which has the famous water park 'Suraj Water Park' on Ghodbunder road itself. Many eatery joints are easily spotted and you can always stop for a muffin and coffee at CCD.
Tikuji-Ni-Wadi is the next closest spot from Ghodbunder road after taking a left towards Manpada village. Tikuji-Ni-Wadi houses a garden complex with hygienic food facilities and activities like go-karting and water sports.
As the sun goes down, you can see the nightlife blooming which can be experienced at the Bars and Restaurants in Thane some of which are British Brewing Company, Rude Lounge, Jug head's etc. So if you are legal to drink and responsible to drive, you should surely stop to these nightlife places for a drink.
With this, you have lived Thane in one day and its time to get a good sleep at your respective hotel or to pick up the map and decide where to travel next.