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Best Things To Do in Lonavala

Lonavla is a town and a hill station in Maharashtra. It is known for its production of the hard candy chikki. Lonavla is home to INS Shivaji (formerly HMIS Shivaji) which is the Indian Navy's Premier Technical Training Institute. There are many tourists who are always in search of the Best things to do in Lonavala.

Lonavla and the adjacent Khandala are twin hill stations in the Sahyadri ranges where tourism peaks during the monsoon season. A trip to Lonavla and Khandala can be combined with sight-seeing visits of various caves and fortresses. There are several other places and things of interest also which tourists would be interested in. Trekking including night treks, camping, photography trips, waterfall rappelling is some of the activities that adventure lovers can participate in. If you happen to be around during the year-end you can enjoy a New Year celebration party at your camping site. Lonavla is connected by road, rail, and air and you can reach here through the Mumbai-Pune Expressway which is well-connected to several towns.

Foodies have diverse options and can choose from among the hot Masala Chai with spicy Vada Pav and Bhajiyas in Lonavala. You can also try the pristine and cool Coconut Water and don’t forget to buy some Chikki and fudges to take to your friends and family back home.

With so much to choose from, it is not surprising that tourists flock to Lonavala and are on the lookout for the Best things to do in Lonavala.

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  Villa Stay Moon Rock, Lonavla 1D 1N ₹ 1200 4.0 star View Details
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  Astronomical Night Trek to Lohagad Fort 1D 1N ₹ 700 5.0 star View Details
  Corporate Day Outing and Games in Khandala, Lonavala 1D ₹ 777 3.0 star View Details
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    About the Activity:Delight in an amazing photography tour at Lohagad Fort for a completely blissful experience. Get a chance to capture this historic heritage on your camera screen for a memory that you can cherish forever.This package has been solely designed keeping in...

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    About the Activity:Delight in enthralling Golf lessons session in the beautiful Ambey Valley, Lonavala.Indulge in this gentleman's sport with this exciting session that enables you to indulge in this noble sport.Stay in the lush-greenery of this place that provides you w...

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    About The Activity: Lohagad is a part of the Western Ghats and is quite popular for the astounding views of the skyline it offers as well as the great sightseeing spots over there. Originating from Pune, the astronomical night trek to Lohagad Fort allows the participa...

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    About the Activity: As the name suggest Tikona is a triangular shaped hill located at a soaring height of around 3580ft that provides you with best panoramic views.Begin your expedition with a road trip from Dadar via Lonavala by jeep (06:30 AM). Reach Tikona Peth...

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    About the Activity:An ideal weekend plan beckons you for a corporate day out at the relaxing Splendour Country Resort.Lie back, sip a fine drink on a sunny day and languish around the swimming pool for an unwinding time.An array of indoor games will keep you engaged thro...

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    About the Activity:Also known locally as Nagphani, the cliff is named after a certain Duke's pointed nose by the British.The breathtaking views from atop the cliff draws trekkers from across the country.A visit to the Mahadeva temple at the summit is simply unmissable.Ar...

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    About the Activity:Fixed departure: 04th September, 2016Spare your energy to grab excitement to the maximum from this trek to Lohagad Fort in Lonavala near Mumbai which is at a height of 3389 feet approximately.This easy trek will lead you to witness the glory possesses ...

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    About the Activity:The weekend is coming to a close and it is time for you to enjoy the company of your friends and family in nature! Rajmachi is one of the famous treks in Sahyadri Mountains and one of the most favourite destinations for every trekker and beginners. T...

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    About the Experience:Though Lonavala in Mumbai is overflowing with offbeat locations, Shirota Lake is a spot every nature lover would love to explore again and again. Here is a camping package that is extending a hearty welcome to all those special people who are looking...

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    About the Activity:Embark on an offbeat and exciting trail to Duke’s Nose in Khandala and let the beauty of this peculiar rock formation excite and interest you.  Located in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, this trek has enticed a number of trekkers, both amateur and...

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    About the Activity:Camping in Lonavala is a unique experience combining adventure and convenience of being closer to Mumbai and Pune.Start your trip by reaching the Lonavala Station at 7 PM on 14th May 2016, either by your car or in the express train with the team from ...

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    About the Activity:Get up and going to make your holiday count as you embark on the unforgettable experience Camping near Lonavala. Sprawling over a 3.5 acres lush and green area, this campsite is a true gift of the enchanting nature.Embraced by the fascinating beauty of...

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    About the Activity:One of the renowned adventure camps near Pune, Aundoli Camp sprawls across 3.5 acres on the serene Aravali Ranges.Explore the stunning landscape, relax and unwind at this offbeat adventure destination.Learn the art of horse-riding, and learn a little a...

