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The lake is scenic & serene with an option of boating. There is also an option of horse riding by... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mumbai, India
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Venna Lake - Must Visit (beautiful view during sunset)

Kid loved it, there is horse riding in the adjacent plateau, you can get a jumping horse pose done... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hyderabad, India
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Mahabaleshwar, India
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Reviewed 3 days 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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Best boating lake with clean waters in Mahableshwar and with helper available for boating and no boating w/out life jackets which is very good, taken deposit is taken and refunded immediately after the ride.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The lake is scenic & serene with an option of boating. There is also an option of horse riding by the lake

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Major tourist attraction place in Mahabaleshwar.Try to do boat ride in late evenings or early morning in summer season.

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kid loved it, there is horse riding in the adjacent plateau, you can get a jumping horse pose done if you want :) lots of quick bites, generally bit crowded, you will find parkings at both sides.

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

Its a must visit place in mahabaleshwar for Boating, horse riding. Best season to visit this place is - September to June.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Venna lake is situated on the road towards Panchgani around 3 kilometres from Mahabaleshwar. It is having many food courts. Boating facility is available but a bit costly. Keep sufficient time in hand if interested in boating as ticket booking for boating takes time because...More

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

We had corn frankie,corn pattice,and some butta(whole corn)there,enjoyed the food there and tea as well,played a few games as well

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 562mitar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its just on the entrance of Mahabaleshwar. This place always has a traffic jam because of the toll near it. Boat ride is of approximate 30 minutes. Its overall a good place to visit for one time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vikasa557
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake is situated at the heart of Mahabaleshwar. Big lake with good scenic beauty. You can boating at the lake. Rate Approx Rs600/- per hour

Date of experience: December 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
Mumbai, India
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!