Culture of Lonavala
Lonavala, a small hamlet perched in the lap of nature is an embodiment of beauty, grace and peace. Lonavala Hill Station is a prominent weekend gateway and a perfect escape from everyday turmoil of city life. It is stationed in the proximity of two metropolitan of Maharashtra, Mumbai and Pune. This dream land beckons myriads of tourists every year and the town is specially flocked by the vacationists during the rainy season when the radiance of nature is at its best.
People of LonavalaLonavala is a small city with a population of around 60000 as of 2001 India Census. Majority of the people of Lonavala is Hindus. Being a perfect place for peace of mind, people of various religions come and stay at Lonavala. Lonavala also houses the Buddhists, Muslims, Christians, Jains and Sikhs. Though official language of Lonavala is Marathi, people of Lonavala knows about English and Hindi as well.
Tropical clothing is worn for most part of the year. A thick pullover is however useful from December to February. Raincoat is essential during the monsoon period.
Arts and Crafts in LonavalaBeing a perfect holiday spot, one can easily find all types of art and craft shops in Lonavala. Apart from arts and crafts, Lonavala is also home to INS Shivaji, which is Indian Navy's Premier Technical training Center. Also, many institutes for professional courses are present in Lonavala. For health conscious people, a dedicated training institute of Yoga is present in Lonavala, which adds one more feather to the attraction of Lonavala.
Festivites in LonavalaDuring Ganesh Chaturthi and Vijayadashami, the whole town comes together to brighten the entire city with the fervour and energy. Apart from these religious festivals, people of Lonavala also celebrates the festival of music. Recently, DFusion Music Festival had been organized at Della adventure Park.
Lonavala is known for its production of the hard candy known as chikki. One can find many types of chikki- from groundnut to dryfruits and from chocolate chikki to fruit chikki.