Mastani Lake Pune
Mastani Lake has located at the foot of Dive Ghat. Mastani lake is the main historical attraction near Hadapsar in Pune. Most of the time the reservoir is empty but still, it looks beautiful. Even though, the Arial view of Mastani Lake from the Dive ghat is awesome. Passengers passing through Dive Ghat, stop here and capture this beautiful lake view.
Mastani Lake History
This is a historical lake near Pune which was built by Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao I for Mastani Bai. This lake was built about 300 years ago in 1720. Earlier time this lake was called wadki Talav. This lake was renamed Mastani lake as it was the symbol of love and favorite place of Bajirao I and Mastani bai.
About Mastani Lake
There is a severe shortage of water in the Lake. It is quite large but has very little water in it. There is a temple on the shores of this Lake and a few steps around the temple to reach the water of the Lake. On descending these stairs, there is a path to the Shiva temple. A Shivling is placed in this small shiv temple.
Before the main temple on this Lake, There is a passage that goes down 30-40 steps to a tunnel. After descending these stairs it is a closed path and from there a small tunnel goes forward, but this tunnel is so small that No one can walk inside it. It is said that this tunnel was made for Bajirao Mastani. It is believed that a tunnel goes from here to Shaniwar Wada. Mastani used this tunnel to get here.
This lake is a good picnic spot. You can spend time here. The view of this lake is very beautiful. There is a Mastaneswar temple on the way down a few steps in front of the main temple. A Brothers Cafe has also been built here. If you are going towards Dive ghat you can visit this place.
Mastani lake Timing
Timing – It can be visited at any time.
Vehicle entry fees – 20 Rs
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