Places To Visit In Lonavala

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Here are the top 42 tourist attractions to see in Lonavala:

1. Tiger's Leap

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4 km
from city center
1 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Located 8km away from Lonavala, Tiger's Leap is a popular tourist point. It is a cliff top with a sheer drop of over 650 m, offering a comprehensive view of the hills and the Western Ghats. The echo point on Tiger's Leap is another major attraction.

2. Imagica

4.2 /5

13 km
from city center
2 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

A world class entertainment park, Imagica Adlabs is a one of its kind destination picnic spot with plethora of entertainment options. Located on Mumbai-Pune Expressway, this theme park is one of the latest additions in the list of Mumbai's entrainment hubs.

3. Rajmachi Fort

Must visit 3.5 /5

9 km
from city center
3 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Midway between Lonavala and Khandala is a fort by the name of Rajmachi Fort, a prominent landmark that watches over some of the most breathtakingly beautiful and wide sceneries of the region.

4. Bushi Dam

Must visit 4.2 /5

3 km
from city center
4 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Bhushi Dam is a masonry dam on the Indrayani River and one of the most popular places to visit in Lonavala during the monsoons. Even though swimming is prohibited at the dam due to the inconsistent flow of the water, one can always enjoy on the steps.

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5. Lonavala Lake

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1 km
from city center
5 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Lonavala Lake is located on the outskirts of Lonavala and is sourced by the Inrayani River. The lake fills up during the monsoons and dries up during the winter leading it to be popularly known as the monsoon lake. It is a popular picnic spot offering activities like bird watching, swimming, and angling.

6. Karla Caves

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8 km
from city center
6 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Karla caves, carved from a rocky hillside, are among the oldest Buddhist cave shrines in India. It is located on the Pune-Mumbai highway at Karla, and are only a few among scores of other caves unearthed in Sahyadri Hills. Carved out almost 2000 years ago, it constitutes an extensive collection of beautiful Chaityas (halls) and Viharas (monasteries).

7. Bhaja Caves

Must visit 4.2 /5 View 8+ photos

8 km
from city center
7 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Believed to be the oldest Buddhist religious site in the county, it is declared as the national monument. The main attraction of the place are the 22 rock-cut caves which depict various sculptures , like that of a prince in a chariot, a prince seated on an elephant, among others.

8. Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum

3.5 /5

4 km
from city center
8 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

This Wax Museum is founded by a 38 year old wax artist from Kerala, Sunil Kandaloor. It houses sculptures of Rajiv Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto, Michael Jackson, Kapil Dev Adolf Hitler, AR Rahman and many more. Image of Chhatrapati Shivaji is the highlight of the museum.

9. Aamby Valley

Must visit 3.5 /5

17 km
from city center
9 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

A one of its kind, this place is known for its irreplaceable grandeur and plush signature features. The fountains of ecstasy, Sahyadri peaks and the historic Koyarigarh fort offer a spectacular view of the grand Aambey valley city.

10. Amrutanjan Point

Must visit 3.5 /5

5 km
from city center
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places to visit in Lonavala

Located at the starting of Khandala Ghatsa, the Amrutanjan Point is an excellent view point from where one can get a magnificent aerial view of the town Khopoli as well as the Duke's Nose.

11. Rajmachi

Must visit 3.5 /5

5 km
from city center
11 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Rajmachi, a picturesque region consisting of two stubborn peaks namely Manoranjan and Shrivardhan. It is near Lonavala and Khandala, and offers many beautiful attractions in and around the region.

12. City Shopping

3.3 /5

0 km
from city center
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places to visit in Lonavala

While in Lonavala, take home the snacks the town is known for, especially the sweet and crunchy Chikki. Also get you hands on canned jams, popular in the area.

13. Lonavala - Bhimashankar Trek

Must visit 4.0 /5

39 km
from city center
13 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

The Lonavala - Bhimashankar trek is popular countryside trail. It is known for deep and dense rain forests, meadows blooming with flowers, tiny rivulets, ethnic tribal villages or long forgotten temples. The popularity of Lonavala as a hill station only adds to the appeal and makes your experience priceless.

14. Visapur Fort

Must visit 3.5 /5

10 km
from city center
14 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Surrounded by a huge plateau, is a historical fort, land marking the lush green and dreamy mountains of Khandala. A 3-hour drive away from Mumbai, this one is often marked as a favorite for the monsoons.

