Lonavala is one of the most popular hill stations near Pune and Mumbai. Owing to its beautiful climate and surreal surroundings, it makes for an ideal weekend getaway from Mumbai, away from the noise and chaos of urban cities. Filled with some of the most mesmerizing points, Lonavala is an ideal destination to enjoy some fun time and create happy memories with your family or loved ones. While Lonavala enjoys a pleasant climate all through the year owing to its altitude, the ideal time to visit Lonavala is during monsoons and winters. In the monsoons, one can witness the beautiful dark clouds descending into the valley of Lonavala, forming a view that is beyond human imagination.
With its hilly terrains and challenging routes, Lonavala is also a popular destination amongst trekkers and adventure lovers. If you are visiting Lonavala for the first time, then here are some of the most interesting activities that one can enjoy to the core:
1. Enjoy the scenic beauty all around
Lonavala is filled with some of the most mesmerizing scenic points. Bushi Dam for instance is one of the must visit destinations in Lonavala. It is an awesome picnic site with picturesque hills and terrains in the background and is an absolute delight to visit during the rains. There are a number of other scenic spots like Rajmachi Fort, Tiger’s Leap, Lonavala Lake, Ryewood Park, Echo Point, Bhaja Caves and many more. Lonavala is also referred to as the ‘city of caves’ and hence the destination is full of views that will fill your heart and soul.
2. Local Shopping Haul
At Lonavala, and wondering what to take back home? Well, Lonavala is an absolute delight when it comes to some local shopping. There are a number of shops selling handmade articles that make great mementos to gift your loved ones. However, the specialty to take back is the local chikki and fudge that is absolutely irresistible and a must-have in Lonavala. The local market is a fun experience and is always bustling with excitement.
3. Adventure Lover’s Soul
If you are an adventure junkie, then Lonavala may be just the place for you to visit. Filled with adventure trails and trekking pathways, Lonavala is a fun way to challenge yourself and experience adventure in the midst of nature. Lonavala is also an ideal destination for camping with the lush green forests forming the perfect ambience.