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Traveller Tales From Lonavala

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Preeti Wankhede

19 February 2019

It was my husband bday and I wanted to give surprise to him and whole family .. As my mother in law and father in law was with me I was really scared how the place will be will they be comfortable but ...

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Pritish Parekh

16 October 2018

"Rajmachi trek was an amazing experience, of course given its beauty any nature lover would get mesmerised, BUT what matters more in such trekking experience is the trekking companions. Sagar Shinde is...

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Tripti Singh

29 December 2018

I booked the camping site for 19th Dec 2018. We were a group of 3 girls and we were notified that we are the only group coming to the site for 19th Dec (We were a little skeptical knowing that we ar...

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Sanjana viti

20 February 2019

"We booked pawna lake camping through Thrillophilia for Saturday night. We were coming from Pune and along the way we found some fellow campers too which made easier to reach the destination as we were...

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Asmita Gharpure

27 February 2019

"The place is amazing and well organized staff is polite and cooperative. At night, sky full of stars is a feast for nature lovers. Food was simple and delicious. Just loved it. "

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ALOK ANAND

09 October 2018

Amazing experience of camping and delicious barbeque. Picturesque view and amaizng host.

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Shah

08 October 2018

We were a group of 8, looking for a true camping site. We had to park our cars at base camp and were escorted up to the camp site. Had to trek about 15 minutes through dense jungle which reminded me of...

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Aditya Rauniyar

19 August 2018

"Amazing Trek, Beautiful scenes, organised trip, Night stay at Rajmachi was not that comfortable as stay was in dormitory but overall it's a good experience. Trek is full of slippery mud so better brin...

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Ravinder saini

11 February 2018

"Awesome stay and trek."

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Lonavala

  • Q. What are the best things to do in Lonavala?

    There are several activities that a person visiting Lonavla can take part in. Activities can vary among trekking, camping, visit historical sites, cave visits and just enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. Choose to visit these places:

    • Tungarli Lake and Dam
    • Della Adventure Theme Park
    • Shooting Point
    • Lion Point
    • Narayani Dham
    • Karla Caves
    • Bhushi Dam
    • Lohagad Fort
    • Tiger’s Point
    • Lonavla Lake
    • Ryewood Park & Shivaji Udyan
    • Duke's Nose
    • Valvan Dam
    • Rajmachi Point

  • Q. What are the different adventure activities to do in Lonavala?

    Lonavala with its scenic beauty and alluring charm is one of the gorgeous hill stations in Maharashtra. It is also a paradise for the adventure junkies. This beautiful hill station near Mumbai and Pune has everything in its couch for adventure lovers. Take your pick from:

    • Trekking to
    • Korigad
    • Rajmachi and Kondane Caves
    • Della Adventure Park
    • Lohagarh to Visapur
    • Duke’s Nose Trek
    • Camping
    • Lonavla camp site
    • Rock face camping
    • Monsoon camping
    • Pawna Lake
    • Malshej
    • Panvel
    • Badlapur
    • Dhak Bhairi
    • Bhandardara
    • Zip Lining
    • Paint Ball
    • Rock Climbing
    • Rappelling
    • Zorbing
    • Balloon Rides

  • Q. Which are the most adventurous places for trekking in Lonavala?

    The beautiful ranges of the Sahyadris offer great trekking options to the thousands of adventure enthusiasts. The thrill of treading on an untouched path, in the wilderness, close to the innumerable beauties of nature is a never to be forgotten experience. The Lonavla trekking region offers a myriad of trails in the lap of nature amidst its natural beauty untouched by man. You can choose from the following places:

    • Tikona Fort Trek
    • Astronomical Night Trek to Lohagad Fort
    • Rajmachi & Kondana Caves Trek
    • Duke’s Nose Trek
    • Visapur Fort Trek
    • Lonavala to Bhimashankar
    • Night trek to Dhak Bahiri Caves
    • Night trek to Tamhini
    • Trek near Ulhas River
    • Ghangad and Tailbaila Forts
    • Range Trek to Lonavala, Bhimshankar via Jambhivali
    • Trek to Lohagad and Bhaje Caves

  • Q. Which are the best campsites in Lonavala?

    Get up and about to make your holiday enjoyable as you experience the unforgettable experience of camping in Lonavala. Staying at a hotel with all the comforts available makes for a usual holiday experience but roughing it out in a camp is a different experience altogether. This beautiful hill station has its own charisma with its lush and captivating hills and forts and provides you with the excitement of some of the best camping experience. Vendors arrange for camping at:

    • Pawna Lake
    • Malshej
    • Panvel
    • Badlapur
    • Dhak Bhairi
    • Bhandardara
    • Lonavla Campsite
    • Aundoli
    • Rajmachi

  • Q. Where can I enjoy hot air balloon ride in Lonavala?