15. Tikona Fort

4.2 /5

17 km
from city center
15 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Tikona Fort, a dominant hill fortress is a popular one-day trek spot of the Pawana Maval region of the Konkan. Situated at a height of 3500 feet, the fort has high fortifications, large doorways, seven water tanks with clean water and a spectacular view from its topmost bastion.

16. Valvan Dam

Must visit 4.2 /5

4 km
from city center
16 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Lush greenery and calm surroundings make up the Valvan Dam, which is a near perfect evening outing spot, near Lonavala. What makes it an optimal place to visit in the evenings is the pretty garden situated at its base, making it perfect for numerous picnics.

17. Ryewood Park

3.2 /5

0 km
from city center
17 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

The Ryewood park is located close to the Lonavala market, once a Botanical garden, it is now converted into a park. Marked by well maintained and landscaped lawns and gardens, a children park and countless old species of trees, this one makes up for an ideal picnic spot.

18. Bhairavnath Temple, Lonavala

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
18 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Located in Rajmachi, the temple displays architecture and design similar to that of the other Shiva temples in Konkan region. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Mahashivratri is celebrated in a much grandeur and festivity here as hundreds of devotees visit the temple to offer their prayers.

19. Lohagad Fort

3.2 /5

9 km
from city center
19 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

This is one of many forts of Chhatrapati Shivaji, adorned with elements and styles of Maharshtrian architecture. Not only the grandeur of the structure, but the sceneries and views all around, make it another favorite of all its visitors.

20. Duke's Nose

3.2 /5

4 km
from city center
20 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

With a rather peculiar origin to its name, this site is known for some of the widest and grandest views of the surrounding mountains, valleys and forests.

21. Scorpion's sting

3.2 /5

8 km
from city center
21 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Shaped in form of a Scorpion's sting, this hill is an expansive area of 38 square km and is 625 meters above the sea level. Known for the various trekking expeditions it sports, one can also watch over the thick and dense forest surrounding the area, as they climb up.

22. Koregad Fort

3.2 /5

14 km
from city center
22 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

A fort constructed on an isolated hill, at a distance of about 24km from Lonavala, tends to be the only fort atop a hill in the town. The fort has two entrance gateway with a Ganesh Temple and other small caves around.

23. Tungarli Dam

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
23 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

The Tungarli Dam is built alongside Tungarli lake in the region of Rajmachi. The dam helps in the irrigation facilities of the region. One can also camp alongside the lake after an adventurous trekking trip making it a soulful experience. Also enjoy the lush green surroundings on your stay here.

24. Sausage hills

3.2 /5

9 km
from city center
24 out of 42
places to visit in 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.

25. Tung Fort

3.2 /5

12 km
from city center
25 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Another fort in the region, this one houses the Pavana Lake in its complex. At 1075m, this fort is slightly difficult to climb. To reach the site, tourists need to climb 1,200 ft area of the fort that is a steep ascent.

26. Lion's Point

2 km
from city center
26 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Situated between Bhushi dam and Amby valley in Lonavala, Lion's Point is a popular vantage point in the city which offers spectacular panoramic vistas of the adjacent hills and the valley below. The hill top is surrounded by cascading waterfalls, lush green valleys and majestic mountains and is a famous tourist spot in the city.

27. Narayani Dham Temple

2 km
from city center
27 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Located in Dhankawadi Lonavala, Narayani Dham Temple is dedicated to Ma Narayani. Built in 2002, the shrine is constructed in white marbles and is a popular tourist spot of the city. The magnanimous four storeyed temple also houses idols of Ganpathi, Hanuman and several other deities which are decked up with dazzling jewels and in beautiful apparels.

28. Kune Waterfalls

3 km
from city center
28 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Kune Falls are the 14th highest waterfalls in India located in Lonavala with a total height of 200 metres. The enchanting waterfalls fall in three tiers amidst the backdrop of tantalising Sahyadris within the Lonavala-Khandala valley and makes up for an enchanting visual experience. Unfortunately, the road to the Kune Falls is under private and hence visitor entry is restricted.

29. Bungee Jumping in Lonavala

4 km
from city center
29 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Bungee Jumping in Lonavala takes place in the  Della Adventures park. The equipment is attached at a height of 150 ft and lasts for about 7-10 minutes. People above the age of 10, with a body weight of above 35 kgs are allowed to take the jump. 

30. Ekvira Devi Temple

8 km
from city center
30 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Situated near the Karla Caves in Lonavala, Ekvira Devi Temple or Ekvira Aai Temple is a Hindu temple especially revered by fisherfolk popularly called as Koli people. The shrine is located atop a tiny hill and can be reached by alighting about 200 steps. Legend has it that the temple was constructed by the Pandavas during their exile.

