Travel To Lonavala Hill Station

A popular hill station at an altitude of 2,047 ft above sea level, Lonavala is a romantic escape from the chaotic noise of city life. Salubrious climate, magnificent exquisiteness, historical forts, ancient caves and beautiful lakes make it the most sought after destination in India.
Travel To Lonavala Hill Station

The exquisiteness and charm of this place has always magnetized the attention of tourists, honeymooners, youth and celebrities. It can be visited any time of the year. Monsoon is the perfect time with beautiful lakes, emerald exquisiteness and cascades. Lonavala is also notable all over India for Chikki (the hard candy sweet). Enveloped by Sahayadri hills, it is the perfect destination for trekking and mountaineering.

Places to Visit in Lonavala

Lonavala is one such destination which makes for a superb place to relish natural beauty. There are oodles of attractions in Lonavala that one can discover, making any onlooker fascinated and rapt.

Bhaja Caves
Category : History & Culture
These second century old Buddhist caves comprise of 18 rock cut caves built by Buddhist monks and enshrine various sculptures like a prince seated on an elephant, a prince in a chariot, dancing couples and three armed warriors.
Bhaja Caves

These sculptures are specimens of Indian architectural age and sculpturing. The first cave is said to be the residential place of the master of the caves, the next ten caves are Buddhist Viharas. The rest seven caves are bedecked with inscription together with the details of the patron.

Bushy Dam
Category : History & Culture
The Dam is a magnificent picnic spot in Lonavala. During monsoons, the water gushing out from the dam makes an exhilarating waterfall.
Bushy Dam

Located in the surroundings of scenic lush green hills, the dam makes a superb picnic spot with a calm and cool atmosphere. Swimming is not permitted in this Dam.

Koregad Fort 
Category : History & Culture
Koregad Fort is a distinctive fort in a hillock which means it isn't connected to other hills in the Region. One can reach here after an hour of trekking.
Koregad Fort

The fort has a few ponds and some picturesque views of landscapes. The fort stands in solitude and most of its structures and ruins aren't visible nowadays. From the fort's peak, one can get spectacular views of surrounding forts and region.

Lonavala Lake
Category : Nature
Built in around 1876, the Lonavala Lake or the Monsoon Lake is a charming picnic spot in the region. It is called the monsoon lake because it fills up during the rainy season and dries up during winters.
Lonavala Lake


The lake is surrounded with natural beauty and beautiful atmosphere. The lake's source is the famous river Indrayani and is a natural habitat of varieties of birds.

Ryewood Park and Shivaji Udyan
Category : Garden
Ryewood Park and Shivaji Udyan are beautiful gardens with perfectly trimmed grass, tall trees and beautiful flowers.
Ryewood Park and Shivaji Udyan

The garden provides a relaxing environment with many places to sit around and enjoy with your family or friends. One can even visit the ancient Shiva temple which is located in close proximity.

Bhairavnath Temple
Category : Religious
The temple is located in Rajmachi and is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Bhairav. The temple's location is situated in the natural forest region with a calm sacred ambience. The temple can be reached via a slippery path.
Bhairavnath Temple

Many small shrines of other Hindu Gods and Goddesses are also sited around the main temple. The Mahashivarathri festival is quite famous here as hundreds of devotees visit this temple during the festival.

Valvan Dam
Category : History & Culture
The Valvan Dam is another famous tourist attraction in Lonavala. The catchment area is been converted into a picnic spot with a beautiful garden.
Valvan Dam

Just about 2 km form the town; the dam generates electricity as the Kundali River feeds into the dam's reservoir.

Rajmachi Point
Category : History & Culture
Rajmachi Point

Located at about 6.5 km from Lonavala, the Rajmachi Point offers spectacular view of the Rajmachi Fort and the valley that surrounds it. The well-known Vaghjai Dari is also located here.

Sausage Hills
Category : Nature
As one of the best picnic spots, the Sausage Hills is the perfect place for rock climbing, trekking and bird watching. Many trekking trails start from these hills and lead to various other destinations.
Sausage Hills

Covered with thick forests, the hills are the natural habitat of many varieties of birds.

Eating Out in Lonavala

Restaurants and eating places are aplenty in both these places. One can choose from mouthwatering Gujarati food to mint vada paos and freshly roasted corn on the cob which are a specialty and sold by hawkers all over the twin towns. 
Vada Pav

Kamat's at Lonavla is a popular restaurant which serves south indian food. 