    Lonavla, a stunning hill station, holds within its embrace a vast stretch of greenery, exotic valleys, gigantic hillocks, and sparkling lakes. Take off on an unforgettable flight high up in the sky on a hot air balloon safari. As you soar up into the sky like a bird, you will get an opportunity to admire the natural beauty of Lonavla far down below you. The sight of several other colourful balloons dotting the sky is also mesmerizing. The balloon rides which last for an unforgettable hour are arranged early in the morning and in the afternoon as during these times the weather remains favorable to conduct this activity. Take your pick from among the several operators who arrange to take tourists on this beautiful experience.

  • Q. Where can I do boating in Lonavala? How much will it cost?

    There are opportunities in the few lakes of Lonavla which you can avail of. The natural beauty of Lonavla is so heartwarming that even a boat ride can be memorable. Take an opportunity of a boat ride either with family or with friends. Pay between Rs.1000 – Rs.3000 and avail of boat rides on the:

    • Pavana/Pawna Lake
    • Tungarli Lake
    • Shirota lake

  • Q. Which is the best destination for a wildlife safari in Lonavala?

    Globetrotters travel the world, to experience nature in its wildest and virgin form. Lonavla boasts of lush forests, which are home to a variety of flora and fauna. You can enjoy and explore the rich biodiversity of Lonavala and spend time in taking a peek at some rare species of animals and plants during your holidays. Get your vendor to customize your trip. Enjoy a fun-filled holiday full of surprises with a thrilling safari ride during the day while you spend the night in the wilderness of the forest in a camp or resort. Experience the pristine beauty of nature and all the tiny and large species that inhabit this place.

    The best choice is the Rajmachi Wildlife Sanctuary which is surrounded by dense green forests located on the foothills and hilly terrains of Western Ghat in Sahyadri ranges is a weekend destination for the nature-loving tourists. The sanctuary encloses animals and birds in abundance. The mammoth Indian squirrel is a major attraction here. It is a rare place where one can spot the wild animals freely moving in their natural habitat. Enriched with rare species of herbs and plants the landscape is very good for nature walks, trekking and bird watching.

  • Q. Which are the spiritual places for a must visit in Lonavla?

    When we plan a holiday our target is mainly enjoyment. While some tourists add visits to a few places that will satiate their spirituality to their holidays some may find enjoyment only in spirituality. For some people, spirituality is connected to places of worship while for others it may mean yoga and meditation. Whichever category you belong to, there are several places in Lonavala to choose from to satisfy your spiritual desires. Check out on the ones mentioned.

    • Narayani Dham Temple
    • Bhairavnath Temple
    • Ekviradevi
    • Datta Mandir Kalekar Mala
    • Karla caves
    • Shantinath Jain Temple
    • Shatrunjay Jain temple
    • Kaivalyadham Yoga Centre

  • Q. Is Rajmachi trek a difficult one? What are the precautions I should take?

    Rajmachi Fort is one of the many historical forts in the rugged hills of the Sahyadri Mountains boasting of the twin fortresses of Shriwardhan Balekilla and Manaranjan Balekilla, with a wide Machi or plateau surrounding them. A small village called Udhewadi is situated on the Machi at the southern foot of Manaranjan Balekilla.

    There are two approach routes to Rajmachi fort. One is from Karjat on the right bank of Ulhas River and the second one from Salpe village. Both the routes involve a steep climb up on foot. It is not possible to drive a vehicle on these two routes. Both these routes from Karjat involve a steep climb up on foot, of about 500 meters.

     The other routes to Rajmachi are from Lonavala to Rajmachi with a distance of 15 km is almost a plain walk, with only a few ups and downs. A sturdy utility vehicle can be taken right up to Rajmachi, on the route from Khandala.

    To make the trek comfortable carry a haversack to keep your hands free. Carry at least 3lts of water, Electoral or Glucon D powder, an extra pair of clothes, ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks, and biscuits. Don’t forget to carry your personal medicines, sun protection cap, and goggles. A torch with extra batteries, bed sheet, sleeping bags, personal tea mugs needs to be carried if you are planning an overnight camping experience.

  • Q. What are the activities to do in Della Adventure Park? What are its charges?

