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LONAVALA / KHANDALA : (Mumbai - 100-110 kms, Pune - 60-70 kms)
5 Star or equivalent Resort / Hotels: 3 Star or equivalent Resort / Hotels:
Upper Deck Resort Lonavala Hotel Avion Lonavala
The Lagoona Resort Lonavala Citrus Resort Lonavala
Fariyas Holiday Resort Lonavala Sterling Under the Over Lonavala
Sahil Spa and Resort Lonavala Biji's Hotel Lonavala
Treasure Island Resort Lonavala Hotel La Revival Khandala
The Dukes Retreat Khandala Hotel Sapphire Lonavala
Velvett Country Khandala Hotel Greenland Delsol Lonavala
Orchard Resort Lonavala Hill View Lonavala
Aamby Valley Resort Lonavala La Exotica Lonavala
Indus Valley Hotel Lonavala Della Adventure Lonavala
Hilton Shillim Estate Lonavala    
 
Small Resort / Bungalow Style : Waterpark & Day Picnic Style Resort:
Captans Resort Lonavala Kumar Resort & Waterpark (Veg)
Lonavala Mount View Bunglow Neel Resort Khandala
Cloud9 Hill Resort Lonavala    
Lion's Den Hotel Lonavala Holiday Homes Style Stay :
Signature Crest Lonavala Country Side Lonavla
Khandala Private Bunglow Basilica Holiday Homes Lonavala
Lonavala Private Bunglow  
Samrat Cottage
Highland Resort Lonavala
Sai Moreshwar Lonavala
 

The divine hill station situated in the western ghats of Sahyadris is not far-flung from the weary life of the concrete jungle. Because of its elating climate, and picturesque beauty, Lonavla has always been the most popular picnic spot for Mumbaiites.

Weather
Known as the ‘Jewel of Sahyadri’ this place is lively and green all over the year. The climate is mild during summers, while winters are cool. However, the best time to visit this place is between the months of October and May.

Prime Attractions

   
Caves
 
The name Lonavala is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Lanavli’, which means a city surrounded by many caves. Hence, Karla and Bhaja Caves, located in the hills, 11km from Lonavla are a must watch. These ancient rock-cut cave temples are among the superior examples of Buddhist art in India.
   
Lakes
 
There are various lakes which are worth a visit like Tungarli, Lonavala and Bhushi. The Bhushi dam is a favourite spot with people who want to get drenched during the monsoon. The Valvan Lake has a beautiful dam, garden as well as Pisiculture center.
   
Forts
 
Popular excursions from here are the 18th century forts of Lohagad and Visapur. The Tunga fort and Rajmachi fort (10 km) are also famous ancient forts.
Tigers Leap is another hotspot which provides a spectacular view of the 650 meters deep valley.
Adventurers can try their hand at rock climbing at the Duke’s Nose peak(12km) and other locations in the Karla hills, near Lonavala.
 

 

Satayam Shivam Sundaram
 

This man-made waterfall is a hit with families. Sightseers can have fun under the waterfall, or swimming in the pool.

   

Bhairavnath Dev Stan

 
This place which is close to Lonavala has banned vehicles. It is known for enthralling variety of deep valleys, thick forests, monkeys and peacocks, streams etc. to reach the temple one has to be careful as the slippery steps are carved out of a rock and a creeper.
   

Manashakti

  Manashakti, the largest yoga center in India attracts both foreign and local tourists seeking yogic healing. This health resort tries hard at giving a tension free life for everyone.
   

How to Get There?

 
Air: Nearest airport is situated in Pune at 64-km.
Rail: Lonavala is on the main railway line between Mumbai and Pune. All express trains between the two cities stop here. There is also an hourly shuttle service for Pune
Road: Lonavala is situated on the Mumbai Pune Highway. One can take the Express Highway as well as the National Highway. It is 104-km from Mumbai and 64-km from Pune. The bus service between Lonavala and Mumabai is good. Travelers can hire bicycles on hourly basis to travel around Lonavala.
   

Accomodation

 
This hospitable area has accommodation places for all budgets like:
Dukes Retreat
Bhide Resorts & Water Park
Fariyas Holiday Resort
Swiss Resorts
   

What to Buy

  A visit to Lonavla is incomplete without the local specialty , chikki and fudge.
   
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