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Timings : Best time to visit : during monsoon

Time Required : 1 - 2 hours

Entry Fee : Free

Lonavala Lake, Lonavala Overview

Lonavala is a town and a hill station in Pune district. It is about 64 km from Pune and 96 km from Mumbai.
It 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 a major stop on the railway line which connects Mumbai and Pune.

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Production of Chikki

The place produces various varieties of chikki, a sweet eatable thing made from different nuts mixed with jaggery. You will get varieties with sugar instead of jaggery too, but the jaggery ones are more authentic (and tasty). Newer varieties include additions like rose petals along with the nuts. These are great for gifting.

History of Lonavala

The place was a part of the Yadava dynasty. As time passed, the Mughals realized the strategic importance of the region and kept it for a long time. The forts and the Mavla warriors played a crucial role in the history of the Maratha and Peshwa empires. The hill stations Lonavla and Khandala were discovered by Lord Elphinstone in 1871, who was the Governor of Bombay Presidency at the time.

Facts related to Lonavala

The name 'Lonavala' is derived from the Sanskrit word lonavli, which includes caves like Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves and Bedsa and they are all situated close to Lonavala. So sight-seeing can be done in Lonavala and the two fortresses, Lohagad and Visapur can also be visited.

Tips For Visiting Lonavala Lake

The lake site is a good location for a night's stay. It also has other sporting activities. You can also do camping there.

How To Reach Lonavala Lake

Well connected by road and railways. Lonavla is on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and is well-connected to several towns of Khopoli, Karjat, Talegaon Dabhade, etc.

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