Dahanu is located 65 km north of Virar on the Western Railway
line of Mumbai Suburban Railway
. It can be reached from National Highway NH-8, 20 km off from Charoti Naka. It is 22 km North of Boisar
on the Western Railway
line. It has nice and beautiful beaches. There is nice beach at Parnaka. Nearby Sai temple is located in Narpad.
Topographically, Dahanu taluka can be divided into a 10-12 kilometre wide bandarpatti, the coastal belt of lowlands and flats extending from the sea coast to the railway line situated at the foot of the Sahyadari range. The entire coastal belt with its rich natural resources, wetlands, mangroves and river deltas, forms a lucrative fishing area. The junglepatti, to the east of the railway line consists of tropical deciduous forests. Interestingly the forest cover in Dahanu is still fairly high at 45.2 percent. A large part of the indigenous community resides in this zone, in remote almost inaccessible villages.Also famous for Mahalaxmi Temple located just 4km from Charoti.
Dahanu is well known for its famous delicious chikoos
,tadee a juice of palm tree.
Dahanu Thermal Power Station
Dahanu Thermal Power Station (DTPS) is Reliance
Energy Ltd.’s single largest power generating facility. It is a 500 MW (2 X 250 MW) coal based thermal power station.
The power plant was commissioned in 1995. DTPS is the first power utility to get both ISO 9000
and ISO 14001
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