We Indians!! Whenever we see some good and stunning place in our own country, in order to compliment that place we usually say “Bilkul foreign jaisa lag raha!” (This place seems like foreign) So this place in Maharashtra is somewhat relatable to the above kind of compliment. Let me tell you we have so many places in our country which are still unexplored by many of us, especially in North East region of our Country which forces you to think that you live in a country which is actually a paradise.
Breathtaking, Artificial and Planned City it is! Yes this is Lavasa which is a beautifully planned city near Pune or you can say in the outskirts of Pune. This city is much popular among the youngsters. It provides you the glimpse of Potofino city of Italy. Located in the Western Ghats, it renders the most attractive view from the city and the hills. The city has the luxurious resorts and hotels all around as well as lavish bungalows which can also be rented for a day and so. When I went for the first time it was just a WOW what I expressed. Well as it is a planned city, it has a school, hotel management colleges, few ATMs and very few Banks. Lavasa is famous for parties and luxurious holidays and people also plans a day trip there. It is also famous for its adventure activities such as water scooter, cycling, etc. There are many food courts as well as restaurants which provides great service and obviously great food but yes as stated earlier it’s not pocket friendly.
Obviously Lavasa is a photogenic place I must say! People gather there for their pre-wedding shoots, photo shoots and so, also for holidays and mostly for Parties. This place provides you the peaceful environment from the hustle bustle of city life and also provides you the “low polluted” environment.
A day tour to Lavasa is a must especially for the Punekars as it is only 60Kms away from the city which takes hardly 2 hours. Early morning trip to lavasa and enjoying the rest of the day in the luxury having several adventure activities and cycling around the city is the best part one can have there followed by returning by evening. For parties people hire bungalows or hotels there.
It also provides the Camping facilities which also includes lot of adventure activities at Bembatmal which is at the hills of Lavasa. Rock Climbing, Campfire, Jungle treks and valley crossing are some of the activities which can be enjoyed while staying in the camps out there.
So, if you’re looking for a pretty good and serene place then yes this is the one you were looking for!!
Things to Carry:
- Camera is always top in my list. Mobile Phones has replaced the same but yes by carrying a camera won’t make you feel regret.
- You can always select your Attire and footwear according to the motive of visit (Parties or holidays). It depends.
- Here the list is all yours according to the aim of visiting the place.
Best time to visit:
I believe Monsoons are the best time to visit the place as you can find lush greenery which makes the place more beautiful. But also winters and summers are the great time to visit the same. Moreover, I visited the place during Summers and yes I loved the same!
How to reach:
Travelling by road is only the option.
Either travel by your own vehicle or by bus which I know runs from Swargate, Pune but the timings of the bus are always different so make sure you confirm the timings a day prior. Also the cabs are not a bad option.
However Celebs can always land there. Yes, there is helipad for the Celebs and Famous persons who can afford the same.
P.S.- Travelling to Lavasa is a thrilling experience in itself because of its roads and the location.
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