Road Tripping To Lavasa? Here's All That You Need To Know

Lavasa is a beautiful planned city with an artificial lake about a couple of hours ahead of Pune. It’s slightly infamous for not having lived up to the hype, but if you are looking for a mini vacation to a quiet town, here's what you can do.  

Eat Delicious Food

While there are several regular options like Subway, Smokin Joes for pizza, All American Diner or Chor Bizarre for Indian options, you can also have a meal at Ekaant. This lodge with a restaurant that's called Vyanjan, has a wonderful view of the city. Its a multi-cuisine restaurant that overlooks the gorgeous Sahyadri Range and also has an open deck. 

Feast On: Ekaant's special Batata Wada, Fried Chicken with Spicy Rice, Chicken Shorba, Roasted Egg Salad

Shell Out: INR 1,500 (approx)

Ride A Segway

Of the many outdoor activities that take place in Lavasa, one of the most fun is the segway ride. Segways are machines with two wheels that you balance yourself on, and are incredibly fun to handle once you get the hang of it. The instructor will teach you how to operate the segway, and then you can ride it across Lavasa.

Shell Out: These are priced at INR 400 for 15 minutes, or you can rent one for INR 1,500 a day. 

P.S: Lavasa also has a bunch of on the spot bike rental spaces where you can hire a bike by the hour.

Enjoy Water Sports

At Lakeshore, there are plenty of water sports you can try out. If you feel like getting out of the cosy room at all – jet skiing, bumper boats, peddle boats, as well as water volleyball are your many options. However, these activities depend on the weather and season. 

Timings: 10 AM to 5:30 PM

Shell Out: INR 1,500 and upward

Check Out Temghar Dam

Temghar Dam just before Lavasa makes for a stunning visual, with the huge dam gushing water down the water body. On the road to the Temghar dam, roadside vendors selling warm vada pav and bhutta can be seen.

What Makes It Awesome: Imagine munching on some Bhutta with your tribe, with a gorgeous view of the western ghats. Tempted already, are you?

How To Reach: Just map the location and drive down to the dam. 

Best Time To Visit: September and March.

Rejuvenate At A Resort

Accomodation in Lavasa can be expensive but it is oh-so-worth-it! And if just want to unwind in a new destination, away from the usual faces or locations, check in at the Waterfront Shaw.

What Makes It Awesome: This resort has 43 apartments available in 1 and 2 BHKs, and is completely pet-friendly. They have the latest XBox in some rooms, for you to play games as per your liking, the resort can arrange for a bicycle if you'd like to explore Lavasa, and they also get your can cleaned, if you've drived down to their resort. 

Tariff: INR 6,750 onward (for a studio apartment) inclusive of breakfast.

Take A Walk At The Promenade

If you just want to take stroll with your BAE while admiring the beauty of Lavasa, head to the very prominent Lakeside Promenade. 

What Makes It Awesome: It not just makes you feel like you're walking in the streets of Venice, but also takes care of your food cravings with the variety of cafes and restaurants it has. 

How To Reach: You can just map it up and drive down from Mumbai or Pune. 

Shop Local

If you're in Lavasa, you cannot miss out on Bamboosa, a factory cum shop where local artisans make and sell products made out of pure bamboo. 

What Makes It Awesome: Bamboosa is an initiative of the local corporation of Lavasa, where one can buy beautifully crafted products like furniture, photo frames, coasters, pen stands, and knives that serve as great home decor pieces, or can be used as a souvenir that you can take away for your friends or fam.

How To Reach: You can hire a private taxi from Lavasa to reach Bamboosa, or ask the locals and drive down to the place. 

Indulge In Birdwatching

The Dasve Scenic Point is very famous for spotting rare birds and watch them fly. And if you're a birdwatching or bird-photography enthusiast, then head straight to this location. 

What Makes It Awesome: Dasve was the very first town in Lavasa, and offers some of the best panoramic views of the ghats. 

How To Reach: Drive down to the point with some help from the locals when it comes to directions.