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Varasgaon Dam

Varasgaon Dam

The Varasgaon Dam also called Veer Pasalkar Dam is situated on the Mose River that supplies water to Pune city in Maharashtra, India. The Dam is 40 kms from Pune and is one of the three major dams that provide water to city of Pune. The adjacent Panshet Dam and Varasgaon Dam is one of famous places to visit near Lavasa. The Lavasa is half an hour from Varasgaon Dam. During monsoon the tourists can capture the mesmerizing views of the lush green hilly mountains with many breathtaking white waterfalls. The Varasgaon Dam is the best place to play some Water sports.



Hinjewadi is famous has Rajiv Gandhi InfoTech Park; there are around 20 software companies. It is situated on the National Highway 4 (NH4) near Pune. It was complete rural area before the Info tech park was constructed. The two phases have been constructed and third phase of Info Tech will soon be completed and there are plans for fourth phase to come up. The Hinjewadi is second most upcoming town in Maharashtra state.
The Hinjewadi Infotech park has many software companies like Infosys, Geometric Limited, IBM India, Tata Technologies, KPIT Cummins, Wipro, Idea Cellular, Tata Consultancy Services, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Tech Mahindra, Mindtree, Persistent Systems (under construction) and Synechron. The Hinjewadi also has many other product companies such as Starent Networks and Compulink. The Hinjewadi is yet another appealing places to visit near Lavasa.


The Pune is the eighth largest metropolis in India, earlier it was known as Poona or Punya-Nagari and it is the cultural capital of Maharashtra and Maharashtrians people (Marathi speaking people). The Pune is the second largest state of Maharashtra after Mumbai. It is also largest city in the Western Ghats that is very close to Lavasa hilly city. The Pune is located 560 metres above the sea level on the Deccan Plateau at the confluence of the Mula and Mutha Rivers. The Pune city is the administrative capital of the Pune district. The Pune was once main centre of power of the Maratha Empire. PuneAccording to the records, the Pune have existed as a town since 937 AD. The founder of the Maratha Empire Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj lived is early childhood in Pune and later under his guardians and reign the town Pune saw significant growth and development. The Pune became a significant political centre as a seat of the Peshwa in the year 1730. In 1817 During British rule in India Pune was served as 'Monsoon capital' until the independence of India. Pune is the unsurpassed Places to visit near Lavasa because of its historical importance and culture.
Today Pune is very prosperous and it is recognized as educational facilities it offers. From Pune Hinjewadi is very close it is located on the National Highway 4 and Hinjewadi is 2nd most upcoming town in Maharashtra for its many software companies. Hinjewadi is very renowned for Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park. Another place which is close to Pune is Varasgaon Dam; it is 40 kilometres from Pune. The Varasgaon Dam is located on the Mose River with the intention of water supply to Pune city Maharashtra, India. The Varasgaon Dam is 40 kilometres from Pune and one of the 3 major dams that supply water to Pune city. Since 1950-60s the Pune is entrenched in industrialized in Sugar, glass and forging industries. The Pune is growing vicinity for automotive companies and information technology. The Pune city is culturally rich in fine arts and Marathi Theater, Classical Music, Spirituality, literature and Sports. Due to so many job opportunities and activities, hundreds of migrants and students from all over the World and India are attracted. That makes Pune city of diverse cultures and communities.


The Lohaghar fort is 70 kilometres from Pune and it is located close to Sahyadri Mountains and it is the best place for trekking and adventure sports. The Lohaghar is also pronounced as Lohagad or Lohagarh, it has the historical importance for the fort was once ruled under Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and facilitate safeguard the Konkan Ghat during the supremacy. That makes it interesting places to visit near Lavasa. Towards eastern side of Lohaghar is yet another places to visit near Lavasa is Fort Visapur. The Village close to Lohagad fort is called Lohadwadi which is located between Lohagarh and Visapur. And on travelling towards north side of the village towards the left the tourist can find age old famous Buddhist Caves of Bhaja. The Visapur Fort is huge and bigger and also much more elevated than Fort Lohagarh. Currently the Visapur Fort is in bad shape but Visapur history is securely related to that of Lohaghar. Because of Visapur forts height, in the year 1818 AD the British troops positioned canons and open fire on Lohaghar, forcing the Marathas and the villagers to leave the fort. The four gates that are intricate designed of Lohaghar fort are still intact. Lohagarh has a long history. Lohagarh was engaged by several dynasties: Marathas, Satavahanas, Yadavas, Chalukyas, Bahamanis, Rashtrakutas, Nizamshahis and Mughals. In the year 1648 AD Lohagarh was confined by Shivaji, but by the Treaty of Purandar he had to surrender it to the Mughals in 1665 AD. In the Year 1670 AD the Lohaghar was recaptured by the Maratha King Shivaji under his guardians it was used for storing treasury. Since then the Lohagarh fort remained with the Marathas. But in 1818 AD British took over Lohagarh-Visapur. Browsing through the history during your holiday in Lavasa and places to visit near Lavasa is the best getaway holiday.

