Raindrops are so close to my heart and I am sure you also must be a lover of a rainy season. The soft pouring drops drench us in its aroma and take us far away from the hustle and bustle of our daily hectic life. We enjoy the tip – tip baarish and feel close to nature. What if I take you to the misty abode of heaven? Mountains, lakes, dense forests, waterfalls, dam alongside lakes, you and misty raindrops, have not you started feeling the wetness of the pleasant weather. Let me take you to the scenic beauty of Lonavala.
Renowned as the twin sister of Khandala, Lonavla is a popular hill station between Mumbai and Pune. Being a part of Sahyadri hills, encompassed by thick woods, waterfalls, dam close to the lakes, Lonavala is an absolutely wonderful place to visit during monsoons, when the scenic spots become lush green and the waterfalls are in full flow. If you are planning a trip to Mumbai or Pune do not skip this beautiful destination on the way, if you truly admire nature. The enchanting hill station Lonavala offers an appealing and beguiling experience of the natural environment and forms a mélange of winsome scenic beauty, lush velvet meadows and pleasant weather which makes it a true paradise for every visitor.
The name Lonavala has been derived from the Sanskrit word lonavali meaning group of caves describes the presence of a number of caves in and around the city. Apart from caves and nature lovers, Lonavala is best suited for adventure lovers as there are many hiking destinations nearby and one can enjoy trekking, hiking, and mountaineering. Each and every corner, till where your eyes can see offers an alluring and bewitching experience of nature's most gifted region. Lonavala’s fundamentally loved sweetmeat comprises solely of pompously lit shops selling chikki, a crisp hard, fragile, sweet made in the region, one must try while being in the city.
Cascading falls and pristine lakes which are majorly spotted in many Bollywood films are found nowhere else than Lonavala. Other than its scenic charm, Lonavala also boasts of several tourist sites such as Bushi Dam for the water lovers, Rajmachi and kondane Fort a stairway to heaven for trekking, Wax museum, a museum that has wax statues of a number of famous personalities that look alive, Lonavala Lake and Bhairavnath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, dell adventure resort for adventurous activities, and Pavana lake camping.
Do not forget to view the unforgettable scenery and environment at the lion’s point and tiger’s leap. The beauty and magic of the place will take you away with it. Visit the nearby sister hill station Khandala for Kune falls and nagphani the duke’s nose.
You can reach Lonavla from Pune International Airport, the nearest airport, which is about 69 km from Lonavala and has daily flights from Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Kolkata and Goa. Lonavala has its own railway stations and is well connected by train with Goa, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kochi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and many other major cities in India. Lonavala is well connected by bus with Mumbai, Pune, Satara, Goa, Shirdi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Jodhpur, Rajkot and Mangalore. You need not worry about the hotels as well. Lonavala welcomes you with a number of hotels and resorts with affordable price, delicious cuisine and beautiful sight. The most special place for resting in Lonavala is THE MACHAN, a tree house. Eco - friendly Machan offers unique tree houses and ground-based cabins and an on-site Indian buffet restaurant. All accommodation boasts a balcony offering stunning valley views. Start planning your trip with your family and friends to the misty abode Lonavala.