Places to Visit near Lonavala

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Places to Visit near Lonavala

Here is the list of 14 Places to Visit near Lonavala

1. Della Adventure Park - 5 km from Lonavala

6 kms from Lonavala

Della Adventure Park is a fun amusement cum waterpark based in Lonavala. Boasting of a plethora of activities including Aqua Zorb, swoop swing, flying fox, rappelling, paintball, buggy ride, bull ride, land zorbing etc, the park also has a nightlife club and several restaurants both for fine dine and binge eating.

2. Rajmachi Fort - 10 km from Lonavala

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21 kms from Lonavala

Rajmachi Fort is a very famous attraction known for its ancient remains and strategic location. It lies at a distance of 15 kilometres from the hill stations of Khandala and Lonavala. It comprises of two fortresses namely Shrivardhan and Manaranjan and is surrounded by a vast plateau and can easily spot the Bor Ghat which was a significant trade route between Mumbai and Pune.

3. Lohagad Fort - 11 km from Lonavala

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11 kms from Lonavala

Situated at the height of 3400 feet, Lohagad Fort is a UNESCO world heritage site and formidable fort about 52 kilometres away from Pune. Perched atop an impressive hill near Malavali, this destination is the perfect amalgam of ancient architecture and natural beauty. Lohagad Fort was built in the 18th century and is an ideal destination for trekking and nature lovers, especially from Pune and Mumbai. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj used to keep his treasury in this fort.

4. Wet N Joy Water Park - 11 km from Lonavala

13 kms from Lonavala

Wet N Joy Water Park is situated on the Old Mumbai Pune highway in Lonavala and is synonymous with fun, thrill and excitement. With a variety of joy rides, water slides, fun zones and a massive food court, the water park is a popular recreation spot both among the kids and the adults.

5. Bhaja Caves - 12 km from Lonavala

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14 kms from Lonavala

The Karla and Bhaja caves are among the oldest caves in India and date back all the way to 160 B.C. and are situated near Lonavala in Maharashtra. The Bhaja caves are a group of 22 rock-cut caves which are believed to have existed from the times of Hinayana phase of Buddhism, which is of 2nd to 1st century BC. Karla Cave is the largest Hinayana Buddhist chaitya (temple) in India Travel back in time on this trip to ancient Indian rock-cut caves with the best rock-cut architecture of all times.

6. Sausage Hills - 12 km from Lonavala

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11 kms from Lonavala

Another set of hills that landmark the lush greenery and misty skies of Lonavala are the Sausage hills. With wide views of the valleys, lakes and hills around, rare species of birds and a trekking experience amidst such refreshing surroundings, this can be one of the most flattering experiences in the town.

7. Visapur Fort - 14 km from Lonavala

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36 kms from Lonavala

Perched upon a lush green plateau, the Visapur Fort is a very popular excursion destination for adventure mongers as well as nature lovers. The fort stands majestically tall and ruggedly firm at the height of 1084 meters above sea level offering a panoramic view of a wide range of hills covered in a thick blanket of green. The majestic fort is a very popular destination for trekking activities. With an eventfully historic backstory and an unmatched view of nature at its best, the Visapur fort is indeed a treat for all- history buffs, adventure mongers and nature enthusiasts.

8. Koregad Fort - 24 km from Lonavala

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22 kms from Lonavala

Koregad (also known as Korigad, Koarigad, Kumwarigad) is a hill fort located at a distance of around 20 kms from Lonavala. Perched atop an isolated hill away from the din and chaos of the city, the fort spells magnificent and grandeur in all its form. Tucked away at a desolate distance from the main township, the place boasts of panoramic vistas of the adjacent meadows, verdant green woods, sweeping views of the adjoining hills and an all around environment of serenity, solitude and ataraxy.

9. Aamby Valley - 24 km from Lonavala

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25 kms from Lonavala

Located slightly far from Kamshet, Bhedsa caves are one of the oldest caves of Maharashtra, dating back to 60 BC. The 10,000-acre hilly terrain that the township now occupies has been converted into a splendid landscape through designs that are best suited for the environment and have an urban infrastructure compatible with international standards. The township is frequented for a day-long picnic or a weekend getaway by many.

10. Bedsa caves - 25 km from Lonavala

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28 kms from Lonavala

Located slightly far from Kamshet, Bhedsa caves are one of the oldest caves of Maharashtra, dating back to 60 BC. The 10,000-acre hilly terrain that the township now occupies has been converted into a splendid landscape through designs that are best suited for the environment and have an urban infrastructure compatible with international standards. The township is frequented for a day-long picnic or a weekend getaway by many.

11. Pawna Lake - 33 km from Lonavala

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22 kms from Lonavala

With visitors and tourists flocking to Lonavala for morning treks and campsites, Pawana Lake is somewhat aloof, about 20 kilometres from the Lonavala Railway Station. The sheer size of the lake along with the surroundings make for an awesome sight as it imposes itself like a canvas painting in your eyes. A camper's paradise is what it is, surrounded by high towering hills and blessed with an all year round pleasant climate rendering it a lovely getaway location.

12. Ghangad - 35 km from Lonavala

33 kms from Lonavala

Ghangad is a magnificent fortress situated 30 km from Lonavala. The fort boasts of being at least 300 years old and was recently restored by the Shivaji Trail group. It is believed that the fort was originally used to confine prisoners and keep a watch on the trade route between Pune and Konkan.

13. Andharban - 55 km from Lonavala

Andharban, also known as the ‘Dark Forest’ is a popular trekking destination clad in the folds of the lush green Western Ghats and the Sahyadris in the state of Maharashtra. The spot is located near the village of Pimpri and is only an hour and a half’s drive away from Lonavala. Perched at a height of approx. 2160 feet, Andharban is known to be the most ideal monsoon trekking destination. Enveloped in misty clouds and dreamy forests with tinkering waterfalls and shadowy pathways, the most unique factor about the trek is that is offers a descending trail ideal for amateurs and beginners as well.

14. Karnala Bird Sanctuary - 59 km from Lonavala

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55 kms from Lonavala

A little away from the Mumbai-Pune Expressway is the Karnala Bird Sanctuary filled with species of both flora and fauna that are sure to astound you. The Sanctuary was established in 1968 and initially covered an area of 4.45 sq.km. However, in 2003 the area was increased to 12.11 sq.km. Today the Karnala Sanctuary is popular among bird watchers as well as hikers who want to get away from the busy urban jungles of their cities. Located around the Karnala Fort the sanctuary also has an added historic attraction besides being a wonderful weekend getaway for hikers, picnickers and of course, bird lovers.

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