Welcome to India’s first fully-planned hill city / hill station in India
Great dreams are realised only by planning. Lavasa, a planned hill station in Maharashtra, is one such. Billed as India’s first hill city since Independence, it is developed primarily by HCC India and is set amidst 7 hills and 60 km of lakefront and spread over 25,000 acres. It is a convenient 3 hours drive from Mumbai, an hour’s drive from Pune and is a whopping quarter size of Mumbai.
Lavasa is located in the picturesque landscape of the Sahayadri Mountains in the Western Ghats, on the banks of the Baji Pasalkar Reservoir behind the Varasgaon Dam which adds up to the beauty of Lavasa Tourism.
The design is based on the transect model, wherein development of the Hill City begins from a densely populated town center and gets sparser as it goes uphill. This also enhances the beauty of the lavasa resort. The manmade environment blends itself into the natural environs without disturbing the innate nature of the place.
Taking care of the development of this hill station in maharashtra, Lavasa is planned across four town centers. Each is planned not only to capture a special charm but to create a holistic fusion of country and cosmopolitan life experiences. Arrive here and the sight of Mediterranean styled buildings in pastel colors lined up on either side of Lake Warasgaon simply stop your thoughts, your breath, and your steps.
The master plan of Lavasa city (12,500 acres), one of the best hill station in Maharashtra, is developed by internationally renowned design consultant HOK, USA and is based on the principles of new urbanism. This hill station in India brings together components essential to daily life in a more organized manner, creating spaces within walking distance from each other. Thus Lavasa has many firsts to its credit – technology leadership, e-governance; first Indian city developed using Geographical Information System (GIS), use of bio-mimicry as a science in town planning and innovative techniques like hydro seeding.
Lavasa city will have a wide range of residences, from sprawling hillside villas, to up to 3 BHK homes and will offer homes which fit budgets across socio-economic classes. Expect abundant opportunities as global leaders in Hospitality, Health and Wellness, Education, Lavasa Tourism will be setting up their institutions. Add to it, this hill station in Maharashtra has diverse work possibilities appealing to the IT and biotech industry, KPOs and R&D companies, and the world of art, fashion and animation.
One of the largest private infrastructure projects in India, Lavasa city is planned for a permanent population of 2 lakh residents and a Lavasa Tourism inflow envisaged at 20 lakh per annum. With a level of city infrastructure yet to be experienced in India and offering cosmopolitan culture and a unique combination of modernity and tranquility, this hill station in maharashtra truly redefines urban living in India.