Situated in the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats close to Pune and Mumbai, Lonavala is the most visited hill station in Maharashtra and the place to be during monsoons. With lots of waterfalls, lakes and hills around, it is a popular destination for camping, trekking and other adventure sports.
Lonavala offers an alluring and bewitching experience of nature's most gifted region. Surrounded by dense forests, waterfalls, and dam alongside lakes, it is a must-visit if you admire nature. Located at an elevation of 624 m above sea level, Lonavala is one of the twin hill stations - Lonavala and Khandala. The popular tourist attractions in Lonavala are Bhaja caves, Bushi dam, Karla caves, Rajmachi fort, Ryewood lake, among others.
Lonavala is famous for its production of the hard candy chikki which is a sweet eatable thing made from different nuts mixed with jaggery. It is also a major stop on the railway line which connects Mumbai and Pune.
1 year ago
One can also Enjoy Camping near Lonavala. Enjoy best Pawna lake camping, mouthwatering BBQ, Dinner beside lake, Bonfire and Music to create awesome memories on your holiday at Pawna lake. "Link Hidden"
2 years ago
Me and my wife visited Lonavala in the month of Oct 2017 from Pune. It took us around 1 hour to reach the base market of Lonavala by car. There are a couple of places you can visit in Lonavala for sight-seeing, such as Lion's point, Tiger point, and Bhushi Dam. All of them are on the same route when from the base market. Put Lion's point on Google Maps and move ahead. Bhushi dam will come first on your left, then Lion's point and at last it will be Tiger point. We did not visit Tiger point as it was extremely foggy that day and visibility was very less. So, there was no point going further from Lion's point. Loin's point comes to your right after Bhushi dam on the same route. You will see a big parking and couple of guides waiting for you to help. Parking charges were 50 rupees when we visited. Pay and enter the area. You will see a number of small eating joints all around that parking area. So having food is not an issue. Remember one thing, do ask for the price before you eat else you may end up paying extra. In case you are visiting from Pune, then there is no point staying in Lonavala. However, there are plenty of hotels which are good and reasonable too. You can easily make a selection after negotiating. Have a great visit and stay.
2 years ago
- Visit during monsoons for a romantic trip amidst nature's gift. Carry extra pair of slippers, clothes, coats, umbrellas during monsoons and sport shoes for trekking.