Lonavala is a popular hill station in India situated at the height of 625 meters above the sea level in the western region of the Maharashtra. Lonavala or Lonavla and the adjacent Khandala are beautiful, charming and twin hill stations located in the Sahyadri ranges. Blessed by the nature in bounty, this hill station have plethora of places of Tourist Attraction – Beautiful Hills, Deep Green Valleys, Huge Lakes, Historic Forts, Waterfalls, etc.
The main attraction for coming to Lonavala is the sequence of great caves – like Bhoja, Bedsa and Karla. Lonavala, located by Sir Elphinstone, the then Governor of Bombay Presidency in 1871, derived its name from a Sanskrit word Lonavli means caves. A perennial favourite with hill station-lovers in Maharashtra, Lonavala truly caters to the weekenders.
The town is also known as the Jewel of the Sahyadri Mountain sand serves as a popular gateway from Mumbai and Pune. This town is also famous due to its unpolluted environments and the pleasant climate through the year. Chikki, the hard candy sweet, is a specialty item in Lonavala and is famous among the visitors to Lonavala. Sunset over the hill station just cannot be missed especially when with your beloved!
Lonavala has many ancient model resorts, most modern architectural luxurious hotels and eye catching scenic attractions all make this place a grandeur spot for holiday travel. Tourists can take a walk along the waterfalls, the grassy abundance and hills in and around Lonavala. The ideal time to visit Lonavala is during the Monsoon.
How to Reach Lonavala
- By Air: Nearest Airport are Mumbai (110 km) and Pune (66 km)
- By Rail: Nearest Railway station are Mumbai (110 km) and Pune (66 km)
- By Road: Lonavala to Mumbai (110 km) and Pune (66 km)
- By Bus: Regular buses connect Lonavala to Mumbai and Pune.
- By Taxi: Taxis are available from Mumbai and Pune.