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.
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 (these two can be easily visited together). The popular tourist attractions in Lonavala are Bhaja caves, Bushi dam, Karla caves, Rajmachi fort, Ryewood lake, among others. Lonavala is also popular for the treks like the Andharban trek that starts from a village called Pimpri and ends in Bhira.
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.
Popular Questions And Answers on Lonavala
Q. November is a good time to visit Lonavala???
What about the climate there now??
3 years ago
November is a great time to visit Lonavala as the place enters the prime of winter season. Many people prefer to visit Lonavala during October and November as scanty rains are still present and natur (Read More)e remains to be coated in dew. Several day treks and hikes are also organised during these months.
Q. How is the nightlife in lonavala?
3 years ago
There are a a lot of different options in Lonavala to satiate your night soul. There's Volcano in Bijli's Hill Retreat, and Tavern in Fariya's resort, which are clubs where you can enjoy a few cockta (Read More)ils and groove to some lively music. You can also take a night trek to Rajmachi or Tungarli Fort, or take a walk in the wilderness among nature in Lonavala.
Q. Cost of Low budget 2 night packages of lonavla
3 years ago
The average cost of 2 night package to Lonavala is around 8000 per person approximately. You can check the detailed packages here- http://www.holidify.com/custom-package/?referrer=utm_source%3Dwebsit (Read More)e%26utm_medium%3Dheader%26utm_campaign%3Dheader
2 years 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 Hidde (Read More)n"
3 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 si (Read More)ght-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.
3 years ago
Encompassed by thick woods, waterfalls, and dams, Lonavala is an absolutely wonderful hill-station to visit. The Monsoon season is the best time to visit Lonavala, i.e. July to October, to see the lu (Read More)sh green splendour of the Sahyadris in all its glory. Bhushi Dam is the most popular tourist spot; simply sitting on the steps of the dam or on the rocks beneath and enjoying the force of the water is a great experience in itself. Lonavala has several tourist places in the form of caves, lakes, forts and waterfalls. Some of the best places to visit in Lonavala are Lohagad Fort, Rajmachi Point, Karla Caves, Valvan Dam, Lonavala Lake, Tiger's Leap, Bhaja Caves, Rajmachi Fort, Korigad Fort, Kune Waterfalls, Tikona Fort, Visapur Fort, Bedsa Caves and Tung Fort. Lonavala is also famous for its chikkis, sample the original ones at Maganlal Chikki, where you can also find fudges, jellies, and other savouries. Carry umbrellas and warm clothes.