Thane City is situated on Salsette Island sharing this with Mumbai. Thane is a vibrant and plush city surrounded by hills and rivers and encompassing numerous lakes.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Waghbil Creek, Thane West

Waghbil creek is situated in Waghbil village, Thane west. It is also Thane creek. It is a beautiful creek. The waters of Thane creek are polluted due to waste and sewage from town and sand mining. Mangroves are being destroyed all along the coast. One should keep the city surroundings clean so the waters of the sea are also clean. It will make the beautiful place more beautiful. In first photo one can also see Tavli Peaks, Haji Malang Peak on the background. See Thane creek for more

Monday, May 13, 2013

Chena River, Ghodbunder Road, Thane

Chena River source is from the hills of National Park. Most people call it china river but it is Chena River. In monsoon it flows fiercely and causes flood in the nearby region. Its mouth is in Thane creek. There is an old chena bridge over it and a new bridge which is Ghodbunder road. Chena village is aside of this river. There are many hotels nearby. During summer small rock dams are built to collect water. During monsoon area is full of greenery  One can reach Chena river by TMT bus or Mira Road Bhayandar Bus and get down at Chena village. From there it is walkable. Slowly the river area is being destroyed due to excessive constructions, encroachments and destruction of mangroves nearby. See Bhendi Nala

Above photo is of dried Chena River bed. Since the river is not perennial, it dries up quickly after the monsoon. Water is collected by building small dams like below. But the picnickers leave all the waste behind thus polluting it. 

Chena River during monsoon


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Janka Devi Temple, Vartak Nagar

Jankadevi temple is a 400-year-old shrine believed to be built during the rule of the Shilahar dynasty in Thane. Destroyed by Portuguese rulers, temple then was rebuilt by local residents. Temple had sheltered saint Ramdas. This temple is near the little flower school at vartak nagar. Also an Old Portuguese church is situated near it. There are many dogs and hens around and they come near you for food.  
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Friday, May 3, 2013

Fishing Pond near Dadlani Park, Balkum

There is a large pond at the end of Dadlani Park in Balkum. It is situated aside the pipeline road across the water pipeline. Its a fishing pond made on the mangroves wetland area. Many such ponds are made on the mangroves area by their destruction. Many mangroves sites in Thane has been destroyed either by building slums encroachment, by building such lakes, dumping of wastes and sewage. Save Mangroves, Save your city. Parsik Hill can be seen behind.
Benefits of Mangroves

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mogharpada Koliwada Lake, Thane

This lake is near Mogharpada in Koliwada near Ovala. This is 800 meters inside from the Ghodbunder road. There is a Koliwada temple as seen near the lake. The lake is not well maintained. There are wastes and people wash clothes here. More efforts are needed to maintain this lake by TMC. On the way there is Ovala lake which is encroached and in very bad condition. 

Kasarvadavali Lake, Thane West

Kasarvadavali lake is one of the lakes of Thane and is close to the temple of shesha shahi. Lake is in very poor condition as it is polluted by the wastes from the temple and nearby villages. People throw all flowers and plastics which has formed a 10 to 15 meter thick waste perimeter on the lake. This lake needs to be maintained, cleaned and barricaded so that wastes are not thrown in. Please keep the city lakes clean. 
Length and Width of the Kasarvadavali Lake is almost 100 meters 
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