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Pawna Lake is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty and is a delightful place for clicking beautiful photographs. It is an artificial reservoir of water located at the outskirts of Lonavala. Pawna lake is a interesting picnic spot where you can spend relaxing time with your friends and family. Enjoy a thrilling motor boating or rowing experience on the lake and see the wonderful views of three ancient forts namely Tikona, Lohagad and Tunga. Another scenic artificial lake nestled across River Kundali is Valvan Lake. Saunter on the lush green garden situated near Tungarli Lake and Ryewood Lake which is surrounded with a scenic charming landscape, where tourists gather for picnics.
Rajmachi: A small village known for its fort which is a favourite among adventure enthusiasts. One of the topmost attractions included in Lonavala packages.
Karla Caves: A Buddhist cave, almost 2000 years old, with a recently built Buddhist temple structured with pillars.
Bhaja Caves: Exemplifying some of the best rock-cut architecture with 22 caves and given the title of being a Monument of National Importance.
Bushi Dam: The water gushing over rocky terrain is sure to leave you mesmerised, especially during the monsoons. Make sure this is part of your tour.
Tiger’s Leap: Resembling a tiger leaping into the valley lends this spot its unique name. Located on the outskirts of Lonavala, the echo point here is popular too.
Lonavala tour packages are usually inclusive of trips to a host of forts. Some of these being:
Rajmachi Fort: Built at a height of 3000 feet, on the Shrivardhan Peak, this point comprises two fortresses and is surrounded by a vast plateau.
Visapur Fort: The majestic fort build in the 18th century is popular for treks and for the history of Maharashtra. There is also a beautiful waterfall here that’ll leave you in awe!
Tikona Fort: This spot derives its name from its triangular structure. It offers incredible panoramic views and has huge doorways for which it is famous.
Lohagad Fort: Perched at a height of 3400 feet, this stately structure is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is where Shivaji Maharaj stored his treasure, making this a popular sight.
Koregad Fort: This spot defines grandeur with sprawling meadows, blissful views, hills and green woods. It’s a favourite among tourists and locals too.
Enjoy an awesome camping experience in the scenic precincts of Lonavala at a distance of nearly 8 km at the top of the hill .The mystically appealing surroundings of Lonavala offers an ideal opportunity for camping with friends and is easily accessible.
· Rock face camping in Lonavala, is all about fun and excitement. You can enjoy the mesmerising sights of valleys and captivating mountains of this charismatic hill town. Camping at Lake Pawna is a thrilling experience.
· Camping at Rusticivile Campground offers a memorable experience.
· Indulge in a mind-blowing camping activity in the dense jungle of Karnala Bird Sanctuary located in Panvel.
· Another wonderful camping destination is at Aundoli. Camping in this wonderful hill town rejuvenates the body and soul as you can stay close to the Nature and enjoy its ethereal beauty.
Bhairavnath Temple: An architectural beauty, this temple is situated in Rajmachi and is among the most popular temples in the vicinity. It is usually part of Lonavala packages, being a historic sight. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Mahashivratri is a grand affair here.
Narayani Dham Temple: Among the newer temples in the town, Narayani Dham Temple is dedicated to Maa Narayani and houses Ganpati and Hanuman idols as well. Fine jewels adorn the idols beautifully, making this huge temple a popular tourist spot in a short span of time.
Ekvira Devi Temple: This temple is worshipped primarily by the Koli community, commonly called the fisher folk. According to historic records, the temple was built by the Pandavas during their exile and is dedicated to Ekvira Devi
Shri Durga Parmeshwari Temple: As the name suggests, this temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is built in South Indian architectural style with white marble and a beautiful Maa Durga idol.
