Mumbai-Lonavala Road, Near Lonavala, Khandala, Lonavala
Kondana Caves are a bunch of ancient Buddhist caves carved out of rock somewhere in the region of 200 BC – 100 BC. Situated on the Rajmachi mountain, 20-25 kms off Karjat, we stumbled upon this place more by accident than intent.
Tungarli Lake, 6.5 Km from Lonavala, Khandala, Lonavala
We started from pune by 9:15 am with in between stops for picking medicines and chocolates n snacks and also petrol near waked and drove our two wheelers towards lonavala on state Highway. The road was near empty with no major vehicle passing through. We drove for good 1 hr 30 mins. And reached lonavala main market. We went on state Highway searching for a right turn. But couldn't trace it.. So went back and took the route shown in the map. There is no major signage put to reach this place and that's why we were struggling to reach.While driving we came across a lake just 15 mins drive from lonavala market.. We went ahead as we were late for trekking.. The road ended near one of resorts and ahead to us was only muddy uneven rubble road slopping downwards.. We were not sure whether this was the route throughout and enquired with local people. They said the entire road is this way and down below after 20 mins it will become level but also I formed us about other route from khandala side. We had one pulsar and another aviator.. We were not sure whether aviator will be able to reach on such route.. We decided to head back.. She did some time near the lake and take lunch at lonavala main market and start from khandala side.We then reached the lake.. It was blue and clear water.. There were many trees forming an beautiful amalgamation of landscape..
Jalvaayu Marg, Lonavala
A popular weekend getaway spot from the city of Pune is the Bhushi Dam in Lonavla. Cool waters and the warm sunshine is what one gets at this famous tourist spot that is best visited during the monsoon season. However, the authorities do not allow swimming in this dam due to the inconsistent water flow. The climate here is moderate throughout the year and one can c pay a visit to this place at any time. However, locals suggest that one should visit the place from October to March while for Lonavla, June to September is ideal. One is sure to have a great time when one visits either Lonavla or the Bhushi Dam.
The Bhushi Dam stands on the Indrayani River in Lonavala developed and maintained by the Indian Railways and private sector. This Dam is located in the Pune-Mumbai Expressway, which is the one of the best 6 lane highway in India. This dam was built in 1860s as a source of water for the steam engines of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway. The consumption of liquor is prohibited in this area due to the security reasons. This is a very famous holiday destination in Maharashtra. The place is filled with cold water, warm sunshine, and vibes of nature. The force of water here is inconsistent, so swimming is prohibited in this area, but one can enjoy stepping on the rocky land with cold water flowing below. This area has a moderate climate throughout the year. The best time to pay a visit in the Bhushi Dam is during Monsoon.
Rajmachi Town, Lonavala
Known by titles such as 'Jewel of the Sahyadris' and 'Pride of the Sahyadris', the Khandala is another beautiful hill station along with its twin station Lonavala. It is smaller and calmer than Lonavala. The beautiful waterfalls, hiking and trekking trails, quaint and tranquil sceneries all make up for an exotic treat to the eyes and soul. The nearest tourist attractions are the Nagphani, Tiger Point, Bhushi and Valvan Lake, Tugauli among many other beautiful locations.
Near Savashni Ghat, Lonavala
Korigad (also called Koraigad, Koarigad or Kumwarigad) is a hill fort located about 20 km (12 mi) south of Lonavla in Pune district, Maharashtra, India. Its date of construction is not known but likely predates 1500.
Tikona peak, Near Pavana River, Lonavala
The fort is in Maval district, near Lonavla, Maharashtra. The vast backwaters of Pavana dam can be seen in the distance.
Tamhini Ghat, Khandala, Lonavala, Maharashtra 410301
It is difficult to describe in words the magnificent beauty of Tamhini Ghat. The breathtaking views of waterfalls and mountains will simply leave you awestruck!
Situated near Ambegaon on the River Ghod, the Dhimbe is a gravity dam that that is a part of the Kukadi project and is now a famous tourist destination the city of Pune. The place is maintained by the Government of India and is visited by many locals and as well as tourists. The Dam opened in the year 2000 and is a part of a five site dam project in the same region. The total capacity that this dam can hold is about 38,0000 km3. The place is vast and makes for a great day out. There is a 5 MW powerhouse at the foot of the dam.
This is the highest point that the twin hill stations of Lonavala- Khandala has to offer to the tourists. This place is from where you get some spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and bewitching natural beauty. It is just a few hours drive from the main City of Mumbai and is a travellers' retreat. Trekking is an enjoyable activity here but having a vehicle at some point is necessary. This is because some attractions are quite a walk from each other. The other attractions here are the Bhushi Dam, Duke's Nose, Valvan Dam, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Hospital, Ryewood Park and Tiger's Leap.
