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Lavasa

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"India's first planned hill city"

Lavasa Tourism

Known as India's newest hill station, the Lavasa Corporation is constructing this private city. The city is a beautiful project, stylistically based on the Italian town Portofino. Spreading across 7 hills, covering an area of 25000 acres, Lavasa is a perfect blend of beauty and infrastructure.

Lavasa is a privately planned hill city located near Pune in Maharashtra. This modern day hill station is an enjoyable retreat for all its visitors and has a lot to offer to its tourists from picturesque sceneries to an extremely well-developed infrastructure including hotels, resorts, educational institutes, malls, residential property, IT companies etc. Lavasa is turning out to be a new hangout for people looking for a small trip away from the hustle and bustle of hectic city life. It is absolutely a leisure holiday destination located in the middle of lush green hills. Lavasa city is located in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra and manages to charm one with its mesmerising views. It is situated in Mose Valley near Pune at a distance of 65 Km, about an hour drive, and from Mumbai, it is approximately 200 Km away. Spread over 25,000 acres of land, it covers 65Km of lakefront that gives the whole city a mesmerising look.

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An Emerging Tourist Haven of Maharashtra

Lavasa is a privately planned city growing in the state of Maharashtra, some 60 km away from Pune. Based on an Italian city Portofino, this city is slowly, but steadily emerging as a popular tourist haven in the state of Maharashtra, especially for backpackers from Mumbai, Pune etc. Although still in construction, the city of Lavasa has some distinct charms of its own, for example, the adjoining lakes, which although not suitable for boating, are nice for a simple view. A popular hotel management institute, Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa, is also situated here, having an authorised certification from the popular hotel management chain situated in Lausanne, Switzerland.  

Itinerary

Day 1- Arrive early in the morning and check in to your hotel. After having a fulfilling breakfast, head towards the Varasgaon Dam and Waterfall.  The breathtaking view of the mountains and the water falling from a height is a sight for the sore eyes. After having a relaxing time in the lap of nature, retire back to your hotel.

Day 2- After breakfast visit the beautiful city of Lavasa and visit the Varasgaon Lake. You can take a ride in the lake on jet skis and bumper boat. End your trip with a hearty lunch at one of the many famous restaurants like Chor Bizarre and Orient 8.

Restaurants and Local Food in Lavasa

Lavasa offers a very wide array of options when it comes to food. There are a variety of cuisines ranging from local delicacies and Maharashtrian Thali to gourmet food cooked by top-class chefs. There are many restaurants, cafeterias and diners all over the city. One can also find many bars and lounges to have a relaxing end to a tiring day. Some of the most famous places to eat in the city are Chor Bizzare, Orient 8 and the All American Diner.  The All American Diner is known for its beverages and the American delicacies like burgers and hot dogs. Chor Bizzare is known for the wide range of options for street food and North Indian cuisines. Orient 8 is best known for its delicious Chinese food that attracts everyone who visits Lavasa.
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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

A beautiful hill station. A major commercial hub in Maharashtra.

What's Not So Great?

Congested in peak seasons.

For Whom?

Ideal for tourists of every kind. Suitable for backpackers from places like Mumbai, Pune etc.

How To Reach Lavasa

Lavasa, being an emerging & planned tourist hotspot, is well connected to the rest of India via roadways. Regular bus and taxi services are available for the city of Lavasa. There is, however, no direct train or flight connectivity to Lavasa. Lonavala, 29 km away fro this city is the nearest railway station. Pune Airport, 67.9 km from Lavasa, is the nearest airport that serves the city of Lavasa. Moreover, since Lavasa is still approximately 45km away from the main Pune city, having your own transport options would be the best. You can use a car for hire service or take your own car here. Lavasa is located along the road to the famous Mulshi Dam and hence, the road conditions are quite suitable for bike or car drive. The way is adequately marked with direction signposts and since the planned township is well-known, you can also ask around.

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Gayathri Devi 5 months ago
Last week visited.. They have stopped the project. Nothing is there, no proper maintenance. I will not suggest anyone to visit Lavasa. Waste for your money. We came out with disappointment.
Sandeep Patil 9 months ago
much hyped Lavasa City is only as good as a couple of hours of Sightseeing, nothing more. The place is overly priced, everything is expensive. You can just stroll around for a couple of hours. The only attraction seems to be the drive along the mountain stretch and the Lake. Though the place is advertised as a retired / senior citizen stay, I failed to see the basic amenities that an aged person would get there. Not recommended as a tourist place, may be enjoyed only for the pleasure of driving and sightseeing for a couple of hours.
Rohit Shroff 11 months ago
- Lavasa is all about relaxing your senses. Enjoy the weather, enjoy the surrounding and be as close to mother nature as possible. Leave the city life behind and enter a new world of calmness. That‰Ûªs what it all about. Follow some basic travel tips, like carry first aids. Worry about nothing, and make this trip the most memorable one of your life.
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