Lavasa is a planned hill town located in Maharashtra, India, which is very popular for people to roam and go on picnics. Lavasa is spread over seven hills covering an area of 25000 acres. Lavasa is a perfect blend of beauty and infrastructure. It offers its tourists a very well-developed infrastructure with picturesque views ranging from hotels, resorts, educational institutions, IT companies, malls, residential properties, etc.
If you want to spend some wonderful time in the lap of nature with entertainment away from the crowded cities, then you must visit Lavasa Hills Station. You can indulge in plenty of adventure sports whenever you visit, tour the city in an open bus or mini train, and even savor international and local cuisine at the restaurants overlooking the beautiful hills.
History of Lavasa:
Lavasa is one of the planned cities advertised as the first hill town in India since independence. Lavasa is situated at the bank of Baji Palaskar, which is also located in the western ghat. The city is located in the lap of eight large hills that surround the prolific Varasgaon dam reservoir. In 2001 the Maharashtra government approved 10,000 acres of land to construct this modern city, which would be spread over 20 villages and hamlets. The first phase of construction, Dasway, on 1700 acres, began in 2005 and is completed. Work on Phase II of Mugaon stalled due to regulatory issues.
There are many tourist attractions you should not skip while visiting Lavasa:
- Lakeshore water sports
- Ghangad Fort
- Temghar Dam
- Dasve Viewpoints
- Devkund waterfall
Apart from the above points, you should not miss exploring Bamboosa, which displays crafts and artifacts made of bamboo.