Lodha Palava City is a massive township project undertaken by the Lodha Group in Dombivli. The projects encompasses a huge 4500 acres that extends till the Badlapur pipeline road! Akshay Kumar is the latest brand ambassador to endorse Lodha Palava City. The configurations on offer include 1, 2 and 3 BHK apartments across various towers. Currently, these configurations are available in the Aquaville Series under the PMAY scheme. The Lodha Group are well known for their grand projects such as Lodha Venezia in Parel, The Park in Lower Parel which also feature Trump Tower and Lodha Amara in Thane among others spread across Mumbai and Thane.

The amenities at Lodha Palava City range from an international standard sized football stadium, a sports arena, cricket ground, Lodha World School, Pawar Public School and The Shri Ram Universal School as well as solar street lights and recycled art installations. The Palava township boasts of over 21,000 trees, 1.8 km long riverside promenade the 6-acre Lakeside Park, all of which provide ample green, open spaces and ensure cleaner air quality. Palava’s state-of-the-art clubhouses feature 10 swimming pools, world-class gymnasiums, a library, a movie theatre and a variety of indoor sports options. There is also an Xperia Mall within the township that offers the best international brands and 6-screen multiplex by PVR.

Palava City By Lodha – The Scale Redefines Townships

Last updated on April 13, 2017 by Ashish Mahajan

If you understand Mumbai real estate it is very difficult to miss out the marketing machinery that is Lodha Group. Every project of theirs ends up creating a buzz during pre-launch itself. This largely is attributed to the way company spins a story around its products and fetches leading personalities to endorse their projects. Whether its New Cuffe Parade or World Towers, Lodha ends up being talk of the town. The mother of all real estate projects that this company has undertaken in Lodha Palava City, no wonder Amitabh Bachchan is the brand ambassador here. While there are lot of complaints one get to read about projects at Palava City we do not have any first hand experience of the same. Our note is inspired by the sheer scale of the project and ready properties therein. Location: Dombivli First time I travelled to Shil Phata was early in 2014. I …

Palava City By Lodha – The Scale Redefines Townships

If you understand Mumbai real estate it is very difficult to miss out the marketing machinery that is Lodha Group. Every project of theirs ends up creating a buzz during pre-launch itself. This largely is attributed to the way company spins a story around its products and fetches leading personalities to endorse their projects. Whether its New Cuffe Parade or World Towers, Lodha ends up being talk of the town. The mother of all real estate projects that this company has undertaken in Lodha Palava City, no wonder Amitabh Bachchan is the brand ambassador here. While there are lot of complaints one get to read about projects at Palava City we do not have any first hand experience of the same. Our note is inspired by the sheer scale of the project and ready properties therein.

Lodha World School, Palava City
Lodha World School At Palava City

Location: Dombivli

First time I travelled to Shil Phata was early in 2014. I was looking for an apartment to make an investment, but in the affordable category. Thus I reached Palava City by Lodha through Thane-Kalyan-Dombivli route after having gone for a few site visits at Kalyan, Dombivli and Ambivli. Since I ended up being late I could only glance at Lodha’s completed phase from outside. Though I did see kids playing soccer at a World class football stadium at Palava City. Our team’s recent visit was a study trip to Palava. We were informed that 13,000 apartments have already been delivered in first phase of which 7,000 are occupied. Take a step back and imagine the scale, many property firms will not end up delivering 13,000 apartments during their lifespan. A phase at Lodha Palava which is currently under development alone has close to 100 buildings under construction. One can see these under construction buildings along the Badlapur pipeline road when traveling towards Ambernath.

To reach Shil Phata we travelled from Vashi-Koparkhairane-Shil Phata/ Kalyan road. There is a narrow patch of road along the MIDC Pipeline off Shil Phata-Mahape road that we took. This patch of road got congested and the crossing ahead of it was also blocked. The drive from this crossing to Lodha Palava was more or less smooth though littered, a peculiarity of Mumbai. Yet again the sheer size of the football stadium impressed us. To add to it the Lodha World School building and the under development mall at Palava added to appeal of an area which I sometimes mention is jest as being in middle of no-where. The latter is just a comment on no suburban local in the vicinity unlike other areas in Mumbai.

Phase I buildings which are occupied At Palava City
Phase I buildings which are occupied At Palava City

Rates

But then Lodha has plans and this isn’t a few years project. To develop all 4,500 acres Lodha will require over a decade. Over time there is a likelihood – connecting roads, metro (Kharghar) and suburban local stations will come up. As of today Lodha is promoting “Epic” (code name) in 1BHK, 2BHK and 3BHK configurations. The approximate price ranges are mentioned below:

1 BHK- INR 34 lakh to INR 52 lakh

2 BHK- INR 54 lakh to INR 65 lakh

3 BHK- INR 68 lakh to INR 80 lakh

The other thing which we found interesting was the crowd at the sales office. It was a Saturday and there were families with kids at sales office to check out property options. These days most property sites aren’t seeing encouraging footfalls leave aside sales. This is why relatively higher interest by consumers at Palava was a welcome change.

On-Site Report

Truly to Lodha style of marketing a gigantic sales office with impressive lobby and master plans greeted us. The project sales office itself was a large hall may be size of several class rooms. We later travelled to other side of the road where the first few ready properties by Lodha are now ready. This is where Casa Rio, Casa Rio Gold and Casa Bella Gold are located. The entrance is about 1.5-2 km off the main road. One travels along the river, though as the case is with most rivers in Mumbai they only feel like river during monsoons, rest of the time they are filthy. There is a promenade which is now developed. Lodha Palava extends beyond these to about 4,500 acres till Badlapur pipeline road.

Palava City marketing office and ready apartments
Palava City marketing office and ready properties in background

The big draw for any consumer at Palava today is – unit pricing, proposed amenities, likely development of the area, improved connectivity and global scale of development. Though Powai isn’t the right example, but 15 years back not many people wanted to live there because of lack of connectivity by suburban local trains.

However, Lodha in its recent marketing campaign is comparing Palava City to Gurgaon, and we ask why?!!

Under construction phase at Lodha Palava
Under construction phase at Lodha Palava

Palava City Map

Map of Lodha Palava City
Palava City Map
Source: www.palava.in



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