Lavasa: Indulge in the country’s newest hill station
By Anindita Dutta Roy
22nd November 2012 10:29 AM
Nestled in the lap of the Sahyadri hills of Maharashtra, is the country’s awe-inspiring paradise, Lavasa.
An artificial creation amidst lush greenery of the nature, Lavasa beautifully beholds the picturesque of an ideal hill-station with a Midas touch of modern civilisation.
For a weekend trip, visiting this exquisite destination would be overwhelming for you in many ways.
Located about 45 minutes away from Pune, a road drive to this place would be a transcendental experience.
The town is scattered with colourful European architecture all over.
From the promenades to the villas, even the stone bridges across the small water bodies reflect inspiration from the old European architecture.
At dusk, the place becomes more vibrant with street lights highlighting the best of the architecture.
With a “new-urbanism” concept in mind, Lavasa caters to all the amenities one needs for travel, leisure and even to get settled there in future.
Blessed with perpetual pleasant weather, sometimes it could startle you with heavy showers and hence, carrying rain-proof clothes is a necessity.
For a city tour, taking the exclusive city-buses is a good option to travel through the lap of the Sahyadri mountains and taking a wide look at the Lavasa project and its future plans.
The place has been bestowed with some unique flora and fauna.
Catching them through your lens and sometimes losing yourself amidst nature are the best way to hold on to the aestheticism of this place.
A series of parks and nursery crèches depicts the artificial project’s initiative to preserve the ecology.
If your mind is looking for some fun and amusement, then Lavasa’s water and adventure sports would be your ultimate show-stopper.
Although it would burn a little hole in your pocket, but the thrill in the games like Paint-ball and exploring the caves are unputdownable.
The water sports here is the star attraction for the adventure seekers.
From a series of advanced water-games like Pontoons to Jet skiing, you could experience all the fun using high-class equipments and gears.
To visit the perfect places for sight-seeing, one must enjoy the view of the Temghar dam and the Dasve dam which are the water resources for the city and some adjoining areas.
Again, taking an evening stroll along the pavements would be an enthralling experience to elevate your romantic mood.
The city has a lot of premium restaurants, cafés and eating places.
However, they are a little expensive compared to other hill-stations within the country.
Lavasa promises an unforgettable experience to visitors.
An ideal way to make full use of this hill-station is to stay for a weekend.
Whether you want to indulge yourself in the leisure or lose yourself with the adventure, just leave behind your work, home, phone or any to-do list and get enamoured with this enchanting two-day experience
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