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A peaceful lakeside with nearby horse riding

Coming during a working week, there were few people at the lake side. We enjoyed in the sitting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mumbai, India
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Venna lake

Good lake view and if you are with friends, take a paddling boat and you will have fun. Also the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pune, India
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Mahabaleshwar, India
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The lake is very beautiful. The boating facility is well regulated. Fixed prices and no case of being looted as a customer. A very calm and serene place to spend time with your friends and family

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vaibhavrchoudhary
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The lake itself provides good view, but I liked the street food near the lake more. Try Makkai bhel, Makkai Frankie, Strawberry cream.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MaheshJ304
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice place to boating in evening. Best place to take natural photos while boating. Try to avoid visit in lunch time as you will get dehydrated during lunch time. Also beside lake there is one big hours riding place, you can see some pictures of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Venna lake is man made...the surrounding area is quite happening... tourists can munch on really sweet corns, mulberry and strawberries...or normal chats, etc. You can also buy fresh carrots and turnips...boating is allowed 1 hr 600/- ...available till 7-30 pm usually. Nice place for spending...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dakshujain
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Coming during a working week, there were few people at the lake side. We enjoyed in the sitting area gazing around since we weren't keen on the boating rides on offer. A nearby area had a small track where we had a horse ride too....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sid1206
Reviewed 6 days ago

Near by Rose garden where children can play. Near by Vina lake for Boat riding is fantastic. One eve you can enjoy

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SudhirKubal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view is amazing and even the charges for boating is reasonable like 300 per half hour for paddle boat. You can also enjoy horse ridding here and lots of food options and kids play rooms

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aju69
Reviewed 1 week ago

Man made lake situated close to the Mahabaleshwar market. One of the must visit places. You can enjoy the boat riding here - row boats and horse rides but the place is too crowded in the evenings during season time (monsoon & Sep-Oct) Parking is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shajukutty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good lake view and if you are with friends, take a paddling boat and you will have fun. Also the horse riding is a real fun.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ramendrasinghrana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the boating experience at venna lake. It was awesome. There's were large queues due to crowd. But it was managable.

Date of experience: November 2018
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October 4, 2018|
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Response from BackPacker650404 | Reviewed this property |
I believe local taxi for sightseeing is regulated in mahableshwar. Taxis have fixed tariffs for different sightseeing points and can be availed at the mahableshwar bus stand or the hotel.The Taxi union is front of the ST... More
March 25, 2016|
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Response from mahi86 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can get parking space. However you need to find out proper place. If you go from 1st Jan to 1 March rush will be low as compare to rest of days of year.
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Pune, India
One Day Pune to Mahabaleshwar (3 Replies)
Hi I am planning for a day trip from Pune to Mahabaleshwar. This is a rough itinerary that I thought please suggest. Mid April Travel Start from Pune by 6.30am Reach Mapro Garden for Breakfast by 9.30 Head to Strawberry Farm post breakfast Lunch and shopping at Mahabaleshwar market post that. Head to Venna lake post lunch for Boating Sunset from Table land in Panchgani and back to Pune Please suggest if this should be ok or need to change or modify.
March 27, 2017|
Response fromCarLinkMumbai|
Hi, With a limited time at your disposal, the itinerary seem okay. Ideally, one needs at least 2 complete days at Panchgani/Mahabaleshwar to visit important landmarks. CarLink
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Places to see in Mahabaleswer (2 Replies)
With the loving persuation of our daughter my cherished dream of visiting Mahabaleswer was fulfilled.this March,2011. From Mumbai to Pune it is180 kms& from Pune to Mahabaleswer it is120 kms.We had booked inTalwalker's serene cottages in village Bondervadi.,which isindependent bungalows where families can stay together.Our stay was comfortable due to the hospitality of the managing staff. There are temples to visit--1-Mahabaleswer temple(shri shanker temole)-----The mahalingam...More
March 18, 2011|
Response fromSandy S|
Thks for this info! And hope to see more of you on these forums!
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Lonavala, Matheran, Bhandardara, Mahabaleshwar visit (2 Replies)
Hi all, We are planing to visit Lonavala, Matheran, Bhandardara, Mahabaleshwar places in September month. Please check our below itinerary and let me know that is it worth to do these all in 6 days or which places is worth to skip? 3rd Sept - Pune to Lonavala, Visit all the places, Onvernight Stay 4th Sept - Lonavala to Matheran , Overnight stay at Matheran 5th Sept - Matheran to Bhandardara via Neral Murbad road (5.5 Hrs). Must be scenic , Night stay 6 - Bhandardara to...More
April 26, 2015|
Response fromishaMalte|
The itinerary seems to be quite good. A few suggestions would be: 1. There are not as many places to see in lonavla as in matheran. Hence you can spend more time in Matheran by going from Pune to Matheran and maybe spending a day at Matheran. 2. Bhandardara being out of this cluster of Mahabaleshwar, Matheran, Lonavla, can be dropped. In this way you can enjoy the rest of the three places without being exerted :) Hope this helps!