When to go
The tourist season begins with the advent of monsoons. It's during the months of July- September, the weather is utterly pleasant and at its romantic most state.
Getting there (From New Delhi)
By air: There is no direct connectivity of flight between New Delhi and Lonavala. However, the the fastest and the cheapest option is, you board a flight from New Delhi to Mumbai and then take a cab.
By train: There is/are 3 direct train(s) connecting New Delhi and Lonavala. The minimum time a train takes to reach Lonavala from New Delhi is 19h 10m. Another alternative is you board a train from Mumbai to Lonavala.
By road: The road distance between the two metropolitan cities is 1495 km and can be covered in less than a day's time via NH48.
Getting around in Lonavala
One of the best ways to explore Lonavala is by renting a bicycle. Auto rickshaws are available at every tourist spots. However, the autos are un-metered, so you might have to negotiate beforehand. You can also opt for private taxis and cabs.
Lonavala caters to needs of both- budget and luxurious travelers.
If you're looking for an economical deal (under Rs 1500) Mon Repos, Hotel Chandrlok, Rainwood Residency and Kings Inn are the ones for you. Humans wishing to dive into luxuries, 'Aamby Valley City, Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa and Picaddle, The Boutique Luxury Resort are the perfect options for you. For those who love to go a bit extra, accommodation in Lonavala isn't just confined to hotels and resorts, you can also opt for Villas. Popular picks are: Hill Top Villa, Seven Sands Ville and Zen Villa.
Pro tip: Make sure you book these hotels online, as they will offer you attractive deals at cheaper prices.
So, la la la Lonavala?