Tourism in Lonavala
Lonavala is a famous hill station located at 622 meters (2,041 ft) above sea level, in the Sahyadri ranges which runs from the Deccan Plateau along the Konkan coast. This gorgeous hill station, located in Sahyadri ranges, is known not just for its healthy climate and scenic views, but also many tourist attractions. Though a small place, Lonavala has many sightseeing places that can be explored on a tour to this hill-station.
Lonvala was famously termed as the 'Jewel of Sahydri', because of the amazingly beautiful serene valleys, mountains and it's cool fresh air. Lonavala is also known as "City of Caves" as it has many famous caves to explore like Bhaja, Bedsa and Karla and the forts of Lohagad and Visapur. Some of the must visit places in Lonavala are Rajmachi Point, Ryewood Park and Shivaji Udyan, Tungarli Lake, Valvan Dam, Lonavala lake and Lohagadh Fort. Tourists will also like the historical Tungi fort, one of the forts which was conquered by Malik Ahmad near Karjat and was famous for it's strong natural surroundings.
Lonavala is famously touted as a health resort and an ideal place for medical tourism by many and indeed few hospitals do refer their patients to this hill station for a calmer, quicker recovery. Each year thousand of medical tourist visit Lonavala to feel the fresh air and enjoy their new lives. Monsoon is the best season to visit Lonavala as waterfalls, thriving lakes with full of water and lush greenery all around, can give immense pleasure to eyes. Chikki, the hard candy sweet, is a specialty item in Lonavala and is famous among the visitors to Lonavala.
Lonavala has become a popular place for people to buy second homes or vacation homes. Since Lonavala is close to Mumbai and Pune, and can give relaxation of mind from a daily stressful life, it is a perfect weekend place.
Lonavala offer all luxurious facility to the tourists. Many ancient model resorts, most modern architectural luxurious holes and eye catching scenic attractions all make this place a grandeur spot for holiday vacations. Cool climate, serene ambiance and all facilities for secluded stay are the great offers of this natural gift.
Just a few minutes from Lonavala is its twin hill station, Khandala; which is another famous tourist spot in the state, with numerous affordable places for food and lodging.
A tourists, especially from outside the country, plays safe and checks with the official tourism office of a particular destination. As there are no separate tourism office in Lonavala, one can meet tourism officials of Government at Mumbai or Pune.
Address and Phone number for both offices are
Maharashtra Tourism Development CorporationAddress: C.D.O. Hutments, Opp. L.I.C.(Yogakshema) Building
Madame Cama Road, Mumbai-400 020.
Phone No.: +91-22-22044040
Fax: +91-22-22024521, +91-22-22852182
Pune:Address: 'I' Block, Central Building, Pune-411 001.
Phone No.: 020-26126867 / 8169
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Toll Free No: 1800 - 229930