Lonavala

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Lonavala featuring general coastal views
Venture into cave temples, hike up mountains and see wax sculptures of famous celebrities in this hill town in the west of India.

Explore the hills, valleys, waterfalls and caves that Lonavala is known for. Situated at an altitude of 2,050 feet (650 metres), the popular hill town is surrounded by spectacular scenery. 

Lonavala’s name comes from the Sanskrit word for cave, “lonavli”, as there are many throughout the area. Investigate Bhaja Caves that were carved out by Buddhist nuns approximately 2,000 years ago. The cavernous spaces contain carved reliefs, statues, a monastery and stupas. These are dome-shaped shrines that were built to contain Buddhist relics. Inside Karla Caves, find some of India's largest rock-cut Buddhist shrines and a prayer hall with 37 huge octagonal pillars.

Outdoor lovers should trek to Tiger’s Leap for extensive views of the valley below and the countryside around Lonavala. The cliff top has a drop of approximately 2,130 feet (650 metres) and during the monsoon season there is a small waterfall here. Pack a picnic and head to Tungarli Lake. This attractive man-made body of water is a popular recreation spot that serves Lonavala with some of its drinking water.

Wander through Ryewood Park, a large green expanse with play areas for children. While you are here, check out the old Shiva temple.

If you are in Lonavala during monsoon season, which lasts from July to September, go to the Bhushi Dam. When the dam overflows, water gushes over steps and a stony path. This event attracts crowds who come to splash in the overflowing water.   

For some amusement, look inside the Celebrity Wax Museum. On display are life-size wax sculptures of famous Indian and international figures from history and the present day.

The Mumbai-Pune Expressway is both the quickest and most beautiful way to get to Lonavala. The 6-lane road corridor is surrounded by forests and mountains, providing an early introduction to the area’s natural splendour. Lonavala also has its own railway station.

Where to stay in Lonavala

Meritas Countryside Resort - Lonavala
Meritas Countryside Resort - Lonavala
3 out of 5
Opp. Kaveri Farm, Near Swami, Samarth Mandir, Nangargaon, Lonavala, Maharashtra, 410401
The price is ₹3,499 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
₹3,499
per night
6 Feb - 7 Feb
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Lonavala. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a water park. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (91 reviews)
"Overall good"

Reviewed on 17 Dec 2022

Meritas Countryside Resort - Lonavala
Della Resorts
Della Resorts
4.5 out of 5
Kunegaon, Lonavala, Maharashtra, 410401
The price is ₹14,500 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
₹14,500
per night
7 Feb - 8 Feb
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Lonavala. Enjoy free parking, 5 restaurants and indoor private hot tubs. Popular attractions Della Adventure and Bahiri ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (61 reviews)
"It’s an amazing property and perfect for a short stay for a young family"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2022

Della Resorts
Radisson Resort and Spa Lonavala
Radisson Resort and Spa Lonavala
4.5 out of 5
Plot No 19, 21 & 27-29, Gold Valley, Sector D, Tungarli, Lonavala, 410401
The price is ₹9,999 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar
₹9,999
per night
3 Mar - 4 Mar
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Lonavala. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Popular attractions Tungarli Lake and Della Adventure are located ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (7 reviews)
"Shoma from the dining service was very good amazing service front desk was also very good almost all the staff was perfect I can say even till the tall door man he was very pleasent and always extremely helpful through out we got two suites though there’s nothing in their to make it a suite not even ..."

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2022

Radisson Resort and Spa Lonavala
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
GuestHouser 2 BHK Bungalow 8619
GuestHouser 2 BHK Bungalow 8619
3 out of 5
Jannat Villa 12, Ashapura Residency, Gold Valley Sector (E), Lonavala, Maharashtra, 410403
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly villa in Lonavala. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Della Adventure and Tungarli ...
1/5 (1 review)
Avoid like the plague
"The booking with you was a disaster. First of all the entire property was misrepresented. What was shown and what was given was different. 1. There was construction going on in the property. 2. There were cockroaches in the refrigerator. 3. Water was dripping on the staircase, making it slippery ..."

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2019

GuestHouser 2 BHK Bungalow 8619
GuestHouser 4 BHK Bungalow 7283
GuestHouser 4 BHK Bungalow 7283
3.5 out of 5
4 BHK Near Fariyas hotel, Tungarli, Lonavala, 410401
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly villa in Lonavala. Enjoy free parking, private pools and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Ryewood Park and Celebrity ...
GuestHouser 4 BHK Bungalow 7283
GuestHouser 1 BR Villa 520d
GuestHouser 1 BR Villa 520d
3 out of 5
Retreat on cloud 9, Frichley Hill road, Parshwapuram -410401, Lonavala, 410401
Stay at this 3-star villa in Lonavala. Enjoy free breakfast, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Ryewood Park and Celebrity Wax Museum ...
GuestHouser 1 BR Villa 520d
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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