Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Unforgettable Lavasa

Lavasa is the largest hill city located in the midst of the verdant green Sahyadris around 40Kms from Punes-chandani chowk. It is supposed to be spread amidst 25000 acres of lush landscape with sixty kilometers of lakefront. It is promoted by HCC and few others.


The road is pleasant if you are driving around monsoon. The toll plaza after Chandni chowk charges you 27/- for return journey and 18/- for one way. The road is enjoyable once you cross Temghar Dam and is pleasure after you cross Lavasa Entrance Gate. The Dasve valley view is amazing just near the gate. At various locations you will Notice that they have built valley watch points.
The Nice little Helipad is just few Kms after the gate.
Link road on the dam is amazing and you would love to watch speed boats fizzing in the Dam water.
The area near the town hall is almost developed and it almost looks like you are walking across a European town. The information Center is amazing complete with Auditorium and Touch Screen kiosks.

Unfortunately there are very less options for food if you going for a day outing without stay option. There are no regular restaurants and I could notice only 3 hotels which are all 3-4 star category. Watershaw and Fortune hotels are right near the town hall but they seem to have limited options and a very high cost. You could book Buffet lunch at Ekant Retreat.
Ekant Retreat is amazing and you would love it right from its parking lot. From Parking you almost get 270 degree view of back waters and Dasve town far below. The hotel has nature trails and some activity places in near by mountains and it should be really fun to stay at this place.

Overall a must visit and best time would be after few showers. Everything seemed to very high end, well thought and neatly planned- right from watch towers, security stuff, villa and apartment locations to piped gas across the town.
- September 20, 2009

4 comments:

  1. wow what a place, cant believe its near pune its just heaven on earth....instantly felt in love with this place....i think its worth seeing just a dream come true....wonders on earth:)

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  2. i'll be using ur blog in my classroom, your blog is very crisp and intresting from a student point of view. i teach blogging to students in my school in mumbai.

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  3. i hav been to this place! nice picts !

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