Aamby Valley Road, Dattawadi Road, Lonavala
Lion Point is just a scenic place midway between Bhushi Dam and Aamby Valley near by Dattawadi Path, Lonavala.
Lohgad Udyan, Bhangarwadi, Lonavala, Maharashtra 410401, India
If swimming is your passion, Lonavala lake is the place for you. It is also known as the Monsoon Lake. The distincting feature of this lake is that it is filled with water during the monsoon season and dries during the winter season. You will enjoy sight-seeing here as different species of birds and animals are found here. The panipuri of this site is very delicious. You can even take hookahs here. It is a cool place and the experience is quite unique too. This was the place where we had celebrated the party.
Near Tungarli Village, Near Rajmachi, Lonavala
Distance from Pune: 67.3 kmStarting Point: Tungarli village, Rajmachi, Lonavala Difficulty Level: EasyTrek Length: 1hrsBest Season: Monsoon*Follow the TUNGARLI Road that passes beneath the dam. Proceed to TUNGARLI Village and VALVAND Lake across the ridge.
Old Mumbai-Pune Highway, Lonavala
Celebrity wax museum was an exciting experience in my life. The wax statues look ideally close to real person. We witnessed around many famous statues of people who are respectful or had a likewise fame. Most of the Wax creations are of Honorable Indians like Swami Vivekananda, Shri Narendra Modi, etc.
Duke's Nose Trail, Kurvande, Maharashtra 410402, India
After completing the morning rituals, we straight away headed for the cause which we were here for i.e. Duke's Nose Point. Duke's Nose, after Duke Wellington, previously known as Nag-Phani -- a pointed cliff belongs to Khandala besides Lonavala. To get there at the Duke's Nose, it's mandatory to go through an exhilarating trek.
I got this from a far away, just a few minutes after we start walking, rather hiking. It was a quite distance to be covered from the scrubland, which wasn't even to walk on before the real action begins.
He, Angad - once he started, never looked back, not even for a photo. :P Well I guess that was the enthusiasm of a first trek; keep walking buddy.
Posing! Well well, that's an irony, of what I just said. Bro, what are you up to? :D
And this was our first mind boggling halt, the Dutches Point. What a scenic view we were rewarded!
It was just a start of scenic views. The entire ranges of Sahyadri were waiting on the other side.
The very first halt also meant we had to gear up for the real action. The instructor, Vaibhav (Techie & quite a gentleman) gave every possible information he could also, he shared his past experiences about the same trek & the rappelling & cliff walking to witness the Duke's Nose.
Beauty! This is what we were waiting for! Alike a Snake's pointed head section (hood) &, therefore, the name Nag-Phani. Since the cliff seems to be the shape of the Duke & hence the name Duke's Nose.
After looking at it, I thought - What was that? Maybe a meteorite. :P
After getting instructed by the guide, folks started marching towards the Duke's Nose. They learnt that some thrill is just around the corner.
In the meantime, we were finding the ways to create memories with the aid of cameras. Sometimes I feel, Camera is the most beautiful entity scientists have ever discovered;
And there you go! We reached our most difficult task of the day. To be frank, initially, we were like, Oh my god, you gotta to be kidding me! If we want to find ourselves on the other side, then we have to climb this rock, which was perpendicular to the base. Some guys & I felt a doubt, Is this a beginners' trek or professional beginners' trek?
Anyway, we had to surpass it & so we did it whilst questioning ourselves about the next endangered rock climbing! Can we?
Kunegaon, Lonavala 410 401
Finally we reached Lonavala by 5.40 pm and hired an auto till Della Adventures(costing Rs.150 per auto) and started our trek from there exactly at 06.15 pm. Endearing the sunset we were enjoying our trek as it was most awaited trek for my friend and mine would be some 5th or 6th time and hence I was the lead :)
Main Market, Near Railway Station, Lonavala
Ryewood Park: Spread over an area of 25 acres, Ryewood Park accommodates bountiful ornamental plants and old trees. Located very close to Lonavala market, the place was once a botanical garden. With vast open spaces and tranquil environment, you can sit and breathe in and breathe out.
