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Coordinates: 19°30′38″N 72°46′20″E / 19.510498°N 72.772311°E / 19.510498; 72.772311 Datiware is a village in the state of Maharashtra (Palghar taluk, Thane district) in India on the northern bank of Datiware creek at the mouth of the river Vaitarna. This area is especially famous for being its birds and is a popular destination for birdwatchers in winter.

Datiware dongri and lake.jpg


As of 2001 India census, datware had a population of 1,489. Males constitute 745 of the population and females 744. Number of total households was 326.[1]

Eurasian oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus)
Heuglin's gulls (Larus heuglini)
Greater Flamingo (Greater Flamingo)

The area has a variety of habitats including rural agricultural fields, estuary and sea-shore.


Datiware is 100 km from Dahisar Checkpost. On the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway, take a left turn at Varai Phata (45 km from Dahisar). From Varai phata reach Saphale station. Take a right turn from Saphale station and follow the sign boards to Datiware.

It can also be reached by sea from Arnala village where a small launch may be available to reach Datiware.

By rail one has to travel to Saphale station on the Western railway line. From here you can get state transport buses or private vehicles to Datiware

New route via sea has been started from Virar (chikhal dongari) 19°29'39.9"N 72°47'35.8"E.

Fish and fishery[edit]

The area also has numerous mudskippers and other species of fish. They are locally called nivthi and the species found here is Boleophthalmus dussumieri.

Kolim fishery[1] is a seasonal type of fishing followed in the coastal villages of thane district. Women and children use simple nets in the near shore areas to catch a tiny mysid shrimp, Mesopodosis orientalis, which is a rather uncommon crustacean. The kolim season in datiware is from March to May.


Dativre ( Dantivra ) Fort was a seaport in the Mahim Subdivision, Thana (now Palghar) District, Bombay Presidency. Ten miles south east of Mahim. Latitude 19° 17' N, Longitude 72° 50' E. Near the town was a small ruined fort probably built by the Portuguese. Average annual trade for five years ending 1878-79, ₤ 11,569—viz. exports ₤ 10738, and imports ₤ 831.

Cited references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dossier - Women in Fisheries" (PDF). 2. International Collective in Support of Fishworkers.[permanent dead link]

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