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Ankit Gindodiya
  • Ankit Gindodiya
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review

"Awesome place to relax" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Lonavala is an awesome place to visit specially in Rainy Season. It is located near Mumbai in the heart of Maharashtra. There are a lot of hotels and resorts where you can go and enjoy.
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Harsh Joshi
  • Harsh Joshi
  • Lives in Indore
  • 1 Review

"Fun Place for Travelling with or without anyone" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Lonavla together with Khandala is a fun place to visit! Both taken together are really nice places, if you don't have motion sickness, that is! The place is full of awesome hills and just as in places like Matheran near Mumbai and Kodikanal near Coimbatore,you are literally standing on clouds. The destination has a set routine of 'points' for you to see, but the real attraction is really everywhere. Visiting Lonavla and Khandala is best done during late Monsoon -- around August,m when the substantial rains have passed leaving behind valleys and hills full of greenery and majestic waterfalls you can't help but gape at!

Remember to bargain, prices are mostly negotiable. Do visit, and have a lot of fun!
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Ajay
  • Ajay
  • 3 Reviews

"Nice and popular place"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Overall experience is very nice indeed. The place is really nice. One of the commonly visited places from Mumbai. This is a weekend destination and is very popular among people.
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Ankit
  • Ankit
  • 10 Reviews

"Lovely place for fun and thrills"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I want to come here again and again. This is an awesome place. We had great fun. I would suggest to visit the place in the rainy season to get a better feel of the place.
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Ayush Gupta
  • Ayush Gupta
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"The Lovely Lonavala"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This destination is a fun filled one. I simply love this place. I so loved the place that I ended up staying here for more than a month. The drive down the Pune Expressway was amazing. I had a lovely time. If you love nature, this is one place you must come!
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Ankita Chakravart
  • Ankita Chakravart
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews

"Lonavala- Don't miss it!"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This destination is fun filled. I had a great time there. It was peaceful and at the same time it was fun. I am very happy with the place. I loved the place to much that I ended up staying here for more than a month; yes, the place is really good. Honestly the fruits are fresh, the local food is good and the weather is so pleasant, that you don't feel like coming back.

There are a lot of destinations to visit like Bushi Dam, Tiger Point, Karja Caves, Wax Museum, and The Bigg Boss set (yes the set is in Lonavala). The drive to any place is just beautiful. Overall if you come to Lonavala, you won't regret is. Just the traffic on weekends might irritate you a bit, but if you are walking, then no worries at all. Suitable for all age groups, its a must visit, weekend destination for all! Cheers!!!
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A S
  • A S
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 451 Reviews

"Truly beautiful experience!"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
We went to this amazing hill town from Pune via amazing drive on Mumbai Pune Express Highway; it was close to 70 km. Lonavala is famous for its scenic beauty mostly during monsoon, the Western Ghats will give you an international look and feel, the landscaping is just breathtaking. We spent a lot of time at Tiger point and Lion point to get of the most awesome view ever; local vendors sell maggi over there which is a great experience, in such a moist climate. Then we went to Lohagad fort, Bhushi Dam, Karla and Bhaja Caves - these are very mesmerizing places and attracts a lot of tourists. Lastly don't forget to buy various varieties of chikki (honey peanuts bar) from Lonavala.
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HDoshi
  • HDoshi
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 30 photos
  • 19 Reviews

"Best place to get Fudge and Chikki"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Apr 3, 2014
This place is popular in the rains. However, there is nothing much great in Lonavala. There are few points where you can go. Sunset point is a must visit place in Lonavala. If you are going in rains then dams are full and you enjoy there. You get all types of cuisine here. Many restaurants are there. With regards to shopping, do not forget to include fudge and chikki in your list. You can relax at the hotel and at the most you can go up the tiger hill in your car.
Advice - Do not visit this place in Summers. Winters and monsoons are best time to visit.
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Mohan Poduval
  • Mohan Poduval
  • 3 photos
  • 4 Reviews

"Best time is during the winter and monsoon"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Mar 21, 2014
Being an avid photographer, I love travelling a lot and I mean a lot. To capture the people of all walks and life and the culture behind them. One of them is the famous, Karja Caves in Lonavala. Great having an insight of how humanity and religion has survived all odds. Best time is during the winter and monsoon. Food is good and the local sweets called "CHIKKI' is a must to carry. Another place is the "Shooting Point" where one could capture a image of a gorilla on a hill nearby.
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S Chowdhury
  • S Chowdhury
  • Lives in Pune
  • 5 photos
  • 3 Reviews

"Works well for a short break"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Mar 15, 2014
We've been to Lonavala a number of times. It's a bit over hyped, but being close to Pune, a perfect destination for a short, relaxed break during the weekends. There are a number of tourist spots in and around for people to visit. And Khandala is just a hop and skip away. Lots of staying options at Lonavala, from cheap to expensive hotels and resorts. And there are lots of option to have fun as well.
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Lonavala Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 622 m
  • Pincode: 410401
  • District: Pune
  • Language: Hindi,Marathi
  • STD code: 02114
  • Weather: Summer 22 to 40°C, Winter 12 to 33°C
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 ‘Lonavali’, 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 main stay 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.

The Tungi Fort of Lonavala is one of its famous tourist spots. Malik Ahmed founded the fort near the village of Kajrat. 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.

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