Vasai Creek

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Vasai Creek
View of Vasai creek from the fort's watch tower
View of Vasai creek from the fort's watch tower
Vasai Creek is located in Mumbai
Vasai Creek
Vasai Creek
Location in Mumbai, India
Coordinates: 19°18′54″N 72°52′30″E / 19.315°N 72.875°E / 19.315; 72.875Coordinates: 19°18′54″N 72°52′30″E / 19.315°N 72.875°E / 19.315; 72.875
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Thane
Named for Vasai village
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Vasai Creek is an estuarine creek, one of the two main distributaries of the Ulhas River in Maharashtra state of western India. The Ulhas splits at the northeast corner of Salsette Island into its two main distributaries, Vasai Creek and Thane Creek. Vasai Creek forms the northern boundary of Salsette Island, and empties west into the Arabian Sea; Thane creek empties southwards into Bombay Harbour.

To the south of the creek lies the Bhayandar shore which is developed on both sides of the railway track. 2 railway bridges connect Naigaon and other stations to the Western suburbs. Old bridge was considered to be built during the British Raj and has been closed since it was declared dangerous to commute. The new bridge is functional and has 4 tracks. Bhayandar sea shore sees a huge number of people in the evenings which has been developed recently with protective measures for over enthusiasts. It houses a children park, playing ground, pooja area, visarjan area for idol immersion on the east side. On the west you have small garden benches where people can sit and chat. Small paths lowering into the sea also exist where people can stand and watch the waves hitting the shoreline.


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