Ever expected to hear ‘best things’ and ‘Thane’ in the same sentence ? In this article I am going to give you a walk through the most amazing things Thane has to offer and you wished were present in your city.
Thane , is also known as the City of Lakes , as it beholds a beauty of 35 lakes . Yes , you read it right . 35 lakes in just 1 city , which implies so much sanctity , so much boating and so much more feeling like being nestled somewhere away from the usual boring concrete city life . Masunda Lake , also known as Talao Pali , one of the most renowned lakes , which holds this city’s oldest temple , Kopineshwar Temple , 1750 AD and Gadkari Rangayatan , a drama theatre ; popular hub for entertainment at it’s lakefront . Wait , this is not it . Upvan Lake , flanked by Yeoor Hills , is a scenic recreation spot .
Chill at the Hill :
Thane is lucky to have been flanked by numerous beautiful natural spots , out of which the hills stand out . Mahuli Hills , an acknowledged site by UNESCO , with a fort atop ; Mahuli Fort . At 2815 ft , it a popular trekking destination and paradise during the monsoons . Naneghat Hills , is an easy trek adorned by lush green meadows and small waterfalls during the rains .
Amusement Parks :
When you were beginning to get bored with just historic sights and scenery in Thane , I feel like getting a smile on the young faces ; that there are amusement parks as well . Tikuji ni Wadi and Suraj Water Park , Vardhaman Park , are few prominent recreational hubs , boasting a good mix of crowd from nearby cities such as Mumbai and Pune too .
You might be thinking how insane I’m to relate Goa and Thane after coming up with best things and Thane in the same sentence . Well , I can’t help , as through personel experience , the Kelva Beach , feels just like Mini-Goa to a Mumbaikar like me . Off from the hawkers , pollution , it’s a beautiful beach to plan activities to one’s freedom , feels like a private beach .(P.S Mini-Goa . )
Shoppers’ Magnet :
Thane has shopping malls which are huge in size and diverse in options . From attractive global design labels to in-house entertainment activities for children and umpteen cuisine options to please everyone’s taste buds under one roof . R-Mall is the largest mall in Thane , followed by Korum Mall and the latest addition to the list ,Viviana Mall, which can very well be regarded as the next best to the high octane lifestyle malls in SoBo. You can also enjoy 4-Dx movie at Cinepolis, Viviana.
Food Lovers :
Don’t the foodies lose hope , Thane has something in store for everyone . Vada paavs and Missal Pavs- the iconic fast food of Maharashtra ; crispy vada , soft pav and to top it off , a spicy garlic chutney makes for a appetizing and quick snack all across the place. Delectable thalis and buffet lunch/ dinner are available at popular eateries like the Grand Thali, Rajdhani, Tip Top restaurant, alfresco and open meals at Exotica, Shelter farms, Borivali Biriyani Centre, Courtyard Restaurant. The Thane eateries also offer a mosaic of Pan India cuisine- from Gujarati and Marwari to Punjabi, Malwani, Bengali, Kashmiri, Goan, Maharashtrian to Parsi.
Coming to Thane , won’t be a sacrifice in any way . If you’re under the impression that best schools and universities are only in suburbs , you’re wrong . Thane is dotted with excellent number of ICSE and CBSE schools , providing education along with remarkable sport facilities , which your child misses out in suburbs , due to no space .
Thane has ample greens and recreational spaces than it’s closest clone; Mumbai . Also it is a cheaper alternative for house hunters having a dominant variety of malls , high-rises, cultural hubs, entertainment and hang-out places, lifestyle clubs, fitness and spa studios and impeccable connectivity to western suburbs, south Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. Watch out for the existing corporate hubs, upcoming ones, the smart townships by tier 1 developers and Thane metro.
Live , Work , Rave , Repeat :
This is going to be your lifestyle . Surprised , again ? Here is why . Real estate growth in Thane has been rapid, flanked by popular realty developers like Hiranandani Constructions, Rustomjee, Lodha, Runwal who create townships; serving all your needs, from a tiny coffee shop under your building to a mini-movie theatre. Commercial spaces have equally developed due to penetration from the major IT and Industrial houses .Coupled with this is an amazing after work life at the cafes, pubs, movies and dinners to de-stress. Infrastructural developments have effectively reduced the travel-time to the eastern and northern corridors , providing a smooth and hassle-free transport .
How surprised are you ? You will be even more surprised after , if you don’t visit Thane sooner , as this city has only been developing and getting further organized to the point that you might see Mumbaikars shifting to Thane , for the sake of an affordable and yet comforting stay , away from the hassle of the metro city .
Property Watch in Thane: Lodha Big Bang, Raj Tattva, Acme Ozone, Runwal Garden City, Runwal Pearl, Runwal Eirene, Sheth Avalon, Dosti Landmark, Vijay Orovia, Rustomjee Urbania, Kalpataru Sunrise Grande, Bhoomi Acres.