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Address: Mahabaleshwar, India

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Quite pleasant and refreshing

This lake is quite serene and refreshing. There are lot of eateries and activities you can do around here.. like boating with rowing, pedalling and next to lake there is a horse... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Yogesh P
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Chandigarh, India
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this place is totally packed in evening hours and boats are not well maintained govt should do more to make it better.

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Thank priyanka j
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This lake is quite serene and refreshing. There are lot of eateries and activities you can do around here.. like boating with rowing, pedalling and next to lake there is a horse riding and also some eating joints. The lake is very beautiful and quite pleasant. The best part about boating here is that thy have a central place to... More 

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Thank Yogesh P
Pune, India
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good place to unwind. However it does get crowed in the evenings. If you are looking for a secluded lake then this is not the one. There are quite a few activities around the lake like horse riding, boating and many food joints. It's okay for a one time visit.

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Thank TheTravelChap
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went there in Jan and the temperature was around 16°C in the evening. There is boating service at the Lake. I took the paddle boat which costs around 440 bucks for 2. So what i did was i shared with one of the couples. So basically my cost came down and my gf doesn't have to paddle. The view... More 

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Thank Rohit S
Bengaluru, India
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is a must visit when you visit Mahabaleshwar or Panchgani. Its a place you can visit with family or friends. Good number of boats around. Rowing and pedal boats both. Take your own boat and go as far as you want. There is a market at the entrance. Good amount of eating options nearby. The place is surrounded... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Venna is a huge lake and you can go as far as you want taking your own boats. It's open from 7 AM to 7 PM, recommended time to go is either early in the morning or just before the sunset as it becomes too hot in sun and too crowded late in the evening. There are boat options, row... More 

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1 Thank IamPiyush
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a fun loving ride..there are different kinds of rides. The peddle boat might make u tired if u r not used to cycling...also if u don't know swimming the peddle boat might scare u..

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Thank Merwin R
Thana, Maharashtra, India
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All marks to the place, I wouldn't like to comment on horse riding, boating or over crowding of the place, you need to know how to enjoy the nattural place,

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1 Thank keshav38
Kerala, India
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to spend the just-before-sun set time. Boats galore, cool breeze, availability of a variety of eatables n short horse rides makes it a must visit spot

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1 Thank clickchandramouli
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crowded with unwanted horserides. too many eating outlets have made the place dirty.It looks like a chowpatty.

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