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decent ride

It was quite a decent ride even at 1 pm noon (there was a bit of cloud cover). It cost us 400... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pune, India
Must do boating at Venna lake

The Venna Lake is one of the must visit places in Mahabaleshwar/ Panchgani, and is enjoyable for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was quite a decent ride even at 1 pm noon (there was a bit of cloud cover). It cost us 400 (300+100 for the boat driver). Accommodated 7. The person who rode our boat took a short cut. Ideally, he should have ridden along...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Venna Lake is one of the must visit places in Mahabaleshwar/ Panchgani, and is enjoyable for all. Take a boat ride, or do your own paddle boating. The water is very clean, its also the source of drinking water for the city. Nice views...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AnilJSG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

one of the best attraction in Mahabaleshwar is Venna lake where you can enjoy the boating experience in row boat and pedal boats. The prices are reasonable. Also, it's very crowded during evenings. The best season to visit mahabaleshwar is winters.one can eat fresh strawberries,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Picturesque lake. Enjoyed a half hour boat ride. Many food stalls around. Maintained well. If you enjoy a ride on a galloping horse, go for it. The horses here look majestic.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jagannathans2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are lots of activities like boat rowing and paddle boating. Also a Park Just opposite provides more activities for kids and rides etc

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Natalie1204
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing great in lake. The tour package dont cover it. Taxi from hardly 2 kms from mahablehshwar centre costs 100 rs. The take deposit and then return. 15 to 20 min ride for 2 couples cost 600 with 300 returned as deposit. Had to wear...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sachin P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting first time then it make sence to visit Venna kale , they will change INR 300 for rowing boat for half an hour INR 600 or 1 hour and if you are hiring a person to row then they will charge...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Arindam C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Venna Lake is a very popular tourist place in Mahabaleshwar. It has boating in the lake. One can choose from rowing and peddle boating. Rowing can be self driven or with helper. Self driven rowing can be real fun. They provide life jacket, hence it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dipen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lake is picturesque and tranquil. We went boating on the lake, you can either choose a paddle boat for 500 INR per hour or get someone to row for you for 500 INR for 30 minutes. The boat was a bit creaky and could...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LouiseCassidy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view while boating. The lake is big and Row boat and paddle boats are available. But they give spl care when a helper is chosen for Rs. 100 more.They try to give them boat first. But once we are out in boat with self...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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October 4, 2018|
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Response from Srikant1980 | Reviewed this property |
3 days is enough for the visit. The cab price will vary. How ever it is around Rs- 1500 per day
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 ofLordShiva...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!