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Lonavala Video Reviews

Square mall, Sunil's Wax museum Lonavala  Video Review

Square mall, Sunil's Wax museum Lonavala

by Shank
5th Aug 17
Bushi dam, Lonavala  Video Review

Bushi dam, Lonavala

by Sona sona
4th Aug 17
Nice place have to fun  Video Review

Nice place have to fun

by Shank
4th Aug 17
Great fort!!  Video Review

Great fort!!

by Rupa kumari
12th Sep 17
Amazing view of Lake!  Video Review

Amazing view of Lake!

by Gaurav Verma
20th Aug 17
Tikona fort view from Tunga and PAWNA  Video Review

Tikona fort view from Tunga and PAWNA

by Vinod Koli
12th Mar 17
Saltar lake , Lonavala  Video Review

Saltar lake , Lonavala

by Pramod Nikam
13th Nov 17
It is Haldighati at Lohagad Fort  Video Review

It is Haldighati at Lohagad Fort

by Himanshu Jain
4th Sep 17
Good place to hangout  Video Review

Good place to hangout

by Gaurav Verma
21st Aug 17
Beautiful Lake  Video Review

Beautiful Lake

by Kunal Savla
29th Apr 17

I am heading to Lonavala

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Konark Patel

Reviews (351)

Gunesh beri

Gunesh beri5.0/5

12 reviews

Overall its OK but hotel needs improvements.

Tungar lake & upper hill visit is must, you can see sunset from this hill. Bhushi dam is crowded in monsoon but you can plan visit. Overflowing water is amazing scene. Sunset point at old khandla is a good spoy for selfies. Tata garden and wax museums are added attractions. 2d /1 and is ideal stay at this place.

Mitesh jaisar

Mitesh jaisar5.0/5

3 reviews

Good destination

Amazing experience in Lonavala trip . . Depending on the destination you visited, share your experience on the kind of activities you did there. If its a beach place, did you try para sailing or water rides and if you visited a wildlife sanctuary, how was the safari? Tell us if you just relaxed and did nothing or indulged in some trekking, boating, nature walks or bird watching!

Lonavala Overview

History of Lonavala

Lonavala is a popular hill station and a municipal council situated in Pune District, Maharashtra. The city is located 64 km from Pune city and 96 km from Mumbai. It lies 622 m above sea level in the Sahyadri Ranges, which separate the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan Coast. The hill station is spread over an area of 38 square km. The name of the city is derived from the Sanskrit word "Lonavala", which refers to a group of caves.

The name was given to the place due to the presence of many caves in and around the city. Lord Elphinstone, who was the Governor of the Bombay Presidency, discovered the city of Lonavala along with Khandala, in 1871. Present day Lonavala was a part of the Yadava Dynasty, which was taken over by the Mughals, who ruled the region for a long time. There is also an important role of the Malva warriors and the forts of the city in the history of the Maratha and Peshwa Empires. Lonavala was also the mainstay of the Malva Warriors, who were regarded as the fiercest Hindu fighting clan. The city has also witnessed great warriors like Sardar Dabhade, who was the commandant of the Peshwa armies. Later, the nearby villages were used as the battleground for many battles between regional Indian rulers and British armies. The Governor of Bombay favoured Lonavala in 1811 due to its large forest cover. This forest cover made the city a vacation and hunting spot by the British administrators, which lead to its reputation as a tourist destination.

Things To Do in Lonavala

The Tungi Fort of Lonavala is one of its famous tourist spots. Malik Ahmed founded the fort near the village of Karjat. This fort is known for its natural strength. Apart from this fort, there are also many caves present around the city namely Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves and the Bedsa Caves. The place has valleys, hills, waterfalls and lush greenery due to which it is also called the "Jewel of Sahyadri". The city is popular for its sweet chikki. Tourists visiting Lonavala must shop for and eat chikkis from renowned stores, for instance, Maganlal's Stores, which is the most popular of them all. Travellers can also explore Lonavala by participating in some adventure activities, which need not be arduous. Trekking up Kalri Hills and Duke's Nose, fishing in the many lakes that Lonavala has or just picnicking near them are great options for tourists. Lonavala connects Mumbai and Pune via rail. The best time to visit Lonavala is during the monsoon, between October and May, when the scenic spots become lush green and the waterfalls are in full flow.

Photos of Lonavala

Koregad Fort, Lonavala

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Konark Patel

Koregad Fort, Lonavala
Koregad Fort, Lonavala

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Konark Patel

Koregad Fort, Lonavala
Tiger's Leap, Lonavala

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Sandeep kumar Roy

Tiger's Leap, Lonavala
Rajmachi Point , Lonavala

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Amit Chaudhary

Rajmachi Point , Lonavala

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