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Exploring India’s first planned hill station

Lavasa is India’s first privately planned hill city in Mose Valley near Pune in Maharashtra. It is spread over 25,000 acres of land that includes 7 mesmerizing hills and acres and acres of lakefront. This beautiful project is based on Portofino, a quaint little Italian town. Its proximity to cities like Mumbai and Pune has seen its popularity soar through the clouds as tourists and trekkers make their way to Lavasa on weekends and long holidays.

How to reach Lavasa

One can easily hire a Mumbai airport taxi from the ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaj International Airport in Mumbai and reach this enchanting place that is barely 200 kilometres away from here. Pune is even closer to Lavasa as a scenic 65 kilometre drive brings vacationers for a rejuvenating and relaxing vacation. It is known for its spectacular views as the magnificent Western Ghats provide Lavasa Hill City with a perfect backdrop. All those who are keen to enjoy a leisurely holiday in the midst of lush green hills with perfect weather for company, Lavasa is the place to be.

This holiday retreat has a host of amenities and a well-developed infrastructure, all essential for a quiet, relaxing holiday. The only effort you need to take is to book a car on rent in Mumbai and travel to this marvellous holiday destination. It also boasts of the beautiful Temghar Dam that adds another layer of charisma to this charming place. The pleasant climate and the eco-friendly environment are like icing on this already-delicious cake.

What to do in Lavasa

Adventure activities: Seeking some pure, adrenalin-pumping action while in Lavasa? Then go ahead and engage in exciting adventure activities like Rappelling, Burma Bridge, practice your aim with Archery and also take a dip in the lake here. You can stay in the luxurious air-conditioned tents here and wake up refreshed for a quick jungle trek with trained professionals.

Segway Ride: Segway is a self-balancing vehicle that is a thrill-a-minute ride through the hilly environs of Lavasa City. There are many ride packages you can choose from depending upon your experience (or inexperience) on a Segway. Either way, it’s fun guaranteed on this thrilling ride in the midst of Lavasa’s lush scenery.

Temghar Dam: This man-made structure is a must-see for every tourist visiting Lavasa, especially during monsoon when the Mutha River swells to its capacity and fills the Temghar dam to its brim. If you are lucky, you will get to experience the opening of the sluice gates and the gushing white water from the massive walls, an awesome sight to behold indeed. Do relish the hot corn cob with piping hot masala chai when you visit the dam.

Water sports:Lavasa is situated on the banks of the beautiful Warasgaon Lake and hence is home to many water sports and adventure activities like Jet skiing, Kayaking and Pedal boating. Want to spend a quiet moment with your loved ones? Then the luxurious Cruise is your best option on a cool winter evening.

There are many comfortable Mumbai to Lavasa cabs that can ferry you and your family to Lavasa and back. Need any more encouragement to plan your next trip to Lavasa?

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