Lonavala: A heavenly place away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai and Pune
Hey people, today I’ here again sharing with you all yet another one of my travel expeditions to Lonavala, a superb tourist attraction a few kilometres from Mumbai. This small hill station situated in the western region of the state Maharashtra is situated at a height of 625 meters above the sea level. The place is rich in waterfalls. The place is a romantic gateway from the hustle and bustle of the crowded metropolitan life in Mumbai and Pune.
This hill station forms a part of breathtaking Sahyadri hills and is a perfect location for hiking and trekking. The place is bestowed with many historical forts, ancient caves and wonderful serene lakes. Lonavala offers panoramic views of Deccan plateau on one side and the Konkan coast on the other.
Lonavala lies in the district of Pune and is around 96 kilometres away from Mumbai and 64 kilometres away from Pune.
here are some of the tourist attractions in Lonavala which I visited
The Dam is majestic and so beautiful. During rainfalls, the water gushes out of the dam making such a staircase type of waterfall. Its all so amazing.
Here is the photographs of the Dam.
Along the road while gooing from Mumbai to Lonavala you will get to see so many watefalls, its amazing. The wates is so clean and cold. Ehen we weer going there, it started to rain making the weather all too pleasant. We got out to the watefall in the rain along the road side and had loads of fun. Here is another pic.
This cliff resembles the nose of the Duke of Wellington, which explains its intriguing name. It is a popular viewpoint as it offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains, valleys and forests.
The hill fort of Korigad in Amby Valley is located roughly 3050 ft. above sea level. To get there, you travel from Lonavla to the village of Shahpur using any available means of transport, and thence proceed by foot to the fort through rugged hills and forests.
When viewing the valley from a certain point at this location, one has the illusion of a tiger leaping across the valley, hence the name. The echoes caused by dropping rocks into the crevasse is another attraction.
Here is a link to know all the tourist attractions the place has to offer.
The mountain side is too beautiful. All over there is lush greenery. The hills are small and a great place for tracking.
Also the place is known for the sweet corn. Its too fab. Hey Delhi people you will forget the sweet corn you eat here if you just taste theirs. The butta we eat in north India, there they have the sweet butta all roasted. I just can’t stop myself from eating them. We even bought many unroasted butta’s back to eat at home.
Also famous is their chikki. You will find Chikki shops all over lonavala with all sorts of variety of chikki.
Climate best suitable to visit Lonaval
Though Lonavala has pleasant year round climate, it is best to visit during October to May. In July, August, September the place receives heavy rainfall, and I hope you people wouldn’t want to get caught in the rains of Maharashtra after so many movies been made on the disaster that is cased there during monsoon. This hill station is extremely pleasant even during summer owing to the occasional showers and constant mountain breeze that cool down the place.
You can either stay in Pune, Mumbai or Lonaval itself. The place has some very nice hotels.
The complete information regarding the hotels, tariff etc., you can fing following the below link.
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20 thoughts on “Lonavala: A heavenly place away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai and Pune”
The weather is so niceee..I want to go to Lonavala now :green: :green: :green:
Woooww..such a pleasant place.. feeling like going there right now to chill down in this HOT summer.. 8) :thanks: for all the beautiful pics and info saloni.. :))
its my pleasure dear… i really felt i need 2 share this experience wid u guys… d laze is really amazing…. do visit at least once…
so near to us..only 1.5-2 hrs max…:))
there’s no airport in lonavala.. its a very small place.. u can go 2 mumbai via air n frm there cab, or bus.. even train service is there…
yep one and a half hour away from my place by road… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: i loovee it… i go there every now and then!!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: and baarish meon lonavala ka maa hi kuch aur hai with all the fog and all entire mumbai public is in lonavaly during monsoon …heheheh :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker:
its one and a half hour by road and if u take train its 3 hours from mumbai
i have loads of pics of lonavala.. ill send them too someday :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
sucha wonderful place dis seems…
:yes: :yes: :yes:
:thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: saloni :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:
This plac luks so so relaxing me want togo ter and escape from exams now :jiggy1: :yelo: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:
i am absolutely missing pune nw..its just a 1 and half hour drive from my home.. 🙁
awww Zeeba…..its ok….next time you here….we all go together :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
lovely post saloni :))
wanna escape chennai summer … :stars:
i too wanna go now… this place seem to be sooo beautiful & coool cooool..i’ll definitely visit it once i go to mumbai.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
every year in rainy season I have minimum 4-5 times visit here with cousins and family….we book a bunglow there. Cook food for us ourselves. Its so much fun. Even after so many visists….as soon as the monsoon arrive my first long drive is to lonavla. Beautiful place! I have so many pictures too.
Great article!! :)) :yes:
Its such a beautiful place…..I want to go there :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:
I love Lonavla!!! It has a very nice restaurent called Chandralok, where you get the most awessome thaali!!! I hope it’s still there.. It’s been more than 3-4 years since i have been there!!