Shopping in Lonavala

The different kinds of 'chikkis' you get here are delicious and no visitor should leave without carrying home a bagful of them! 
Lonavala famous chikkis


Lonavala and Khandala are also well known for their canned jams and snacks like 'chivda', wafers and 'sev', so be sure to buy several packets. Shop at Maganlals, A1 or Coopers for the eatables. 

Hotels in Lonavala

There are number of budget as well as luxury hotels in Lonavala which render the visitors with impeccable services and friendly hospitality.

Budget Hotels

  • Upper Deck Resort
    Address : 13/15, Pangloli Village, Thakurwadi, Off Tungarli Lake
    City : Lonavala
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 401401
    Phone No. : 02114-329833, 326556/ 7
    Email ID : info@upperdeckresort.com
    Website : www.upperdeckresort.com
    Rooms in Hotel : 39
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 17000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 8500

1 Star Hotels

  • Hotel Chandralok
    Address : Near Post-Office & Bus Stand, Off Mumbai-Pune Highway
    City : Lonavala
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 401401
    Phone No. : 02114-272294/ 273939
    Fax No. : 02114-272921
    Email ID : info@hotelchandralok.in
    Website : www.hotelchandralok.in
    Type : 1 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 23
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 5600
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2600
  • Kumar Resort
    Address : Mumbai - Pune Highway
    City : Lonavala
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 401401
    Phone No. : 02114-273091/ 92/ 93
    Fax No. : 02114-273095
    Email ID : info@kumarresort.co.in
    Website : www.kumarresort.co.in
    Type : 1 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 52
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 14000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 5000
  • Lions Den Hotel
    Address : Tungarli Lake Road
    City : Lonavala
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 401401
    Phone No. : 02114-272954, 272246, 9096170027
    Email ID : enquiry@lionsdenhotel.com
    Website : www.lionsdenhotel.com
    Type : 1 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 25
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 2000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 1400
  • Surya Resort
    Address : Old Mumbai- Pune Highway, Opposite LIC Building
    City : Lonavala
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 401401
    Phone No. : 02114-278613/ 14
    Fax No. : 02114-272220
    Type : 1 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 17
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 4000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2000
  • Swiss Resorts
    Address : Near Lonavala Railway Station, Wardekar Bungalow Road
    City : Lonavala
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 401401
    Phone No. : 02114-279531/ 32/ 33
    Website : www.encorehotels.net
    Type : 1 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 21
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 4000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2000

2 Star Hotels

  • The Star Regency
    Address : Justice Telang Road, Behind Telephone Exchange
    City : Lonavala
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 401401
    Phone No. : 02114-273331/ 274217
    Email ID : starregency@hotmail.com
    Website : www.starregencygroup.co.in
    Type : 2 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 20
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 4600
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 3000
  • Valvan Village Resort
    Address : 241/ 242, Valvan Ward , Tal Maval
    City : Lonavala
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 410401
    Phone No. : 02114-274111/ 112/ 113
    Type : 2 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 54
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 5000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 3500

3 Star Hotels

  • Bijis Hill Retreat
    Address : Off Mumbai Pune Highway, New Tungarli Road
    City : Lonavala
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 401401
    Phone No. : 02114-279654, 279655
    Fax No. : 02114-279656
    Email ID : info@bijishotel.com
    Website : www.bijishotel.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 65
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 8000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 5000
  • Hotel Rainbow Retreat
    Address : Mumbai Pune Hwy, Valvan
    City : Lonavala
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 401401
    Phone No. : 8698012062
    Fax No. : 02114-274622
    Website : www.travellineinternational.net
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 52
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 8400
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 4500
  • Treasure Island Resort
    Address : Mumbai - Pune Highway N H-4, Opposite MTDC, Karla
    City : Lonavala
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 401401
    Phone No. : 02114-282505, 282510, 282287
    Fax No. : 02114-282066
    Email ID : resort@treasureisland.co.in
    Website : www.treasureislandindia.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 97
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 10000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 5000

5 Star Hotels

  • Fariyas Resort Lonavla
    Address : Frichley Hills, Tungarli
    City : Lonavala
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 401401
    Phone No. : 02114-273852/ 53/ 54/ 55/ 55
    Fax No. : 02114-272080
    Email ID : fhrl@fariyas.com
    Website : www.fariyas.com
    Type : 5 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 165
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 17000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 8000
 Tourist Map of Lonavala
Tourist Map of Lonavala