Lonavala is an important hill station in the state of Maharashtra. It is popularly known as the jewel of the Sahyadri Mountains. Lonavala is set amongst the sylvan hills of the Western Ghats and is a popular gateway from Mumbai.
Location: It is located in the western part of Maharashtra and is about 106 kilometres from Mumbai in India.
Tourist Spots: Sahyadri Mountains, Caves of Karla and Bhaja, Duke’s Nose peak, Rajmachi Point.
Best Time to Visit: October and May.
How to Reach:
By Air: The nearest airport from Lonalvala is Pune, which is 64 km from Lonavala.
By Train: Lonavala is on the main railway line between Mumbai and Pune , all express trains plying between the two cities stop here.
By Road: The bus service between Lonavala and Pune is good (2 hours). However, the ride is rough and it takes 4 hours to reach Mumbai from Lonavala.