Lavasa Tourism
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Lavasa Tourism

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5.6/7
1024 Ratings & 649 Reviews

Lavasa Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Hill
Lavasa is  among the first planned cities in India, located in the Pune district of Maharashtra. It is located behind the Dam of Varasgaon, near Pune and Mumbai and is situated on the banks of Baji Pasalkar. The distance between Lavasa and Pune is about 65 kilometres and it is about 180 kilometres from Mumbai. There are five routes that lead to Lavasa from these regions.

Lavasa is popular because of the mountains and valleys that surround the region. It is because of the location of this place, people find opportunities for adventurous activities like mountain climbing, hiking and trekking.. The popular attractions here include the Lakeshore, which offers opportunities of adventure sports like  boating against the strong currents of the lake, cruises and jet skiing.

Lavasa is set on the seven hills of Maharashtra in the Mose valley. The city was planned and built as per the principles of ecological sustainable environment and urbanisation. The city is equipped with all the latest means of technologies and facilities, which are being managed by HCC India.

Major attractions near Lavasa include Pune, which is around 65 kilometres and is also the cultural capital of Maharashtra.  Mumbai, also known as the business capital of India is about 300 kilometres from the place and is also one of the largest metropolitan areas in India. Mumbai is also the capital of Maharashtra state and has rich cultural history that attracts people, who visit Lavasa.    

The weather conditions in Lavasa remain pleasant throughout the year.. The best time to visit Lavasa is during the monsoon season because of the pleasant weather that allows the exploration of natural wildlife and waterfalls located in the region.

Lavasa can be reached from Pune, which has the nearest airport at a distance of 49 kilometres from Lavasa. The airport of Pune is connected to nine other Indian cities. The other airports located nearby are Chhtarapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) of Mumbai, located around 215 kilometres. The recently constructed airport at Panvel is located 145 kilometres away.   

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Sumit

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  • Sumit
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2738 readers

"A feel of ultra modern urban place"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
If you want to spend an evening away from the noise and rush of city life, and are bored with almost similar hill stations like Lonavla and Khandala, and if you are feeling lazy to go for trekking and want to feel sophisticated and want to get a feel of ultra modern urban place then Lavasa is the place for you. Just 2 - 2. 5 hr drive from Pune, this place is almost a mini Italy.

The modern architecture in the midst of a valley and a lake just feels awesome. Grab a cup of coffee, sit and relax on the side of the lake. Let the children's enjoy the 2 seater bicycle, jet ski and other water sports while you lazy around in the old fashioned self driven boat with your soul mate. Beat time is the evening but if you want to spend a complete day then you can spend the afternoon at the multiplex which runs regular Bollywood movie show. There is fee for the visit but for other activities like water activities, cycling etc. The restaurants are a bit costly but there are hell lot of options from Indian to Continental. The shops get open after 10 am so no need to rush in early morning.
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Adesh Gautam

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  • Adesh Gautam
  • Lives in Pune
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  • 1 Review
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"Covered with greenery, clouds and crystal clear water"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
If you want to take a break from your busy schedule and go out for a meaningful detour, then Mulshi is the place to be at during rainy seasons. It is covered by greenery, low altitude clouds and never ending beauty of nature, crystal clear water will make you regret about discovering this place so late. This part of city has hardly been explored, it is 1000 times better than Lonavala even local population is also less. Low and dense clouds in rainy season makes it more beautiful. And don't forget to bring extra pair of shorts with you.
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Sonali Meena

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  • Sonali Meena
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  •  3 helpful votes
  •  6009 readers

"A great place for an extended weekend"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Lavasa is an amazing escape from the hectic city life. Amidst the Western Ghats, Lavasa can be a good place for a weekend or a couple of days for those who have busy work schedule and cannot afford a lot of days on leave. This place has some amazing water sports and adventure activities at The Waterfront Shaw. Best time to visit would be monsoon and since its not that far from Mumbai/Pune one can drive their way till here. Proper Maharashtrian food can be relished. All you need is a camera, a few pairs of clothes and your weekend will be made!
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Rahul Lavate

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  • Rahul Lavate
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  24 helpful votes
  •  8615 readers

