During our trip to Pune, we having several monsoon destinations on our list wherever we wished to go i.e Lonavala. It is a very well known Hill Station in Maharashtra. During monsoons, this place turns into a paradise enclosed by the majestic Sahayadri hills covered with several greeneries, sparkling lakes and lots of waterfalls. Here are a number of the simplest places to visit in Lonavala.
We had already ticked off Lavasa from the list and had an amazing time there. We were left with only 1 day before our flight back to our home city, therefore we were trying to find the simplest place to go to which might have to be close to Pune. We finally selected visiting Lonavala for each day trip that is found regarding 65 km from Pune. I had listed down all the places to go to in Lonavala and hoped to be able to visit all.
We should have seen regarding many waterfalls whereas on our way to the attractions in Lonavala. This road trip left us mesmerized and in awe of the gorgeous surroundings.
When to go to Lonavala
If you enjoy monsoons then the simplest time to go to Lonavala is from June until September. The Hill station is conferred with significant rains that make it an awful picnic point and lovable destination. October until March are smart months for looking and trekking.
Places to visit in Lonavala
These attractions include Bhushi Dam, Pawna Dam, Lonavala Lake, Tiger point, Duke’s Nose, Della Adventures, Lohagad Fort, Rajmachi Fort, Karla Caves, and Bhaja Caves. You may be needing a minimum of 2 days to go to these attractions. The Lohagad Fort and Rajmachi Fort ar very well known for trekking in Lonavala. Since we had solely each day in Lonavala, we may visit the below places;
This place additionally called the Monsoon Lake has terribly lovely and mesmerizing surroundings. This lake dries up completely throughout summers and involves life with drinking water throughout the monsoons. The wonderful views of the hills covered with several waterfalls, the tranquil lake, and cool breeze make it an ideal spot for moving and relaxation. Enjoy the views with tea and roast sweet corns simply out there at several carts there. This may should visit throughout monsoons.
This place is the most popular attraction and one in every of the simplest places to go to in Lonavala. Water flows heavily into this dam throughout rainfalls. You’ll be able to climb up to the dam and enjoy the free-flowing water whereas sitting on the steps designed on the dam. You’d need to be careful whereas climb up to the dam as a result of the rains build the huge and narrow steps slippery. There are snacks and tea vendors additionally within the middle of the dam, therefore you’ll be able to even have some snacks there. Make sure you carry further combine of comfortable slippers with you that you simply will switch together with your shoes within the car or cab. You’ll be able to additionally get slippers from there on purchase or rent from a number of vendors there and leave your shoes safe in their locker rooms.
This hill station point may be a drop high with a sheer drop of over 650m. It showcases wonderful panoramic views of forests, hills, and valleys. This drop resembles the form of a leaping tiger. Throughout our visit, the views from the drop were gently covered with clouds. This typically happens throughout significant rainfalls. We stay back there for regarding an hour hoping for the weather to be clear whereas having some hot maggi with tea. You will additionally attempt the delicious corn bhajiyas served at stalls there. It took someday for the weather to be clear and that we were able to catch a number of glimpses of the hills covered with lush greenery. This era is one in every of the foremost holidaymaker attractions and best places to go to in Lonavala for the exciting views. So, it will get pretty crowded during sunset times.
This fort may be a view purpose for the famous Rajmachi Fort that belongs to the famous King Shivaji. It is an accepted holidaymaker spot for trekking. The lovely views of the dense forests and green valleys around these forts build this destination very beautiful expertise for the trekkers.
This lake is simply 25 min drive from Lonavala city center. It is usually known for camping. If you try to find lakeside camping, enjoying the water mirroring the sky, camping within the middle of nowhere, staying in a tent next to the lake, feeling the heat of campfire, having a mouth-watering barbecue and singing away the night, is the most suitable choice close to Lonavala to go to in monsoon.
They are one in every of the oldest Buddhist shrines designed by Buddhist monks in Bharat. These traditionally important caves have the largest and also the best-preserved prayer hall in Bharat. The carvings representational process regarding the teachings and journeys of Buddha within the caves are said to be regarding 2000 years previous. This rock-cut Buddhist cave is created of the many pillars superbly decorated with sculptures of elephants, horses, and alternative depictions.
To reach the caves you have to climb regarding 200 steps from the car parking area. Rains build these stairs slippery therefore you may have to be careful whereas climbing them. There are small entry fees of Rs. 5 for Indian nationals while Rs. 100 for Foreign nationals.
The signature of Lonavala is incredibly renowned for its sweet delicacy Chikki.
Near By Places
The Pawana lake camp offers a captivating view of Mother Nature and nearby historical forts, and places like:
TIKONA FORT 412108, LOHGAD FORT 410408, VISAPUR FORT 410406, TURG FORT 412108, KORAIGAD 412108, RAJMACHI FORT 415108, TIGER POINT410205, LION POINT 410205, BUSHI DAM 410401, VALVAN DAM 410405, MONKEY POINT 410301, KHANDALA HILL STATION 410302, WAX MUSEUM 410401, LONAVALA LAKE 410401, AMBAY VALLY 412108, AMRATANJAN POINT 402104, BHIMASHANKAR TRACK 410201, RAYWOOD PARK 410401, DUCK NOSE 410402, SCORPIO’S STIRG 410406, TUNGRLI DAM 410405, SWAMI NARAYAN TEMPLE NARAYANI DHAM 410301, REVERSE WATERFALL 410406, WET ‘N’ JOY 410405, SHIVLING POINT 410405, KAIVALYA DHAM ASHRAM 410403, DELLA ADVENTURE PARK 410401, LONAVALA WATERFALL 410203, GHANGAD FORT 400001, MANORANJANGAD FORT 410405, BHAJE CAVES 410401, KARLA CAVES -AAI EKVEERA TEMPLE 410505, BEDSE CAVES 410506, BUDHA CAVES YELGHOL 410406,PAVANA DAM 410406, HADSHI – SATYA SAI 412108, PRATI PANDHARPUR 410406, BIRLA GANPATI – SOMATANE 410506, HILTON RESORT 412108, SHIRGAON – PRATI SHIRDI 410506, MCA- INTERNATIONAL CRICKET STADIUM GAHUNJE 412101