One Day Trip to Lonavala
As you are planning for one day trip, you will not have much time to explore all the magnificent places, but you can include some of the best of the destinations here. To start with your trip, it is advisable to rent a cab or SUV, so that you can easily roam around the city. To explore the more of Lonavala and to avoid traffic, you will have to start early in the morning.
For breakfast, Manashakti Kendra is famous for its Bataka Vada and sizzling Kande Pohe followed by tea or coffee. It is just ultimate to eat hot bataka-vada with red chutney in rainy season with your loved ones at Lonavala.
History lovers can visit Karla Caves, which is one of the oldest rock-cut Buddhist caves in India. As it is located at the hill top, it involves steps climbing. After reaching the entrance of the caves, you are sure to be mesmerized with the beauty of the caves. Also, the Goddess Ekvira Devi temple is also located at the top along with the caves. Usually it takes around 3-4 hours to explore the Karla caves, but if you are interested in Buddhist culture, then you will feel like spending a whole day here.
After exploring the ancient Karla caves, it is time to come down and go back in the city. On the way back to Lonavala, you can visit Wax Museum, also called as "Madame Tussaud of India". By the time you visit Wax museum, you will be feeling hungry. So, it's time to refresh your body with the delicious meal of Lonavala. As there are many hotels providing all types of food are available near wax museum, you can have your lunch at any of them.
After having your lunch, go to Bhushi Dam. It is a great place to have some peace after taking heavy meal. There are several waterfalls to get you wet from head-to-toe. Then head towards the Tiger's Leap or Tiger's point, where Grand canyon, valleys and mountains awaits you.
Now, it will be almost late afternoon to head back to your hotel. But, before finishing your trip, few hours spent by the side of Lonavala lake, will make you forget all the tiredness of the trip. And also don't forget to buy famous chikki of Lonavala. You can find a famous Maganlal Chikki shop or A1 Chikki near you easily.
If you want to have total trekking experience, you can start your trip from Tiger's point and can end your trip at Karla Caves.
After this one day trip, you will surely feel like extending your stay in this part of Maharashtra.