"Good place to visit for relaxing"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2015
Good place to visit during rains and winters. 2 hours away from Pune. Relaxing time, go there after 3 pm to experience less heat during summers. Found the place clean and green but nothing more. Food and services very extraordinarily expensive and of horrid quality.
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Ayush Paul

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  • Ayush Paul
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 11 Reviews
  •  104 helpful votes
  •  16007 readers

"Lavasa isn't a destination"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Mar 26, 2015
It's a 5 star refreshment stopover on your road trip. And why not, it's scenic, it's organised, it has parking and it has awesome restaurants! Of course there are toilets, but that's not what you do at highway stops only. You pride yourself of finding the place, and eating a good filling yummy meal and feeling relaxed in the pseudo Europe like experience.

But this is the best pseudo Europe I've seen unlike what the Chinese are building in Macau. What they are there making is amazingly difficult - giving Ego a shape and size.

Lavasa is pure casual pseudo Europe. Hey, wait! Doesn't that make it more genuine?

Anyway there are hotels and hotels of many kind which require a pay grade higher than mine to make sense checking in. After all you want to check in because you want to check in.

But you know the real trick in Lavasa is not to stay there. But to take the road less travelled. No, like literally!!! There is a village road which you will miss when you leave Lavasa. (oh you will!! Trust me) that road is called Lavasa Panshet road. Thats where you will understand why I titled my review so!!

Until then you should just understand that there is an all American diner!! The only one outside India Habitat Center, Delhi! And if you don't understand the significant of that - there are great spots to take pictures, the paint job on those colourful buildings is disappointing but it goes well for your DSLRs. There are boat rides, adventure games, pigeons, people, lovely weather and the snob value.

Go for it, but don't forget where NOT to turn! See you there
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Saurabh Kumar

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  • Saurabh Kumar
  • Lives in Deoghar
  • 1 Review
  •  25 helpful votes
  •  8160 readers

"An awesome place to visit in rainy season"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Mar 19, 2015
I along with my friends visited Lavasa last year during rainy season. Even before we reached this place the sightseeing on the way from Pune amazed me. I was literally able to touch the clouds. We were most impressed with the organization in Lavasa. After entering Lavasa, there are guards stationed at number of places which can help you navigate the city. I was also surprised seeing the good state of cleanliness in Lavasa. People who want a teaser of European styled cities can visit Lavasa.
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Ankit Jain

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  • Ankit Jain
  • Lives in Vellore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  30 helpful votes
  •  8285 readers

"Heaven on Earth - Lavasa"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Mar 16, 2015
Lavasa- a hill station near Pune is a must see place if you are travelling to pune and want to spent a very good time with family or friends. Their are many sightseeing spots to visit just around 60 km from Pune. Its a artificially made city and is very beautiful. Recommended month to visit - September to March.
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Rajesh Mangal

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  • Rajesh Mangal
  • Lives in Indore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  37 helpful votes
  •  9919 readers

"A nice place to go out !!"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Mar 1, 2015
I will suggest this place in rainy season more because while going to Lavasa we pass through many hills. In rainy season you will get more greenery which is calm and pleasant. After reaching to lavasa there are so many places to visit but I enjoyed Boating. Overall good place for 1 day.
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Vijay Wadhavkar

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  • Vijay Wadhavkar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  215 helpful votes
  •  20101 readers

"Perfect for an internet free holiday"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Feb 1, 2015
We visited in December 2014. We had booked rooms in Spring Hills Resort in advance. Our stay was excellent. I have already mentioned about our stay in this resort separately in details. Overall happy experience and looking forward to visit again with other friends, as you have to visit in group to enjoy the trip at this destination.
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Vedant Maliya

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  • Vedant Maliya
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 6 Reviews
  •  40 helpful votes
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"Wonderful experience travelling in Lavasa"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Dec 4, 2014
It was wonderful experience travelling in Lavasa. Was too much fun. The climate was too cold. The place is very well-maintained. Cleanliness maintained here is really appreciable. Only problem here is that food and hotels are very costly. We all friends stayed here for two days. The amazing climate made it a place worth paying for. Scenic beauty is enchanting, Overall experience was good at Lavasa.
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