Among the popular hill stations in India, Lonavala is one such place that impresses its locals as well as tourists with lush green valleys, verdant landscapes, majestic peaks, panoramic views, and a pleasant atmosphere. Combine all this with a plethora of adventurous activities and we bet you’ll never regret your decision of choosing this location as your ultimate holiday destination.

Known as the ‘Jewel of Sahyadri’, Lonavala is a tiny hamlet that serves no less than a paradise on earth for people looking to treat themselves with an idyllic retreat. It is a place that inspires you to break the monotony of everyday life and let your soul free in picturesque surroundings.

Not only does Lonavala boasts scenic hill points, waterfalls, dams, and lakes that delight honeymooners and couples looking to rekindle the romance but this hill station works best for families with children as well as there are numerous adventure and amusement parks for all age groups.

While the list of tourist places to explore is never-ending, there are a few points of interest that you shouldn’t miss at any cost if you want to make the most of your 1 Day Lonavala Tour Packages. These are as follows:

Tiger’s Leap

Enjoy a mesmerizing view of the lush green Sahyadri mountain ranges and the Western Ghats at Tiger’s Leap. It is a major tourist attraction that is named after its resemblance to the shape of a tiger leaping into the valley and is certainly a perfect place for people looking for a day trip from Mumbai and Pune.

Tourists can enjoy the stunning scenery and the cool breeze while standing at the edge of the cliff that stands as high as 650 meters above sea level. Other than admiring its natural beauty, one can also engage in activities like rappelling, rock climbing, and trekking at Tiger’s Leap. There are also several food and souvenir stalls located at the spot.

It would be worth noting that the best time to visit Tiger's Leap is during the monsoon season. At this time of the year, the valley below is covered with lush greenery and waterfalls, making it look even more stunning than ever before.

Bhushi Dam

The next attraction to include in your itinerary list of must-visit sightseeing places in Lonavala is the Bhushi Dam. Widely renowned for its cascading waterfalls and crystal-clear water, the Bhushi Dam is an excellent destination for nature admirers to be one step closer to nature. It is situated amidst scenic surroundings and has a kind of environment where you can relax, unwind, and rejuvenate away from the maddening crowd.

Here you can be as active or as lazy as you want. For example, you can take a refreshing splash in the pool created by the cool water flowing down the rocky steps or bring your picnic basket to simply sit under the waterfalls and enjoy its breathtaking scenery. You can also give a shot to trekking and hiking to add a fun factor to your visit. The choice is yours!

During the monsoon season, the water level in the Bhushi Dam rises, and the waterfalls become more forceful, making the place even more beautiful. However, due to the slippery rocks and strong currents, visitors need to be cautious while getting into the water.

Tikona Fort

Popular among thrill-seekers as a one-day trek spot, the Tikona Fort is an ancient fort that dates back to the 17th century and was built by the Adil Shahi dynasty. It was later captured by Shivaji Maharaj in 1657 and was an important stronghold during his reign. The fort was eventually taken over by the British in the 19th century.

Today, it is a go-to destination for trekkers and history buffs alike. The trek to the top of the fort is moderately challenging with a steep climb that takes approximately 1-2 hours. Once at the top, you can explore its ruins and enjoy the breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape. After you’re done with this fort, plan to head to Lohagad Fort and Tung Fort, both of which are a short stroll away.

Always wear good quality shoes that help you maintain a strong grip to make the most of your time. Also, don’t forget to carry enough food with you as there are few chances of finding the local eateries around the location.

Della Adventure Park

Enjoy a fun-filled day out with your near and dear ones at Della Adventure Park. A must-visit destination to explore with our 1 Day Lonavala tour packages, the Della Adventure Park is India’s largest adventure park that promises to entice you throughout the time with unlimited fun and boundless entertainment.

It is a place where you can feel an adrenaline rush in your body with 50-plus activities including Swoop Swing, Circadian Cycle, Longest Flying Fox, Sky Cycling, Paintball, Chess, Buggy Ride, Rappelling, Gyroscope, Bull Ride, Bubble Soccer, Zorbing, Rock Climbing, and more. Here you can also discover a fine-gastronomy experience in 6 multi-cuisine restaurants along with engaging yourself in shopping to bring souvenirs back home.

The accommodation option is also available for people seeking to revel in the oasis of luxury. Depending on your holiday budget, you can stay in either Della Presidential Suite, Della Suite, Garden Villa Suite, Garden Villa Resort, Luxury Resort, Camp Della Resort, Della Adventure Resort, or Della Enclave Villa Room.


No tourist in Lonavala returns home without indulging in shopping and you’re no different. Heaven for shopaholics of all types, this hill station has the best shopping markets where you can stop to buy the souvenirs you like the most.

Head to the Maganlal & Sons Main Shop to purchase the original chikkis. It is a renowned candy shop that draws a huge crowd of visitors in large numbers every day. While the Lonavala Bazaar is famous for selling clothes, jewelry, groceries, and other home needs items at reasonable prices, the Gugale Purse Factory is a go-to destination for all types of handbags that not only look classy but are also worth every single penny.

There is also a Lonavala Square Mall with many national and international brands to cater to high-end travelers. Here you can also find a dedicated kids' play area, a horror house, and 9D theatres to enjoy movies on the big screen. As a visitor, you can also plan to experience modern retail therapy at Triose Plaza if time permits.

Irrespective of what kind of tourist you’re, Lonavala will surely delight you with its breathtaking sights that will leave you spellbound for many days. It is a hill station that boasts many other points of interest to encourage you to stay there for a long time. Some of these are Rajmachi Fort, Lonavala Lake, Pawna Lake, Duke’s Nose, Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves, Aamby Valley, Reverse Waterfall, Lion’s Point, Shivling Point, Amrutanjan Point, Sunil’s Celebrity Wax Museum, and many more.

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How to Reach Lonavala?

Due to its close proximity to the metro cities of India like Mumbai and Pune, Lonavala can be easily accessed by both locals and tourists via their preferred mode of transport.

For instance, if you like a train journey, you can catch a direct train to Lonavala Railway Station from either of the above-mentioned urban regions to experience a hassle-free journey in your utmost comfort. However, if you don’t mind traveling in a bus, you can take a state-owned bus as well which is operated by the MSRTC department to and from Lonavala on an everyday basis. Alternatively, choose to self-drive your own vehicle to enjoy a scenic road trip to the hill station.

Please note that Lonavala doesn’t have an airport. So, all those who prefer traveling by air can fly to the Pune International Airport to cover the maximum distance in the least possible time. The Pune Airport receives regular flights from domestic as well as international destinations. Outside the airport, book a private cab from the list of top car rental companies in Lonavala to commute further to your desired location.