Diveagar Beach

The Diveagar Beach is an impressive beach at one end towards north of the beach is a small fishing village called Diveagar it is surrounded by some paddy farming. And towards south there is sanctuary for nomadic seabirds that travel across from the other side of the globe. The beach surround by a many Suru trees also called Casuarinas that are very widespread to coastal Maharashtra. To reach the beach one has to pass through the dense envelop of Belu trees, these Belu trees are very rare in the vicinity. The Diveagar Beach is a most admired beach destination that tourist from nearby destinations travel. The Diveagar Beach is 164 kilometres from Pune Railway station takes approximately 3 hours and 26 minutes and from South of Mumbai it is 177 Kilometres takes 3 hours and 24 minutes approximately and from Kolhapur Diveagar Beach is 304 kilometres, takes 5 hours and 28 minutes and from Nagpur it is 981 kilometres 14 hours and 43 minutes, from Ahmedabad railway station it is 677 kilometres 10 hours and 26 minutes and from Bangalore 912 Kilometres 14 hours 3 minutes. The Diveagar Beach is reachable from Mumbai-Goa highway via through Kolad or Karnala. The Diveagar Beach is more or less six kilometers long. The nearby towns close to Diveagar Beach are Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar. On the beach crabs can be found and dolphins can be seen at nearby Harihareshwar. The Diveagar beach is located on the magnificent Arabic Sea, the beach is long, extensive and sparkling surrounded by natural beauty there are many coconut trees cultivated area they are called Wadi's. The Main attraction of the beach is the pure gold idol of Lord Suvarna Ganesha, the most visited temple the locals are proud of. Diveagar is yet another places to visit near Lavasa, Please browse through the website for Lavasa accommodation in Lavasa hotel or Lavasa service apartments.

Malshej Ghat

The Charismatic hill station 'Malshej Ghat' holds a significance value to nature lovers and everybody for its fantastic views and mesmerizing climate, it is at an altitude of 700 metres above sea level. The Malshej Ghat is the most desired tourist destination throughout the year for its fascinating views and climatic conditions especially in Monsoon for its breath taking views of numerous waterfalls. The scenic Malshej Ghat is paradise for adventure lovers, hikers and trekkers but during Monsoon it infamous for landslides and accidents. But you can see the sightseeing view of thousands of exotic nomadic flamingo birds, cuckoos, crakes, quails and different kinds of fauna and flora that choose Malshej Ghat has their Monsoon abode. The Malshej Ghat is a Mountain pass in the Western Ghats range close to Lavasa, in the Pune district near the borders of Thane and Ahmednagar districts. The Malshej Ghats is 130 kilometres from North of Pune and at a distance of 154 kilometres from South Mumbai towards Northeast. The nearest railway station is Kalyan (Thane) near Mumbai. If you are travelling by road from to Malshej Ghat the route will be from Bhiwandi turn towards Murbad or can go highway via Kalyan, Saralgaon and Vaishakhare. The Malshej Ghat is very close to Shivneri Fort that is approximately 40 kms from the legendary Veer Shivaji Maharaj birth place. The Ghat has 3rd century's important historical fort and Buddhist caves, enchanting rivers, winding waterfalls, resorts and sanctuaries. The Malshej Ghat is the best Places to visit near Lavasa for the scenic beauty and mesmerizing clouds that suddenly envelopes the Ghats.

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