Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature

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2nd Nov 2018
Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Lavasa is a city surrounded by the Sahyadri mountains with the Warasgaon lake. It is a man-made, private, planned city built near Pune in the Mulshi valley, Western Ghats. The city designed on the base of a famous Italian town named Portofino which is a fishing village located on the Italian river. It is famous for colorfully painted building along the river which is the picturesque view.

Height – 630m / 2070 ft

Distance from Pune – 60km

By Train – Lonavala Railway station at distance of 29km from Lavasa (taxi & bus available to each station)

By Road – 2hr. Distance from Pune

Route 1: NH 48 – Hinjewadi Phase 2 Rd – Hinjewadi-Pirangut Rd – Temghar -Lavasa Rd – Dasve Rd – Lavasa (188 km – 4 h)

It has pleasant weather throughout the year. But, in winter & Monsoon weather is cool & breezy

Best time to visit – September & March

Monsoon during – June to August

We Booked a Cab from Hinjewadi & started our journey at 7 a.m. in the morning towards Lavasa. It took around 2 hours to reach Pune.

The way to Lavasa is full of scenic views. So, our eyes stuck on scenic Mountain View; some waterfalls, the charm of nature, especially during monsoon season. The day we went there was cloudy & it rains sometimes too. So, it was full of greenery. We stopped the car at some of the scenic places, clicked the pictures of those serene beauty and memorized the views.

Scenic View of Mountains on Way to Lavasa

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Road View On the way to Lavasa

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Scenic View of Lavasa City

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Scenic View of Lavasa City

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

As we reached the bridge the eyes sparkled with the fusion of nature and man-made compositions. This Dream City has a picturesque scene, like any movie. We stop there for some time and allure the beauty. Colorful buildings & wide street around the lake looks mesmerized & the whole area was surrounded by beautiful hills, Really, such a romantic place. Even many movies shot over there. The lake boundary lined up by beautiful street & colorful multi-storied buildings look so beautiful on the hills. It’s impossible, not fall in love with this view. After some time we moved inside the city, parked the car and started walking around.

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Roads of Lavasa City

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Roads of Lavasa City

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

The Architectural detailing of the city is so good. There are various types of buildings in upgrade level: beautiful bungalows, lavish apartments, various types of restaurants on the shore of the lake seems so perfect. This livable town has won many awards for its beautiful planning & designing. Each building was painted beautifully with different colors & most of the street paved in light grey & yellow paver blocks with the various pattern. Also designed the stairs so dramatically in the various pattern which looks so alluring.

Beautifully Designed Street Paver Blocks

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Beautifully Designed Street Paver Blocks

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Beautifully Designed Street Paver Blocks

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Dramatic Stairs

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Dramatic Stairs

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Staggered open-air theme restaurants on the street look great with the different sitting arrangements. We walked so long as we indulge in the beauty of each and everything. The hardscape area is covered with the big trees for shade as well as to maintain the greenery of the site, also has some open garden space to relax.

Artistic Blocks Scattered on Street

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Open-air theme restaurants

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Open-air theme restaurants

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Open-air theme restaurants

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Open-air theme restaurants

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta
Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Garden of the Lavasa City

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Garden of the Lavasa City

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

This Italian based city has a Town Hall & the Information Centre which is the heart of the city with the vast open paved area for various activities & functions. This area is connected with a beautiful walk over bridges at one end of the lake. Each and everything was designed systematically which attracts you to move forward.

Grand open space for various activities & functions

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta
Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Lavasa International Conventional Centre

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Cycling on the open space

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta
Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta
Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Dramatic Stairs & Bridge over the lake

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Beautifully Designed Bridge over the lake

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Bridge over the lake

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta
Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

View towards the lake and another side from the grand open space

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta
Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

The Italian based city is popular for varied options of delicious cuisine for food lovers. As we were in Italian based city so tried Italian food over there and it was really awesome. It started raining suddenly so, we choose to sit at first floor of the restaurant, relaxed over there and memorizing the enchanting panoramic view along with the delicious food.

A Restaurant

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

A Restaurant

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

View from a Restaurant

Photo of Lavasa – A day trip to the first Italian based Dream city in the Midst of Nature by Priyanka Gupta

Many more people like us came to visit the city & enjoying the beauty over there. Some were doing water sports in the lake. We talk to the people of the city and got to know many amazing things about Lavasa. He told that the city offers many options to the people for spending a great time by many outdoor activities, water sports. Cuisines are also over there, it is a great place for all the adrenaline junkies:

a. Outdoor activities: Burma bridge, zip-lining, archery, rifle shooting, rappelling.

b. Adventure sports In Mountains: Trekking, camping, mountaineering.

c. Water sports: Jet skiing, kayaking, swim.

d. Cruising can be done over there.

Other than this if one wants to or just need relaxation then, also the city invites you with the open arm. One can relax & enjoy the Cultural Heritage in the city. Also, has great exotic massage centers & could get treatment by Ayurvedic Center too. The hill city is a dream city, luxury living in the middle of nature with all facilities.

The hill city is good for singles, couples, family or a big group. The panoramic view of this enchanting city is the perfect tourist destination for each age group people.

We left in the evening hours due to the shortage of time. So, couldn’t enjoy the sports over there but wish to visit and stay as well. So, that I could enjoy the beauty again as well as the sports and activities over there. Last time I had to visit the city in Car but for the next time, I wish to go by two-wheeler so that I could enjoy the cool breeze & could stop anywhere.

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