Trekking along the Sahyadri range and exploring its wild rain-forests, high bushes, tiny rivulets, remote tribal villages, ancient temples, plateau of flowers lush green meadows and waterfalls is an exciting activity Clicking mind blowing pictures of the scenic surrounding and traverse on the luxuriant, green plains of Lonavala . The adventure enthusiasts indulge in thrilling trekking activities on the challenging terrain of Nagphani Cliff commonly known as Duke’s nose. A Trek to Tikona Fort in Lonavala is a stimulating activity. Another exciting trek to Rajmachi and Kondhane Caves is taken by lot of young nature lovers. Lonavala Bhima Shankar trek is simply amazing.Treking on the trails of Della Adventure Park is very exciting.
The beauty of this ‘Jewel of the Sahyadri Hills’ is that it has something to offer all-year-round, which is why Lonavala packages are available throughout the year, too. The most recommended and preferred season to visit it is during the monsoons, between June to September.
Given, trekking might get difficult as slopes get slippery, but this is ideally the best time to visit the waterfalls and dams while enjoying the lush hill station in all its glory! The months of October to February are also a good time for a visit. This is when the weather is chilly, accompanied by strong winds, and visiting any and every spot is convenient.
Rajmachi and Kondane Caves trekking tour takes you through untouched landscapes. Rajmachi a fort in Karjat region is a famous spot for trekking and can be reached by two ways. It is a 17 km trekking distance from Lonavala. Rajmachi.The tough route starts from Kondivide village near Karjat and the easy trekking route begins from Lonavala. In rainy season especially in the months of June till September this region has many gurgling waterfalls and lush green meadow .It is ideal for a monsoon adventure since you can enjoy the picturesque beauty of this area.
Adventure enthusiasts can indulge in some thrilling adventure activities such as zip-lining, paint ball, rock-climbing, trekking,waterfall rappelling or zorbing.Rajmachi Fort , Tikona fort ,Della adventure park is ensconced in the tranquil mountains of Lonavla where you can enjoy bunch of thrilling activities including swoop- swings, , ATV rides zip-lining, Motor-cross paint-ball, rock-climbing, rappelling and Zorbing. Tungarli Lake is another exciting site for adventurous activities. A hiking trail from Vinchu Kata to Visapur fort or Tiger’s Leap adorned by lush green forests offers fantastic view of the valley and adventure activities. Rappelling is a popular adventure sport conducted at the beautiful site of Kune Waterfalls. In fact Lonavala is an ideal treasure trove for adventure buffs.
Lonavala is a perfect destination for adventure activities as well as for sightseeing. Surrounded by forests, gurgling waterfalls, scenic lakes, Lonavala is a must-visit tourist spot. This tourist destination has numerous attractions as you embark on a sightseeing tour. Visit the famous Bhaja caves, Tikona Fort , Bushi dam, Karla caves, Rajmachi fort, Pavana Lake. Lohagad Fort, Ryewood lake and Tiger’s leap. Lions Point is a famous sunset point where you will be mesmerised by the captivating sunset views of the valley. Narayani dham temple, Ekvira Devi Temple, Shivaji Udyaan, Wet N Joy water park and Wax museum are worth visiting
Lonavala adorns a veil of serenity and tranquillity at night .Covered with a layer of mist during the monsoon, this quaint hill town offers thrilling night adventures. A thrilling Night Trek to Dhak Bahiri Caves is an awesome experience. Feel at Peace under the star lit sky at the offbeat campsite only 7km away from the stunning landscape of Lonavala. You can unwind in comfortable tents placed at the top of hills. Famous for evening and night trekking, Lion’s Point is one of the best places to visit at night for adventure lovers. This is a perfect place for adventure buffs and monsoons lovers.
Paragliding is a very famous adventure activity around Lonavala as you feel the dramatic rush of adrenalin in your veins. Tandem Paragliding Flight over the scenic Pawna Lake is awe-inspiring. Paragliding in Kamshet takes you to thrilling heights and energises your body. You can indulge in scintillating Acrobatics paragliding in Kamshet . Enthusiasts enjoy exhilarating joy rides in Saputara.