Maval, Lonavala, Maharashtra, India
The bucolic charm of the Sahyadri Ranges and the Western Ghats is on full display in this Pune village. It is among the best destinations away from Mumbai as it offers a great escape for people stressed by work. Divided into a number of sub-divisions, the experience it offers is unmatched.Distance from Mumbai - 88 Kms
69/1, Near Lonavla College,, Opp. Neeta Volvo, Valvan,, Lonavala 410403
Ulhas Valley / Canyon Valley, Kune Village, Khandala, Maharashtra 410302, India
Lonavala, Maharashtra 410401, India
We started from Vashi early in the morning in a Toyota car. One of the most visited place of Lonavala is the Bushy dam. It's extremely beautiful.The best time to visit this place I feel is during the monsoon as the place becomes foggy then. It is indeed a fun place to hang out with friends and enjoy the fun in water. but one should be careful of the nearby waterfall as there have been deaths due to drowning. The natural surroundings are the most attractive and pleasing for the tourists visiting this place. You can easily spend 2 to 3 hours here by enjoying the water in the dam and if you wish you can even go ahead and walk on the huge stones. There is a point beyond which you can't cross the dam.
Duke's Nose Trail, Maharashtra 410402, India
Kusgaon, Lonavala, Maharashtra 410401, India
Old Mumbai - Pune Hwy, Tiger Valley, Khandala, Lonavala, Maharashtra 410301, India
Next we headed to Monkey Point, Khandala. A good 30 monkeys live here and thrive on food given by the tourists. Although fog did not allow us to see mountain and valley but rain and waterfalls compensated all the fun for us.
Tamhini Ghat, Khandala, Lonavala, Maharashtra 410301
Old Mumbai -Pune Highway, Varsoli, Lonavla, Maharashtra 410401, India
Xaviers Villa, Xaviers Villa evening walk trail 1, Khandala, Lonavala, Maharashtra 410301, India
Kune Village, Khandala, Lonavala, Maharashtra, India
Old Mumbai - Pune Hwy, Maval, Lonavala, Maharashtra 410405, India
My friends suggested that we should stop by Sheetal Da Dhaba for dinner. This dhaba was no less than a five star restaurant with multi seating arrangements, sliding tables, loud music, projectors and plush washrooms. The concept was dhaba has been revolutionized at this place. We were the last ones to leave the place and the clock struck 1 am.
Lonavala Railway Station Ticket Booking Office
Rao Colony, Lonavala, Maharashtra 410401, India
Some treks remain special throughout the life and such treks with a bunch of closest pals is like "sone pe suhaga" (icing on the cake). This was my third LoBhi trek and even made further 4 LoBhi treks thereafter (always with TrekMates India) and every time there was something special. This year it was witnessing the fully bloomed Karvi flowers (Strobilanthes callosus) which generally bloom once in 7-8 years with all my closest friends. Lobhi..a range trek from Lonavala to Bhimashankar covers a historic trade route. The roads of that era can even be seen today at certain points.The arduous trek started around 2 am from Lonavala station and we covered around 12-13 kms for our first halt at Valvand village, which took around 3 hours to reach there. The tar road soon turned into a stony way n further to a wild trail. In the dark pitch night, we kept on moving with our headlights and torches, encountering few snakes and scorpions. The belief "the more quick you walk, the more time you would get for the power nap" made us to reach Valvand sooner.An old woman (mostly in her 60's ) served us poha along with black tea. Seeing her doing all the household activities swiftly all by herself, we realized that Age is just a number. A short power nap provided the much needed rest.
Behind Bhairavnath Temple, Khandala, Lonavala
4 Km From Khandala, Lonavala
moreshwar village, Mahabaleshwar
St Mary's Villa Road, Khandala, Lonavala
Lonavala-Khandala Valley, Khandala, Lonavala
Nr. Shreevardhan Fort, Khandala, Lonavala
Near Khopoli Power Plant, 2 Km From Lonavala, Khandala, Lonavala
Old Mumbai-Pune Highway, Lonavala
Shani Niwas, Market Road, Lonavala
Khandala, Near Pavana Lake, Lonavala
Khandala, Between Khandala and Khopoli, Lonavala
Tourist places in Lonavala offer an interesting mix of sightseeing attractions, lakes, hill places and one of the country’s best bird sanctuaries. Lohagad Fort, as it is called is full of surprises and the list of places to visit in Lonavala is bursting to the seams.
Some of the most talked about tourist attractions in Lonavala include the Bhushi Dam, which is among the best and most visited in the country. Experience at Celebrity Wax Museum and trekking experience at Shrivardhan Fort are among the most popular activities to experience the best the city has to offer.
Sightseeing in Lonavala would include Karla Caves to the celebrated Pavana Lake, ghats and the hill top view point, Lonavala offers a range of options for all types of travellers, be it families, couples or solo travellers. Eclectic and vibrant, the city is both cosmopolitan and yet full of traditional flavours and nuance. There’s never a shortage of places to visit in Lonavala.
Lonavala is well connected to all major cities in India by air and all modes of public transportation. The best way to get around the city is on public transportation and taxis.
The best time to visit most places in Lonavala the months between July to November and February to Apirl, when the weather is cool and perfect to experience all the top tourist attractions in Lonavala.
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