Venna Lake

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Venna Lake
Boats On Venna Lake.jpg
LocationMahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
Coordinates17°56′02″N 73°39′54″E / 17.934°N 73.665°E / 17.934; 73.665Coordinates: 17°56′02″N 73°39′54″E / 17.934°N 73.665°E / 17.934; 73.665
Basin countriesIndia
Max. length4 km (2.5 mi)
Max. width1.5 km (0.93 mi)
Average depth80 ft (24 m)
Max. depth120 ft (37 m) (Center)

Venna Lake is one of the major tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra state in India. The lake was constructed by Shri Appasaheb Maharaj, who was Raja of Satara in the year 1942.

The lake is surrounded by trees on all sides. Tourists can enjoy a boat ride over the lake or a horse ride next to the lake. A number of small eateries line the banks of the lake. The Mahabaleshwar city market and the S.T. bus stand is about 2 km (1.2 mi) from the lake and makes for a nice walk during the day. Most tour operators include the Venna lake in their tours. Most buses, private vehicles will stop at the Venna lake on their way to Mahabaleshwar on request.