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Lonavala, a perfect hill-station and town covered with greenery all around in Pune district located at Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most popular and best destination among youngsters and picnic spot for families near Mumbai and Pune. Real fun comes here during the time of monsoon. Mumbai to Lonavala is approximately 64 km and from west Pune it is around 96 km. Something special is there in this place that’s why people love to visit this place again and again.
Lonavala was a part of the Yavada dynasty. Later Mughals kept the region for a long time. The forts in the region and the “Mavla” warriors played an important role in the history of Marathas and Peshwas. Nowadays Rajmachi Fort, Lohagad Fort and Korigad Fort is center of attraction for many travelers. At that time when Lord Elphinstone was the Governor of Bombay Presidency discovered, Lonavala and Khandala hill-station in 1871.
The hill station is spread over an approximate area of 38 square km and exalted about 2,047 ft above sea level and delimited the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan coast in the Sahyadri ranges. A trip to Lonavala and Khandala can be combined with sight-seeing visits of Karla, Bhaja and Bedsa caves and also the two fortresses, Lohagad and Visapur. Another place of interest is the Tungi fort, one of the forts captured by Malik Ahmad near the village of Karjat and was known for its natural strength.
Top Breathtaking Places At Lonavala
Places which are most prevailing and eye-catching are described below
- Tiger Point
- Karla Caves
- Lion’s Point
- Bhaja Caves
- Rajmachi Fort
- Pawna Dam and Lake
- Visapur Fort
- Lohagad Fort
- Della Adventure Park
- Korigad Fort
- Bushi Dam
- Duke’s Nose
- Valvan Dam
- Narayani Dham
- Tungarli Dam
- Seven Villas
Ways to reach Lonavala
Lonavala does not have any airport but the Indian Air Force station is situated on the way to Aamby Valley city and it has its own private airport. The closest airports are Pune International Airport which is around 64 km away and at a distance of 104 km, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is present. You can reach there by your means from your location.
There are various trains that are connected to Lonavala. At interval of every two hours local trains runs from Pune. Few Trains are originating from Mumbai central line having their last station at Khapoli, from there you have to take bus for the next 15 km to reach at Lonavala. Around 2.5 hrs from Mumbai central and 1 hr approx from Pune for reaching Lonavala. Every train takes halt at Lonavala between Mumbai and Pune.
If you a local area person you can easily drive to the hill station by your mode of transportation as Lonavala is on Mumbai-Pune express highway which is connected to various towns like Khopoli, Karjat, Telegaon etc.
Monthly Weather Report
The best time to visit Lonavala is between the months of October and May. It is advised not to visit Lonavala in the mid monsoon season that is between the months of July and September, as it experiences heavy rainfall during this time but at early monsoon you may visit.
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There are various online apps present on Google Playstore or Apple store by which you can search affordable hotels and restaurants for staying at Lonavala like makemytrip.com or Trivago.in. For your convenience, we have provided some information about best hotels and their range of expenses here.
|Hotel Name||Distance from Lonavala||Starting Price(INR)|
|Urmila Niwas Heritage Bunglow||1.9 km||1,479|
|Hotel Ferreira Resort||1.0 km||1,199|
|Girivihar Holiday Club||1.5 km||2,379|
|Hotel Lonavala||1.5 km||2,495|
|Hotel Neat Space||1.7 km||2,500|
You can search hotels as per your convenience according to your budget and budget per night, facilities provided by hotels, distance from the hill-station, star rating of hotels, by taking reviews of hotels and rating given by the customers and most importantly is the kind of hotel your looking for like family or for couples. please look after the ambiance and surroundings of nearby areas of hotels.
At last we can only say that when you reach Lonavala you will feel like “You are not in the mountains but the mountains are in you”. ?