Our first day of exploring started. We booked a cab for the full day. You can find a cab easily for sightseeing. It will cost you something between 1400-1800 bucks. The main places we visited in Lonavala are listed below. Although I have a FOMO syndrome when it comes to travelling, but due to lack of time, we were able to visit only the most popular places.
1. Tigers Point/Lions Point: This a very popular tourist destination, situated at a distance of 8km from Lonavala. This place got its name because of its resemblance of a tiger leaping into a valley. It is a cliff top offering a comprehensive view of the hills, many small waterfalls and the Western Ghats. The little drizzle added to the beauty of this place. This place has been later renamed & now known as Lions point after the famous Lions Club.
2. Bhushi Dam: This place attracts many tourists. It is a masonry dam built on the Indryani river. The overflowing water over the rocky steps make this place much crowded. Moreover, the beauty of the place has been degraded by the people only. You will see lots of plastic food plates, bags floating around. If you are looking for a quiter place to enjoy some time alone, then Bhushi Dam is not the place for you.
3. Lonavala Lake: It is a large lake located just outside the city of Lonavala. During monsoon, the lake remains full & attracts tourists. Do stop here for a beautiful view.
4. Rajmachi Fort: Situated between Lonavala & Khandala, it is a prominent place with amazing views & location. Located on top of the Western Ghats, it comprises of two forts that are individually located. From the fort, you can get a view of Duke's Nose, Bhimashankar, Matheran and Ulhas River.
Lonavala has a lot more to offer. I missed out many other places like Lohagad fort, Karla & Bhaja Caves, Duke's nose, etc. There is also more than one celebrity wax museum in Lonavala. This place is famous for handmade chikkis- a special dish made out of different types of peanuts mixed with jaggery. Do try this when you are here.