Experience the historical significance of the hills forts of Lonavla

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Marathi and Hindi

6 Days

October- February, June- September

Pune Airport
19℃ to 28℃

Lonavala Tourism

Lonavla is a hill station in the state of Maharashtra in the Pune district. This place falls in the Mumbai-Pune route and connects the two major cities of the country. The place is close but away from the hustle and bustle of the two major cities of the country, Mumbai and Pune and therefore is one of the most visited place by the people of Maharashtra. There are local trains available from the Pune city that helps to reach Lonavla. It is not a huge hill station and has a population of 55,652. The term Lonavla refers to caves as it has several caves surrounding it. Lonavla has a twin hill Khandala and tourists generally visit these two hills together. It also provides an option of trekking for the adventure lovers. The Andharban trek, beginning from Pimpri and ending in Bhira, involves passing through dense forests. The hill station has a lot to offer to its visitors. People can visit Rajmachi Point, Ryewood Park and Shivaji Udyan, Valvan dam, Della Adventure Park, Lonavla Lake, Duke’s Nose, Tigers Leap, Karla Caves, Lohagad Fort, Visapur Fort, Bhushi Dam, Lion Point, Narayani Dham, Tungarli Dam, Shooting Point, Seven Villas etc. These are all located near Lonavla and Khandala. Tourists generally visit the place for relaxation and refreshment.    

Attractions

Tikona fort

1.Tikona fort

18 kilometres from city centre

Tikona, also known as Vitandgad, is one of the many forts in the state of Maharashtra. It is located at a distance of around 60 km from Pune and th...

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Valvan Dam

2.Valvan Dam

3 kilometres from city centre

Valvan Dam is located near Lonavla in the state of Maharashtra. It serves as the main source of water for generation of electricity at the Khopoli ...

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Aambey valley

3.Aambey valley

15 kilometres from city centre

Aamby Valley City is a man-made hill city in the state of Maharashtra. It has been developed by Sahara India Pariwar and is located at a distance o...

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Bushi Dam

4.Bushi Dam

4 kilometres from city centre

Bhushi Dam is a masonry dam located in Lonavla in the state of Maharashtra. It was developed as a tourist place in 2014 by the Indian Railways with...

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Lohagad Fort

5.Lohagad Fort

9 kilometres from city centre

There are several hill forts in Maharashtra and Lohagad Fort, also known as Iron Fort, is also one of them. It is at an elevation of 1033 m. This f...

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Sausage hills

6.Sausage hills

3 kilometres from city centre

Sausage hills are also very popular in Lonavla. Tourists can enjoy the greenery and the beautiful blue sky. People come to the hills for trekking a...

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Scorpion's sting

7.Scorpion's sting

8 kilometres from city centre

Scorpion’s Sting is a hill which covers an area of 38 square km and is 625 m above the sea level. The hill is named so because of its shape. The hi...

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Tunga Fort

8.Tunga Fort

12 kilometres from city centre

Tung Fort, also known as Kathingad Fort which means difficult fort, is again a hill fort in the Pune district. The fort has an elevation of 1075 m....

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Duke's Nose

9.Duke's Nose

8 kilometres from city centre

Duke’s Nose is a valley situated in the Sahyadri Valley and is located at a distance of around 70 km from Pune and around 7 km from Lonavla. It is ...

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Koregad Fort

10.Koregad Fort

8 kilometres from city centre

Koregad is a hill town and has a fort which is located at a distance of around 20 km from Lonavla. The fort stands on the hill top with all its gra...

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Visapur Fort

11.Visapur Fort

9 kilometres from city centre

Visapur Fort is a hill fort near Visapur village in the state of Maharashtra. The frt is owned by the Government of India and is in ruins. It was b...

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Imagica Adlabs

12.Imagica Adlabs

13 kilometres from city centre

Imagica Adlabs is a theme park in Khopoli which is owned by Adlabs Entertainment Ltd. The park is visited everyday by thousands of visitors. The th...

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Rajmachi Fort

13.Rajmachi Fort

4 kilometres from city centre

Rajmachi is a town which is located at a distance of around 15 km from Lonavla. This place also consists of a fort which is a popular tourist attra...

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Rajmachi

14.Rajmachi

4 kilometres from city centre

Rajmachi, also known as Udhewadi, is a small village in the state of Maharashtra in the Pune district. It consists of around only 22 houses and is ...

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Bhaja Caves

15.Bhaja Caves

8 kilometres from city centre

Bhaja Caves, also known as Bhaje Caves, involves 22 rock-cut caves and are located near the village of Bhaja. These caves are from the 2nd century ...

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Lonavala Lake

16.Lonavala Lake

2 kilometres from city centre

Lonavla Lake, also known as Monsoon Lake, is one of the main tourist spots in the town of Lonavla. One of the main sources of the Lake is the Inray...

