LONAVALA – hill station beside a metro city


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Lonavala is a beautiful hill resort near Mumbai in Maharashtra. It is located on Mumbai – Pune road. Lonavala is 104 kms away from Mumbai. It is an easily accessible destination by rail and road. It is situated at a little distance from Khandala.

In Lonavala, there are beautiful and charming natural scenes as well as pleasant climate. This is a popular hill resort. For tourists, it is charming and mesmerizing experience to visit Lonavala. Lonavala and Khandala are called ‘two Jewels of Sahayadry range ’.

Communication: –

Lonavala is easily accessible place as not only it is at short distance from Mumbai, but it is also connected with Mumbai by railway and road both.

Hotels in Khandala and Lonavala their addresses, phone numbers and rates: –

Name

Category

Address

Phone nos.

Average Rates

Lion’s Den Hotel, Lonavala


Tungari Lake Road, Lonavala

—–

Rs. 1600-1800

Surya Resort

Near railway station

—–

Rs. 1700-2400

Hotel Rajdhani


Near Railway station

02114-273445

RS. 1800

Bajaj highland Retrat

3 Star

Lonavala

02114-274111

rS. 2800-2900

Bijis Hill Retreat

3 Star

New Tungarli Rd., Lonavala

02114-273025

Rs. 6200-6300

Avion Holiday Resort

3 Star

Lonavala Market

02114-272755

Rs. 5200-5300

Sahil Sarovar Portico

3 Star

Anandgiri Society, Lonavala

02114-273086

Rs. 3300-3400

Fariyas Holiday Resort

5 Star Dlx.

Frichley Hills Lonavala

02114-273852

Rs. 14000- 15000





PLACES WORTH VISITING:-

Bushi dam: –

bushi damlonavala

It is a dam and very popular picnic spot of Lonavala. It is crowded with people at every weekend and in the monsoon. Here are very beautiful natural scenes. Here are restaurants, shops and snack sellers make the site more useful and easy.

Rajmachi point:-

This point is located at the distance of about 6 kms from Lonavala on the Mumbai Lonavala road. From this point one can view a beautiful scene of Rajmachi forte situated in valley.

Tungari Lake: –

It is a very famous picnic spot in Lonavala. It avails charming and peaceful surroundings. It is also the only source of water for Lonavala.

Valvan Dam:-

It is a dam 2 kms away from Lonavala town. There is also a beautiful garden beside the dam. For khuppur power station the dam is the main source of water.

Shivaji Uddyan and Ryewood park:

This is a beautiful park. The lush green ground, beautifully decorated trees and plants makes it a special picnic spot. Children also enjoy her running, swinging and playing among flowers and plants and fun.

Lonavala Lake: –

lonavala lake

This is also beautiful picnic spot and attracts and draws people towards it. Here is charming and breathtaking scene of the lake and its surroundings. In monsoon the beauty of the lake becomes worth viewing and breathtaking. Its source of water is river Indrayani.

Lohgarh Fort: –

This fort is a historically important place for Maratha rulers. This fort is built up at altitude of about 1000 meters and is situated between Indrayanimand Pawna basins. I t was named Lohgarh, because bits gate was made up of iron and was too heavy to penetrate. This was the fort Shivaji used to live and fought bravely with Mughals. Now It is the centre of attraction for tourists.

Karla caves: –

This is a site related to Buddhists. In ancient times stupas and chaitya were constructed in a wooden cave. It is a beautiful place for tourists. It was constructed in 3rd century B.C. and is one of the oldest Buddhist site.

Bhaja caves:-

This is cave built up of 18 rock cut cave. It was built in 200 B.C. This place was the famous trade route to Deccan from north India. In this cave there are many ancient sculpture and inscriptions. Near the last cave there is a lovely waterfall.



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