Thane, a city located in the north-eastern part of Mumbai forms an important urban agglomeration of the Maharashtra State. Thane city's biggest claim to fame is the first railway line which was initiated in 1853 covering the stations from Bombay Victoria Terminus to Thane.
This township was previously called Cacabe de Tana by the Portuguese in 1530 and was ruled for over 200 years till 1739. The Thane Fort was built in the year 1970 which was later known to be the East India Company's district headquarters.Various funfairs such as the Nandibaba Mahashivratri in Dhokali and Upvan Arts Festival in Thane West are held annually by the residents.
Widely known as the City of Lakes, Thane has 30 lakes such as Upvan Lake, Kachrali talao, Kasar Wadvali, Talao Pali, etc. located within and around itself. Masunda Lake a.k.a Talao Pali is famous for the boating services and food stalls nearby. The climate in this town is slightly cooler than that of South Mumbai.
With a predominant Marathi culture, Thane organizes various festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi, Gokul Ashtami, Durga Puja and others every year. These celebrations relished by the locals are worth being a part of.
Ideal spots to explore the natural beauty of this town include Thane creek and Yeoor Hills. One of the oldest shrines in Thane is the Kopineshwar Mandir dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. Other popular temples are the Sai Baba temple and the Ashapura Temple.
Thane city is witnessing a gradual transition in its economic growth; the state government & MIDC are playing an important role in the development of this place. Our company, ESG (esolutions group) is based in Wagle Estate MIDC, which is now major IT & ITES, services industry hub. Various malls such as Korum and Viviana have marked their spot in this city.
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