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Lonavla

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Overview History Lakes and Dam Caves Natural Beauty
How to get there:

By Airways:

The nearest Airport from Lonavala is Lohgaon (Pune) 82 Km.
By Railways:
As Lonavala is on the main railway line between Mumbai (Bombay) and Pune (Poona), all express trains plying between the two cities stop here.
By Roadways:
Lonavala & Khandala are connected to Mumbai and Pune by the National Highway no. 4. Local Transport-Private Taxis & auto rickshaws are available at Lonavala railway station & S.T. stand. The state road transport buses starting from Lonavala bus stand are available for places of tourist interest like Karla caves and Rajmachi point.


Lonavala is an important hill station in the state of Maharashtra. It is popularly known as the jewel of the Sahyadri Mountains. Lonavala is set amongst the sylvan hills of the Western Ghats and is a popular gateway from Mumbai and Pune. It also serves as a starting point for tourists interested in visiting the famous, ancient Buddhist rock cut caves of Bhaja and Karla, which are located near this hill station. It also has an important Yoga center near it, for the health conscious traveler.

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LOCATION

Lonavala is located in the western part of the state of Maharashtra, in the western region of India. It is set amongst the slopes of the Sahyadri mountain range and situated 106 km southeast of Mumbai at an altitude of 625 m above sea level. The weather in Lonavala is pleasant. Summers (April-June) are mild; while winters are cool (November-February). It experiences heavy southwestern monsoon rains between June and September.

bhaje caves
BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Lonavala is between the months of October and May. It is advised not to visit Lonavala in the monsoon season between the months of June and September, as it experiences heavy rainfall during this time.

greenery all around
CLIMATE

Temperatures vary from 12 degree Celsius to 36 degree Celsius throughout the year with an annual rainfall of 450 cm.

evening view

dukes nose

kune falls

lonavala rains

western-ghats--lonavala

visapur fort

History :  

Lakes and Dam :   Tungarli Lake Bhushi Dam

Caves :   Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves, Bedsa Caves

Natural Beauty :   Rajmachi Park Ryewood, Dukes Nose, Kune Falls, Tigers Leap, Monkey Hill