Lonavala Tourism & Travel Guide

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.
Best time to visit

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


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For Budget Travellers: INR 700-1000 a day

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

For Luxury Travellers: INR 3000 and upwards




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Trips and Itineraries for Lonavala

Sunset in Lonavala View from Tiger's point Lonavala is a hill station near Pune in Maharashtra....

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The road to Lonavala is one of the most beautiful drives in India....

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Top Places To Visit in Lonavala 57 Spots

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.
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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..
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Hotels and Homestays in Lonavala   339 Hotels

Weekend Getaways from Lonavala  

Best time to visit - January,February,October,November,December
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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


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