Mumbai is known for its pace of life. All around you just see, people running with no idea what are they searching for, where are they going to. Mumbai is Mayanagri, people come here to get a dream, to live their dream. But coloring their dreams here in Mayanagri, somewhere people forget to live. And yes they say; once you are bored of fighting for your dreams, spend a day or two in Lonavala. Make you feel the existence of yourself.
Lonavala is a Hill Station, located around 95 Kilometers away from the crowd of Mumbai. Beautiful scenic view, lush green hills, cool breeze, foggy weather and you know what this amazing place Lonavla has it all. Being a part of the Sahyadri hills, the countryside view will mesmerize you and will force you to stay there. Lonavla is covered by dense forest, waterfalls, dam alongside lakes that makes it a must visit place for every nature lover.
Lonavala has several tourist places that Forts, waterfalls, dames and lakes. Here are some best places to visit in Lonavala are as follows:
Tigers Leap: Situated a distance of 12 km from Lonavala Railway Station, it is a natural landscape located close to I.N.S. Shivaji. The point derives its name from its resemblance to the shape of a leaping tiger. Tigers Leap offers a splendid view of the valley.
Lohagad Fort: Lohagad Fort is one of the most visited forts in Maharashtra which was built by Guru Govind Singh in 1564 CE to serve as a prison. The fort separates the Indrayani basin from the Pawna basin. This fort is famous trekking destination during the monsoon season.
Bushi Dam: The Bhushi Dam is a masonry dam on the Indrayani River, situated at a distance of 6 km from Lonavala Railway Station. The steps like structure of the dama from which the water overflows during the monsoon season. This overflowing water gives it a beautiful and surreal view as the water cascades down the steps.
Rajmachi Fort: Rajmachi Fort is an ancient fort situated in Pune district of Maharashtra. It is situated on the way to Mumbai from Pune, just before the starting point of the ghat, which is 6.5 km from Lonavala. Shrivardhan and Manoranjan are two small forts located close to this historical monument. Ancient Buddhist caves known as Kondhane caves are situated on the western side of the Rajmachi plateau.
Khandala: Situated on the foothills of Sahyadri, Khandala has scenic valleys, green hills, serene lakes and misty waterfalls. Lonavala and Khandala are the twin hill stations located near to each other. Khandala is a popular hill station known for its panoramic beauty, deep valleys and scenic beauty.
Karla Caves: Karla is one of the most popular centers of early rock-cut architecture in India. Situated about 8 kilometres away from the beautiful hill station of Lonavala, it place is famous among the tourists. These centuries old Buddhist rock-cut cave shrines are good examples of the early Buddhist temple art in India. The chaityagriha is the most prominent and hence it dominates the remaining excavations. Buddhist monastery, an idol of Lord Buddha, an aisle made up of 37 pillars, a huge rock-cut Chaitya (prayer hall) and carved elephant heads are the main highlights here.
Della Adventure: Della Adventure is considered as the biggest adventure park in India, sprawling across an area of around 5 acres. The park offers over 100 adventure sports and activities to indulge in for people of all ages. Della has luxury resort, many restaurants, cafes and bakeries.
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