Information About Lonavala
at an altitude of 625 metres, Lonavala is an idyllic hill resort in the
state of Maharashtra. Lonavala is located in the western part of the state.
The hill station stands on the western ranges of the Shayadri Hills and is a
popular health resort. The beautiful hill station is surrounded by numerous
lakes. Tugauli, Lonavala and Bhushi lakes are worth paying a visit to. The
hill station provides a bird's eye view of the Shayadri ranges. A big part
of Mumbai comes here to relax, escaping the fast-paced life of the city.
Exquisite waterfalls, lush greenery and the rolling hills rope in a huge
number of tourists from all over. Trekking and hiking are added advantages.
Climate of Lonavala
Lonavala experiences a pleasant climate throughout the year except the
monsoon months. Summers are mild and winters are cool. April to June are the
summer months. Winter continues from November to February. Heavy
southwestern monsoons arrive between June and September. October to May is
the best time to visit the hill station.
Major Tourist Attractions of Lonavala
» Bhaja and Karla Caves -
Bhaja and Karla are
rock-cut cave temples that are located at a distance of 11km from Lonavala.
The history of the caves date back to the 2nd century. These rock-cut
temples are amongst the finest examples of Buddhist architecture in India.
» Tugauli, Lonavala and Bhushi Lakes -
Lonavala are the Tagauli, Lonavala and Bhushi Lakes. The lakes impart
astound beauty to the area and add to everyone's charm.
» Walvan Dam -
The Walvan Dam is a must-visit site
for the visitors. The dam makes a brilliant sight for the onlookers .
» Kaivalyadhama Yoga Hospital -
The Kaivalyadhama Yoga Hospital,
founded in 1924, is located at a distance of 2 km from Lonaval en route
Karla and Bhaja Caves. The hospital attracts both locals and foreigners
alike. Various yoga courses are conducted here.
Lonavala is very famous for Chikkis and there are Chikki Shops all over the
resort. One can also buy fudge and jams which can be found everywhere in
Lonavala has plenty to offer to its tourists in terms of accommodation
facilities. There are hotels ranging from star-rated to Government approved.
Fariyas Holiday Resort is a five-star deluxe hotel. The hotel has 4
conference halls and provides all the basic amenities. Hotel Rainbow Retreat
stands in the verdant hills of Lonavala and provides all the 3-star
facilities. Star Regency is a Government approved hotel. The hotel gives a
majestic view of the hill resort of Lonavala.
How To Reach
» Air -
Pune (64 km) is the nearest airport.
» Railway -
Lonavala stands on the main railway line
between Mumbai and Pune.
» Road -
There are regular buses from Lonavala to
Mumbai and Pune.