The Venna Lake
|Picture Credits- Rajesh Deshpande|
Often referred because the queen of hill stations in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar attracts large range of vacationers for its lovable perspectives, beautiful landscapes and satisfactory temperatures. Pratapgarh Fort, Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Krishnabai Temple, Lingamala Falls, Tapola, Panchgani are some crucial places to visit in mahabaleshwar. There are numerous viewpoints that are strategically located to seize the panoramic views. Arthur’s Seat, Wilson Point, Kate’s Point & Elephant head Point, Connaught Peak and Bombay Point are famous viewpoints.
|Picture Credits- Bhargav Deshpande|
While coming back from Panchgani, we stopped at Venna Lake for some boating. It has changed its face since we visited it last time three years back. The lake is a great attraction to everybody with its dazzling sight, boating, fishing, newly came up dam and stalls for games and eatables. It is within walking distance from Town Mahableshwar. It also supplies drinking water to the town. The lake has an area of 28 Acres and average depth of the 10 ft. December to June is not the best time to see the waterfalls in Mahableshwar, Venna Lake’s beauty more than makes up for it. Boating here is a very peaceful experience and both paddle and row boats are available for hire. There are many kiosks selling delicious Maharashtra street food, strawberries, mulberries and more, just opposite the lake.A boat ride at Venna Lake is a very relaxing experience.