    An adventurous one day trip to Della Adventure Park is compulsory in your itinerary if you are an adventure freak. You will enjoy an absolutely thrilling time with your friends or family. Della Adventure Park in Lonavala offers everything to keep you excited and enjoy a whale of a time. Don’t miss out on activities like:

    • Swoop swing
    • Flying Fox
    • Rocket Ejector
    • Motocross dirt bike riding
    • Aqua Zorb
    • Buggy Ride
    • Paint ball shooting
    • ATV Rides
    • Bungee Trampoline
    • Shooting Range
    • Archery
    • Rocket Ejector

       Get entry passes at the following rates: (Watch out for special offers)

    • Rs.2240/- for most activities in the zone.
    • Rs. 6399/- for most activities in the zone and 9 extreme adventures.
    • Rs. 1600/- for kids and Senior Citizens to enjoy for most activities in the zone.
    • Rs. 14616/- for an annual pass.

  • Q. Which are the best night treks in Lonavala? What should I keep in mind?

    Lonavla is a paradise for trekkers because of its scenic beauty. Day treks are common but you the experience can be even more exciting if you are willing to undertake a night trek adventure. Lonavla has lots to offer on this. Contact vendors and go for the night treks which can be made to:

    • Tikona Fort
    • Rajmachi and Kondane Caves
    • Visapur Fort
    • Dhak Bahiri Caves
    • Tamhini, Near Pune

    Keep the following aspects in mind:

    • Carry Flashlight with Spare Cells
    • Be comfortably dressed and carry spare clothes
    • Carry Sun Glasses, Sun Screen, Cap and plenty of water
    • Carry Mosquito Repellent, Personal medicines, and other requirements
    • Carry Bed Sheets, Plastic Sheet or mat
    • Stay with the group
    • No litter
    • Stick to a planned schedule.
    • Act like a responsible citizen
    • No Alcohol
    • No noise
    • Be attentive to others in the group.

  • Q. Where can I enjoy rappelling in Lonavala? Is it safe?

    Rappelling is an activity that true adventure lovers will enjoy. It is the perfect experience for a getaway from hectic city life. Waterfall rappelling is a favorite and rejuvenating experience. Take a walk on the paths enjoying the beauty of the lush foliage and thundering falls cascading down the ridges of Sahyadri Ranges, climb up the forest trails and rappel down with a harness through the refreshing falls or reach the point on a vehicle and enjoy a great rappelling adventure. Vendors and operators will ensure your safety if you have a big heart. Go to:

    • Rajmachi
    • Dudhiware waterfall
    • Bhaje caves

  • Q. Where can I do horse riding in Lonavala? How much will it cost me?

    There are several opportunities to learn the art of horse-riding and a little about these majestic creatures, explore the stunning landscape, relax and unwind at this offbeat adventure in:

    • Aundoli Camp
    • Della Adventure Resort

    There are Filly and Colt Farms also to train you at horse riding. Be ready for an expense of a minimum of Rs. 10000/-

  • Q. Where can I do adventure biking in Lonavala?

    If you are the kind of person who loves the feel of the wind rushing through your hair don’t miss out on adventure biking experiences among the Sahyadri Ranges with the beautiful sights around. Get your adrenaline rushing and enjoy adventure biking at:

    • Della Adventure Resort
    • Rajmachi
    • Lonavla Camp Site

  • Q. Which are some of the amazing caves to explore in Lonavala?

    Whether you are interested in architecture or your interest lies in Buddhism, you will find the caves in and around Lonavala interesting. The main structures like the Chaitya or the Viharas educate you on the religion as well as the architecture of the period. Visit:

    • Karla Caves
    • Bhaje Caves
    • Bedse Caves

  • Q. What is the best time for camping at canyon valley in Lonavala?

    The best time for camping at Canyon Valley is before or after the monsoons. October to March is the best time to undertake this activity as the weather will be at its best. Enjoy the lush green foliage, twittering of birds and the sound of waterfalls or enjoy the activities organised at the campsites. If you happen to be around during the year-end then you can enjoy a great party.

  • Q. Which are the best places to go for a corporate day outing? What things can we do?

    To get an organization on the right track and achieve success in the corporate sector it is important how efficiently the teams perform. A large team without bonding and spirit cannot achieve great heights. Motivation and encouragement make the team members give their best. The activities that are offered require understanding among the members of a team increasing the bonding which reflects in the day to day activities. Corporate day outing and games in Khandala, Lonavla gives you a vast choice of activities like:

    • Acid river
    • Roller Coaster
    • Caterpillar Walk
    • Stamping
    • Tie-Untie
    • Three Island
    • Full Contact
    • Traffic Jam
    • Hula Hoop
    • Cob Web
    • Survival
    • Tower Building
    • Minefield
    • Crossover