Lavasa is a perfect blend of beauty and infrastructure. Lavasa is the first planned Hill city of India. 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 surrounded by rolling hills, clouds and seasonal waterfalls and full of green nature beauty.
As it was just an hour drive from Pune. And Lavasa was also close by. So we can stay in Lavasa without experiencing the hustle bustle. However, Hotels are pretty expensive. It was a beautiful experience. We spent the 2 days in Lavasa enjoying the cold days.
Weather: Maximum 32°- Minimum 13 °, Pleasant and sunny during the day
Approx. Cost for two: Rs 8000 to Rs 12,000
As you enter the city main gate, the first thing you will notice is how green and well maintained the surroundings are and that there are a lot of new construction happening. It is also known as the Lake city as most development has happened around the lake.
Lake side has open restaurants, flea markets, boat rides, street singers they have it all. Street singers are common in Lavasa during evening time and perfect way to enjoy your pleasant evening.
Till now lavasa city is reachable only by road, no air connectivity is planned till now. To enter into the city you need a driving license. Road’s inside the lavasa hill town are really really curvy.
Not a lot of options to visit Lavasa from Pune.
- You need your private vehicle, 2) Government buses from Pune to Lavasa on particular timings, 3) Cabs Ola, Uber, etc.
- Hired a Bike for a Day ( Rs.600/- charges for 1 day & Rs.4000/- refundable deposit )
- 2 hr to 3 hr one way journey depends on your speed and experience riding bikes. Roads are in very good condition.. Cold, Rains, Fogg… (There is an entry fee to enter Lavasa city Rs.200/- for bike & Rs.500/- for Car)
Ask for discounts while booking hotels on the spot.
‘Bakarwadi’ & ‘Misal Pav’ are famous snacks in Pune.
Leave early morning while travelling to Lavasa.
Best season to visit Lavasa is Rainy season.
Carry a raincoat if travelling on bike.
Location and weather of Lavasa First Hill Green City is simply awesome, its located on the bank of river baji pasalkar just behind the varasgaon Dam. Lavasa has won several awards for its plans and designs.
The best time to enjoy the Waterfall Safari at Lavasa is during the monsoon season. This is a 4-hour drive through Mugaon, Dhamanhole and Dasve with stopovers at main waterfalls of the area. During the drive, treat your eyes to the lush green surroundings. You also get a picnic basket with a mineral water bottle and munchies.
If you love water sports, you are going to love it here. When in Lavasa, you can partake in a number of water sports activities including cruise boats, Jet Ski, kayaking, bumper boats, pedal boats, ride in an inflatable and more.
Lavasa proves to be the best place for you if you are a nature enthusiast. You can indulge in nature walks here, explore the beautiful scenery, the enchanting locations, enjoy the cool, pollution-free breeze etc.
Adventure Sports and Games Arcade
Lavasa is set against a green backdrop and has an undulating rugged terrain of the Sahyadris hills, offering ample opportunities to adventure enthusiasts. You can take part in a number of activities such as trekking, rappelling, rock climbing, camping, mountaineering, valley crossing, paintball, treasure hunting, backpacking campaign and so on. Enjoy every minute of your visit. Robin-self balancing joyride is the major attraction at the Games Arcade.
Parks, Gardens & Nursery Crèches
Searching for serenity, Lavasa it is. You can enjoy a leisure walk. Your kids enjoy themselves in the Kid’s park. Enjoy a picnic with your entire loved ones in the beautiful and well-manicured gardens. If you love plants, you can visit the plant nursery crèche to get a tip or two from the experts. You can also have a look at their apartments and villas.
One of the best sights in Lavasa is the Temghar dam. This is also the most visited attraction and the main source of water supply to the Pune city. When on the dam site, enjoy some extremely beautiful views of the green ambiance and the free-flowing water.
Offering a peaceful getaway. Mercure Lavasa is located in a scenic valley at Warasgaon Lake & surrounded by mountains. Easily accessible & positioned 2km from the Lavasa International Convention Centre, Enjoy free WI FI facility as well.
The Fortune Select is the most expensive with tariff between INR 5000-8000. It is large and affluent.
One Day Itinerary
You can simply go out to explore this city and enjoy the scenic views on your way. There is a lot that is planned for the city and will take some time to be executed.