5 Best places to visit in Lonavala. Lonavala is the nearest hill station from Mumbai and Pune. Lonavala has many things to offer for tourist around the world. Mostly people visit Lonavala in the month of monsoon and Winter.
Pune to Lonavala Distance in Kilometer – 62
Train from Mumbai – Koyna Express – 8:40 am
After reaching Lonavala Station you can take cab for Sightseeing. Cab charges will be from Rs.1500 fro 4 people to 1700 for 7 pax
Question. What is Lonavala special for
Answer: Lonavala is famous for Lakes, dams, caves, rajmachi point, trekking to lohagad etc.
Question: Is lonavala worth visiting?
Answer: Lonavala is worth visiting for Bushi Dam during monsoon and camping during winter season.
Question: Is Lonavala safe at night?
Answer: Lonavala is very safe at night. Its a very busy place, most of the people enter lonavala at night also.
Attraction in Lonavala / Sightseeing in Lonavala
Lonavala Lake is your first point of sightseeing in Lonavala. For security reasons, Lonavala Lake is kept closed during monsoon. Lonavala Lake was formed in 1876. Nowadays, the water of this lake is supplied to the local people for drinking.
The Bushi dam is just 4 to 5 Km from Lonaval Station, you can easily reach Bushi dam by taking auto from Railway station. It will cost you around 300 to 400. or else you do a cab for one day trip.
You can visit https://www.lonavalacab.com for Lonavala Sightseeing.
Bushi Dam is worth watching during rainy season. During Rainy season the road is full of water and nuneven stones. During the monsoon season the Bhushi dam overflows and water comes to you in full force and in form of waves, You feel like you are in a Wave Pool Water Park. Peole enjoying while seating on the steps when water overflows. These steps were build by goverment to promote Bushi Dam as a tourist Place.
Lions Point is named because of its design. It is also called as Tiger Point. Lions point is 20 to 25 Km from Lonavala Station. You can easily find rickshaw from Lonavala Railway station to Lions Point. Lions Point opens at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the evening.
If you visit lions point in rainy season, you will see that the fog has completely subdued the lion’s point and the cold air moving here will make you feel fresh and engergizing. You will try to look in the valley but you will not see anything due to fog. If the weather is clear then you will also see waterfall / greenery / lake.
Lioin point is the best point for Photographer. If you want to visit beautiful nature, waterfall, greenery, then Lonavala Lions Point is the best place for you near Mumbai and Pune.
Best time to visit Lions: You can enjoy cool weather specially in reainy seaon. The whole point is covered with fog. Its very good place for photographer.
Parking – You need to park your vehicle at other side of the road by paying parking charges. Parking charges at Lions point are Rs.20 for Bike, Rs.50 for car and Rs.100 for Bus.
Activities – No activities are there to do at Lions point.
Food – You can enjoy Tea, buiscuit, Bhutta = Rs.30. Maggi and Pakoda will cost you Rs.70 per plate.
Best places to visit in Lonavala during rainy season
Karla caves is 11 Km from Lonavala railway station. You can easily get rickshaw / MSRTC bus from railway station / bus stand to reach Karla. It is also near to the Malvali station, just 6 to 7 km from malvali. Caves structure and carving here reminds you the art of buddhist era.
Entry Timing – 9am to 6pm
India Adult (above 10 years) = Rs.20
Foreigners = Rs.200
Camera = Rs.25
Attraction: Steap and uneven stairs, caves, Ekvira temple Waterfall. Children will get bored but one should visit to know the history.
Time Required – at least 2 and half hours.
Food – You can find many stall offering juice, pakodas, vada pav at a reasonable rate.
Best time to Visit: Best time to visit Karla Caves is during Winter season. Trekking lovers can also opt for rainy season but with a proper guidance.
If you want to study the history and want to know the construction of buddhist era, you should visit Karla Caves.
Pawna Lake Camping / Lakeside Camping
Pawna lake is 14 km away from Lonavala Railway Station. it is best known for its camping activities. You can easily find rickshaw or eeco from Lonavala railway station or bus stand.
Transportation Cost from Lonavala – EECO charges – Rs.1200 for group of 10 people.
Nearby attraction – Lohgad Fort, Tikona Fort, Pavana Dam
Entry Fees – Not applicable
Camping Charges – 1200 per person.
For more details on camping please watch video
Thats it Guys for 5 Best places to visit in Lonavala