31. Reverse Waterfall

9 km
from city center
31 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

The Reverse Waterfall is a waterfall that flows in the reverse direction. This is one of the most popular reverse waterfalls in India and amongst the only few. Best visited during the monsoon, the trek to the waterfall is popular amongst the adventure enthusiasts.

32. Wet N Joy Water Park

12 km
from city center
32 out of 42
places to visit in 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.

33. Shri Durga Parameshwari Temple

8 km
from city center
33 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Shri Durga Parameshwari Temple is located on the NH4 Highway in Lonavala and is dedicated to Ma Durga. Built in a south indian architecture fashion, the temple is made in pure white marbles and presided by a very beautiful Durga idol.

34. Shivling Point

7 km
from city center
34 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Shivling Point is another vantage point in Lonavala situated left to Lion's Point. The majestic mountain peak is surrounded by verdant greenery, mesmerising waterfalls and offers sweeping views of the adjacent hills. The place is a popular tourist spot.

35. Kaivalyadhama Ashram

2 km
from city center
35 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Kaivalyadhama Ashram is a combination of Healthcare, Yogic educational institute and naturopathy in a single place.  The Ashram was established in 1924 by Swami Kuvalayananda for his scientific research in the yogic arts. The institute provides degree as well as Diploma Courses in various fields of yogic sciences.

36. Aundoli

6 km
from city center
36 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Aundoli is a campsite in Lonavala characterised by bounteous nature, rich wildlife and towering mountains in the backdrop. Sprawling over a vast area of 3.5 acres of land, Aundoli is a ideal getaway spot popular among honeymooners, backpackers, adventure enthusiasts, friends and family alike.

37. Della Adventure Park

4 km
from city center
37 out of 42
places to visit in 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.

38. Lonavala Waterfalls

1 km
from city center
38 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Lonavala Waterfall is situated a little high up on the Bushi Dam near the Lonavala Railway Station. The waterfalls is a popular picnic spot in the area and has a number of small eateries and food stalls selling knick-knacks.

39. Kataldhar Waterfall

7 km
from city center
39 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Kataldhar Waterfalls is situated around 6 kms from Lonavala and is one of the most stunning waterfalls in the region. It is slightly unpopular and not known by many because it is hidden from view and can only be reached through a trek in the valley.

40. Ghangad

23 km
from city center
40 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Ghangad is a magnificent fortress situated 30 kms from Lonavala. The fort boasts of being atleast 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.

41. Manoranjan Fort

9 km
from city center
41 out of 42
places to visit in Lonavala

Manranjan Fort or Manoranjan Fort is one of the fortifications in the continuity of the Rajmachi fort. Situated at an elevation of 2700 feet in the Sahyadris, the fort is mostly in ruins. It is flocked by a large number of trekkers and adventure enthusiasts.

42. Andharban

42 out of 42
places to visit in 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.

FAQs on Lonavala

Can you suggest an itinerary for Lonavala?

Day 1- Let the architecture of Karla caves and Bhaja caves leave you in awe. Pray at the Ek Vira Devi Temple and have fun at Bushi Dam. Proceed towards Tiger's point and Lion's point in the afternoon and let your eyes rejoice the panoramic view of the valley.
Day 2- Take a deep breath at Duke's nose early morning and explore the Rajmachi Fort later in the day. Proceed to Lohagad post-lunch and witness the strength of the Lohagad Fort.
Day 3- Enjoy a morning walk along Tungarli Lake. Visit Sunil Kandaloor's wax museum. Relax amidst flowers in the Ryewood Park in the afternoon and dig into some chikki and fudge at Lonavala Bazaar.

How can I commute within Lonavala?

Buses, autos and rented bicycles are available here if you do not have a private vehicle to your name. Auto's and taxis do not run on meter so it is advisable to fix the rate beforehand. Bus therefore is the best option to travel around the city.
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What are the top hotels in Lonavala?

There are 567 Hotels in Lonavala which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Lonavala are Mount Palace, Princess Villa by Vista Rooms, Hill Top Home Near Amby valley, Taraangan Farm, EKO STAY- SUNSHINE VILLA, Luxury 5 BHK Villa. You can see all the hotels in Lonavala here

What are the top sightseeing places in Lonavala?

The top sightseeing places in Lonavala are Tiger's Leap, Bushi Dam, Lonavala Lake, Imagica, Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum, Rajmachi Fort.
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