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One day trip to a Dream City and an Adventure Camp...Lavasa and Xthrill camp

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Photo of One day trip to a Dream City and an Adventure Camp...Lavasa and Xthrill camp by Soma Majumdar

Lavasa..... a private, planned hill city.....the brainchild of billionaire industrialist, Ajit Gulabchand...... about an hour and a half drive from Pune.

A city which sits snugly by a water front....an entire city built up from scratch....it is a described in their promotional video as a "stirring adventure"....a city which will be at once hi tech and close to nature..."which will redefine the notion of city" as we know it...ambitious that....but for now...a must visit idyllic place where one can just stroll along and soak in the newness and beauty of the place

Photo of Temghar Dam, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

......on the way.....the large Temghar dam.....time for photoshoot and a sandwich break....

Photo of Temghar-Lavasa Road, Admal, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

.....first sighting of Lavasa.....a dreamlike vision.....a cloudy valley floats into our sight...

Photo of Lavasa, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

.....wow.....is this for real...??

Photo of Lavasa, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

....the entrance....welcome to Lavasa....a planned hill city....

Photo of Lavasa, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

....sneak peek.....our first sight.....close up....

Photo of Lavasa, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

......street lights....the same that we saw...as we were coming up...street lights on hill roads...

Photo of Lavasa, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

.....the lavasa buses catch our eyes.....

Photo of Lavasa Information Center, Lavasa, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

.....infront of the Town Hall....Information Centre...the proposed heart of the city.....

Photo of Lavasa, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

....looking down on the city from the Information Centre....a picture post card!

Photo of Lavasa, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

....the cobbled promenade.......with open air cafes scattered here and there....

Photo of Lavasa, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

....the waterfront.....the USP of Lavasa....

Photo of Lavasa, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

....the colorful city.......inspired by.......

.....Portofino, a delightful Italian coastal city in Italy....

Photo of Lavasa, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

.....adventure water sports....

Photo of Lavasa, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

......kayaking for beginners......disharmony....

Photo of The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

.....kayaking fun.....in sync atlast....harmony in the quiet waters of a dream city....

Besides kayaking, there were other games and sports too....but we were hungry and headed for our lunch in one of those cafes on the promenade ...

Photo of Lavasa, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

......after our fill, we headed upwards towards an adventure camp site ...Xthrills....run by Mr Nikam...

Photo of X-Thrill Lavasa, Palase, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

...we sit around...for a cup of tea ....beside the ambient tent rooms...

Photo of X-Thrill Lavasa, Palase, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

....we peep into the rooms....tiled up and furnished....for weekend stays and week long ones....for youngsters, for families....

Photo of X-Thrill Lavasa, Palase, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

......adventure and nature....

Photo of X-Thrill Lavasa, Palase, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

....in safe hands.....safety harness for ......

Photo of X-Thrill Lavasa, Palase, Maharashtra, India by Soma Majumdar

....ziplining across the mountains.....rush of adrenaline....

Photo of One day trip to a Dream City and an Adventure Camp...Lavasa and Xthrill camp by Soma Majumdar

....we hurtle down the treacherous mountain roads.... to reach the plains before it becomes dark....but can't stop to capture natures beauty and a setting sun!

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