The most picturesque water body in Mahabaleshwar hustling-bustling with visitors of all ages is what Venna lake is all about. The Venna Lake is possibly one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mahabaleshwar and the serene surroundings speak for it.
Surrounded by tall trees and greenery on all sides, the lake is almost always thronged by visitors and holidaymakers. It was built in 1842 by Shri Appasaheb Maharaj, the ruler of Satara in the 19th century and the old tower that stands in the centre marks its history.
Giant wheels and other sports are available for kids. The huge public park is also a good recreational spot if you tired of all the travelling. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Mahabaleshwar Itinerary 3 Days.
- Boating and horse riding is available which includes separate charges.
- Parking may be little tricky as the place is always crowded, so avoid taking your cars here.
- Local sightseeing bus
- Private tourist’s bus
- Rented taxi or private cars
- Walk from the main bus stand
- Cream corner-corn Pattie.
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95% of people who visit Mahabaleshwar include Venna Lake in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
30.22% of people start their Venna Lake visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Venna Lake
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Venna Lake
Suggest to take a paddle boat here. Rates are a bit on the higher side but you will enjoy every bit of it. Remember that the time starts as soon as your boating card is issued. There are good places to hang out around as well. Corn bhajjiya with tea is a must try!
A nice place for boating you have different options of boats like rowing and paddle ones, based on the preferance you can avail the boat. If you take rowing boat and want someone to row the they will charge 100 Rs more. You will not see any motor boats as the lake water is used for drinking. The lake is 90 feet deep at the centre and 20 feet at the edges. Once you buy the ticket , you can pickup the life jacket and get ready for the boating. Just beside the lake you have horse riding.
the best place in Mahableshwar. very lively throughout the day, more in the evening. Boating on Venna lake is very peaceful. there are various Horse riding options available and funfair type game scenes. Local food is also available.
Place is elegant.... But they charge u like anything.... For 7 people charge is 500 rs as per instruction... But they asked 200 rs per head from us.. Bcz we were two... And 1000 rs deposit...otherwise place is really beautiful..
Nice place to boating in evening. Best place to take natural photos while boating. Try to avoid visit in lunch time as you will get dehydrated during lunch time. Also beside lake there is one big hours riding place, you can see some pictures of hours riding ground.