Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Lavasa, India’s first smart city is a popular attraction to visit any time of the year but more so in the monsoon. This planned city is just a four-hour drive away from Mumbai and has an artificial lake. Lavasa is surrounded by hills and has many activities for tourists. If you are planning to visit Lavasa, here are five things you can do here. Also Read - Pune to Lavasa: How to reach Lavasa from Pune by road



1. Try adventure sports

When in Lavasa, you can try different water sports like jet ski, boating, zip-lining and more. Walk down the promenade and explore your options. You will find organizers offering different adventure sports you could try for a small amount. Make sure you do at least one of them. Also Read - Road Trip: Here's How You Can Reach Karjat From Mumbai by Road

2. Cycle around town

Go the eco-friendly way and hire bicycles to explore Lavasa. You can even opt for couple bikes where two people pedal at the same time. The bikes are available on rent near the promenade but the demand is high so make sure you rent yours at the earliest. Also Read - Mumbai to Lavasa: How to reach Lavasa from Mumbai by road



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3. Go for a stroll

Walk down the streets of Lavasa or climb several steps to get a bird’s eye view of the city. The best time to do so is in the morning or in the evening when there aren’t too many people around.

4. Enjoy some yummy food

Lavasa is home to some amazing restaurants lined up at one place to take your pick. From Indian street food to American burgers, you can sample some amazing cuisine when here. For those who like a drink or two, there are a few pubs in the area too.

5. Enjoy nature’s beauty

Lavasa may not offer too many places you can go to for sightseeing but the city itself is in the lap of nature and you will find ample greenery around. If you are on a relaxing trip, drive down over the weekend and enjoy some quiet time in Lavasa.

Lavasa offers mid-range and luxury hotel accommodations you can stay in when here. Or, you can even go there for a day trip and come back to Mumbai or Pune by evening.