The best place to visit near Pune – Lavasa city
Lavasa is a well-planned hill station barely 65 km from Pune at an elevation of 3,000 feet above sea level. Its enchanting natural beauty is a treat for eyes. This mega project by the government of Maharashtra, situated in the enthralling panorama of the Western Ghats has already been deemed a tourist hotspot with an estimated 20 lakh people to be visiting it every year. Lavasa features among top weekend getaways from Pune and Mumbai.
The best thing about Lavasa is its climate which is pleasant throughout the year. This makes it an ideal travel destination any time of the year. The fantastic weather also makes sightseeing a better experience.
Lavasa has a lot to offer for tourists. It boasts of beautiful natural beauty and recreational activities on its platter. There are activities for all age groups. Adventure sports up the ante and make Lavasa a hub for the ones seeking some thrill in life.
Lavasa is stylistically based on the Italian town Portofino, with a street and several buildings bearing the name of that town.
A 25,000 acres (100 km2) or 8,000 acres (32 km2) project being developed by Hindustan Construction Company, this as-yet-incomplete city has been controversial for multiple reasons including procurement of land, harm to the environment, and loans acquired through political corruption.
In late 2010, the Indian Environment and Forests Ministry ordered that construction cease because the project violated environmental laws. As of late 2011, this order has been rescinded. The project’s scale may have been reduced, however, and an initial public offering may not occur. The head of the company building the project said in 2013 that due to the Environment and Forests Ministry the project had “lost three years”.
Things To Do In Lavasa :
Being a hill station, Lavasa is best known for its beauty. Taking a walk around the well-planned city is a must before indulging in other activities. The Temghar Dam in Lavasa makes you gape in awe and admire its splendour from proximity. The lake in Lavasa offers incredible sights as well as a plethora of activities to choose from. From a distance, the view of multicoloured buildings, well-planned paths and the lake surrounded by greenery make Lavasa picturesque. But rains often tend to play spoilsport for tourists.
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