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Thane is one of the major districts in Maharashtra state of western India. Thane city is also the headquarter of the district. The major areas located near Thane are Kalyan, Dombivli, Mira, Bhayandar, Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar, Ambarnath, Kilgaon, Badlapur, Dahanu, Shahapur, Wada, Vasai and Virar.

Thane district is the third largest industrialized place in Maharashtra. Thane district lies between North Latitude 18°42' to 20°20' and East Longitude 72°45' to 73°48'. The area covered by Thane is 9558 sq kms.

History of Thane
The name 'Thane' is derived from the ancient city 'Shristhanaka' which was ruled by the Shilahara kings. The British took over Thane district from the Peshwa in 1817 and it became part of north Konkan district.

In 1949, after India got independence the Jawhar state was merged with Thane district. Since, then Thane became separate taluka or district.

Thane climate
There are completely two different climates in district - one affects the western coastal plains and other on the eastern slopes of Sahyadri. The areas affected by the former are Thane, Vasai, Palghar, Dahanu which is humid and warm. On the contrary the latter areas, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Vada, Ambarnath, Ulhasnagar and Talasari experiences less humidity.

The winter starts from December to February, summers are from March to June. Monsoon hits from June to September. Overall the weather is warm but pleasant throughout the year.

Thane Transport
The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMT) is the conveyance for within city traveling. Other than this, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMT), Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMT), Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Transport (KDMT) and Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) services are also available.

Thane is connected to all the major cities in Maharashtra and railways are best services for local traveling also.

Hotels in Thane
  • Golden Valley Resort
  • KT Hill Resort Hotel
  • Kailash Krupa Hotel
  • Rainbow Lodging Hotel
  • Nature Trails Garden Resort
  • MTDC Holiday Resort Ghodbunder
  • Yatri Hotel
Attractions in Thane
  • Ganeshpuri
  • Bassein (Vasai)
  • Masunda Talao
  • Jawhar Palace
  • Tansa wild life sanctuary


Last Updated on : August 4, 2014