A Beautiful Trip to Lavasa in the heart of the Sahyadris: Things to See and Do

Welcome to Lavasa- a pretty, little town in Maharashtra which has an European feel to it. The first planned hill city in India, Lavasa is one of most favourite weekend retreats for people living in Mumbai and Pune.

Things to See and Do

Located in close proximity to Pune, this hill town is blessed with scenic natural beauty and a pleasant climate all through the year. Pune is also the nearest airport to Lavasa and is about 70 km from the place.

Your Lavasa tour can start by visiting the famous Dasve Dam which is situated just before you enter the town. As you enter Lavasa, you are required to stop for about half an hour at the city’s reception unit for watching the video which takes you through the sounds and sights of the city. The video will help you in planning your itinerary to get the most of this beautiful hill station.

You can visit the serene Warasgaon Lake, an ideal picnic spot, for a fun-filled day outing. There are many interesting trekking trails around the lake which are worth exploring once here. The lake is a huge favourite among the locals and tourists alike and is one of the famous tourist spots in the city. You can also head to the Games Arcade, the entertainment hub where you can enjoy games like archery, electronic darts, joyrides and many such games. The place is a must visit if you want to add a dash of adventure and entertainment to your Lavasa trip.


Talking about connectivity to Lavasa, the hill resort is well-connected via road, rail and air from across all major cities in India. The nearest railhead to Lavasa is in Lonavala and is about 30 km from the town and you can easily get a cab or taxi from Lonavala. If you are planning a train journey, don’t forget to look into NTES site to spot your train online and get exact details about arrival and departure timings and delays (if any).

Accommodation Options

There are quite a few good hotels in Lavasa that offer a lovely stay experience amidst all the modern comforts. Some popular ones are Fortune Select Dasve, Ekaant Retreat and the Waterfront Show among others. These hotels have nice rooms, impressive client service and a host of facilities for a memorable stay for the guests. It would be a good idea to have prior hotel bookings as most of these properties remain packed with tourists all through the year.

Eating Out

Foodies will be happy to hear that Lavasa has a number of good dining options and many more coming up. Some famous recommendations are Chor Bizarre, All American Diner, Krazy Koala, Hungry Hippo and Fortune Select Dasve. You can head to these places either for a quick bite or lavish meal and indulge in some culinary delights. There are also some local eateries which are dotted all across the city.

So, what are you waiting for? Plan your next vacation to this modern city and come home with memorable memories.


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