The first planned city in India, placed amidst the Shayadari Mountains between Pune and Mumbai, Lavasa is an amazing weekend getaway destination, the perfect place to have a memorable vacation along with the loved ones. Placed on the shores of Warasgaon Lake, Lavasa boasts of serene, charming environment and enchanting landscapes. Lavasa is popular for offering several interesting opportunities to its tourist visitors. You can partake in water sports like jetty skis luxury cruise boats, bumper boats etc, hiking, trekking, mountain climbing etc. during your visit to Lavasa, you can indulge in a number of activities, relish sumptuous multi-cuisine food, have a comfortable stay and more.
How to Reach Lavasa from Pune
To go to Lavasa from Mumbai, you can rent a taxi or a car that looks like a suitable option as these two places are just 3 and a half hours away from each other. Apart from this, there is also an option of going aboard luxury or deluxe buses, plying between Mumbai and Lavasa. The nearest bus stand is Watunde Bus Stand, around 20 km away. From here, you can hire an auto-rickshaw or a taxi.
Pune and Lavasa are located just an hour and a half away, therefore, renting a taxi or a car would be a suitable option. The other option is to board a luxury or a tourist bus between Pune and Watunde Bus Stand from where you can take a bus or an auto-rickshaw.
Tourist Attractions in Lavasa
The best time to enjoy the Waterfall Safari at Lavasa is during the monsoon season. This is a 4-hour drive through Mugaon, Dhamanhole and Dasve with stopovers at main waterfalls of the area. During the drive, treat your eyes to the lush green surroundings. You also get a picnic basket with a mineral water bottle and munchies.
If you live water sports, you are going to love it here. When in Lavasa, you can partake in a number of water sports activities including cruise boats, Jet Ski, kayaking, bumper boats, pedal boats, ride in an inflatable and more.
Lavasa proves to be the best place for you if you are a nature enthusiast. You can indulge in nature walks here, explore the beautiful scenery, the enchanting locations, enjoy the cool, pollution-free breeze etc.
Adventure Sports and Games Arcade
Lavasa is set against a green backdrop and has an undulating rugged terrain of the Sahyadris hills, offering ample opportunities to adventure enthusiasts. You can take part in a number of activities such as trekking, rappelling, rock climbing, camping, mountaineering, valley crossing, paintball, treasure hunting, backpacking campaign and so on. Enjoy every minute of your visit. Robin-self balancing joyride is the major attraction at the Games Arcade.
Parks, Gardens & Nursery Crèches
Searching for serenity, Lavasa it is. You can enjoy a leisure walk. Your kids enjoy themselves in the Kid’s park. Enjoy a picnic with your entire loved ones in the beautiful and well-manicured gardens. If you love plants, you can visit the plant nursery crèche to get a tip or two from the experts. You can also have a look at their apartments and villas.
One of the best sights in Lavasa is the Temghar dam. This is also the most visited attraction and the main source of water supply to the Pune city. When on the dam site, enjoy some extremely beautiful views of the green ambiance and the free-flowing water.