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Experiencing the Hill City
Lavasa is India’s planned hill city

Lavasa, India’s planned hill city, embodies the spirit of human nature to Live, Work, Learn and Play in harmony with nature.

It is a self-contained world that is the perfect combination of technology and infrastructural advancements, where the amenities and facilities of modern day living are offset by an environment that allows life to thrive.

Lavasa is India's planned hill city being developed by HCC. It is located in the picturesque landscape of the Sahayadri Mountains and is set amidst hills, at the shore of Warasgaon lake.

The unique focus and guiding philosophy of Lavasa is to make it a desired location for business and education to leisure and entertainment. Lavasa has been structured to encourage a dynamic city community, with its Town Halls and cobbled lakeside promenades for shopping, entertainment and eating out. Lavasa is planned for a permanent population of 3 lakh residents and a tourist inflow envisaged at 20 lakh per annum.

A 3 hours drive from Mumbai and an hour’s drive from Pune, the city is 1/5 the size of Greater Mumbai.

Based on the principles of New Urbanism it is meticulously planned to strike a balance between urban living and preservation of the environment. The Master Plan of Lavasa, developed by HOK, USA, has won 4 awards.

 Facts about Lavasa

Location

  • On the banks of Warasgaon Lake in Pune, Maharashtra, India
 

Total Area

  • Total Hill City Area – 25,000 acres, Current Master Plan Area – 18,000 acres
 

Altitude

  • 2100 ft to 3000 ft above sea level
 

Seasons - Primarily Three Seasons

  • Summer – From March to May
  • Monsoon – From June to September
  • Winter – From October to February
 

Climate

  • A year-round cool breeze with temperature ranging from 6 degree C to 35 degree C
 

Rainfall

  • The average rainfall ranges from 2032 mm to 8255 mm depending upon the region
  • Towards the Konkan end around 8255 mm per annum
  • At Mugaon and Dasve around 5334 mm per annum
  • At Warasgaon Dam around 2032 mm per annum
 
Other Facts
  • One of the smallest birds in India, the Tickell's flowerpecker, is found in Lavasa
  • The Malabar Whistling Thrush, Lavasa's singer bird, is popularly called 'Whistling Schoolboy'
  • The Osprey, a migratory bird from Europe, is also found here
  • Lavasa's s two rare butterflies, the fascinating Blue Mormon and the Oak Leaf, indicate a thriving ecosystem
  • Lavasa is home to the Karvi flower (Blue Bloom), which blooms only once in 7 years
  • Lavasa's terrain is abound with Bamboo, an eco-friendly option for crafting furniture, which also has medicinal properties
  • Lavasa is home to a spectrum of medicinal and aromatic plants such as Kumbha, Kuda, Chitrak, Waras, Ranjai and Sawar

 

 
 

 
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