Imagine waking up at a place that looks no less than a paradise on earth. Imagine surrounding yourself with scenic landscapes, lush greenery, cool weather, and panoramic views every time you open the balcony of your hotel or resort.

Imagine disconnecting yourself from the annoying city lights, vehicle horns, and maddening crowd without going too far from your location in Mumbai and Pune. Doesn’t all this create a picture of an idyllic getaway you need to break the monotony of everyday life? If yes, then it’s time to pack your bags and head to Lonavala. Book a Lonavala tour package with us to enjoy the time of your life with your family and friends.

It’s a charming hill station that is known for offering a range of experiences that makes it a popular destination for a quick staycation among the locals as well as tourists from different parts of the world. The clean and unpolluted air of this tiny hamlet is said to have therapeutic properties, which work like magic on all age groups of people.

Lonavala's rich history and cultural heritage are worth exploring. The town has been influenced by various dynasties and rulers throughout history, leaving behind remnants of their architectural marvels. Strolling through the narrow lanes of Lonavala's old town allows visitors to admire colonial-era buildings, ancient temples, and unique architectural styles that reflect the region's historical significance.

The natural beauty surrounding Lonavala invites outdoor enthusiasts to engage in activities like trekking, hiking, and nature walks. The region is dotted with numerous trekking trails that lead to scenic viewpoints, waterfalls, and ancient forts. These trails offer not only breathtaking vistas but also a chance to immerse oneself in the pristine wilderness and witness the diverse flora and fauna of the Western Ghats.

Lonavala's vibrant local markets and bazaars are a shopaholic's delight. Visitors can explore these bustling markets to find a variety of local products including handicrafts, artwork, traditional clothing, and souvenirs. The markets offer an opportunity to interact with local artisans and craftsmen and witness their skills and creativity.

Not to forget about its local cuisine that serves as a treat for food lovers. The town is famous for its chikki, a sweet snack made of jaggery and nuts, which is a popular souvenir for visitors. The street food scene in Lonavala is also vibrant, offering delicacies like vada pav, bhajiyas, and corn roasted on charcoal, providing a delightful culinary experience.

Lonavala's festivals and celebrations add a touch of vibrancy and liveliness to the town. During festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali, Lonavala comes alive with colorful decorations, processions, and cultural performances. Being a part of these festivities allows visitors to experience the local traditions and customs firsthand.

Explore all this and more of this tiny hamlet with our Lonavala tour packages. For your ease, we have shortlisted the top 4 places to visit in Lonavala. If you are interested and have time, you can spend more days and see what other things it has to offer.

1. Tiger’s Leap

Lying at a distance of 8 km away from the hill station is the Tiger’s Leap which draws a huge influx of visitors every year who don’t mind walking the extra mile to soak in the breathtaking view of the hill and the Western Ghats. It is a great location for nature admirers and can also be visited by photographers looking to capture pictures of the stunning sunrise/sunset in their cameras.

Named after its shape that resembles a tiger jumping into the valley, the Tiger’s Leap offers a delightful experience to honeymooners. Here you can enjoy the much-needed privacy you need after your wedding and give a kick-start to your new life together.

One can also roam around the area to spot the waterfall that gets alive only during monsoon. The echo point is another highlight of this vantage point where you can speak out loud to hear your voice back and forth.

2. Bhushi Dam

Surrender yourself to the picturesque beauty at Bhushi Dam. An ideal location for a perfect weekend getaway retreat for both locals as well as visitors, the Bhushi Dam is a natural water park that is widely renowned for its crystal-clear waters and cascading waterfalls. It is a popular tourist attraction to cover with our Lonavala tour packages and boasts a kind of atmosphere that makes you feel relaxed, unwind, and return home rejuvenated.

Please note that swimming is prohibited at the Bhushi Dam. However, one can enjoy it on the steps to make the most of their time. Also, it tends to get overcrowded in the rainy season as its beauty gets amplified due to the level of the water which is at its peak, making it look even more mesmerizing even from a distance. Don’t forget to stop by the local kiosks that serve tea, pakoras, and other lip-smacking refreshments to delight all age groups.

3. Duke’s Nose

The next destination that is worth your time is the Duke’s Nose. Famous for trekking, the Duke’s Nose invites adventure enthusiasts to add a bit of adventure to their Lonavala tour by trekking through a trail that is full of adventure.

On your way, you’ll discover some unseen wonders that will surely leave you enthralled for many days and inspire you to come back again. The view of the Sahyadri ranges covered with dense forests you get to see after reaching the top is something you’ll remember for your entire life, no matter what.

It is recommended to wear comfortable trekking shoes whenever you plan to visit the Duke’s Nose as you will obviously need to walk a lot. Also, make sure to bring your camera along. Otherwise, you’ll miss the opportunity to click some beautiful landscape pictures for your Instagram profile.

4. Pawna Lake

Offering an escapade from bustling city life, the Pawna Lake is a man-made lake that impresses everyone with its magical charm and aura. It’s the tranquil ambiance and serenity of the lake that makes it an ideal spot for relaxation, picnics, and attaining peace of mind amidst nature’s splendor.

The panoramic views from Pawna Lake are mesmerizing, especially during sunrise and sunset when the sky transforms into a canvas of vibrant colors. The reflection of the hills and the sky in the calm waters of the lake adds to its captivating charm, making it a paradise for photography enthusiasts.

Besides its natural beauty, Pawna Lake offers a range of outdoor activities that cater to adventure seekers. Camping is a popular activity here, allowing visitors to spend a night under the starry sky. Many camping sites are available along the lake's shore, offering tents, bonfires, and a chance to connect with nature.

Water sports and boating are also popular at Pawna Lake. Visitors can indulge in activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, and jet skiing, which provide an adrenaline rush while enjoying the scenic beauty of the lake. Fishing is another activity that attracts enthusiasts, allowing them to relax by the lake and try their luck at catching various freshwater fish species.

The list of sightseeing places in Lonavala is never-ending. Depending on your holiday style and interest, you can choose to explore the points of interest you like the most. For instance, there are forts like Lohagad Fort, Visapur Fort, Tikona Fort, and Rajmachi Fort for people interested in stepping back in time.

For archaeology lovers, this hill station is blessed with Bhaja Caves and Karla Caves. For all who want to set their heart racing, there are entertainment parks like Imagicaa, Wet N Joy Water Park, and Della Adventure Park. And for religious people, Lonavala has many pilgrimage sites such as Bhairavnath Temple, Narayani Dham Temple, Ekvira Devi Temple and so on.

Plan a guided tour with our Lonavala tour packages to have the best time in Lonavala. We at Lonavala Khandala Tourism, a division of Holidays DNA, strive to offer a wholesome experience to our diverse clientele. Our motto is to make your traveling as smooth and flawless as it can be and we leave no stone unturned to accomplish that. You can also opt for our 1 Day Lonavala tour packages in case you have got a shortage of time. Please fill out the Contact Us form to learn more about us.

How to Reach Lonavala?

Due to its close proximity to the 2 metro cities of India such as Mumbai and Pune, Lonavala can be easily accessed by road. You can choose to self-drive to enjoy the scenic road journey in your utmost comfort or simply board a state-owned bus to cover the required distance at reasonable prices.

Another way to reach Lonavala is by railway. Catch a train to Mumbai Railway Station or Pune Railway Station at first and then from there, you can get a train to Lonavala Railway Station. From Mumbai, it is nearly 83 km away and from Pune, it is 63 km away. Outside the Lonavala Station, book a cab from the list of top car rental companies in Lonavala to travel within the hill station at your ease.