Thursday, August 18, 2011

Chenna Creek, Thane

On 15th August, I visited one of the least known places in Thane – Chenna Creek. Many of us have heard about it or even seen it while going to Borivali, but the good part is that, it is not crowded like any other monsoon spot. I with my friend Hrishi just drove to this place and went along the bank of this river towards the uphill direction. There is also a small hamlet which one has to cross.


CAUTION: THE WATER LEVEL AT CHENNA CREEK GROWS SUDDENLY AND CAN COULD BE DANGEROUS. RECENTLY ( MONSOON 2011 ), 4 PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES. SO PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND SAFE. THE RIVER CONTAINS MANY SMALL AND BIG DITCHES WHICH COULD NOT BE IDENTIFIED. Ref: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-07-31/mumbai/29835196_1_navi-mumbai-waterfall-rains



How to reach:

Drive down the Ghodbunder road to reach Gaaymukh temple. A little ahead to the left, there is a bunch of hotels and a small road going alongside a river which runs downhill from Yeoor. This location is called chenna creek. The river is surrounded by excellent forest cover and hosts a thicket of Mango trees.

The location on google Maps is provided below:


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Since I was not prepared, I had to click the pictures using my cell phone. Please pardon the lack of quality. This location is right on the Ghodbunder road and is visible everytime we travel on the road to Borivali.

A small Hut in the forest of Chenna.



Huge trees mark the distinct foest



Thick Forest with entangled creepers



Forested Path


 River



Thanks

Ameya