Located in Maharashtra; Lonavla is an extreme popular hill station. It is situated at a height of 622 metres (2,041 ft) above sea level, up in the Sahyadri range which draws the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan coast. The hill station spreads across an approximate area of 38 square kilometres (15 sq mi).
The best season to visit Lonavla is during the monsoons. Although that may be the case the Lonavla generally is always packed over the weekend because maximum crowd gathers there from Mumbai to enjoy the scenic beauty with which Lonavla is endowed. Families prefer this location because it is the closest weekend getaway for a busy Mumbaikar who wants to spend time with his family but does not want to waste time travelling far.
How to get to Lonavla? :
If you go by Road then Lonavla is on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and is well-connected to several towns of Khopoli, Karjat, Talegaon Dabhade, etc. Lonavla is also well connected by Train too. All trains, travelling between Mumbai and Pune, halt at Lonavla.
FAVORITE Item to Purchase:
Amongst visiting the favorite spots the most important thing people do is purchase the most popular food item in Lonavla called “Chikki”. No one returns home empty handed and it’s a must have item to take back home for you friends and family.
Popular spots to check out:
Rajmachi is a popular place and it consists of two forts, namely Shrivardhan fort and Manaranjan Fort. Rajmachi Fort is a popular trekking destination. It is about 15 km trekking distance from Lonavala and famous for its bike trek ride. People interested in vintage Indian heritage flock to the Rajmachi Fort and it has been declared as a protected monument by the government.
Bhushi Dam is yet another spot not to be missed in Lonavla. If people love to get soaked and don’t mind munching on snacks for long leisurely hours, then this is the spot. It’s a lot of fun.
Lion’s point is an awesome spot to have a picnic for families. A little further ahead one ends up near Amby Valley which is the premiere township in India.