During the British rule Hill stations were developed with the idea of vacation spots. Shimla, Darjeeling, ooty, kodaikanal, Kulu and manali were developed as holiday and summer vacation location to relax. Lavasa which is near to two metro cities is the first hill station to be developed in India post independence. www.lavasa.com is the official website of lavasa city.
Lavasa city is first planned hill station in India. The planning of lavasa city is made by Architects HOK of USA. Lavasa City has won global awards like best master plan and landscape planning. HCC and Venkateswara Hatcheries are main promoters/ developers. Lavasa City is spread across 25,000 acres or 100 Square Kilometers.
Lavasa city is located on the banks of Warasgaon Lake and surrounded by sahyadri hills. Lavasa city about 3 hours drives from Mumbai and one hour drive from pune. Dasve, one of towns and part of Lavasa city to be get ready by 2011. Lohagaon airport at pune is about 72 kms from Lavasa. The proposed new Chakan international airport at pune is about 96 kms. CSIA (Chatrapati shivaji International Airport) Mumbai is about 215 km from Lavasa.
Hotels at Lavasa city: ekaant, fortune select, mercure and novotel by accor group are the hotels available for budget and star category accommodation.
Lavasa City prices/ rates: development of this hill station includes Flats, independent duplex houses Villas and row houses. Prices of independents villas will be more compared with flats in Apartments. Typically the rates/ price of flats range about Rs.3,000 per sft whereas villas cost about Rs.4,500/- per sft.