Tuesday 12 January 2016

A day trip to LAVASA, New Year Celebration & OOTD

My husband and I had decided to celebrate this New Year in GOA, but by the time we could manage everything, all the hotels were booked. Damn!  We had contingency plan too which we opted later. In the meantime we thought, what else could be better than starting a New Year in a religious manner by visiting temples? Accordingly, on the 1st Jan, we visited first Dagdusheth Ganesha temple and then went to Ramakrishna Mission, which are located in Pune,India. Since childhood I have learnt that we should worship lord Ganesha before commencing any good thing. Also every year on the 1st January, Ramakrishna Mission followers observe the day as Kalpataru Day (on that day lord Ramakrishna revealed himself as God’s incarnate on earth). So in this way we celebrated the New Year eve and ended the day on a good note. God bless us!

Second day, on 2nd January, we decided to go for a long drive to Lavasa Lake City. For the Mumbaikars and Punekars, this place is nothing new but people like me who are new to Maharashtra, Lavasa city is a great place to explore.

About Lavasa: The Lavasa city is a smart private planned city constructed by a unit of Ajit Gulabchand’s Hindustan Construction Company. It is located near Pune in the Mose valley of the Western Ghats. This city is famous for its Architecture. The designs of the residential buildings are inspired from the Italian city Portofino.

(For more information visit: http://www.lavasa.com/)  

Lavasa City Entrance

Trip Experience: We started our journey by 11 am from Pune, and it took around 3hrs to reach Lavasa by car. We took the route via Mulshi Road and the drive was smooth and fine. On the way to Lavasa, there are places from where you can see the exquisite view of this valley. Like others, we also clicked pictures there. 

I was gazing at the awesome landscape that this lake city has to offer, such picturesque. 

Top angle view of Lavasa City

Helipad Area, Lavasa

varasgaon dam

Initially I thought, that this place would be quite and calm, away from the city’s hustle and bustle. On the contrary, when we actually reached Lavasa it was fully crowded, of course with happy and excited faces!!

Awesome view of the lake, Lavasa

Lavasa is a smart city which boasts of education, entertainment and business opportunities. It offers some amazing lakeshore water and adventure sport activities. Since both of us have water and height phobia, we kept ourselves away from these sports. But if you are an adventure freak, then this place is surely going to entertain you to the hilt. From Jet Ski to Splash pad water fun, or say tours like Natural trail, Trackless train and Segway tour are amongst the bouquet of fun activities offered by Lavasa to quench your thirst for entertainment.
Lakeshore sitting area, Lavasa

Apart from these, there is a Hop on Hop Off bus also that you can avail, which will take you to roam around Lavasa city. There are waterfall safari, street plays and OASE fountain – a laser animation show kind of entertainment program, which I think you surely would enjoy. 

Landscape shot

 Unlike others we did nothing much, but started strolling around the lake promenade and clicked photos of the lake, mountains as well as the buildings. We enjoyed our bicycle ride around the lake. It was a clear bright sunny day, what more could have I expected from God. But sad the scorching heat tanned me badly and moreover the heat was so strong, my head started spinning! Nevertheless, I was elated to get the chance of spending the day with my husband in such a beautiful place amidst nature.

Beautiful Residential Buildings of Lavasa

Lavasa City has some good food joints and has descent quality foods too which we relished a lot. Around the lakeshore, there are small shopping outlets for the shopaholics. It’s true that one day is not enough to cover the entire city or the fun activities; you need to stay here for couple of days at least. Moreover Lavasa provides you with an array of choices in this section also. We roamed around the city, spent some quality time and returned by evening to Pune.

Way to the kids play zone

For this day, I wore a simple yet comfortable dress like Jumpsuit with minimal accessories. Kept my hair open and wore my favorite shades.

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Needless to say, both of us had a wonderful day in Lavasa City and I will cherish this forever. One thing which I felt is, the best time to visit this place would be monsoon season for sure. So make a plan, visit this city and let me know how you felt this place to be.   

Dress – Cupid
Ear studs - Zaveri
Shoe- Raw Hide
Watch – Titan
Sunglasses – Fasttrack

See you soon

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  1. I also visited lavasa and like the city and the sun is too harsh there and left me almost skin burnt despite heavy sunscreen..you are looking lovely... :)

    1. Same here :( I got tanned badly! Thanks for the compliment :)

  2. I also visited lavasa once, just awesome, location is very good for shooting and photography ... You look beautiful , nice post too :)

    1. Thank you and true,Lavasa is really an awesome place to explore. Moreover the architecture of lavasa city gives us the essence of Italy!! How cool naa :D

    2. Thank you and true,Lavasa is really an awesome place to explore. Moreover the architecture of lavasa city gives us the essence of Italy!! How cool naa :D

  3. Hi
    Its nice to see such a nice place.well maintained well planned,nice location. Surely i will visit once. Thanks to update myself

    1. Thank you so much,it means a lot Amitabhji:) Yes this place is truly awesome with beautiful scenery. Do visit!

  4. I have been to lavasa..its really nice place...you look beautiful

  5. It is nice place to visit in winter.. visited in summer and was too try and unattractive

  6. Actually I quite disliked Lavasa. It was built upon destroying some amazing forests, and the lake. Then it’s ugly. Somehow it all looks like a cheap TV serial set. The architecture looks copied but there is no aesthetic refine,Ent when you look up close.