Upvan Lake
Upvan Lake is located in Maharashtra
Upvan Lake
Upvan Lake
LocationThane, Maharashtra
Coordinates19°13′17.61″N 72°57′21.65″E / 19.2215583°N 72.9560139°E / 19.2215583; 72.9560139
Basin countriesIndia
Surface area0.06 km2 (0.023 sq mi)

Upvan (or Upavan) Lake is located in Thane in the Indian state of Maharashtra.[1] It is known for hosting the Sanskruti Arts Festival.[2] Here one can also view thousands of Ganpati idols which are brought here for immersion on final day of Ganeshotsav. It was founded and reconstructed by J.K. Singhania for water supply. Singhania also constructed the lord Ganesha's temple at Upvan lake. The lake is located near Gawand Baug, Shivai Nagar, Ganesh Nagar, Vasant Vihar and Vartak nagar. This is one of the recreational areas for people who live in Thane. It is one of the biggest lakes in Thane, surrounded by Yeoor Hills, and lies in the Pokhran-II area. One of the eco friendly lake of city, Upvan Lake is regarded as Thane's ‘lover's paradise’.[3] Upvan lake forms a junction of the Pokhran I and Pokhran II roads. Once, the major source of water for the entire Thane city, Upvan lake is now used primarily for recreation. The official residence of the Mayor of Thane Municipal Corporation lies adjacent to the lake.[4][5]

Upvan was decorated during Sanskruti Arts Festival 2015. Over 50,000 people visit the lake during the festival.[6]



  1. ^ "Two youngsters drowned at Upvan Lake, Thane". The Times of India.
  2. ^ "Sanskruti Arts Festival". sanskrutiartsfestival.com.
  3. ^ "Thane cops crack down on couples". Mumbai Mirror.
  4. ^ "Plans on for a pollution-free Upvan Lake". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Thousands Of Devotees Celebrating Chhath Puja Flock To Upvan Lake". THANE MIRROR.
  6. ^ "Record turnout: Over 50,000 visit Upvan on Day 3 of Arts Fest". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 December 2018.