Lonavala is such a place where nature is present with all its grandeur. This twin hill station of Khandala is famous throughout India for the hard candy sweet known as 'Chikki'. Lonavala is blessed with valleys, hills, lush greenery, milky waterfalls and pleasing cool breeze.

Location of Lonavala

Lonavala is located on the Sahyadri ranges, at an elevation of 622 meters above sea level. Its distance from Pune and Mumbai are 64km and 96 km respectively.

How to Reach

Both the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and Mumbai-Pune Highway pass through Lonavala. This makes the place easily accessible by road. Kajrat railway junction is also very close to Lonavala. So you can as well avail a train from Mumbai in order to reach Lonavala. The one in Pune is the closest airport to this place.


The weather in Lonavala is generally pleasant throughout the year but the place comes to life during the monsoon season. During this time of the year the countryside turns lush green with waterfalls and ponds adding to its beauty. Though the summers are not very warm yet the best time to be at Lonavala is when the monsoons arrive.

Tourist Spots of Lonavala are

  • Rajmachi Point
  • Ryewood Park and Shivaji Udyan
  • Tungarli Lake
  • Valvan Dam
  • Lonavala Lake
  • Kaivalyadham-Yoga Institute
  • Lohagad Fort
  • Lion's Point
It is a traveler's delight to dedicate a monsoon weekend to the wonderful greenery of Lonvala.

Last Updated on 19 May 2011