Lavasa is a beautiful, planned city on the Western Ghats, in Maharashtra, and boasts of a tranquil, pleasant environment and captivating landscapes. Step into this city and the very first feeling you’ll get is of visiting a little town somewhere in Europe.
Away from the traffic, rush, and pollution, the beautiful green surroundings, rain-soaked trees, and lakeside atmosphere makes it an ideal weekend getaway. People venturing on weekend road trips, from nearby cities of Mumbai and Pune, to visit the Lavasa is a common sight for the locals here and they’re equally receptive of the tourists.
The Lavasa hotels are a different story altogether and you could even take a small bungalow, all for yourself. A few hotels in Lavasa also provide bicycles on rent, to their guests for exploring the beautiful mountains and valleys.
A lowdown on things you can do here.
The city has innumerable water sports opportunities, courtesy its location on the banks of the Warasgaon Lake. Here you can also try out jet skiing and kayaking. Pedal boating is another option a lot of couples are found availing. And did we tell you that a luxurious cruise will be waiting for you, in case you want to get on board? Lakeshore is the perfect place to visit in Lavasa, and a great way to spend a day out with your family.
2. Nature trails
For nature lovers, Lavasa is one of the very few best places to be. You can take a walk around and enjoy the lush greenery, and while you do feel the cool wind in your face. There might not be too many places for sightseeing in Lavasa but the city itself is in the lap of nature and you will find ample greenery around.
3. Adventure sports
Located amid an undulating rocky terrain of the Sahyadri Hills, Lavasa offers a lot of opportunities to adventure buffs. Apart from the ones outlined above, there’s also the provision for camping, you can even take a swim in the open lake and take in the scenery. Don’t forget to get your trekking gear and join in the jungle hike.
4. Temghar Dam
One of the best sights and most visited places in Lavasa is the Temghar dam – the main source of water for Pune city. You can drive from Pune to Lavasa to experience the panoramic view around the dam. When on the dam site, enjoy some extremely beautiful views of the green ambiance and the free-flowing water and you can relish a “bhutta” along with a warm cup of tea.
Lavasa is home to several restaurants and cafes. You’ll also come across abundant roadside stalls, offering lip-smacking food and beverages. From Indian street food to American burgers to authentic Italian cuisine, you will have a tough time making a pick.
Hotels in Lavasa are plenty and offer cozy accommodation at varying budgets. If your itinerary is pretty much set, the time you quickly booked your hotel.