Lonavala is a hill station near Pune in Maharashtra. Every year thousands of visitors visit this place. It's just a journey of two hours from Mumbai, so it's a common picnic spot for many teenagers and youth along with their friends or families to hang out with during the weekends. Lonavala is known for it's famous "chikki" which are available in many flavors including chocolate, strawberry and cashewnuts chikkis and almonds chikki. Shops like Maganlal and Chivadas are very well known for these chikkis. If you are fond of sweets and candies, Lonavala won't dissapoint you. Vada pav and panipuri are also very delicious here.
Reaching Lonavala from Mumbai is quiet flexible. You can either hire a car and choose to have a road trip or instead commute by bus. Usually the trips comprising only of Lonavala is for a day itself wherein visitors return on the same day by night. But if you plan to cover Khandala too, 2-3 day trip is advisable. They are the twin hill stations in the Pune district. The best time to visit Pune is during the monsoons to enjoy the majestic beauty of nature. Me along with my friends had visited Lonavala to celebrate our friend's birthday. And it's not wrong to say hanging out with friends is extremely fun and a great way of knowing each other more. We had hired a car and trust me, the entire journey all we did was just gossip and eat, and of course admire the beauty of this place.