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Address: Mahabaleshwar, India

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for the pleasure of boating

how can one go to a hill station and not go boating? Venna lake is the focal point for all tourists. lots of gaming and eating options available around too

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
deepakkher
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Pune, India
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navi mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Its situated on Mahabaleshwar Panchgani Road. Not so great. its just a lake with boating facilities. For boating charges are to high..... Not so attractive....

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

how can one go to a hill station and not go boating? Venna lake is the focal point for all tourists. lots of gaming and eating options available around too

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

the lake and the surroundings could be maintained so much better. the boats are also in a pretty ok state and can do with much better maintenance, given the rates charged. boating is however a good experience on the lake and the corn frankies at the stalls on the other side of the road are a must try.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

you can skip this lake boating charges are too steep no views..hardly any water in lake, very commercial place, go to the eateries around it instead in evening

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Not so great.. poor man's abode... nothing great about the place... for the cost of a peddle boat.. one gets a dingy leaky peddle boat... the attractions around the lake are also not so attractive... just ok.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Venna Lake is the most popular tourist attraction within Mahabaleshar, Maharashtra state in India. The lake was constructed in 1842 by Shri Appasaheb Maharaj, the then Raja of Satara. The lake covers an area of 28 acres. The lake attracts tourists from around the country which makes this scenic spot crowded during weekends. You can enjoy boating in this lake... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Have a nice experience by visiting the lake..Nice experience of boating and all around fun at lake..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Visited mahabaleshwar with family. It's summer so thought it myst be crowded so visited reluctantly however my daughter wanted to get out of hotel so drive from panchgani to Mahabaleshwar. Venna lake in mid way of mahabaleshwar and found not much crowded. Lot of people visit this place and park cars on the road create messy traffic most of the... More 

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Navelim, Goa, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The lake is very beautiful but at the same time crowded in the evening's but it be advisable to go in the morning's when there is less crowd.

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Ponda, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Lots of fun things to do and see around, i will be surprised if anyone visit Mahabaleshwar gives this a miss. Basically mist tourist spots are a few km radius from this location. And the place is lively with food vendors horse rides, juices etc during the evenings. My advice, visit the other points and temples before stopping here and... More 

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