Lonavala is a popular hill station at 2407 feet above sea level. It is a romantic escape from the noise of city life. The best time to reach the hill station is in winter. There are even resorts in Lonavala hill station. There is even Lonavala Tiger hill.
The hill station is in the Pune district, 64km from Pune. It is well known for its production of chikki, a hard candy. It has a pleasant climate, ancient caves, historical forts, magnificent exquisiteness and beautiful lakes. Lonavala hill station is one of India’s best destination places to visit.
Most of the tourists are youth, celebrities, honeymooners, etc. Lonavala is called the “Jewel of Sahyadri” or the “city of caves” in the Sahyadri hills.
It also has spectacular places, natural wonders, religious attractions, etc. The hill’s name came from Leni, which means Prakrit and avail, which also means Prakrit series.
The present Lonavala hills were previously Yadava Dynasty. Later the Mughals dynasty knew the strategic importance of the place and kept it for an extended time.
The historic forts on the hill and the Mavala warriors played a vital role in the Maratha empire and Peshwas. In 1811, the Lonavala and Khandala hills were discovered by Lord Elphinstone. He was the governor of Bombay’s presidency at that time.
Lonavala Hill station is such a destination with natural beauty. Some of the top attractions are:
- Bushi Dam
- Rajmachi Fort
- Lonavala Lake
- Shrivardhan Fort
- Tikona Fort
- Ryewood Park
- Visapur Fort
- Rajmachi Wildlife Sanctuary
- Bhairavnath Temple
The most popular hill stations in Lonavala are:
- Malshej Ghat
Some of the resorts in Lonavala with hill views are:
Best 5-Star Resorts
- Della Resort
- The Machan Resort
- Fariyas Resort
- Rhythm Lonavala
- Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat
- Sterling Lonavala
Best 4 Star Resorts
- The Dukes Retreat
- The Lagoona Resort
- Picaddle Resorts
3 Star Resorts
- Cloud 9 Hills Resort
- Upper Deck Resort
- Serenity Resort
- Avion Holiday Resort
- Kumar Resort
- Krushnai Resort
- Mystica Resort
- Treasure Island Resort
- Misty Meadows Resorts
- Krisna Resort
- Swarg Resort
Lonavala Tiger Hill is 12km from the Railway station and 12 km from the Tung Fort. The place is known as Tigers Leap or Tigers point, with a beautiful scenic viewpoint at Kurvande.
Lonavala Tiger Hill, known as Waghdari, is a clifftop with a sheer drop of over 650m that offers a broad view of the hills.
The name came because the hill resembles the shape of the leaping tiger. There is also a small waterfall near the viewpoint which flows at the mansion for months. Lonavala Tiger hill point is the best place for relaxing, rafting, trekking, etc.
The best time to reach Lonavala is in Summer because the city’s weather will be pleasant. People can also visit Lonavala in the summer.
How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airport to reach Lonavala in Pune.
Rail: The main stations go through while travelling in Mumbai.
Road: There are frequent buses from the major cities of Maharashtra.