Situated roughly 64 km far from the city of Pune and more or less 96 kilometers from the city of Mumbai, Lonavala is a town and a Hill station in Pune area in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Considered as a little place, the Hill station offers numerous sightseeing spots to its guests.
Known for its production of the hard candy Chikki, the salubrious climate & scenic views hill station, Lonavala is one of the most beautiful looking town yet hill station which is blessed with lush Greenery valleys, hills, Waterfalls along with pleasant cool winds. Unbelievably; the entire town is covered with a thick blanket of fog early in the morning where the morning sun climb sprinkling. The gorgeous hill station is an ideal place to reveal and take a break from a hectic life schedule. Visited by number of tourist throughout the year, Lonavala is located in Sahyadri ranges.
Places to Visit
Blessed by the divine Goddess, Lonavala is an astonishing natural exquisiteness and has a lot to offer to its visitors. Among the tourist most visited places, Pawna Lake is one of the most solitude, peaceful and quiet lake. An artificial lake is existence due to the Pavana dam. It is also one of the most remarkable picturesque sights. Lovely picnic spot with a beautiful garden; Valvan Dam, around 2-3rd century BC, Buddhist sites; Karla Caves, beautiful lake which is surrounded by natural beauty and life during monsoons & winters; Lonavala Lake. Crystal clear lake during the monsoons; Tungarli Lake and Bhushi Dam is beatified with its temperament.
When it comes to Parks and Sanctuaries, the prime attraction of Lonavala, Ryewood Park and Shivaji Udyan are gorgeous looking gardens with chock full of tall & lush trees. On the other hand, located around 6.5 kilometers, the Rajmachi Point offers a spectacular vision of Rajmachi Fort, which once belonged to Shivaji whereas the battleground of the Maratha warrior, Shivaji, The Lohagad Fort of Lonavala offers the lush green surrounding hills and the steep valleys. Apart from lush greenery, one can also visit the mystifying hill station of Khandala, Karla, Bhaja and Bhedsa caves.
Shopping and eating place in Lonavala
Lonavala is particularly acclaimed for the hard sweet called "Chikki" so, it's impossible for a tourist to depart the hill station without purchasing the local sweetmeat. The various types of chikkis are accessible in an assortment of flavors.
On the other hand, there are many mouthwatering restaurants available in Lonavla. Gujarati food is extremely popular
at this hill station where one should not miss the local Masala Chai, its vada pao and roasted corn and so on.
Resorts & Villas in Lonavala
Lonavala is India's one of the most serene place to experience the most pleasant climate and greenery of the surrounding hills. Being the most peaceful Valley, Lonavala offers numbers of Villas & resorts. Among all, an exclusive luxury pool villa; Casa Dios, private owned property; Leela Villa, Sublime Lonavala Weekend Rental Villa, family weekend getaways; Konark Paradise, Mahabaleshwar Hotels, Matheran Hotels, Fariyas resort and Kumar resort Lonavala are eminent.
Best time to visit the Hill station
Lonavala holds an extremely inviting atmosphere, however, October to May makes an ideal time for vacationers to reveal as the hill station
offers amazingly cool environs that will sooth you sense.