The Venna lake of Maharashtra, formerly built by Shri Appasaheb Maharaja of Satara in the year 1942 claims to be one of the famous tourist spots. Enveloped by thick foliage of trees, Venna lake offers for a classic horse ride along the waterfront besides the serried rows of eateries with a variety of sumptuous local delicacies and without shadow of a doubt one of the gateway to weekend holidays.
Venna lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mahabaleshwar. Venna lake is man made lake and a popular tourist destination in Mahabaleshwar. Including the surrounding area of about 28 acres, the lake has a periphery of around 7-8 KM.
The basic reason to construct this lake was to cater to the excessive water needs for the city dwellers of Mahabaleshwar. This Venna lake has two submerged Thirths or spots for pilgrimage. Tourist can soothe their eyes onlooking the beautiful Chhatrapati Pratapsihn Garden on the banks.
Venna Lake is a popular spot for photography, especially for families and honeymoon couples. Tourists can also enjoy on the row and peddle boats. The row boats costs around Rs.250 for 0.5 hour or Rs. 500 for 1 hour. At the most seven people can have a ride together on one row boat. For peddle boats, around Rs. 440 for 1 hour and at the most 6 people can enjoy the ride together. The boating club is open only until sunset. Apart from boating, you can also enjoy horse riding, fun fair games like merry-go-round, toy train – these entertainers are loved by kids!
Venna Lake offers you with some nearby eateries that promote the local farm produces of Mahabaleshwar like corn or bhutta, strawberry, mulberries, and carrots. Venna lake Choupati stalls serve the typical Marathi cuisine. You also get other eateries in the locale like Bagicha Corner, Hirkani Garden are also popular with tourists.
You will get these restaurants on your way to Panchgani from Venna Lake at about a distance of 1 km.
Reaching Venna Lake is easy; it’s just 2 KM from Mahabaleshwar market and you can take acab that would charge around Rs. 80-100 for an one way trip. However, Mahabaleshwar Darshan Bus tour does would not be including a visit to Venna Lake.
Venna Lake tourism promises you with the best nature sightseeing for the nature’s virgin beauty that rules the place.