Delightful Tour to Lonavala Maharashtra

by Richa 

(from: Sep 21, 2012 to: Sep 21, 2015)

Want to have a quick vacation? Escape to the hill station of Lonavala where you get a chance to see nearby places like Khandala that are in no way lesser than that of Lonavala in attraction.

Lonavala Hill Station Lonavala is a beautiful hill station in Maharashtra that could be reached by road very easily on bike or car. Lonavala is situated in between Mumbai and Pune. Around 95 Km from Mumbai and 65 Km from Pune, easily reached by trains as well if you are not in mood of travelling by road. Located on Sahyadri Mountains, reached by a drive/ride on Mumbai-Pune road, Lonavala is temporary or quick escapade of people of Mumbai. If you are planning to go to Lonavala, by air, the nearest airport is Lohegaon Airport of Pune. Many domestic and international flight carriers serve this hill station.

In Lonavala you can see the following places:

1. Rajmachi Point
2. Karla Caves
3. Ryewood Park & Shivaji Udyan
4. Walvan Dam
5. Lonavla Lake
6. Tungarli Lake
7. Duke's Nose
8. Tiger's Leap
9. Shivalinga
10. Lohagad Fort
11. Lion's Point
12. Celebrity Wax Museum
13. Shooting Point

More about some important places in and around Lonavala


On the way to Lonavala, you will find Khandala which is also a hill station like Lonavala. You will find Khandala hill station at a height of 625 mt on western slope, on Mumbai Bangalore National Highway. Trekkers might love it more than just the tourists.

Lakes around Lonavala

You will see eclectic natural sceneries that appeal with to everyone. One of them is Lonavala Lake. This lake is at a distance of 1.6 Km from the main town and have all the ingredients required for beautiful photography. Although it dries in summer, monsoon makes it indispensable to visit. The others are Bhusy and Tungarli Lake which is popular spot for picnic and outing.

Walvan Dam

People love to spend their evenings here which is about 2 Km from the main town. A garden at its foot makes it more admirable. This dam, built on Kundali River is the source of electricity for the places nearby.

Kaivalyadhama Yoga Hospital

Kaivalyadhama Yoga Hospital is just 2 km away from Lonavala. It is located on the road to Karla and Bhaja caves. This centre provides yogic healing whoever comes here seeking it. Founded in 1924, it is a research centre and a training college.

While you are in Lonavala, try its quite popular local sweet called Chikki. It is available in many different flavours. People crowd the sweet shops here to take some for their homes and friends. That would contribute to the sweetness of your memories in Lonavala.

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