Tansa Wildlife Sanctury


Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary is positioned in the Thane District of Maharashtra. This sanctuary spread on the sprawling land of 320 sq kms attracts a healthy footfall throughout the year. Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary consists of the catchment region of Tansa Lake in addition to the neighboring forests of Khardi, Vaitarna, Shahapur and East Wada Ranges in the Tehsil of Shahapur in Thane district. Tansa Lake serves as the perpetual source of water to the various species of fauna of this sanctuary. For reaching Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary via air, the nearest airport of Mumbai, 90 kms from here may be used. Travelers taking trains to come here, should target the nearest railhead of Atgaon, 13 kms from this place. Tansa wildlife sanctuary is located about 95 kms from Mumbai. So, this place can also be reached via road from the town of Shahapur, situated on Mumbai-Agra National Highway No.3. The months of November to May comprise of the best time to come here. Tourists coming to this sanctuary also visit some other attractions in the neighborhood like Mahadeo Temple located at Tilsa, the historically renowned fort of Mahuli as well as Plateau of Suryamal.

The land vegetation is southern tropical moist deciduous forest. The major tree species found in this area are Teak, Khair, Ain, Hed, Kalamb, Bibla, etc. Bamboo is also spotted in small patches over here.
The Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary hosts a wide range of species. There are around 50 species of animals and about 200 bird species in this area. Major wild animals are Panther, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Hyena, Wild boar, Leopard, Jackal, Four-Horned Antelope, Chital, Sambar, Hare, Common Langur, etc.

Location info:

Address: Thane district of maharastra
District: Thane
Nearest City: Mumbai
Best time to visit: Best time to visit the sanctuary is from November to May


Minimum Temperature 17.5 ° Celsius, Maximum Temperature 34.4 ° Celsius ,Average Rainfall 2,576 mm.

Interesting things to do:

Interesting things to Visit:

Other attractions near the sanctuary are the historical Mahuli Fort; Mahadeo Temple at Tilsa and the Suryamal Plateau.
The Tansa lake with its silent and colossal spread of water amidst a woody forest is really a nice place and worth for a one day tour.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Nearest railway station is Atgaon at 13-km on the Central Railway line.
Nearest Airport:Nearest Airport is Mumbai at 90-km from the sanctuary.
Road Transport:From the city of Mumbai the sanctuary is about 95-Km and can be accessed by road from Shahapur

Nearest Visiting places:

Lakes and Hills
Thane the city of Lakes has around 30 lakes. The most beautiful of them is the Masunda Talao, also known as Talao Pali. The lake offers boating and water scooter facilities. 
Some of the other popular lakes are Upvan Lake, Kacharali Talao, Makhamali Talao, Siddheshwar Talao, Bramhala Talao, Ghosale Talao, Railadevi Talao etc.Yeoor Hills or Mama Bhanja Hills is a hill station of Thanaites. This naturally beautiful and pollution free area attracts lot of people.

Essel World
This amusement park is located at Gorai, at a distance from the hub of the city. The main attractions here are the 34 rides that comprise of roller coasters, rainbows, bumping cars. The complex houses many cafeterias and restaurants. Nearest Railway Stations: Malad or Borivali, from where the journey must be made by road and sea (Ferry). Also approachable by road via Bhayandar on Western Express Highway. Open: 1100 to 1900 (off season) 1000 to 2000 (April-June & October-December).

Water Kingdom is just next to Essel World and claims to have the largest wave pool in Asia. It has water slides and swimming pools for kids as well as elders.

Matheran, 70 kms from Thane, is a hill station of natural beauty and pollution free environment. It is situated 750m up in the Sahyadri Ranges of the Western Ghats. Matheran is a 11 km hike by road from Neral and accessible from the foothills by a toy train. There are fine views from the top. Best season is November-February and April-June.

Nishiland is an amusement park located on the Mumbai - Poona Highway and is an hour and a half's drive from Thane. This is a water park, best during summers when one often needs to chill off. There are water slides, wave pools and splashes with lodging and food facilities.

Bassein (Vasai)
Bassein or Vasai was an ancient Portuguese settlement located about 48-km to the north of Mumbai, near the Thane creek. The Bassein Fort was constructed in 1532 by Bahadur Shah, Sultan of Gujarat. You can see ruins of the Fort and the Cathedral of St. Joseph and the Churches of St Antony and St. Paul. The city walls are still intact. There are also decorative gateways inscribed with coats of arms and Portuguese graves dating back to 1558.

Lonavla and Khandala
Lonavla and Khandala are two hill resorts 5kms apart at an altitude of around 600m in the western ghats. Khandala is a quite village overlooking a picturesque ravine and surrounded by wet season waterfalls. Located 106km from Mumbai, on the Mumbai-Pune railway line, Lonavla is a good base to visit the Karla and Bhaja caves and also the Rajmachi, Lohagen and Visapur Forts nearby. Karla and Bhaja are rock-cut-caves which are among the oldest and finest examples of Hinayana Buddhists rock temple art in India.
The Walwan Dam at Lonavla was built in 1915 to supply hydroelectric power to Mumbai's textile mills. Best time to visit is during the monsoon.

Kashi Mira
Kashi and Mira are two villages in Thane Taluka located close to each other. The surroundings of the two villages abound in natural beauty and scenery. Just after leaving the check-post at Dahisar is an open surface with the backdrop of hills with zigzag paths leading up the hills. And it is this flushy background that has given these two villages the name "Kashimira".

Jawhar Palace
It is called the "Mahabaleshwar of Thane District", when compared in beauty and climate. And places to see are the majestic Dadara Kopra Falls, Jai Vilas, the palace of the tribal kings, the Hanuman and Sunset Points and the enthralling Shirpamal, where Shivaji chose to camp on his way to Surat. Jawhar also offers you the unique opportunity to expose and enlighten yourself with the tribal way of life especially with the Warli paintings.

Nearest Petrol Pump:

hree Ram Nagar, Borivali (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra 400092‎ - 022 23435097


Tip Top Plaza Hotel - 022 67935593
Hotel Sharanam - 022 25825225
Sai Sanidhya Hotel- 022 25345136
Hotel Harihar - 022 25474846
The Residence Hotel & Convention Centre - 022 28575000
Hotel Rodas - An Ecotel Hotel - 022 66936969
Sanjeevana Hotel - 022 25401651
Sharda International Hotel - 022 25423249
Amba Palace Hotel - 022 25340094

Things to carry:

Carrying a tour guide book will work wonder. It will help you gaining heaps of information about the region, which will definitely add delight to your touring experience.
Equip yourself with all necessary amenities like trekking kit, cameras and binoculars.
Always put a personal first-aid-box in your bag.
And plenty of water.

Tips & Suggestions:

Wear loose fitting and simple clothes that blend with the sanctuary surroundings.

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:Kharkar Lane, Thane (West)
Taluka : Thane, District : Thane.
Pincode No. : 400 601.
Phone No-022 25344499
Nearest Hospital:Ghodbundar Road and Tikuji Ni Wadi Road at Manpada, Thane west.
022 69593333
Society/Community Phone Number