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Where lakes and mountains create an irresistible combination

A picturesque hill station that is located in the Pune district of Maharashtra, Lonavala  makes for perfect weekend escape from cities like Pune and Mumbai. The name Lonavala comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Lonavli' which means caves. With its beautiful valleys and green mountains, Lonavala has gained a lot of popularity, mainly due to the shops selling chikki (a rock-hard brittle sweet), misty peaks and beautiful weather. Popular among hikers, trekkers and nature enthusiasts, Lonavala also boasts of some incredible forts, ancient caves, famous dams and beautiful lakes.

Spend your day admiring the panoramic viewpoints of the city, enjoying the local cuisine and perhaps trekking up a fort or into a cave. Equally charming and scenic, this place is rightly on top of lists for people who want to escape the urbane chaos of cities like Mumbai.


Explore Karla Caves

Architectural delights for a memorable getaway

Carved into a rocky hillside, the Karla caves are among the oldest Buddhist cave shrines in India and if sources are to to be believed, these are just a few of the scores of caves, that are still to be unearthed in the Sahyadri Hills. Carved between the second century BC to the fifth century AD, these caves are also home to some stunning Chaityas {halls} and Viharas {monasteries} that are a reflection of the rich history and architecture of our country. Additionally, there is also a temple made of pillars from the Buddhist period that is located at the entrance of the cave.

According to ancient sources, the caves are of great importance to the Mahasamghika sect of Buddhism, before they even become relevant to Hinduism. The cave also has huge 15 metre  pillar along the temple that is dedicated to Goddess Ekveera. Owing to its historical significance, the Archaeological Survey of India has now declared these caves to be a protected monument.

Timings: All through the year; 9AM- 6PM

Time Required: 3 hours

Cost: Residents of India, SAARC and BIMSTEC countries have to pay INR 15 per head and other foreigners have to pay INR 200 per head {applicable to everyone above the age of 15).

Trek up Lohagad Fort

Trek to the top!

A popular historic structure, the Lohagad Fort is perched on the top of an impressive hill near Malavali. Situated at a height of 3400 feet, this fort is a formidable fort that is an ideal destination for both nature lovers and trekkers. As the fort is surrounded by lush green grassland, it has really impressive views and automatically attracts a lot of people all year round.

Further, this fort is now connected by road, which means that it sees a lot of crowds, especially during the monsoon season.

Timings: All through the year; 7AM- 6PM                                                                   

Time Required: 2 hours                                                                                           

Cost: Free

Stop At Kune Falls

A perfect picnic spot

The 14th highest waterfall in the country, Kune Falls is another must visit spot in Lonavala. Situated at a height of 650 feet, and amidst the twin hills of Lonavala and Khandala, this waterfalls is indeed very charming and picturesque. Add to that the rich greenery around the  waterfalls truly adds to the charm of the place. In addition, while the waterfall is open all year round, the best time to experience the beauty of this place is the monsoon season.     

Timings: All through the year;

Time Required: 1 hour

Cost: Free



Go On A Trekking Expedition At Korigad Fort

There are wisps of adventure everywhere.

A scenic trek, that will be enjoyed by both beginners and trekking experts, the Korigad Fort is around 20 km from Lonavala. Constructed way back in the 15th century, this historic fort is located 929 metres above sea level. This fort played a very important role during the reign of Shivaji as well. It might not be in the best condition, but its heritage value is undeniable.

There are two lakes on top of the fort. A temple dedicated to Koraidevi, its patron goddess can also be found along the way, along with a host of smaller temples, dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu. Although the fort has been restored to a large extent, and you can even see a numberof cannons lying on the fort.

Another major draw for this fort is that it is relatively free of camera toting travellers. In a world where nearly every place has been visited and extensively documented, the Korigad Fort feels like a new discovery. Plus with some truly stunning views from the top, along with the feeling of the wind whipping through your hair, this trek will surely be well worth your effort.


Birding At Karnala Bird Sanctuary

One of the best birding locales in the city!

The Karnala Bird Sanctuary is home to over 150 species of resident and 37 species of migratory birds, making it a haven for all types of nature enthusiasts. In the monsoon season, travellers will be able to spot some colourful species of birds such as the racket-tailed drongo, golden backed woodpecker and heart-spotted woodpecker. Also, winters see a whole range of migratory birds, making this park their home.

Besides the rich bird life, the sanctuary also comprises of moist deciduous forests, with  animals like wild boars, langur and rhesus monkeys commonly found here. Further, there are some interesting trails around the park, with the Hariyal Nature Trail being the simplest.  Although it is only a kilometre, it offers a great bird sighting experience. If you want to extend your birding expedition, the Mortaka trail which is 6 km long is a good option.


how to get there

  1. By Air: Nearest airport is Lohegaon Airport (68 Kms)
  2. By Rail: Nearest railway station is Lonavala railway station
  3. By Road: Pune (65 kms); Mumbai (83.5 kms)

when to visit

  • Summers (March - June): 35°C- 25°C
  • Monsoon (July- October): 29°C- 24°C
  • Winter (November - March): 18°C- 32°C
  • Best time to Visit: July-October (especially if enjoy the monsoon season). Otherwise head here between November and March.

Local cuisine

Food in Ujjain

A churn of Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisines

The cuisine of Ujjain consists of mainly Malwa food which is a churn of both Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisines. The most popular delicacy of the city is bhutte ka kees, prepared in ghee by grating corn along with milk. Chakki ki shaak, and daal baati are other popular Malwa dishes with which you can tantalise your tastebuds.

An evening in Ujjain is all about local snacks. You can taste the best dal kachori, samosa, pani puri and other savoured food items in this city. The place is also a heaven for the people with sweet tooth  as deserts like moong daal ka halwa, gajar ka halwa, rabri, gulab jamun, bhutta kis are prepared whole-heartedly to meet the expectations of the tourists as well as the locales.

Local Shopping

Shopping in Lonavala

There is more than just chikkis here!

Lonavala has a limited options when it comes to shopping for apparels, but is a veritable heaven when it comes to chikki products and footwear. If you are headed for this hill station in the coming days, make sure you do not miss these shopping destinations.

  1. National Chikki: Chikki is single handedly responsible for putting Lonavala on the global map. So if you looking to stock your bags with some local chikki products, head straight to the National Chikki Shop, that has an impressive variety of the same. Besides chikki, you can also pick up some delicious snacks here that includes fudges, namkeens, chocolates and syrups. Another good shop to buy chikkis from, include Maganlal Chikki Center which is located near the Old Pune-Mumbai road.

  2. Shoe Center: A trip to Lonavala is incomplete without buying at least one pair of Kolhapuri chappals. So head to Shoe Center in Lonavala, which has a host of options for both men and women. You can also pick up other types of footwear from here, including shoes, sandals, sneakers among others.

  3. Lonavala Bazaar: A street shop that offers a variety of products like colourful trinkets, wooden figurines and cane items, there is something here for everyone. If you feel hungry while shopping, the nearby stalls provide an assortment of snacks as well. What is your excuse for not going?

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