I think if there is any competitor to the lakeside in terms of panaromic natural beauty… its atop Sameer Hill… an easy way up… and you are flanked by Vihar Lake on one side, small hills on the other, Navi Mumbai on one side and your hostel on the other.. !!
The place rocks.. and happens to be enroute Maddu mess as well… !! A night out followed by an admiration of nature’s own… followed by Uthappa… sounds good… !