Thane is a city just outside Mumbai, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It’s known as the ‘City of Lakes’, and its more than 30 lakes include tree-lined Upvan Lake, a popular recreational spot. Beside Talao Pali Lake, Kopineshwar Mandir is an old, domed Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. To the west, leopards, monkeys, and parakeets inhabit the teak forest and bamboo groves of Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
Thane, formerly Thana, city, western Maharashtra state, western India. It lies at the mouth of the Thana River and head of the Ulhas estuary, northeast of central Mumbai (Bombay). The city is colloquially known as the “City of Lakes”, given the 30 scenic lakes located within the bounds of the city and district.
Thane for all practical purposes is a suburb of Mumbai that is past and has passed. Today Thane city area is 147 sq. km with more than 2.2 Million population. Politically, Thane city is divided into 2 parts, East and West because a railway line passes through the middle of the city.
Mumbai (formerly called Bombay) is a densely populated city on India’s west coast. A financial center, it’s India’s largest city. On the Mumbai Harbour waterfront stands the iconic Gateway of India stone arch, built by the British Raj in 1924. Offshore, nearby Elephanta Island holds ancient cave temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The city’s also famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry.
Thane City is one of the seven cities in the Thane Taluka (District). While it falls under a different district, it lies right next to Mumbai and falls under the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The place is surrounded by as many as 35 lakes and is known as the City of Lakes.