Maharashtra Day Celebrations in Thane

Maharashtra Day is the state level holiday, which commemorates formation of this state on 1st May 1960. This day popularly called “Maharashtra Diwas” is celebrated throughout the state with great pomp and fervor. Regional headquarters of the state voluntarily take part in these state wide celebrations, in which massive parades and speeches of political leaders keep prime importance. Apart from this national spirit Maharashtra day celebrations include various events and ceremonies which reflect the history and cultural traditions of Maharashtra. 

Shivaji Maharaj
At this juncture it is very much important to know background and happenings behind formation of this state called United Maharashtra and the great self motivated movement, which was popular in those days as Sanyucta (United) Maharashtra movement. One hundred and six people sacrificed their lives and were declared Martyrs after formation of this Maha Rashtra or great state. Before the establishment of United Maharashtra a bilingual state was in existence, which was strongly opposed by the Maharashtrians and resulted in formation of this state with Mumbai as its capital excluding the territory of Karwar and Belgaum. During one of the sessions of congress it was decided that the states should be created on the basis of languages. The JVP committee opposed the idea of separate Maharashtra and a movement emerged out of disappointment when Senapati Bapat gave it a new direction. The movement concluded with formation of United Maharahstra. Thane the stronghold of Maharashtrians celebrating many events and festivals throughout the year, becomes more nationalistic on this day. Maharashtra Day Celebrations in Thane are observed in public as well as private places which include speeches of dignitaries regarding the great participation of all those who made the dream of United Maharahstra a reality. The hundred and six heroes who became martyrs while fighting for this cause are deeply honored and remembered during these functions. Events in Thane always show a unique identity of their own.

Maharashtra Day Celebration on 1st May
Hotel united-21 in Thane on this day salutes all those who offered their share in formation of Maharashtra the land of saints. The state gave many great personalities to the nation. Visit United-21 on one of the great occasions of national or cultural importance and witness the pride with which they are celebrated.

Holiday places to visit in and around Thane

Thane one of the most appreciated places to visit near Mumbai has plenty of attractions spread throughout its boundaries. Surrounded beautifully by lakes and hills, Thane provides a memorable experience at its various destinations for visitors coming from distant places.

Tourist Attractions in Thane
Tourist places in and around Thane have a charismatic ambience and a unique identity of their own. It’s a never ending list of places to visit during weekend or make a week’s stay. These places can be grouped into ancient forts, temples, lakes, beaches and hill stations like Malshej Ghat. Jawhar is the beautiful as well as peaceful place located near Nashik at a distance of hundred km from Thane. Uniqueness of this place lies in its wilderness and an opportunity to peep into the tribal life of the region. An ancient palace, Dadarkopra waterfall, Hanuman temple on edge of valley and a lover’s paradise at sunset point are some of the prime attractions of the region. Memories of Portuguese rule in Thane are preserved in the Vasai fort which can be easily accessed from Vasai railway station. This monument called fort of St. Sebastin is a masterpiece of national importance. Malshej ghat a paradise for trekkers as well as adventure lovers is popular for its migratory birds and Shivneri Fort tucked on a hillock having Buddhist caves dating back to 3rd century. Kelva beach is one of the best weekend getaway near Palghar having some incredible nearby attractions like Kelva fort, Kelva dam and Shitla Devi temple. Just forty two km from Thane you can visit the ancient temple of Vajreshwari popular for its sulphur springs, which is neighbored by Ganeshpuri temple and an ashram. These temples were built in historic times by the Maratha rulers. Holiday places in Thane are easily accessible from some of the major nearby cities. These weekend getaways near Mumbai can be visited throughout the year, but some of them are best to visit in the rainy season.

Beach in Thane
Thane is stuffed with a long list of tourist places to visit which offer a colorful travelling experience amidst Natures ensemble. Like the many available opportunities of traveling in Thane, this region also offers many budget accommodations scattered in and around the city in the form of hotels and resorts. Hotel United-21 Thane is one of the venues popular for its luxurious accommodations provided with horde of amenities and facilities. Enjoy a one of its kind experience of hospitality at this multifaceted hotel in Thane.