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Location: Thane
Housed Within: Tansa Sanctuary
Significance: Main Source Of Drinking Water Supply To Mumbai.

Tansa Lake is located in Thane district in Konkan region of Maharashtra. The lake is the main source of water supply for the city of Mumbai and has a capacity to store 3 million gallons of water. It supplies 300 thousand gallons of water every day to Mumbai through specially laid pipelines. It is a pleasant place for a daylong excursion.

The glittering expanse of Tansa Lake is an eye-catching spectacle and also a perennial source of water to wild life in the Tansa Sanctuary. Being not far from the metropolis of Mumbai, the lake bids fair to be of great attraction to its citizens. It is a very pleasant place surrounded by natural beauty.

Nearby Attractions

Other than the lake, the dense wooded forests of Tansa sanctuary, the famous historical fort of Mahuli, Mahadeo Temple at Tilsa and the plateau of Suryamal are of great attraction for visitors from Mumbai , Thane and adjoining region.


Air: Nearest airport is Mumbai at a distance of 90-km.

Rail: Nearest railway station is at Atgaon at a distance of 13-km on the central railway. Taxis are available at Atgaon railway station.

Road: From the city of Mumbai the lake is at a distance of about 90-km and can be accessed by road from Shahapur town located on Mumbai-Agra National Highway No.3.


Accommodation is available at the hotels in Thane or Mumbai . Accommodation facilities are also available at Log House and Ascu Hut at Tansa, and Forest Rest House, at Suryamal. Accommodation arrangements can be made in advance for these rest houses by contacting the Reservation Authority, D.C.F. Wildlife, in Thane.

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