Thane is known as the "City of Lakes". There are around 23 lakes in the city among which The Talao Pali Lake, Upvan Lake are the must to see places. Rankala Lake in Kolhapur is considered to be the oldest of all lakes. The most important place in Panchavati, Nashik is the Ramkund Lake; it is believed that Lord Rama and Sita used to bathe in this tank during their exile. The Mushi lake near Lonavala, Venna lake in Mahabaleshwar, Khindsey and Ambazari lakes near Nagpur, Lonar lake in Buldhana district, Pashan and Pimpri lakes in Pune and the Tansa, Tulsi, Vihar and Powai lakes in Mumbai are popular picnic spots where tourist groups often go for excursion on weekends and holidays.