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Lonavala, Maharashtra, India

Famous for

  • Hill Stations
  • Forts
  • Caves
  • Temples
  • Lakes
  • Honeymoon

Weather

Summer 22 to 40°C

Winter 12 to 33°C

Distance / Traveling Time

From Mumbai: 88 kilometers / 1 h ,30 m

From Pune: 67 kilometers / 1 h ,10 m

Best Time To Visit

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Overview

Lonavala is one of the picturesque getaways from Mumbai. The natural setting of the location wins the hearts of nature lovers. In addition to this, the long list of attractions also makes it a memorable expedition for visitors looking for a

desirable vacation. The destination is popular for featuring hill stations, forts, caves, temples, lakes, gardens and more. The lush greenery of the place also adds a magical charm to the destination.

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How to Reach Lonavala


By Train

Lonavala has its own railway station that is well-connected to Mumbai through an extensive railway network. There are frequent local trains operating on this route. At the railway station, there is local transportation system available to ensure easy moving in and around the city.

By Air

Mumbai is the nearest airport from Lonavala. At the airport, there are cabs and taxis available for hire to reach Lonaval from Mumbai.

By Road

: One can reach Lonavala through self-driven vehicle as there is proper road connectivity available. Apart from this, to cover the distance of 88 km via road, there are taxis and cabs available for hire in Mumbai.


By Train

From Pune, the extensive rail network connects to Lonavala. At the railway station, there is local transportation system available that helps in hassle-free movement in and around the city.

By Road

Mumbai - Pune Expressway is the simplest way to reach Lonavala from Pune. Apart from self-owned vehicle, one can also opt for privately owned buses functional on the route.


Hotels in Lonavala

3*
Sahil Sarovar Portico

Near L&T Management Development Centre, Anandgiri Society, Tungarli

3*
United 21 Hotels & Resorts Lonavala

Near HDFC Bank, Next to Zalewadi Sanatorium,Mumbai Pune National Highway

3*
Treasure Island Resort

Mumbai - Pune Highway NH4, Opp. MTDC, Karla

3*
Bijis Hill Retreat

Off Mumbai Pune Highway, New Tungarli Road



Attractions in Lonavala

Bhaja Caves

These are 2nd century Buddhist Caves. This is one of the major Buddhist tourist attractions of the area. There are 18 rock-cut caves that feature sculptures such as a prince seated on an elephant, a prince in a chariot, and more. These caves have been constructed by Buddhist nuns.



Bushi Dam:

In Lonavala, Bushi Dam is a major attraction for people looking for amazing spots to enjoy picnics. During monsoon the dam is its full form and wins the hearts of the visitors with its unspoilt beauty. The green environ, surrounding the dam, also adds to the beauty of the place.



Koregad Fort

The specialty of the fort is that its location makes it an individual fort. The Koregad Fort does not connect to any other hill in the region. To reach the top of the fort, the visitors have to take an hour’s trek. From the top of the fort, the visitors enjoy some of the picturesque landscapes and ponds.


Lohagad Fort

The fort is praised or its historical importance. The fort was majorly used by Chatrapati Shivaji. The fort had also witnessed the seat of Vidharbha and Maratha kingdoms. Moreover, the fort is beautifully located at a height of 1050 m.

Karla Caves

Karla Caves are a must visit in the Lonavala region as these caves are regarded as the India’s largest cave temple (Chaitya). Assumptions are made that these caves date back to around 100 AD. These caves also contribute to the unique architecture and culture. Inscriptions and stupas also exhibit Buddhist ideologies.