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Explore Lonavala and Exciting Areas Around it Through a Road Trip

We know you are looking for a charming location to spend your weekend. Well, why not consider Lonavala then? It’s a remarkable hill station lying on the lap of Sahyadri and located just around the buzzing city of Mumbai, and even pretty close to the sprawling Pune. The striking combination of lush greenery, exclusive water bodies, and incredibly luxurious resorts makes it the most happening place to explore. You’ll love the charming aura of this hill station along with the fun and superb activities stored for you at this destination. 

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While you are planning to take a tour of Lonavala, we suggest – opt for road trips to Lonavala to explore this destination and the other beauties in the vicinity. And believe us — the serenity of this hill station apart from the misty ambience would certainly fill up all your senses and make you feel absolutely rejuvenated.

The top things to consider when travelling in and around Lonavala!

  • The most suitable time to visit Lonavala — We think the best time to travel in Lonavala and magnificent places around it is all year long. The weather is truly enticing all-round the year — however, the monsoons spruce up the place splendidly as the rain-washed greens and the waterfalls make a lovely backdrop for you to relax and rejuvenate.
  • The best activities to do in and around Lonavala —  Do consider the top things to do in Lonavala like trekking, rock climbing, enjoying the phenomenal scenic waterfalls, the overwhelming dams, adventurous activities, etc.

10 Best destinations in and around Lonavala for Vacations

Spend a first-class vacation at the smashing hill station Lonavala and the dazzling destinations around it.

Lonavala provides an all round experience for you. There are temples, shopping places, and food outlets in Lonavala which are worth visiting. You can explore all these apart from the various destinations in the vicinity listed here.

1. Bushi Dam

Bushi Dam

What is a perfect holiday without viewing the astounding waterfalls and river in Lonavala? Like the Bushi Dam. This dam, built on the Indrayani River, is very famous amongst the tourists and locals of Lonavala. Though diving in this dam is strictly prohibited, you can enjoy the scenery — the lush greenery around the dam — and bath on the steps of the dam getting drenched thoroughly.

2. Pawna Dam

Pawan Dam

Located near the forests of Visapur and Tikona, this dam is a favourite picnic spot especially for families. The lovely weather of Lonavala can be experienced truly if you visit this dam. The enticing greenery around the dam and the exciting water sports make it an excellent outing destination for adventure lovers like you.

3. Tungarli Lake

Tungarli Lake

If you are a nature loving person and even bird watching is your hobby, then you’ll surely love the Tungarli Lake. So, don’t delay in driving your car rental from Revv towards this lake and enjoy an exquisite experience of enjoying the cool climate near the lakeside amidst the lush greenery around.

4. Tiger’s Leap

Tiger’s Leap

One of the most captivating locations of Lonavala is the Tiger’s Leap. It actually resembles the shape of a tiger leaping and that is why intrigues the travellers a lot. You can climb this hill and even try trekking at this destination if you want to view the mesmerising point and the enchanting scenes around. 

5. Lion’s Point

Lion’s Point

You just can’t complete a tour to Lonavala without visiting the very famous Lion’s Point. It is a famous destination to view the breath-taking sunsets. You can try climbing or trekking to this location to enhance the experience of your journey. And after the visit to this point, you should definitely try snacking at the famous stalls nearby selling the traditional and fresh vada pav and bhajis of Maharashtra.

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6. Rajmachi Forts

Rajmachi Fort

The list of the tourist attractions in and around Lonavala demands naming the iconic Rajmachi Fort for sure. This ancient building has a rustic charm and breath-taking sceneries around which you’ll definitely love to view when you are at this fort. 

7. Tikona Fort

Tikona Fort

Another fabulous fort that’s very ancient but still has the power to captivate the spectators is the Tikona Fort. This fort is noteworthy no doubt! But you’ll be awed by the mind-blowing temples around, majestic caves, and even the Pawna Lake near this fort.

8. Visapur


Visapur is a prominent location around Lonavala which is one of the famous places to visit in and around Lonavala. This majestic fort is a historic place that has some very alluring natural view around it as well. Try trekking to this place if you are a true history and adventure lover.

9. Karla Caves

Karla Caves

One of the very brilliant places to check near Lonavala is the Karla Caves. The ancient Buddhist Temple is a very profound place for the devotees and even history and architecture loving tourists. If you have interest in both these factors, you should definitely visit these caves.

10. Lohagad Fort

Lohagarh fort

Chhatrapati Shivaji is an inseparable part of Maharashtra. Especially Pune is closely connected to his personality and the remnants of his reign. So, when we are talking about the alluring destinations in the vicinity of some of the famous hill stations in Maharashtra like Lonavala, this neighbouring fort of Pune, known for its exclusive architecture and historical importance, surely deserves a mention. A visit here is definitely going to fill your travel diaries with stories of this fort’s exclusive grandeur and splendour.

11. Mumbai

beaches in mumbai

It’s time to take your safe and sanitized car rental and head towards Mumbai – the buzzing metropolis of Maharashtra. The city of beaches, exotic nightlife, and iconic heritage sites has everything to keep you busy throughout your stay. Take a tour of this city and get dazzled by the exclusive infrastructure of this destination and visit the famous tourist attractions like the Elephanta Caves, Queen’s Necklace, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, etc.

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12. Khandala

Khandala to ratnagiri road trip

The neighbouring hill station of Lonavala – Khandala — is also a mesmerising hill station to visit when you are travelling here. The top-notch greenery, mesmerising hills, and enchanting waterfalls are the most amazing perks of travelling to this place and you can enjoy all these along with the famous chicki (a sweet) when you are visiting Khandala. 

This sensational hill station of Maharashtra, Lonavala, has everything you can ask for in an ideal vacation destination. The places to visit here are totally out of the world and even the neighbouring destinations are fun filled and spectacular. But if you want to explore more, there are also some very exciting amusement parks near it like Imagica, Wet N Joy Water Park, and Della Adventure Park. So do not delay in driving book a safe and sanitize car rental from Revv towards these places and enjoy the serene atmosphere amidst the lush greenery around Lonavala.

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