What is the best time to visit Lonavala?

Lonavala has something to offer all around the year. The best time to visit Lonavala is from December to February. However, the monsoon months of June to September experience heavy (almost 24-hours) rainfall, and if you don't mind getting wet, this is considered to be a great time to visit Lonavala. Do check the weather conditions before visiting as the roads might be slippery and difficult during peak monsoon. All the dams and waterfalls are full to the brim, and you can lose yourself in the greenery and mist. Summers in Lonavala are hot and humid.

Weather in Lonavala


Upcoming Lonavala Weather

Monthly Weather in Lonavala

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 17 31
February 19 33
March 21 33
April 24 34
May 26 35
June 26 33
July 24 29
August 24 29
September 24 29
October 22 32
November 18 34
December 18 33

Lonavala in Winter (October - February)

The months of October to March make up the official peak season for Lonavala. Winters in Lonavala is equipped with a chilly breeze and pleasant sunshine. The temperature in this season varies between 11 to 25 degrees Celcius and is suitable for sightseeing. The 2-3 weeks right after the monsoon ends are the best - with lush greenery still around and no clouds to block your views. Several individuals prefer to visit Lonavala during October and November as scanty rains are still present and nature remains to be coated in dew. Several day treks and hikes are also organised during these months. The months of January to March are considered relatively warmer than their preceding months, which make sightseeing a delight for all individuals. These months being so apt for the area and bringing in swarms of tourists, also means that the prices of hotels may skyrocket and availability may be an issue. However, that is a fact easily overlooked with some careful planning and should not be a reason for you to miss a trip to the beautiful hill station during winter.
Expressway Rajmachi Point, Lonavala
Expressway Rajmachi Point, Lonavala

Lonavala in Monsoon (July - September)

Monsoons in Lonavala are a continuous affair. The rains are torrential, heavy rains which show no signs of stopping, but for a few half hours a day. Although some may think that visiting Lonavala during such weather is not feasible, it is not so as the rain makes the lush greenery of the hill station stand out against the rocky surfaces and makes it all the more mesmerising. If you are planning to visit during the monsoon, we suggest that you pack an extra pair (or two) of change of clothes, rain jackets and be prepared to have fun in the rain at the waterfalls. The few weeks just after the end of monsoon offer beautiful greenery without the incessant rains, which makes it pleasant and comfortable to travel in the town.
Lonavala before the rains
Lonavala Before the Rains

Lonavala in Summer (March - June)

Summers in Lonavala has uncharacteristically hot and humid weathers. The temperature varies between 25 to 35-degree Celcius, and while that is certainly a relief from the heat in the nearby cities, it's not exactly the ideal hill-station weather. The afternoons are quite hot, but the evenings and mornings are pleasant enough. Quite a few trekking enthusiasts visit Lonavala and the surrounding areas for a few night treks - they start trekking around 9 PM, reach the summit by midnight and come back early next morning. This results in March to May being offseasons for the hill station. Alternatively, it being an offseason makes prices for hotels and bungalows extraordinarily cheap and affordable. If you are planning to visit during this time, we recommend that you book your stay in a nice hotel/resort to spend the hot afternoons indoors. 
Sunset at Machaan Resort
Sunset at Machaan Resort

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