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About Lavasa
Located at a distance of about 65 km from Pune, the beautifully planned city of Lavasa is surrounded by the majestic Western Ghats. The city is constructed in the Mulshi Valley and covers a sprawling 25,000 acres. With such mesmerizing views of hills, valleys, and lakes, the city has gained immense popularity among different types of travelers. The beauty of this privately planned city lies in the seamless blend of stunning infrastructure and the enrapturing beauty of nature. Here, you will find different topographical variations such as the lofty Sahyadri range, the beautiful rivers, and the gorgeous valleys.

The serene ambiance coupled with the raw beauty of nature soothes the soul from the stressful chaos of daily life. The magnificent city of Lavasa boasts numerous attraction sites. You can explore the enigmatic beauty of nature in the form of Tikona Fort, Devkund waterfall, Dasve Viewpoint, and the Tamhini Ghat. However, if you seek adventure, then you can visit the Xthrill Adventure Academy, Vortex Splash Pad, etc. No matter your traveling preferences, rest assured your wanderlust will be satisfied. There are a plethora of activities that you can indulge in Lavasa. If you are an adventure fanatic, then there are various exciting adventurous activities for you. You can try out rappelling, hiking, camping, raft building, biking, etc. However, if what you seek is peace and the chance to admire nature, you can do that too. Now, if you are a foodie, then Lavasa will definitely not disappoint you. Here, you will find different regional and global cuisines. With an altitude of about 3000 sq feet from the sea level, Lavasa enjoys a tropical climate. It means that the weather is pleasant throughout the year. However, the best time for a visit is between the months of September and March.
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Lavasa FAQ's

Which are the best places to visit in Lavasa?

1. Lakeside Promenade: The impressive French Riviera-style leisure area adds to the appeal of the carefully modeled city of Lavasa. Here, you can taste different cuisines, shop for souvenirs, or simply stroll along the man-made lake with your partner or family. There are cycling tracks and bicycles on rent if you want a tour, or you can opt for boating in the lake while mesmerizing at the ethereal sunset.

- Location: Warasgaon Lake, Lavasa
- Timings: Open at all times

2. Xthrill Adventure Academy: If you are an adventure fanatic but still do not want to let go of your comfort, then you must try the Xthrill Adventure Academy. Here, you can try a plethora of thrill-inducing activities such as rappelling, valley crossing, hiking, raft building, camping, cave waterfall trek, etc. They offer you the chance to spend some precious moments with your family, partner, or friends while taking care of your needs and maintaining the global safety standards for extreme sports.

- Location: Palase, Maharashtra
- Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM

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3. Tikona Fort: With an altitude of about 3633 feet, the Tikona Fort, also known as Vitandgad, is an impressive hill fortress located in the Pawan Maval area. The name "Tikona" comes from the geographical shape of the place (it appears as a triangle) and provides unparalleled views of water tanks, satvahan caves, and the greenery of the Sahyadri hillocks. With immense historical significance, the place has gained much popularity among travelers and is a perfect place for a one-day trekking trip.

- Location: Tikona, Tikonapeth tal, dist, Mulshi, Maharashtra
- Timings: You can go any time you want

4. Mulshi Lake: Mulshi Lake derives its name from the village of Mulshi, located at a distance of 30 km from Lavasa. You can also visit the Mulshi Dam and watch the gorgeous waterfalls and the ethereal beauty of nature encompassing the lake. The tranquil ambiance of the lake coupled with the mesmerizing view of the Sahyadri ranges will soothe your soul.

- Location: Mulshi Taluk, Pune
- Timings: No restrictions on timings (if you are visiting the Mulshi Dam, then the timing is 9 AM to 6 PM)

5. Bamboosa: Situated at a distance of about 195 km from the city of Lavasa, the Bamboosa is a combination of a factory and showroom. Here, you will find different types of bamboo crafts such as beds, lamp shades, tables, souvenirs, etc. The place offers jobs for the local people, thereby aiding in the local economy while giving you the opportunity to collect some artistic pieces for decorating your house.

- Location: Survey No. 60, Mugaon Lavasa, Post Pathershet, Taluka, Mulshi, Maharashtra
- Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM

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What are the things to do in Lavasa?

1. Enjoy thrilling watersports: Lavasa, with its many waterfronts, is one of the best places to enjoy the thrill of watersports either solo or with your friends. From cruising to jet-skiing, kayaking, paddling, and water volleyball, the place promises endless hours of fun.

You can enjoy international facilities and equipment like bumper boats, pontoons, inflatables, etc. here that make your experience even better. This is not only a great way to enjoy the rush of adrenaline but also offers superb scenic views of the lake and the gorgeous hillside beauty of Lavasa.

Location: Lakeshore Lavasa, Plot No. 101, Town Hall, Pune Mulshi Road, At Post Dasve Lavasa Taluka, Portofino Street, Lavasa.
Price: Prices start at around Rs. 600 per ride for 15-minutes.

