Posted by : Sandeep September 5, 2012

Lonavala is a city and hill station in Indian state of Maharashtra. Lonavala is situated in the district of Pune and is 64 km away from it.  It is elevated at the height of 625m and is popular tourist spot in entire Maharashtra. Marathi is widely spoken language in the region while Hindi is also spoken by some. It has pleasant climate throughout the year and can be visited any time of the year.

Places of interest: Lonavala offers its tourists many places of attraction in and around it. 

Rajmachi Point :-  

Rajmachi Point 
                         Image Courtesy: Ravinder Singh Gill
  It is famous place situated 6km from Lonavala. This point offers beautiful views of surrounding valleys and Shivaji’s favorite fort Rajmachi fort.

Ryewood Park :- 

It is another place of interest. The park is abundant with tall trees. It also houses a Shiva temple nearby.
Valvan dam is another place to visit near Lonavala. It is just 2km away from the town. The dam has at its foot a beautiful garden.

Duke’s Nose :-  

Duke's Nose 
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   It is a popular cliff near Lonavala. The cliff is named after Due wellington whose nose resemble the popular cliff.

Lonavla Lake :-

is a fascinating place which offers wonderful surrounding sceneries the lake is just 1.5 km from the town. 

Lohagad fort :-

  Lohagad fort
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 It divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavna and is situated on a side range of the Sahyadris.Lohgarh is popular for trekking.A panoramic view of the Pawna dam can be seen from the fort. There are a number of local trains operating between Lonavla and Pune.
Karla Caves, Lion’s Point, Tungarli Lake, Shooting Point and wax museum are some of the other place of attraction to be seen in Lonavala.
There are many hotels and resorts which provide accommodation facilities to the tourists.

Other details:

Lonavala is famous for its Chikkis. Many people are seen thronging to stores to purchase Chikkis, Fudges and other savories.

Here you will not miss Masala Chai as it is available at almost every hill station and tourist spot.  Lonavala also offers its tourists its favorite snacks like Vadapav and hot Bhajiyas.  

How to get Lonavala:  

Road and rail connects it to other parts of the state and the country. Lonavala is situated on Pune-Mumbai express way and hence connected well to Pune Mumbai and other cities and towns of the state. Lonavala has its own railway station which well linked to Pune and other cities of the state. Closest airport is Pune Airport which well connected by several flights to major cities of the country.  You can book a taxi or cab from Pune airport to reach city center.

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