A beautifully well planned city constructed near the city of Pune, conceptualized on an Italian town Portofino, Lavasa showcases an altogether different image. Built on an 8000 acres land as of now, this city outstands in the middle on the Mulshi valley in the Western Ghats , giving out a dazzling view. Due to its contrasting look, Lavasa has become a notable public attraction.
Current City and Future Planning
The city possesses a number of residences, 4 hotels, a city centre, a primary, middle and high school and a hospitality management college. The completion of the whole city will be completed till the year 2020 covering a good 25,000 acres with a total population of 2,00,000 constituting of 4 to 5 towns on 7 hills with a theme park on a 65 acre land, Symbiosis international University, health and wellness centre and herb plantation.
The picturesque surroundings make this place ideal for pre wedding photo-shoots as the climate is nothing but romantic. The waterfront is a beautiful place where you can take a romantic evening stroll with your loved ones.
Activities to do at Lavasa
Watersports is one of the fun activities that will keep you engaged with pontoons, bumper boats, jet skiing, water volleyball and pedal boats.
Indoor golf where you can enjoy and learn how to play the rich game is another activity that you can be a part of.
The adventure lovers can participate in some thrilling games like paint ball, rappelling, rock climbing, camping, trekking and much more.
Those who love exploring the city can ride in on a luxury city bus that covers the entire city tour.
The ones who do not like a city bus but are train lovers can take a ride in a cute train that shows you around the city.
Children can spend their time at the games arcade where they can play electronic darts and many such exciting games.
If you plan for a night stay…
The waterfront Shaw is a famous and an elegant apartment with 1 and 2 BHK flats and studio apartments to reside in during a visit to lavasa with a price band ranging from INR4000 TO INR6000.
One more desirable hotel is the Fortune Select Dasve with excellent rooms and a hospitable service. The hotel is a bit expensive costing from INR5000 to INR10000.
Another one is Ekaant Retreat whose price varies from a good INR2000 to INR5000
Mercure Lavasa with the price of INR3000 to INR5000
All these prices were taken down in the month of October 2017 and may vary according to the seasons; especially in the peak seasons when the prices may shoot up.
Good food Good Tour…
Agree or not, wherever you go, nothing is as important as good food. So below are some chosen restaurants where you can savour some delightful meal.
The All American Diner
Vyanjan at Ekaant
Zodiac at Fortune Select Dasve
Oriental Octopus – Oriental cuisine of the East
The Deck at Dasvino
Granma's Homemade Patisserie
When to visit?
Usually any time is good to stop over and take a look at this place.
September to march is a good time to visit Lavasa as the climate is pleasant; not too sunny not too rainy, it’s a perfect time.
July to September is the rainy season during which the entire city along with the surrounding hills is blooming with greenery and waterfalls which gives the place a view to die for.
Distance and time taken..
Pune to Lavasa distance via Paud Rd and Temghar-Lavasa Rd - 2 h 3 min (59.8 km)
Mumbai to Lavasa distance via Bangalore - Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Hwy – 3 h 53 min (187.4 km)
Lonavala to Lavasa distance via Bangalore - Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Expy and Temghar-Lavasa Rd - 2 h 25 min (104.8 km)
For people who love to see a different style of architectural city and the ones who love some serenity of a place in the embrace of nature, there is no better place than this for you.
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