2. Camping: The scenic landscape of Lavasa, surrounded by thick bamboo forests and the majestic Western Ghats, is best enjoyed in an outdoor camp. One of the best places to do is the Xthrill Adventure Academy that is located in one of the lushest areas of Lavasa and offers great views of the countryside.

It offers luxurious air-conditioned Swiss and Alpine tents fitted with facilities like private shower areas, LED TVs, hot and cold water, extra linen, etc. The place takes your experience much beyond just camping as you can enjoy adventure activities like ATV rides, zip-lining, cave trekking, raft building, waterfall rappelling, etc. also here and round off the day with a delicious dinner and music around a cosy bonfire.

Location: Xthrill Adventure Academy, Warasgaon Road, Lavasa.
Price: Start from around 1,200 per adult.

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3. Enjoy a romantic open-air candlelit dinner: Lavasa’s gorgeous beauty and cool weather throughout the year, makes it one of the most romantic places in the country. What will make your romantic vacation memorable is a warm and cosy candlelit dinner at this rooftop restaurant.

You will be treated to the magical silhouettes of the Sahyadris encased in lush forests and calm breeze as you enjoy great food. The place offers global cuisine and international liquors along with decadent desserts to make your time memorable. You can even ask for special table decorations and your favourite music here.

Location: Hotel Celebration, 3 Dasve Circle, Taluka Mulshi, Lavasa.
Price: Approximately Rs. 2,500 for a couple.

4. Savour exotic wildlife: The lush forests surrounding Lavasa are not only beautiful but also are the home to rich biodiversity including several exotic bird species, making it the perfect place for nature and photography enthusiasts. You can spot European migratory birds like Osprey and other rare species like the Malabar Whistling Thrush and Tickell’s Flowerpecker.

Besides these, you can see the ‘Blue Bloom’ flower that blooms once in 7 years and numerous species of orchids. These flowers also house rare butterfly species like the Oakleaf and Blue Mormon. You can avail of the guide facility here to make your experience more memorable and enriching.

Location: Dasve Scenic Point Bird Watching Gallery, Lavasa.
Price: This activity can be enjoyed for free.

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How can I reach Lavasa?

Lavasa is easily reachable through bus and cab from nearby places like Pune, Mumbai, Lonavala, etc. There are no direct trains or flights to the place. The nearest airport is the Pune International Airport. If you are planning to travel by train, the nearest station is at Lonavala.

What is the best time to visit Lavasa?

Though Lavasa is an all-year-round destination, the best time to visit is the winter and monsoon months. In the winter months (October-March) the weather ranges from 16-30°C perfect for enjoying the beautiful outdoors and activities. Monsoon months (June-September) bathe the place in hues of lush green and the hills become shrouded in heavy mist lending it a surreal appearance.

How many days are enough for Lavasa?

2 nights and 3-day vacation is perfect for exploring this scenic waterside beauty of a place. This will allow you to leisurely soak in the beauty from vantage points like the Lakeside Promenade and try out delicious food at various international coffee shops and restaurants. You can also enjoy camping for a night and scores of adventure & water sports during this time.

What can I buy in Lavasa?

You can head over to malls like Nucleus, Mariplex, and Aditya Shagun, etc. to pick up:
- Chikki in various flavours like rose, strawberry, saffron, etc.
- Chocolate flavoured fudge
- Fresh strawberries, squashes, jams, and jellies
- Savoury snacks
- Souvenirs
- Handicrafts especially bamboo crafts
- Apparel and accessories.

What is famous in Lavasa?

Lavasa is not only famous as the first planned hill station of the country where even the lake is manmade but is also known to offer a vacation in style. Lavasa has chic resorts that offer luxuries like spas, open-air Jacuzzis, and rooftop dining, international watersports options, and outdoor adventures like camping, trekking, cycling, bird watching, etc.

What are the best treks in Lavasa?

1. Ghangad Fort Trek: One of the best day treks in Lavasa, this is an easy trek that takes you to this ancient Maratha-era fort. Not only will you trek through beautiful lush trails, but can also camp overnight at this stunning place.

2. Tikona Trek: Located at around 3,500 ft., this challenging trek is perfect for expert hikers. Located amidst the beautiful scenic countryside comprising mountains and lush valleys, this Maratha-era fort and the nearby Satvahan caves are reached by a daylong steep uphill trek.

3. Nature trail at Davase: This trail, passing by Ekant Resorts, is lush and houses exotic birds, butterflies, patches of orchids, and plants. This trail takes you to an unnamed vantage point that offers views of a beautiful hillside sunset.

4. Jungle treks at Bembatmal: One of the best treks that take you amidst the raw wilderness of a jungle, misty tree thickets, and rugged trails is this trail that can be enjoyed at the Xthrill Adventure Academy. You can camp for the night in the jungle, learn survival techniques, and enjoy rock climbing and valley crossing on your trek.

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Which are the best places for camping in Lavasa?

