Lonavala is located at a distance of 65 km from Pune 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 Pune by road.
However, the best way to reach Lonavala from Pune is by road, a journey of about 1 hour 20 minutes by car. The places covered between Pune and Lonavala are Pune - 43 km -> Kanhe - 4 km -> Khamshet - 18 km -> Lonavala.
On the way, here are several ATMs, hospitals and rest stops. Eating joints such as Cafe Punjab, McDonald's and Sher E Punjab are present on the route. Petrol pumps of Hindustan Petroleum (HP) and Indian Oil, among others, are also available at regular intervals en route.
Transport options from Pune to Lonavala
Pune to Lonavala By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Lonavala, which takes about 1 hour 20 minutes. This mode is ideal for group travel and for families with senior citizens and kids. Cost of cab per kilometre is about INR 9 to 30 approximately, depending upon the type of car hired.
If you are in Pune then you can take local trains too. It runs in the gap of 1 hour. You can find seat in cheap and if you are going with friends then it doesn't matter by what way you are travelling. Pune to Lonavala : 15 Rs (Local fare). I must tell you to visit in the rainy season.
It was a great journey, maza aa gaya. We started in the morning and it was awesome. We started from Pune and travelled through the Pune Mumbai Highway and we enjoyed our ride. It was woww. In the way you will get many dhabas and restaurant. Pune Mumbai express-way is awesome and you will have a good drive.
Driving on the Pune Expressway is a very nice experience and specially when you start early in the morning. Its just 20 mins drive from Pune and you can plan to stay at any of the roadside food stall to have your morning tea and the garam garam aaloo parathas.
It is a good experience to travel towards Lonavala and specially during the winter season. One can enjoy the nature and water rides like banana ride, jet sky. Newly married couple can njoy more at the place. Accommodation is also available if you required and some construction agencies selling independent hoses over Lonavala. I will plan one more time to travel in winter session.
Lonavla is really a great place to be on weekends. Various spots to visit i.e Bushi Dam, Tiger Point and It's a great place to chill and enjoy with friends. The experience was awesome as we had few stops on our way to refuel and also to have food. Service was awesome of hotel. Overall it was a great experience.
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