Lavasa Tourism
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Lavasa Tourism

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5.6 / 7
1133 Ratings & 779 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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Supratim Nath

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  • Supratim Nath
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review
  •  129 readers

"Awesome Lavasa visit!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Water rides are there. With huge foreign crowds. Pleasant weather to enjoy. Awesome place to hangout with friends and family members. Rainy season is the best time to go. Beautiful sightseeing mountains, waterfalls, lakes are main focus of attraction. Clean environment.
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Russhabh Zanwar

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  • Russhabh Zanwar
  • 7 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  1423 readers

"Best one day outing for people searching peace"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Lavasa lake city is popular amongst many people but proper time to hit Lavasa is beginning of rainy season. In the rains city get blossomed and its colour are dispersed all over. Lavasa could be visited in one day and it could be reached easily from Pune within 2. 5 hrs. One get relaxed in the mountains and enjoy the way to Lavasa city full of curves and bends.
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Sunita  Motwani

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  • Sunita Motwani
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  171 readers

"Lavasa is a very beautiful place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Lavasa is a very beautiful place. It's been built on Dasve dam. It is a well-planned holiday destination. Gives you a feel of being in London. There are watersports and rock climbing activities. There is also a promenade and restaurants, Lavasa has 4 five star hotels for accommodation at reasonable prices. A cool and natural beauty developed by man without harming the ecosystem.
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Vishal Motwani

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  • Vishal Motwani
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  126 readers

"Man made town on Dasve dam surrounded by hills on all four sides"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Lavasa is a man made town on Dasve dam surrounded by hills on all four sides. It is sustainable town which is first if it's kind. There is a promenade which gives you the cetking if being in London. You can also access the clubhouse for swimming, games and gym. At night there is a water laser show which is exquisite. There are many restaurants with all the cuisines.
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Venkatesh Sheregar

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  • Venkatesh Sheregar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  996 readers

"Lavasa a silent sleeping smart city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Lavasa is quiet, clean and pleasant city. Yes I miss the hustle and bustle of a lively holiday destinations on a contrary its nice too being different. One can a good relaxing walk, run or cycle or boat. No noise no craziness- silent.

Its lazy and sleepy cant get good breakfast on the river front before 10 in the morning and it closes down by 10. 30 in the evening to early to enjoy the night. Well one bonus Mapro has opened a big store and cafe like the one in Mahabaleshwar but not that scenic and certainly not crowded.

The town feels lacking energy, I guess it reckons on the fact that it still needs to be a profitable township. The lack of enthusiasm and spark of holiday town is due to the under lying feel of a state under crisis for long term stable business. Lot of stores, buildings and shops have shut doors or left midway in development. Lavasa needs to turn around with crowd pulling tricks, it cant sustain as a city with the footfall it has currently. Builders of the town need to focus on the strength of the place and as well get new excitement for people to pour in.
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Victor Tango

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  • Victor Tango
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  15 readers

"Just too good to be here with lake view"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We visited Lavasa in month of Sep, too good place, it's actually a hilly area surrounding a astonishing lake and excellent view.

Better to book hotel in advance, as that happens to be relaxing destination of all VIPs and VVIPs. Most of the film shooting requiring foreign looks happens in Lavasa. It is well organised place with very limited hotels with escalated fares. There are few studio flats also available on daily fare basis. Better to opt for studio flats at water shaw.

Need one day to cover full location but no limit to enjoy the beauty. Places of interest are lake, sunset points, water SHAW market, adventure sports options also available. Special mention to water sports, advisable to visit in summers in case one wish to enjoy water sports.

Chor Bazaar restaurant is just too good. Options of hiring of full bunglow is also available, two to three bedroom bungalow.

Some other options of adventure sports are also available at Maharashtra Tourism Department. Accommodation is also available there, but didn't like it that much.

Instead of going to foreign land, it is Best place to stay for honeymoon.
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Ruchita Chopra

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  • Ruchita Chopra
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 7 Reviews
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"Good place to spend a day out with friends & family"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Good place to spend a day out with friends & family. There are loads of things to explore from Lake side restaurants to parks to water sports. Made beautifully around the lake & moreover the architecture of the place is really good. A place to visit during monsoon.
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Shiva Ukali

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  • Shiva Ukali
  • Lives in Pune
  • 12 photos
  • 24 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  5418 readers

"Enjoying in Lavasa, nice destination"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The Lavasa city is made situated hills area. The idea of city construction is completely in water. There are many points to view. The bridge at starting over a dam water is great joy for photographers and film-makers. One should go there for sightseeing. The sightseeing is great here.
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Chetana Kotak

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  • Chetana Kotak
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 1 Review
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"Pretty well-planned city for a relaxed weekend"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It's a beautiful city built around a lake and the architecture is inspired by an Italian town Portofino. Since its privately maintained, the city is well kept and neat. There is nothing much to do there except to stroll around the lake. There are a few good restaurants and water sports which gives you something to spend your bucks on! But otherwise it's a peaceful abroad - looking pretty place to go and relax and get some beautiful pictures.
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Meenakshi Putty

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  • Meenakshi Putty
  • Lives in Pune
  • 12 photos
  • 11 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  6868 readers

"A beautiful place close to Pune"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Lavasa is a different world altogether. Beautiful lake, awesome landscape. Some very good joints. Best place to visit during Monsoon & winter. The food joints here do not have much variety and are bit expensive but good. There are 2 options to stay but need to be booked well in advance as most of the times they are full. Lavasa is a 2 hours drive from Pune. Ensure you have the fog lights for your car especially during monsoon.
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