At a distance of 67 km from Pune, 95 km from Mumbai and 282 km from Aurangabad, Lonavala is a beautiful hill station in Pune district of Maharashtra. Lonavala is endowed with some of the finest natural gifts such as hills, waterfalls, lush greenery and cool winds, thus making the entire ambience extremely soothing and enjoyable. Rajmachi Point gives a spectacular view of Rajmachi Fort, which once belonged to Shivaji. One can also get a panoramic view of the valley that surrounds it. This place is a must visit in Lonavala. Ryewood Park and Shivaji Udyan are beautiful gardens that have perfectly manicured grass, tall trees, beautiful flowers and lot of place to sit around and relax. You can also explore the ancient Shiva temple that is located in the premises here. The Tungarli Lake is a beautiful lake that looks crystal clear during the monsoons. It provides peace and serenity to all those who long to take a break from the fast city life and spend time with nature. Valvan Dam has been converted into a lovely picnic spot with a beautiful garden. Lonavala Lake is the place to be if you are looking for peace and beauty.
Though it parches up in summers, the lake comes to life during monsoons and remains so throughout winters. Karla Caves are important historic Buddhist sites that were built around 2nd -3rd century BC. The cave shrines are popular among all tourists and are visited by everyone who comes to Lonavala. Lohagad Fort was the battleground of the Maratha warrior, Shivaji. From here, you can get a lovely view of the lush green surrounding hills and the steep valleys.
Bhushi Dam is definitely one of the most exciting sites to visit in Lonavala. This dam has a beautiful waterfall in the vicinity, which is a must see. The surrounding area of the dam has been developed into a beautiful catchment area for tourists to enjoy. Lonavala is not only famous for its beauty but also for the eatables. In Lonavala the Chikkis and Jams are very famous.
Lonavala is also known for its Namkeen Snacks like: Chiwda, Wafers, various types of Sevs, etc. Cool climate, serene ambience and all facilities for secluded stay are the great offers of this natural gift.