India is developing and we still dream about having infrastructure similar to countries in Europe and America. This vision may still seem like fiction but there are projects that have been designed to take India to the next level. One such project is Lavasa.
Lavasa is located in the Western Ghats around the beautiful Sahyadri mountain ranges. It is also surrounded by the beautiful Baji Pasalkar Reservoir. The hill station view and proximity to a beautiful river are amongst the major USPs of Lavasa.
Lavasa is a 25,000 acre town planned by Hindustan Construction Company. The design, architecture and technology of this town are highly advanced and futuristic for India. It is India’s first planned hill station. State of the art technologies such as Geographical Information System (GIS), E-governance, Bio-mimicry, etc were used to create this town. Countless top professionals across the world have collaborated for designing this amazing town. The design of Lavasa is developed by the HoK who are considered as the world’s top design consultants.
How to reach Lavasa:
For Mumbaikars, Lavasa is a 4 hour journey by road. It is a 186 km drive.
You can also choose from any of these four routes:-
On the Mumbai-Pune Expressway
Via Hinjewadi exit
Via Panvel – Lonavala – Chandini Chowk
Via Lonavala – Nive – Tamhini
Via Lonavala – Somatne exit – Pirangut
On Mumbai-Goa Highway
Via Kolad – Tamhini
From Pune :
You can reach Lavasa from Pune within 2 hours. It is a 58 km drive Via Chandini Chowk – Pirangut.
If you are from Bangalore, a train route is much convenient than road. It is an 861 km drive from Bangalore.
Train schedules from Mumbai:
|Train No.||Train Name||Origin||Arr.||Dep.
||Days Of Run|
|11017||Ltt Karaikal Ex||Pune Junction||01:00||01:10||N||N||N||N||N||Y||N|
|11018||Kik Ltt Express||Pune Junction||19:50||19:55||Y||N||N||N||N||N||N|
|12222||Hwh Pune Duront||Pune Junction||11:35||Ends||N||N||N||Y||N||Y||N|
|12264||Pune Duronto Ex||Pune Junction||07:10||Ends||Y||N||N||Y||N||N||N|
|12297||Pune Duronto||Pune Junction||07:00||Ends||N||Y||N||N||Y||N||Y|
Train schedules from Bangalore:
|Train No.||Train Name||Origin||Dep.||Arr.||Days Of Run|
|12629||Sampark Kranti||Bangalore Yesvantpur Junction||13:50||08:45||N||Y||N||Y||N||N||N|
|11014||Lokmanya Tt Exp||Bangalore Cantt.||16:12||10:35||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|16210||Ajmer Express||Bangalore City Junction||21:55||18:40||N||Y||N||Y||N||N||N|
This blog consists of some of the basic information about Lavasa. Read the 2nd part of this blog to learn more about the attractions in Lavasa.