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About Lonavala

Beautifully tucked in Sahyadri Ranges, Lonavala has lately come into spotlight as one of the most popular weekend destinations, located just few kilometres from Pune and Mumbai. Blessed with lush mountains, verdant valleys, mystical caves and salubrious climate, Lonavala allures travellers in pursuit of absolute privacy and serenity. The place is bestowed with so many beautiful places and tourist attractions which will simply take your breath away. A famous honeymoon destination in India, Lonavala has every ingredient to make your holiday most memorable and enchanting.


How to reach Lonavala from Pune

Pune is the nearest airport, located approximately 67.8 km. from town. One can board a flight till Pune Airport and then book a cab to reach this beautiful hill station. Mumbai-Pune Expressway is the best route to reach Lonavala from Pune. It takes approximately 1 hour 34 minutes to reach the town from Pune Airport via this route. A drive through the mesmerising Sahyadri mountain ranges and illuminated tunnels is an enchanting experience to cherish forever. The high-speed expressway is in extremely good condition and makes the journey most hassle-free and convenient. It is also the shortest route from Pune to Lonavala.

There is another route that tourists can take via Mumbai-Pune Expressway and NH4. The distance from Pune Airport to Lonavala via this route is around 72.5 km and takes nearly 1 hour 37 minutes. However, traffic density became high in this route and the road became congested. As a result, the travelling time increased. Therefore, Mumbai-Pune Expressway is considered the most convenient and fastest road route to reach Lonavala from Pune.

Stopover to eat on the way to Lonavala from Pune -

There are several good eating joints on the way to Lonavala where you can stopover to relish some delicious food. Some good stopover places are:
  • Sheetal Da Dhaba: Good for North Indian, Chinese, Mughlai and Seafood
  • Hotel Kailash Parbat: A popular stopover on old Mumbai - Pune Expressway, the hotel is ideal for some tea and snacks
  • Sidhu Panjabi Dhaba: The roadside dhaba on old Mumbai-Pune highway is known for its North Indian food

Places to visit in Lonavala

  1. Bhaja Caves - Lonavala is famous for amazing rock-cut caves that date back to the 200 B.C. The Buddhist caves resemble astounding architecture and historic events, and are a beautiful example of Indian sculpture and art.
    • Timings: 08.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
    • Open on: All Days
    • Entry Fee: Rs 10 per person for Indians above 15 years; US$5 per person for foreigners above 15 years

  2. Bhushi Dam - Bhushi Dam is also known as Bushy Dam and offers spectacular scenic views, especially during monsoon. Swimming is not allowed in this dam.
    • Timings: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
    • Open on: All Days
    • Entry Fee: Free

  3. Tungarli Lake - The artificial lake offers stunning natural backdrop, hilltop view of Lonavala and good hiking opportunities. It is also famous for picnic and is one of the most popular attractions in Lonavala.
    • Timings: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
    • Open on: All Days
    • Entry Fee: Free

  4. Karla Caves - The largest cave temple in India, Karla Caves are built during 100 A.D. by the Buddhists. It is one the finest places to discover ancient Buddhist culture and architecture.
    • Timings: 08.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
    • Open on: All Days
    • Entry Fee: Rs. 5 per person

  5. Lonavala Lake - The picturesque picnic spot is known for its natural beauty and scenic vistas. It is also called the Monsoon Lake because it dries up during winter and gushes with water during monsoon.
    • Timings: No entry timings
    • Open on: All Days
    • Entry Fee: Free

  6. Ryewood Park - A beautiful hangout place in Lonavala, the park is most visited by families during weekends. The park has green lawns and playgrounds for children.
    • Timings: 08.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
    • Open on: All Days
    • Entry Fee: Free

Places to eat in Lonavala

Lonavala is a popular weekend getaway from Mumbai and Pune, and hosts several good places to eat.
  • Cafe 24 - Cafe 24 at Della Resort is a multi-cuisine restaurant that serves authentic Indian and Chinese delicacies. It has also a pub.
  • Homely Food - If you are missing homely food, this is one of the best places to be. The hotel serves delicious home-made food that includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.
  • The Kinara Village Dhaba - This is a good place for awesome dhaba-style food, perfect for families. The eating joint serves both Asian and Chinese food.
  • Rama Krishna - It is an ideal place for good breakfast like Idli and Dosa.

Places to stay in Lonavala

Being a renowned tourist destination, there are several places to live in Lonavala that meet unique taste and budget of the visitors. On one hand, there are premier 4 star and 5 star hotels in Lonavala that offer impeccable facilities like swimming pool, multi-cuisine restaurant, Wi-Fi, spacious rooms, fitness centre and concierge; on the other hand, there are 2 star hotels and budget inns that offer comfortable accommodation and good food at a fair price.
  • Lake View Resort: A 2-star hotel with airy rooms, complimentary breakfast, rooftop restaurant and garden.
  • Hotel Sapphire: A premier 3-star hotel with spacious rooms, gymnasium, outdoor pool and multi-cuisine restaurant.
  • Orchard Resort: A low-key hotel with good facilities like spa and gymnasium, outdoor pool, restaurant and bar.
  • Fariyas Resort - It is a 5 star hotel with exotic suites and guestrooms, two swimming pools, spa and two restaurants.

Places to shop in Lonavala

Shopping in Lonavala is all about buying chikki, jams and jellies, and fudge. Chikki is a ready-to-eat sweet made from groundnut and jaggery. Lonavala Bazaar is a popular shopping destination where you buy a wide range of products including cane products, carved wooden figures, food items, trinkets and souvenirs. Triose Plaza is also a good shopping centre.

Activities to Do in Lonavala

Some of the most interesting things to do in Lonavala are:
  • Visit Tiger's Leap for spectacular views of the Sahyadri mountains and lush valleys around
  • Enjoy gushing cool waters of the Bushy Dam
  • Try camping or trekking or picnic by Tungarli Lake, Pavna Lake or Lonavala Lake
  • Relax and have some fun time in Ryewood Garden
  • Do not miss to savour delicious Vada Paos or fresh corn
  • Enjoy buying chikki, fudge, jams and jellies for your loved ones

Weather at Lonavala

  • Summer (April to mid-June) is moderate (23 C to 35 C)
  • Monsoon (July to September) brings heavy rainfall and humidity
  • Winter (November to mid-March) is much cooler and pleasant (12C to 33C)

Useful Information

  • Carry cool cottons for summer months and light woollen for winter
  • If you love adventure, don't forget your walking shoes, ideal for trekking or rock climbing
  • Make sure that you book hotels well in advance, especially during peak seasons


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Pune to Lonavala Taxi Fares

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Tata Indica A/C
Passangers
4 + driver
Fare Per KM
9.0 / Km
Estimated Cost

2450

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Tata Indigo A/C
Passangers
4 + driver
Fare Per KM
10.0 / Km
Estimated Cost

2700

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Swift Dzire A/C
Passangers
4 + driver
Fare Per KM
11.0 / Km
Estimated Cost

2950

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Mahindra Xylo A/C
Passangers
6 + driver
Fare Per KM
12.0 / Km
Estimated Cost

3200

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Passangers
6 + driver
Fare Per KM
13.5 / Km
Estimated Cost

3575

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