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Karla caves

17.Karla caves

7 kilometres from city centre

Karla caves, also known as Karli Caves, Karle Caves or Karla Cells, and is located at Karla in the state of Maharashtra. It is located at a distanc...

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Celebrity Wax Museum

18.Celebrity Wax Museum

0 kilometres from city centre

Celebrity Wax Museum in Lonavla is by Sunil Kandaloor, a 38 years ld wax artist from Kerala. It includes wax statues of Rajiv Gandhi, Kapil Dev, Ad...

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City Shopping

19.City Shopping

784 kilometres from city centre

The most popular things of the Lonavla are chikki and fudges. There are a large number of shops throughout the hill station selling these. Chikkis ...

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Tungarli Lake

20.Tungarli Lake

2 kilometres from city centre

Tungarli Lake is a small lake and dam built in the year 1930. This artificial reservoir helps in irrigation as well as is a source of drinking wate...

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Tungarli Dam

21.Tungarli Dam

2 kilometres from city centre

Tungarli Dam is built close to the Tungarli Lake in the Rajmachi region. The dam helps in the irrigation activities of the region and provides a ca...

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Bhairavnath Temple

22.Bhairavnath Temple

3 kilometres from city centre

Bhairavnath Temple is located in Rajmachi and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is situated with a backdrop of dense forest that makes it look...

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Ryewood Park

23.Ryewood Park

1 kilometres from city centre

Ryewood park was initially a botanical garden which has now been transformed into a park and is located close to the Lonavla Market. There are well...

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Food

Lonavla is mainly popular for its chikkis, brittle candy, all over the country.  The local food of Lonavla is delicious and spicy. Masala Chai, coconut water, spicy Vada Pav and Bhajiyas are some of the main attractions of the hill station. Some of the popular restaurants are Fusion, Hotel Gurukrupa and Hotel Ramakrishna and some popular vegetarian restaurants are Kamat’s Green House, Creme Della, Hotel Chandralok, La Boulangere. Roasted corn is one of the dishes sold by the street hawkers. There are several roadside shops that sell the local food of the state. Apart from Maharashtrian food, the place also serves South Indian, Chinese, Continental and Punjabi food. Chola Bhatura, Butter Chicken and fudge are also very popular in Lonavla.     

How to reach

Lonavla has its own railway station however does not have an airport of its own. It is well connected by roadways to Pune and Mumbai. 

How to Reach by Flight

Lonavla does not have an airport of its own. The hill station has two airports in its close proximity. The nearest airport is the Pune Airport, located at a distance of around 64 km and the other is the Mumbai Airport, located at a distance of around 96 km. People can take the rail or taxi services to Lonavla. 

How to Reach by Train

Lonavla has its own railway station. Though the station is not well connected to other major cities of the country, people can board a train to Mumbai or Pune and then take another train to Lonavla.

How to Reach by Bus

There are state-run buses as well as those owned by private agencies that connect Lonavla to other Mumbai and Pune. 

How to Reach by Road

Lonavla is located in the Mumbai-Pune route and therefore helps to link the two major cities of the country. It is a two hour drive from Mumbai and there are several buses, cabs and cars available to reach the place

How to travel within

There are buses, autos, rented bicycles and taxis are available to move from one place to the other. People can also take their private vehicles to the town. It is advisable to fix the rates before the journey starts as the taxis and autos do not run on meter.

Festival

Ganesh Chaturthi and Vijayadashami are the two most popular festival of the hill station that is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm. During Ganesh Chaturthi tribute is paid to the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The festival is celebrated in the month of August or September and brings all the craftsmen and local artists together for the celebration.  During Vijayadashami, that is the last evening of the annual Navratri festival, involves giving offerings to Goddess Durga. Other festivals like Pune festival, Diwali and Dussehra are also celebrated at this place. Te place also celebrates music festivals like DFusion Music Festival. 

Lonavala Itinerary

Day 1- After reaching Pune Airport, leave for Lonavla. After you reach there, visit Aambey Valley, Bhairavnath Temple, Bhaja Caves and then go for city shopping. Overnight stay at Lonavla.

Day 2- After breakfast leave for Bushi Dam, Celebrity Wax Museum, Duke’s Nose, Karla Caves and Imagica Adlabs. Overnight stay at Lonavla.

Day 3- After breakfast you can visit Koregad Fort, Scorpion’s Sting and Sausage Hills. You can then go for city shopping. Overnight stay at Lonavla.

Day 4- After breakfast leave for Lohagad Fort, Lonavala Lake, Rajmachi and Rajmachi Fort. Overnight stay at Lonavla.

Day 5- After breakfast visit the Ryewood Park, Tunga Fort, Tungarli Dam and Tungarli Lake. Overnight stay at Lonavla.

Day 6- After breakfast you can leave for Tikona Fort, Valvan Dam and Visapur Fort. You can then go for city shopping. Overnight stay at Lonavla.

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