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.
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.
Lavasa is 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.
It is thought that Lavasa will not be finished before 2020, however. After fully built, its total population may be 200,000, and it will comprise four or five towns built on seven hills.
City consist of – Sport facilities, Education centre,theme park, audotorium, water sports, film city etc.
Sharad pawar, an Indian politician born in the state of Maharashtra, is alleged to have demanded compensation for allowing Lavasa to be constructed. When Lavasa Corporation was receiving necessary clearances from the government of Maharashtra, relatives of Pawar had part-ownership of the company developing the project