1. Xthrill Adventure Academy: Located amidst thick forests and mountains in the background, the place offers luxurious Swiss and Alpine tents for camping in the midst of nowhere. The tents are air-conditioned and fitted with private showers, premium beddings, and have running water.

2. River Mutha: The best riverside camping experience can be enjoyed near River Mutha in Lavasa. Not only can you savour the views but also enjoy adventures like trekking, rafting, rappelling, etc.

3. Nature’s Magic: Head over to Nature’s Magic to enjoy an unforgettable experience of camping near the Mulshi Lake and Dam. The place offers clean & spacious rooms, restaurant, garden lounge areas, and activities like trekking and fishing.

4. Eco Village campsite: Visit Eco Village campsite to enjoy camping amidst serene nature and experience a village-style ambience. This place offers rustic hut-style rooms that are nestled amidst the lake and the Sahyadris and activities like barbecue and bonfire.

5. Camp Temgarh: Located in a charming little hamlet near Lavasa, this camp is the perfect place for camping amidst mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and meadows. Enjoy outdoor games, bonfire, and a stay in earthy cottages

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Which are some famous places to stay in Lavasa?

1. Ekaant the Retreat: This luxury property is located at the highest point of Lavasa offering gorgeous views of this beautiful place. It offers 20 luxurious rooms and amenities like a bar, multi-cuisine restaurant, an AC lounge with a barbecue area, indoor games, and garden lounge spaces.

2. Atmantan: This 42-acre international wellness resort is amongst the best places to stay in Lavasa and offers a hi-tech gym, yoga & Pilates studio, indoor spinning studio, saltwater pool, and a spa that offers acupressure, massages, body purification, etc. Guests can enjoy dining at the barbecue lounge and the rooftop dining area.

3. JV Cottage: This luxury property offers elegant wooden chalets with attached baths and the best of facilities. Enjoy home-cooked food and fun activities like trekking and sightseeing.

4. Fortune Select Dasve: This luxury property offers 60 rooms and suites, an excellent range of services, and warm hospitality. It has a 24-hour coffee shop, a grill restaurant, and a bar & lounge, an outdoor pool, gym, and garden lounge areas.

5. Lavasa Lake Palace: Located right on the Lakeside Promenade, this property offers the best views here. This classy place designed in royal style has a private open deck area with Jacuzzi & spa pool and offers luxurious 3 BHK room apartments.

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What are the adventure sports to do in Lavasa?

1. Camping: The diverse and unique landscape of Lavasa offers scores of camping experiences. These range from camping at the riverside, in the jungles, near the Sahyadri foothills, and those that let you experience a rustic village stay.

2. Trackless train ride: Enjoy a one-of-a-kind trackless train ride that lets you cruise leisurely across the scenic landscape of Lavasa. Though slow-paced, this activity will make your stay memorable for sure.

3. Watersports: There are several places like Xthrill Adventure Academy and Lakeshore Watersports that offer super-fun water adventures. You can enjoy water volleyball, paddle boating, jet-skiing, rafting, luxury cruising, bumper boating, etc.

4. Hiking: Several trails near places like the various forts and River Mutha have beautiful natural trails perfect for a day out in the wilderness. These trails not only challenge you, but allows you to see rare birds, butterflies, and orchids.

5. Learn survival techniques: Head over to Xthrill Academy to learn rope skills, tent pitching, fire making, etc. What’s more, the place also offers rappelling, valley crossing, archery, zip-lining, ATV rides, Burma bridge, etc.

Lavasa Reviews

Chandresh Paneliya
Reviewed: 20 Nov 2020
We enjoyed Xthrill Lavasa one night stay included three meals it was regular tasty food. We had wonderful experience of adventure activities like Burma bridge , archery and Zip line. Nice morning trekking under guidance of Milinbhai who is humble and full knowledgable about whole Xthrill. We had ... Read More
Chandresh Paneliya
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Divjot Khanna
Reviewed: 17 Sep 2021
The resort is located just in front of Warasgaon and commands excellent views. We got two lake-facing rooms while traveling with family. The rooms were good and the dining was equally nice. Staff was extremely hospitable as well.
Chakrika Abbott
Reviewed: 25 Jul 2021
The location of the resort was beautiful. Great amenities and incredible staff services. I would recommend booking your stay here.
Sheena Iype
Reviewed: 10 Mar 2021
Thanks to Thrillophila, The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa will surely provide you the holiday experience of Venice on a very low budget.
Kamlesh Nambeesan
Reviewed: 17 Feb 2020
A really good place for all groups of people, The accommodation was good and the meals too. There are lots of fun activity in which you can choose any of your favorite ones, The staff there was very helpful and friendly too. My family and I had a great time even my small kids love it. We really felt... Read More
Satyen Prajapat
Reviewed: 15 Feb 2020
All the meals were organic and taste delicious, we had a great time in both indoor and outdoor activities as our vendor provided us with good-facilities. The place was big and fit us all in and everybody busy indulging in any various activities. We had great-times there both day and night. Very impr... Read More

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