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.
Overall the journey was a nice experience for those who like to travel in hilly areas and for some it could be a problem as there are so many turns and curves that you can feel just like vomiting and with the increase in height you will also feel as if your ears are closed.
Driving on Pune Mumbai highway is an amazing and soothing experience. Traffic is almost none as all vehicles ply at around 100 km/hr. Once you leave Pune city, it takes about 1. 5 hours maximum to reach Lonavala. Lonavala ghat during rainy season is heaven with several small waterfalls all along the highway. Driving is a bit risky but worth the enjoyment. We should be driving safe to avoid any accidents. They happen very frequently on this highway though.
During rainy season the weather is just perfect. The road is good and within 1 hour you reach Lonavala. Because of expressway. The journey is very comfortable. The road from lonavala to Della resort was like WALK ( Drive ) IN CLOUDS during rainy season.
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.
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