Lonavala Travel Guide and Tourism

A modern-day resort town, the hill station of Lonavala is around 106km from Mumbai. It makes for a great weekend getaway from Pune as well, if staying at luxury hotels, spending time with family at a massive waterpark, roaming the halls of a wax museum and go-carting sound like fun to you. If you are here during the monsoons, do check out the many gurgling waterfalls. You can even drive or take a local bus to the fascinating Karla and Bhaja Caves nearby. But if you would rather do nothing, then driving aimlessly through the green Sahyadri ranges all day, while stopping for the locally-made chikki candy is also a good way of indulging in tourism in Lonavala. There are even some yoga retreats that you can check into for some professionally-guided relaxation. If you have more time, you can combine a trip to Lonavala with a visit to the popular Lohagad and Visapur forts, located in Khandala.
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Best Time To Visit Lonavala

Peak Season to visit Lonavala is from October to February, when the weather is perfect to stroll around and just sit outside.     

Shoulder Season: June to September is monsoon season, when Lonavala sees heavy rainfall. If you don’t mind exploring with an umbrella in hand, then you will be rewarded with gushing waterfalls and glowing green surroundings.

Off-season: March to June is summer season in Lonavala and the temperature stays at anywhere between 25 to 35 degrees Celsius. So if you find yourself here in these months, stay indoor in the morning, and head out only when it becomes cooler in the evening.    

Budget For Lonavala

For Budget Travellers: INR 700-1000 a day

  • Accommodation in guesthouses and Airbnbs: INR 600-1000
  • Food: INR 100-200
  • Public transport in shared auto: INR 80-200  

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1500-2000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels: INR 1000-2000
  • Food: INR 500-700
  • Local transport in taxis: INR 300-500

For Luxury Travellers: INR 3000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 7000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 1500 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 700 and upwards