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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 Bomb...