Lonavala, India

I have been to Lonavala countless times because it is one of the most popular hill stations  near Mumbai. It’s very difficult to summarise so many trips in one post as every visit has given me some different experience.

In this article I’ll tell you the best of the things to see, do and eat when you are visiting this hill station. If you are visiting for first time it will help you explore this place and if you are a frequent visitor then make sure you have not miss any one of this…

Lonavala has become very poplar because of its close proximity to mumbai It is also popular during monsoon season. These factors have made availability of all facilities in this hill station.


Lonavala Lake

Primarily a picnic spot during the monsoons – the lake being dry in other parts of the year is the Lonavala Lake. At a mere 1.5km from the town, this destination is ideal for families as well as couples.

lonavala lake

Adlabs and Aqua Imagica

Located conveniently on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Adlabs Imagica is the place to be if you’re looking for a day of fun with family and friends.


Celebrity Wax museum

This Wax Museum is founded by a 38 year old wax artist from Kerala, Sunil Kandaloor. It houses sculptures of Rajiv Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto, Michael Jackson, Kapil Dev Adolf Hitler, AR Rahman and many more. Image of Chhatrapati Shivaji is the highlight of the museum.

waxmuseum lonavala

Karla Caves

Located near Lonavala, this place is a colony to caves built by Buddhist monks in between 3rd to 2nd century BC. Rock cut carvings, huge pillars and the magnificient chaitya are its main attraction.

karla caves

Bushi Dam

Bhushi dam flourishes in Monsoons! This point is one MUST VISIT point in Lonavala where you can spend 1-2 hours just playing in the gushing water. No matter you are a kid or adult, this place is a hub of enjoyment for all. DON’T COME BACK WITHOUT VISITING THIS PLACE IN MONSOONS.

Bhushi Dam

Lions viewpoint

Lions view point was easily the best part of my lonavala trip. The moment you reach the edge of the cliff after walking across the road, you just cannot avoid saying “wow!”. The view is majestic and panoramic. You would see small waterfalls all over the place with one waterfall pretty prominent in the view. The wind is extremely strong…

lions viewpoint lonavala

Amby Valley

Aamby Valley City is a township developed by the Sahara India Pariwar in Pune district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is about 23 km from Lonavala, it is one of the best visited place around.


Getting There

It is best and advisable to travel by road which offers awesome scenery and experience

  • Mumbai: approx 100 km 2.5 – 3  hours drive via Mumbai-pune expressway
  • Pune: approx 70 km 1.5 hours drive via Mumbai-pune expressway

Check Your bus availibility online on RedBus

Best season

The best time to visit Lonavala is between the months of October and May. Though people do travel and visit During June-Sep which experience monsoon season. The experience is just awww.

Book your Hotels in Lonavala and find the best prices.


Some of the best eat outs in Lonavala
·         Rama Krishna
·         Pnf Restaurant & Bar
·         Cream Centre
·         Parsi Dhaba
·         German Bakery Wunderbar

Famous Thing

Chikki is a traditional Indian sweet generally made from groundnuts and jaggery. And Lonavala is famous for this sweet. Maganlal Chiki and National Chikki being the leading one.



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2 thoughts on “Lonavala, India

  • August 6, 2016 at 11:52 am

    That’s a wonderful feature on Lonavla. I visited the place years ago and your blog brought back some good old memories.


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