Venna Lake Overview

Ranked 4 of 57 sightseeing in Mahabaleshwar

Venna Lake, which is located 2 km away from the ST bus stand, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mahabaleshwar. This lake was constructed in 1842 by Shri Appa Saheb Maharaja, who was the ruler of Satara. Covering an area of 113311.98 sq. m, this lake is an ideal spot for enjoying activities like fishing, boating and horse riding.

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Nice place to relax

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Venna Lake

Mehul Shah
28th Nov 17

Venna Lake

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Venna Lake

Sehul T
30th Mar 17

Nice place with boating and good food options

Nice place with boating and good food options  Video Review

Venna Lake

Ronit Gaikwad
30th Dec 17

Horse riding at Veena Lake

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Venna Lake

Punkil Cyclewala
5th Nov 17

What travellers are saying about Venna Lake

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  • Very Good 15
  • Good 14
  • Average 11
  • Poor 1
  • Below Average 1
  • Terrible 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan3.6/5

462 reviews

Boating and photo location

It was closer to our resort. So we went in the morning itself. There are ponies to take you around the lake. There is a cycling track. All sorts of boats are available for hire. Some with oarsman also. There were eateries around.

Siddharth Naik

Siddharth Naik3.6/5

7 reviews

Lake in Mahabaleshwar

Venna lake is one of the major attractions of Mahabaleshwar. The lake is self constructed with tress and greenery all around. Huge lake with boating option. There are many other activities to do. It is crowded with people but during summers the water level goes down which makes it not so pleasant view.

Mr. sri ram

Mr. sri ram3.6/5

3 reviews

A boat ride, horse ride, merry rides & chill place to eat & relax

This is THE place to go boating- boat rates vary by sizeds, capacity and timorously 250 to 750 INR per hour approx. ). You can take a boat by yourself or have an oarsman take you around the lake for a serene, peaceful (might remind you of the Dal lake ride in Kashmir) tour around the lake.Once you get this done, you can opt for a single lap of horse ride or just a few meters away take a ride on ferris wheels, go karts etc.Lined on the opposite side of the lake are plenty of food stalls (what would we do without them off erring the quintessential Chai, maggi, bhajiya, ice-cream and the likes of bhutta, vada pav missal etc.On weekends you must be aware of the traffic and the related crowd (reminds you of dombivili station at 8:20 in the morning)A free to walk place with a sidewalk for visitors just wanting to spend time staring at the lake and enjoying some peace and quiet.

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Suhas kumbar

Suhas kumbar3.6/5

2 reviews

Nice attraction

Nice place for couples to take a ride in a boat. A bit crowded but worth a visit. There are also horses waiting for a ride along the lake side. Pay 100 bucks and take some photographs on the horse. Number of eateries nearby serving chats and stuff. Nice attraction overall.

Amir Sayyed

Amir Sayyed3.6/5

12 reviews

Wow lake

It is not Venna lake, it is wow lake with boating facility, horse riding, food for eating. Park is there. Scenery was very good. It is in between mountains. I really loved it.

Yogesh Dhupar

Yogesh Dhupar3.9/5

22 reviews

Boating Lake

The boating point at Mahabaleshwar... Beautiful spot... We all family members did boating.. Charges Rs. 300... The point is just besides the horse riding point... The half hour trip was very nice... Really enjoyed.

Jigar Dave

Jigar Dave3.6/5

52 reviews

Boating Lake

This lake is very big in Mahabaleshwar. There are boats for the boating lovers. Nearby there are horses for riding available. The place is full with the food stalls in the evening time making difficult for the tourist vehicle to cross from the place. The place is really enjoyable.

Hardev singh

Hardev singh3.9/5

2 reviews

Gateway to the mahabaleahwar

Veena lake is situated Pune wai road.We have visited in miring 10 am. This perfect time to go for boating,We ave enjoyed for 1 hour. Then we have done the horse riding.The person at point are very helpful.

Simant Verma

Simant Verma3.9/5

3 reviews

What a mesmerising view it was !!

I traveled to Mahabaleshwar in July with some friends and when we reached to this place, the we were just awestruck with the beauty it was holding at that moment. It was heavily raining at that time. There was fog everywhere so boating was closed at that time. We were not able to look through the lake though. But the view, all of it, was amazing and it was more amazing because of the rain. We enjoyed some sweetcorn there with some tea. It is a very good place to visit, especially in rainy season, and a must watch place.

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  • What a mesmerising view it was !!
  • What a mesmerising view it was !!
  • What a mesmerising view it was !!
  • What a mesmerising view it was !!

Shridhar Jaiswal

Shridhar Jaiswal4.3/5

3 reviews

Venna lake boat ride

I went with my mom and a friend. Although it was raining heavily we decided to do the boat ride in Venna lake. After initial turbulence we were able to enjoy a smooth ride with beautiful view in the fog and rain. We even tried our hands at rowing. All in all a memorable experience.

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Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar

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Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar

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