Away from the hustle-bustle of the Mumbai city is the beautiful hill station of Lonavala. Nestled in the heart of the Sahyadri hills, Lonavala is home to sensational natural beauty. Birdseye view of the mountain peaks, sparkling water of the lakes and age-old caves will make you gape in awe.
Lonavala is well-connected to the city of Mumbai and Pune via roadways and railways. Hyderabad and Lonavala bus route is scenic and offers sensational views. There is a good connectivity between both these regions and fares vary between INR 1000 to INR 2500.
If you wish to enjoy monsoons at its best, pay a visit to this scenic hill station.
Here are 5 things you can indulge in when in Lonavala
Among the most loved spots in Lonavala, Bushy Dam is famous for its artificial waterfall. The waterfall is in its full form during monsoons and hence, swimming during this time of the year is restricted. The dam is located on the I.N.S. Shivaji road and is easily accessible by buses and taxis.
Lonavala Lake is among the most beautiful artificial lakes constructed in 1876 by TATA Electric Company. The purpose of construction of this lake was to conserve the Valvan and Shirota reservoirs. The lake now makes for a perfect picnic destination and is ideal to indulge in activities like swimming, bird watching and fishing.
Located around 8 km from Lonavala, Tiger's Leap is a major tourist attraction. The shape of the valley bears resemblance of the shape of a tiger leaping into the valley, hence is named as Tiger’s Leap. This cliff top offers a 360 view of the hills and the Western Ghats.
Known for its ancient remains and strategic location, Rajmachi fort is a must-visit attraction. It is located at a distance of about 15 kilometres from the hill stations of Khandala and Lonavala. The Rajmachi fort, also referred to as 'Bale Killa', is constructed atop Shrivardhan Peak at the height of about 3000 above the sea level. The view from here is sensational and will make you gape in awe.
Located 24 km from Lonavala, Aamby Valley is a beautiful township. It is the best place for a day-long picnic or a weekend getaway. The luxurious urban infrastructure, the pristine ambience and friendly locals makes this place a must visit. The serene natural surroundings and world-class infrastructure is sure to take your breath away.
As Lonavala is well-connectivity to all the major cities of Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad through roadways, it receives a huge influx of tourists all year round. Hyderabad to Lonavala bus fare is reasonable and is easily affordable. It is suggested that you opt for roadways to travel to Lonavala as the route is scenic and full of surprises.