Thane is an Indian city located in the state of Maharashtra, above the cove of the same name. The city is surrounded by hills as Yeoor and Parsik and is characterized by the presence of about 35 lakes within its boundaries, while its territory is divided into two parts by the creek, which joins the Ulhas River with the Arabian Sea. The city is one of the oldest in the country with over 2,000 years old, while today has a population of about two million inhabitants.
The options for tourism in Thane include nearby beaches such as Kelwa, Satpati or Shirgaon, although its greatest appeal lies in their large and beautiful lakes, such as Masunda in the heart of the city or the Upvan, at the foot of Yeoor hills. Other must see points for tourism include historical and religious buildings like St. John the Baptist Church, the Bassein Fort, the Jawahar Palace, the Gadkari Rangayatan, the Kopineshwar Mandir or the Parshuram Mandir, and natural spaces as Tikuji ni wadi, an ideal site for outdoor activities with family and to practice water sports, Har Har Gange Waterfalls, the Butterfly park in Wadi Ovalekar or Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary.
Thane is an ideal site to meet the Maharashtrian cuisine, with a combination of soft and spicy flavors that inclue traditional dishes like puran poli, the Bhakri bread, Taambda rassa and Vada pav. The main economic activities of Thane pass through industries such as engineering, drugs and chemicals, match boxes and paper mills, while agriculture is also of some importance for the production of flowers, fruits and vegetables.