Lonavala is situated at a distance of 88 km from Mumbai. Famous for a traditional Indian sweet made from ground nuts and jaggery called 'chikki' and popular as a hill station, Lonavala is well connected to Mumbai by road and train.
However, the best way to reach Lonavala from Mumbai is by road, a journey of about 1 hour 20 minutes by car. The places covered between Mumbai and Lonavala are Mumbai - 12 km -> Mankhurd - 76 km -> Lonavala.
Several ATMs, hospitals, rest stops and dhabas fall on the way. Restaurants such as Appetite, McDonald's and Sunrise are present on the route. Petrol pumps of Hindustan Petroleum (HP) and Indian Oil, among others, are also available at regular intervals.
Transport options from Mumbai to Lonavala
Mumbai to Lonavala By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Lonavala, which takes about 1 hour 20 minutes. Ideal for group travel, this mode is also suitable for families with senior citizens and kids. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre ranges from INR 10 to 35 depending upon the type of car hired.
Travelling by car gives you an opportunity to explore express-way but till Kalamboli its a mess as it is traffic prone expressway makes your further journey to Lonavala a memorable one. Don't miss to visit food mall for refreshment and some yummy Maharashtrian dishes like vada pav, misal pav chai etc. Take the 2nd exit to avoid traffic.
This route gives me an awesome driving experience, some light music some cold coffee from CCD add to this awesome experience. Once you enter the Lonavala City you start feeling this slow peaceful life. Mountains and ghats on the way are best looking in rainy season. I also enjoy fog during winter.
We had 3 buses booked for a group of over 60 people. One of the buses broke down on the way. Therefore other buses had to wait and then the passengers had to be somehow accommodated in 2 buses only. In the process our arrival to the resort got delayed quite a lot.
Every time I choose Neeta Travel, just need to cut off rate. Because it's too much expensive. Ac experience is very nice. Good bus condition and bus reached on time. I want to choose again. Comfortable bus journey.
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