Lonavala, a weekend trip hill-station in western Maharashtra, has several alluring places ranging from vantage points with panoramic views to age-old forts and many more.
The beauty of this town will leave you amazed. Places like Tiger’s Leap, Amrutanjan Point etc offer scenic views of the Sahyadri hills, forested lands and the golden sunsets. Moreover, places like Rajmachi Fort, Tikona Fort, Lohagarh Fort etc have been ideal for trekking and hiking.
Let’s read about more such popular attractions of Lonavala:
- Tiger’s Leap: This prime tourist attraction sits in the lap of nature at a height of 650 metres above sea level. This is a vantage point which has been named so because of its shape resembling a tiger taking a leap into the valley. Loved by adventure seekers, this place suits those loving trekking and hiking. This site has an echo point and a stream flowing nearby.
- Bhaja Caves: This is a set of spectacular rock-cut caves, classified as a national monument. Believed to be one of the oldest caves in India, it belongs to 2nd to 1st century BCE, and the fine Buddhist excavations in these caves date back to the Hinayana phase of Buddhism.
- Karla Caves: Karla Caves houses the largest and most well preserved Hinayana Buddhist Chaitya which is associated with Mahasamghika sect of Buddhism. These are one amongst the oldest rock-cut caves in India with the oldest one dating back to the 1st century BCE. There are fine motifs, sculptures, inscriptions, stupas, pillars and 37-pillar aisle at Karla Caves.
- . Bhushi Dam: Bhushi Lake is a masonry dam situated on the Indrayani River. You can sit and soak the warm sunshine as well as enjoy the stunning views of the surroundings.
- Della Adventure Park: With 50 plus adventure activities, this is India’s Largest Extreme Adventure park. Experience Swoop swing(100 ft.), India’s Longest Flying Fox(1250ft.), 5 kinds of zorbing and 700cc yamaha raptor ATV only at Della Adventure, Lonavala and many more.
Maharashtra: The state government and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation have revoked the mandatory negative RT-PCR report requirement for fully-vaccinated tourists. However, they will have to furnish a certificate of vaccination for both doses.