Lonavala Travel Guide

 Lonavala is a little village in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, one of India's most popular hill stations. It was once known as Lonar to the locals, and the British colonial administration has now renamed it. The area has many natural attractions, including waterfalls, mountains, caves, and wildlife sanctuaries. We have compiled this Lonavala Travel Guide with all information you need for your trip to this beautiful place.

Several things make Lonavala so unique: its location at an altitude of about 1000m above sea level makes it one of India's highest hill stations, making it perfect for those who want to escape from hot weather; its serene surroundings provide plenty of opportunities to explore nature; there are many spots for adventure lovers to get their adrenaline pumping; the local people are very friendly and welcoming to tourists.

This Lonavala Travel Guide will provide you with all you need to know about traveling here, including places to stay, places to eat, things to do, and how much you should expect to pay.

What to pack?

Lonavala is a hill station, and as such, it has very pleasant weather during the summer. However, this also means that temperatures drop considerably at night. So, you should pack accordingly when travelling to Lonavala for your trip: wear thermals if you are visiting in the winter months or any time other than monsoon season; bring sweaters to be on the safe side, and pack a raincoat if you plan to explore the area during the monsoons. And, most importantly, don't forget your camera and selfie stick!

For your convenience, we have listed some items which will be helpful while traveling to Lonavala:

1. Ziplock bags – they are very useful when you want to keep things dry from getting wet

2. Sunscreen – if you intend to spend most of your time outside exploring the surroundings

3. Hat/cap – this will protect you from sunburns and save yourself from heatstroke

4. Sweater/jacket – to avoid catching a cold in chilly weather

5. Torch or flashlight with spare batteries

6. Camera with extra memory card and battery

7. Water bottle

8. Snacks/food items you can carry while traveling

9. Umbrella, poncho, or raincoat for the rainy season

10. Comfortable walking shoes, sports shoes, or sandals are ideal for trekking adventures around Lonavala

11. Also, pack medicines that you might need while traveling like Ibuprofen, Motion Sickness pills, etc.

12. Personal hygiene products to keep yourself clean and fresh all the time.


How to get there

Lonavala is very well connected by road and rail with all major Indian cities. The nearest airport is Pune Airport, a distance of about 100kms from Lonavala. You can either hire a cab for this short journey or take a train that will drop you off at Karjat Station. You can easily commute via state transport buses or private vehicles that ply regularly between Karjat Station and Lonavala. Driving yourself is also possible as there are enough signboards that guide tourists towards Lonavala.

If you are traveling by train, make sure you know which station your train will stop at. There are very few direct trains to Lonavala, and most of the time, one has to change trains at Karjat Station. Most long-distance express trains coming from Mumbai do not stop at Lonavala; they only halt at Lonavala Road or Khandala stations. For exact details on train routes and stoppages, please refer to the official Indian Railways website.

For local travel in Lonavala, there are very frequent buses plying between Lonavala and Pune City along with many other places like Talegaon Dabhade, Dadar in Mumbai, etc. There is a local bus stand at Lonavala from where one can get direct buses to their destination without waiting for too long. One can also avail of private vehicles on hire while traveling in the area.

Must-do activities in and around Lonavala

Lonavala is often referred to as the "Jewel of Sahyadri." The hill station has lots of amazing places, each with its own story to tell. It is almost impossible for one to visit all the great attractions in Lonavala in just one day, so you can plan your trips accordingly or travel during the off-season when there are fewer tourists if you wish to visit everything that Lonavala does has to offer. Some of the most popular attractions are:

Khandala Point – it sparkles with life thanks to a beautiful lake right next to it. This point offers spectacular views of both Khandala ghat and also Matheran Hill Station across the valley.

The Rajmachi Point - is a lookout point located in the historic fort of Rajmachi. It has one of the best views in Lonavala and is ideal for taking pictures because it provides a panoramic view of Tung Fort, Harishchandragad Fort, Korigad Fort, and many other beautiful historical monuments.


The Lonavala travel guide is the most comprehensive resource for this area of India. It not only offers you an overview of attractions but also provides insider information on local cuisine and culture so that your experience in this region will be more than just a fleeting visit. Whether it's food or sightseeing, we've got you covered with our accurate descriptions and helpful advice.

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