Amazing things to do in Lavasa | Lavasa City Tour

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Planning a visit to Lavasa? Here are some of the best things to do in Lavasa to make the most out of it!

Lavasa is one of the most unique hilltop cities in India surrounded by mountains having scenic lake, waterfalls and an amazing landscape. It is a private city developed and maintained by Hindustan Construction Company. The most attractive part of this city is the Promenade which has a very picturesque backdrop of pastel colored buildings. These buildings have residential apartments as well as hotel accommodations. The architecture of this city is inspired from Portofino, a beautiful village in Italy. There are many enjoyable things to do in Lavasa such as adventure water sports, cycling or take a stroll at the promenade enjoying the charming surroundings.

While you are on your way to Lavasa, you will find many places where you can get down of your car, do some good photography with the hills beautifully covered with lots of greenery and waterfalls. The monsoon season gives truly blissful and pleasant vibes to this city.

How to Reach Lavasa

We traveled to Lavasa from Pune city in Maharashtra from where it is located at a distance of 65 kms. We hired an Ola outstation cab for the trip and it took us about 2 hours to reach Lavasa. Since it’s a hilltop destination, the road towards Lavasa is curvy, so I would recommend you to eat light and carry some medicines to avoid any motion sickness. The roads are surrounded by very mesmerizing views of mountains and mini waterfalls making the journey more memorable and worthwhile.

Lavasa can also be reached from Mumbai from where it is located at a distance of 190 kms.

Once you reach at the entry gate to Lavasa, there is a parking fees which is Rs. 200 for two wheeler vehicles and Rs. 500 for four wheeler vehicles.

When to Visit Lavasa

The most recommended time to visit Lavasa is during monsoons that occur from June till August. This hill city is beautifully covered with clouds and greenery giving you a very blissful feeling. You will have to give water sports a miss during this season due to the rainfalls.

You can also visit Lavasa during winters which is an ideal season just like for visiting any hillstation as you can enjoy the water sports as well as the very pleasant ambiance this city has to offer.

Where to Stay in Lavasa

Anywhere you plan to stay in Lavasa will provide you amazing and breathe taking views from around the city. The city is beautifully surrounded by the Dasve lake and hills. Just imagine waking up to such views on some days of vacation. I really wish I could have stayed there for longer. One resort I would highly recommend is Ekaant the Retreat. This resort gives fantastic overlooking views of Lavasa city.

Alternatively, you can also plan a day trip to Lavasa from Pune or Mumbai and travel back to the cities by the evening.
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Things to do in Lavasa

Stroll across the Promenade

The Promenade located just beside the Dasve lake is the highlight of Lavasa. The promenade starts with a very lovely bridge build over a waterfall leading you to the amazing backdrop of the residential apartments, resorts, Dasve lake and hills. While you are walking through the Promenade, you can have snacks, tea and sit on the benches to relax and enjoy the view.


If you enjoy cycling, then I would recommend you to hire bicycle from there and take a tour around the hills. The bicycles are available at the rental rates starting from INR 100. Cycling is the most enjoyable way to explore the beauty of Lavasa. Alternatively you can also rent a Segway which are available at rental rates starting from INR 400.

Water Sports

If you are looking for some adventure while enjoying the amazing views, then you can go for water sport activities such as jet skiing, kayaking, zip lining and boating. These activities are not accessible during monsoons due to the heavy rains. The timing for the water sports is from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Xthrill Adventure Academy

Xthrill Adventure Academy offers luxury camping in air conditioned tents. You can also opt for activities such as rock climbing, rappelling, valley crossing, jungle treks and many more.

Enjoy the Food

Lavasa has few restaurants offering various cuisines such as Indian, Italian, Chinese and Mexican at the Portifino Street which is the waterfront from Dasve lake. You can try out joints such as Food Stop, Happy Sandwich, Chor Bizzare, Tabakh (Lebanese Restaurant), etc. We would recommend you to try the delicious pizza and paneer wraps from Happy Sandwich. You can also try out vada pav and cutting chai at one of these restaurants while taking a stroll at the promenade.

Things to do in Lavasa

So, if you are looking for some adventure that takes you to a nature-led experience, plan a day trip or a weekend stay at this beautiful hill city named Lavasa.

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37 thoughts on “Amazing things to do in Lavasa | Lavasa City Tour

  1. Have never got a chance to go to Lavasa despite being in Mumbai. Thanks for this blog Anjali! Quite an informative post. Would soon love to plan a trip here.

  2. I had never heard of Lavasa, but it looks like a beautfiul place to visit. I can definitely see Portofino influence. Great article!

  3. Never heard of Lavasa before, even though I have been to Mumbai a few times. It looks lovely and I will add this to the list next time I am that way, thank you for this.

  4. Sounds like a great spot to visit in the weekends … Also good one for sports 👍🏼

  5. Soo nice, India is full of surprises! The next time I go this is added to my infinite list of places to visit

  6. I haven’t been to Lavasa before but your post has given me some serious travel goals! I would love to hire a cycle and roam around the town/city in the rain! Thanks for a wonderful post!

  7. You know we have heard so much about Lavasa but never managed to go there so far! Your post has ignited an urge to visit this beautiful city. The activities are amazing and looks like a perfect destination to slow travel so as to be able to absorb as much as we can! Thanks for the tips and information. Love.. Backpacking Series

  8. So interesting that it is maintained by a construction company. Looks beautiful and your recommendation to visit during monsoon is as well interesting. I guess it makes sense as the rainfalls would bring out the colors of the nature surrounding the town.

  9. Have been to Lavasa twice when we were in Mumbai. Such an amazing place for quick getaway in the lap of nature. Quite well planned city and wonderful things to do with family. Thanks for the write up.

  10. We had visited Lavasa long back while it was being constructed. It looks even more beautiful now. Time to pay a visit!

  11. Lavasa sounds like a great getaway in the hills. The place looks incredibly beautiful. The greenery and the landscapes are a treat to the eyes. I’ve never been to Mumbai, but I’m surely going to visit Lavasa when I’ll plan my visit. Thanks for sharing the details about this hidden gem in the lap of nature.

  12. Wow this looks like an amazing place! Your article just made me add another place to my bucketlist! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  13. Lovely post, Anjali 🙂 Have heard a lot about Lavasa and how it’s planned beautifully. I’m sure to add his town to my Itinerary whenever I plan to visit Pune or Mumbai.

  14. Lovely post! India has always been on my list but deciding where to go is so hard! Thanks for helping 🙂

  15. Interesting! I’ve never heard of Lavasa up until now. Looks like a nice weekend getaway. If I went there you’ll definitely find me munching on food. Love trying out food in new places!

  16. never heard of this place before! Thanks for sharing it! Will put it on our never ending list!

  17. Love hearing about new place like this ! Lavasa is known for its scenic beauty and pleasant weather 🙂 I’m a truly nature lover so I would definitively love to see the green surroundings, lakeside ambiance.

  18. Lavasa seems like an amazing weekend getaway to beat the city blues. I think the rain makes it more beautiful 🙂 I’ll keep it in mind when I visit Pune or even Mumbai.

  19. I have been to Lonavala and Khandala, now must try and go to Lavasa next time 🙂 Had no idea it was inspired by Portifino… it looks gorgeous!

  20. Lovely review of Lavasa…..I didn’t know that tourists can just go and visit and stay in Lavasa….I was under the impression that Lavasa is only for those who owned apartments there……….nice to know that there so many different activities to do there and it can be a nice weekend getaway from the city….

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