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Mastani lake - Short gateway in Pune


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I got opportunity to visit this place. This is 14 km from Hadapsar towards diva ghat. 


Built around 1720 AD, Mastani Lake or Talav has a fascinating history attached to it. The lake was actually called the Wadki Talav. The name was later changed after the two love birds, Bajirao and Mastani kept visiting the spot and it was often considered to be Mastani Bai’s bathing spot.

 

It is believed that the lake on the outskirts of Pune was frequently visited by Bajirao Peshwa and his second wife, Mastani when they went horseback riding.

 

They would stop and take a swim in the lake often. Bajirao started constructing the walls around the lake before his demise and soon after his passing, Mastani also breathed her last. None of them saw the lake walls finished. And even after 300 years after it was built, the lake (and it’s walls) have stood the test of time. Today it’s a spot romanticised and considered a romantic spot where young lovers still flock to for some alone time.

 

The lake is spread over 14 acres, and the picturesque water body sits in between green hills. Lake Mastani is also a popular spot for picnickers and camping enthusiasts.

 

The lake has two temples located around it and the lush green farmland invites rabbits, deers and peacocks often. Get those cameras out and make sure you capture the beauty.

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35 minutes ago, Gowtham said:

Nothing can beat combination of Monsoon and WesternGhats. Your pictures make them even more eye pleasing.
Greenery is unreliably good.

Pune outskirts has plenty of good options.

True. But this time covid19 ruined the fun. All the places kept on restrictions.

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