Lonavala is a town and a hill station Municipal Council in Pune district in the Indian State of Maharashtra. Lonavla is about 90km away from the city of Mumbai and 65km away from Pune City. Lonavla is easily accessible by road and by train from both Mumbai and Pune which are one of the nearest locations. Lonavala is also known as the 'Jewel of the Sahyadri' is situated in the western part of Maharashtra.
Khandala is smaller, quieter and calmer of the two, though browsing through Lonavala's bazaar could yield some wonderfull surprises. Both the hill stations are known for their scenic beauty, green hills, deep valleys,historic forts, lakes and waterfalls. It is known for its production of the hard candy. The main attraction for coming to Lonavala is the sequence of great caves - like Bhoja (2nd century B.C.), continuing with Bedsa (1st century B.C.) and last but not the least Karla.
Lonavla is a famous and most visited hill station of Maharashtra state where you can find lush greenery and affordable climate. It is best destination to viist during your holiday. There are a variety of places a tourist should visit. Apart from the breathtaking views of the lush-green trees and shrubs, the hills, the waterfalls and the Lonavla Chikki, there is a lot more to see at this mystifying hill station. All the tourist were visit here and enjoys the breathtaking look of site seeing.
By Flight: Lonavla does not have its own airport the nearest airport is Mumbai/ Pune airport which is well connected with various international cites. You need to touch down at either the domestic airport at Pune (66 kilometers from Lonavala) or the international airport at Mumbai (110 kilometers from Lonavala) and from there, take a cab or a train.
By Bus: You can drive from Mumbai/Pune highway to reach Lonavla which is 82 km far away from Mumbai. Best to visit Lonavla by Mumbai and hire car/ Taxi to reach lonavla
By Train: Lonavla is well-connected by train as well. Local trains from Pune stop over at Lonavla and trains plying between Mumbai and Pune also stop at Lonavla. The nearest railway station is the Karjat Railway station.
The best time to visit Lonavala is between the months of October and May when winter season starts because Maharashtra state is said to be warmer so it is best to visit in winter season. But avoid to visit in Mosoon season because lonavla is full with greenery so rainfall occurs heavly here, so it is not correct to visit in monsoon season
Tiger's Leap: This is a popular tourist point, leaving tourists in awe with the wondrous view from over 650m. The echo point is a major fascination. It has got it's name from its appearance of that like a tiger leaping into the valley. The site is frequented by various tourists for indulging in adventure activities like rafting, when the stream flow is medium. Perfect for trekking, this site encloses safe spots for viewing the valley and its nearby surroundings.
Bushi Dam: Bushi Dam is located a few kilometres from Lonavala and is a very popular weekend hangout for the people of Mumbai and Pune. Tourists come over from various places to visit the waterfalls, which are formed when the water gushes out through the dam during the monsoon months.
Rajmachi Point: Rajmachi Point is located on the way to Mumbai from Pune, just before the starting point of the ghat, which is 6.5 km from 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.
Tiger Point: Tiger Point, which is also called as Tiger’s Leap, offers spectacular views of forests, lush greenery, waterfalls and lakes around Perfect for trekking, this site encloses safe spots for viewing the valley and its nearby surroundings.
Chandralok Restaurants - TA Rank 4.0
Chandralok restaurants in Lonavla is a famous restaurants for Indian and continental food.
Hotel Gurukripa - TA Rank 3.5
The dim and dark interiors makes the ambience of this place a little dingy. But the Punjabi food served here is truly worth savoring. It offer indian as well as continental food to enjoy. One of the best joints for Food, Choole Bhatura is also brilliant with less oil. Must try for all those who live close to Sion. The food is amazing, simple and delicious but the queue is inevitable