Gift yourself an idyllic weekend retreat by enjoying a getaway in Lonavala. It is counted as a popular tourist place in Maharashtra that impresses its locals as well as tourists with an abundance of scenic beauty, lush greenery, verdant landscapes, jaw-dropping views, and pleasant weather. Book a Lonavala Darshan Package with us to explore all this and more in your comfort.

Widely renowned for its unparalleled charm and aura, this quaint hilly area offers a quick respite to people from Mumbai and Pune looking to get rid of the harsh heat during the summer months. Here you can be as active or as lazy as you want and return home refreshed – with a new energy that you need to face the upcoming challenges life will throw on you.

Not only is it a great destination for couples and honeymooners who want to spend some quality time after their wedding but it is also a go-to spot for families looking to connect on a deeper level and create some unforgettable memories with their near ones. Don’t forget to bring your camera as you will get numerous chances to capture breathtaking pictures that you can cherish for your entire life.

There are numerous sightseeing places in Lonavala from historical caves to waterfalls, lakes, gardens, dams, recreational centers, and religious temples to keep your interest glued all the time. Depending on your mood, you can plan to explore the attractions you like the most.

For your ease, we have hereby listed the top 5 things to do in Lonavala. Keep them handy whenever you plan to go there the next time. Here are the some of the best attractions to visit on your Lonavala Darshan:

Tiger’s Leap

Surrender yourself to the picturesque views at Tiger’s Leap in Lonavala. It is a popular point of interest that invites people to enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding hills and valleys at an altitude of 650 meters above sea level.

Named after its shape that looks like a tiger leaping into the valley, the Tiger’s Leap serves as a go-to destination for nature admirers looking to be in the lap of nature and can also be frequented by couples who wish to spend some time away from the maddening crowd.

Visitors can stand at the edge of the cliff and look down at the deep valley which is encompassed by dense forests and small waterfalls. On a clear day, it is possible to see as far as the Konkan coast from the viewpoint. Here you can also try your hand at trekking and hiking to add some fun and adventure to your overall visit.

Rajmachi Fort

Another destination that tops the list of sightseeing places in Lonavala is the Rajmachi Fort. Located in the Sahyadri mountain range, the Rajmachi Fort is a historical fort that comprises two peaks – Shrivardhan and Manaranjan, which are about 300 meters apart. It was originally built by the Satavahanas and was later occupied by several other dynasties, including the Marathas and the British.

Visitors to Rajmachi Fort can explore its ancient ruins which include several temples, caves, and water cisterns. The fort also has a scenic trekking trail that leads to the top of the fort, offering a stunning view of the neighboring area that is no less than a treat to watch. Please note that the trek is considered moderately difficult and takes about 2-3 hours to complete.

Don’t miss the Kondhane Waterfall whenever you’re there, whether for a short or long duration. It is a stunning waterfall where you can take a refreshing splash in its cool waters to beat the heat of warmer days. Entry to the Rajmachi Fort is free for everyone. Also, there are no opening and closing timings, hence we recommend you to head to it from dusk to dawn.

Lonavala Lake

Situated on the outskirts of this tiny hamlet is the Lonavala Lake which draws the attention of thousands of tourists on their Lonavala tour during the monsoon season. It is a beautiful artificial lake that was built in 1876 as a source of water for the nearby villages and was later converted into a tourist attraction.

Take a walk around the lake to soak in its tranquility. Sit back, relax, and de-stress your mind while enjoying the mind-blowing views. Bring your picnic basket with some quick refreshments to have a fun-filled day out with your family. Or capture its unparalleled charm to cherish your time forever. Not to forget about the sunset here as it will surely take your heart away.

June to September is considered as the best time to head to Lonavala Lake. At this time, the level of the water is at its peak, which adds to its beauty. Secondly, many animals and birds consider migrating toward it during the rainy season, thus giving you a chance to spot the fauna as well.

Della Adventure Park

Visit Della Adventure Park to set your heart racing with our Lonavala Darshan Packages. It is a famous theme park that delights people of all age groups with a diverse range of adrenaline-fuelled rides and exciting activities such as Zorbing, ATV rides, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, and more. You can also give a shot to archery, shooting, and paintball to keep yourself occupied all the time.

Out of all the attractions in the park, the one that catches everyone’s attention is the Swoop Swing. It also features a 700-meter-long zip line, which is one of the longest in the country, and provides a thrilling experience for visitors.

In addition to all the adventure activities, the Della Adventure Park provides a home to several restaurants and cafes as well that serve a variety of cuisines for all taste buds. There are various accommodation options available including luxurious tents, tree houses, and villas for people who want to enjoy a short staycation with their family.


Your Lonavala tour won’t be complete without strolling around its shopping markets that offer something for everyone. For instance, you can pay heed to the Lonavala Bazaar to buy clothes, footwear, jewelry, handicrafts, and other souvenirs.

The Maganlal Chikki Centre is famous for its chikki - a type of sweet made from jaggery and peanuts. It is among the popular places to purchase chikki in the town and has a variety of flavors like chocolate, sesame, and dry fruits.

For experiencing modern retail therapy, Lonavala has Triose Plaza which sells everything under one roof. Here you can also find a gaming zone and a multiplex cinema for your utmost entertainment. Pay heed to Revi’s Collection to explore a range of sarees, salwar kameez, and Kurtis. There is a Bombay Store as well that is a good place to look out for traditional Indian items as souvenirs.

Lonavala has a lot more to keep its visitors occupied all day long. If time permits, you can add a few more tourist attractions to your itinerary list to enjoy your visit to the fullest. Some of the places that are worth your time are Aamby Valley, Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves, Lohagad Fort, Bhushi Dam, Sunil’s Celebrity Wax Museum, Amrutanjan Point, Wet N Joy Water Park, Tikona Fort, etc. Adding to these are Valvan Dam, Bhairavnath Temple, Duke’s Nose, Narayan Dham Temple, Korigad Fort, Sausage Hills, Ekvira Devi Temple, and Reverse Waterfall.

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How to Reach Lonavala?

Getting to Lonavala is quite easy. Depending on your holiday budget and preferred style of travel, you can choose from the following modes of transportation to be there at your desired location.

By Airways: Approximately 64 km away is the Pune International Airport, which is the nearest airport to Lonavala. One can also fly to Mumbai International Airport in case you cannot catch a direct flight to Pune Airport. From both airports, book a private taxi from top car rental companies in Lonavala to commute further within the town.

By Railways: Lonavala has its own railway station, which is well-connected to major cities in India. Many express trains stop at Lonavala, including the Deccan Express, the Mumbai-Pune Express, and the Intercity Express. The journey time from Mumbai or Pune is around 2-3 hours.

By Roadways: Lastly, if you like road trips, you can opt to sit in a bus run by the MSRTC department from Mumbai and Pune on an everyday basis. It is a pocket-friendly way to access Lonavala for all age groups. Alternatively, self-drive for a mesmerizing journey.