Road Trip To Lonavala: 15 Things You Must Know

Lonavala is one of the best tourist places in Maharashtra. It is a paradise for residents of Mumbai and Pune as it makes for the perfect weekend getaway to relax amidst verdant beauty and capture the pure spirit of nature. In Lonavala, there is no dearth of interesting things to do or amusing locations to see. Check out the best places to visit on your next road trip to Lonavala, and stay in one of the best Lonavala villas offered by SaffronStays.

Trip to Lonavala
Waterfalls on road to Ekvira Devi temple, Lonavala, Maharashtra, India. Picture Source: Google

Kamshet Paragliding

Witness a surge in exhilaration as you take off into the air. The paragliding paradise in Maharashtra is Kamshet Paragliding. Kamshet, located in the western ghat and only a 2.5-hour drive from Mumbai, offers a variety of adventurous sports. To fly over the stunning Pawna Lake, revel in the cool wind, and chase the blue skies, you must book a paragliding slot. If you want accommodation for a stopover, then you could stay at SaffronStays Moira, Kamshet.

Day at Imagica

Imagica is a great place to spend the day with friends and family. There are many exciting adventure rides and water sports in the water and amusement park. One of the largest theme parks in the nation, Adlabs Imagica offers a variety of thrilling and exciting activities and rides. The 130-acre Khopoli park is home to first-class attractions. They guarantee to provide visitors a range of experiences, including one-of-a-kind attractions, indoor and outdoor rides, eateries, shopping spots, and lounges. You can enjoy a blissful staycation at SaffronStays Le Reve, Lonavala. This 5-bedroom pool villa is located in Lonavala, Maharashtra, which serves as one of the most sought-after weekend getaways near Mumbai.

Lonavala Hot Air Balloon Safari

The beautiful Sahyadri mountains and the foggy Western Ghats surround Lonavala. On Lonavala’s hot air balloon safari, you will take off and soar high in the air to take in the serene surroundings of Lonavala. This one-of-a-kind, hour-long experience takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you are here, make it a point to stay at SaffronStays Casa Delizia, Lonavala.

Adventure at Duke’s Nose

A thrilling activity in Lonavala is participating in a variety of adventure sports at Duke’s Nose. 7 km from Lonavala, Duke’s Nose is renowned for its wide range of activities, including hiking, camping, ziplining, rappelling, and foot traversing. One of the best places to stay when you are here is at SaffronStays Falcon Hill, Lonavala.

Rajmachi Trek

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In the Sahyadri highlands, Rajmachi Fort is already well-known for its spectacular vistas and picturesque paths. Because it is surrounded by verdant mountains, breathtaking flora and fauna, waterfalls, and picturesque valleys, this fort is perfect for hiking. The amazing firefly spectacle that spontaneously takes place here is largely unknown.

Canon Valley Trek

One of the fun things to do in Lonavala is a trip to Canyon Valley. After a leisurely two and a half hour stroll, you will arrive at the valley’s picturesque location. This trek is perfect for a group outing because of its flat terrain, variety of flora and wildlife, and easy hiking conditions. Stay at one of the best villas amidst the mountains at SaffronStays Inverlochy, Lonavala.

Dinosaur Park

In the centre of Lonavala, there is a miniature Jurassic Park that you can visit with your family. If you reside in Mumbai or Pune, you may easily go to the park from Aundoli by bus, rail, or even by private automobile. On six and a half acres, Dinosaur Park is home to 36 life-size animatronic dinosaur figures. While visiting this awesome park, large groups can enjoy a vacation in one of the best private villas at SaffronStays Juniper, Lonavala.

Waterfall Rappelling

One of Mumbai’s most popular tourist sites, Lonavala is home to magnificent waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes, and pure streams. It has a lot to offer any travel enthusiast. Amidst the tranquil nature, Lonavala, which is tucked away in the scenic Western Ghats Mountain ranges, provides a spectacular collection of adventure. Your spirit will be revived by clear skies and a light breeze. Stay at one of the best luxury villas offered by SaffronStays Odeon, Khandala.

Shopping at the Local Market

Shopping is one of the numerous activities to do in Lonavala, which is a favourite among tourists. Among other things, Lonavala is also known for its sweets, including chikki and fudge. There are several confectionery shops where tourists may buy genuine regional treats. Stay near the local market at SaffronStays Aster, Lonavala or SaffronStays Anugraha, Lonavala.

Celebrity Wax Museum Visit

A prominent wax artist from Kerala named Sunil Kandaloor built the Celebrity Wax Museum, which is home to dozens of wax figures made to look like famous people. The strange wax sculptures that reflect various parts of celebrities’ life may be found in the largest wax museum in India. Need a place to stay near the Wax Museum? Choose the luxury of SaffronStays Windermere, Lonavala.

Stay in a Lavish Lonavala Villa

One of the pleasant things to do in Lonavala is to stay in an opulent mansion. The town of Lonavala is made more beautiful by its villas. These villas are renowned for their luxurious lodgings, first-rate service, and fantastic experiences in general. Take your pick from stunning pool villas like SaffronStays Boulevard LogHouse, Malavli, SaffronStays Roselle, Malavli and SaffronStays Boulevard StoneHouse, Malavli.

Bhushi Dam

One of the amusing locations in Lonavala is Bhushi Dam, which looks stunning in the monsoon because of the water flowing down the dam. Even though it is forbidden to jump into the dam, people gather there when it’s pouring rain because of the lush greenery, challenging terrain, and chilly water. One of the closest luxury villas for homestay near the Bhushi Dam is SaffronStays Evelyn Greens, Lonavala.

Bhaja Caves

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One of the oldest caves in India are Bhaja Caves. Given that they date from the first and second centuries BCE, they are also categorised as an Indian national monument. The caverns date back to more than 2200 years. The monsoon season is the ideal time to visit the Bhaja Caves since you can enjoy the abundant flora and greenery around.

Tikona Fort

Due to its triangular form and elevation of 1066 metres above sea level, Tikona Fort, a favourite Maratha historical landmark, earned its name. After being taken by the Mughals, Shivaji Maharaj reclaimed possession in the 1670s and it remained a crucial Maratha fort until the 18th century. Stay at SaffronStays Foresta By The Lake, Kamshet and enjoy a lakeside picnic or SaffronStays Raanwaara & Aranya Vilaas, Kamshet, for milestone celebrations with your furry pals.

Pawna Lake

The gorgeous Pawna dam and lake, which are surrounded by the forests of Lohagad, Visapur, and Tikona fort, are must-see locations when the town is submerged in rain. It is a romantic location for couples to enjoy lakeside strolls, hiking, and boating together. If you are here, then make it a point to stay at SaffronStays Waters By Kosha Villas, Pawna: a set of three Signature villas overlooking Pawna lake, that can be booked together or separately for celebrations with families or corporate offsites.

We hope you enjoyed this list of Lonavala destinations. So, don’t wait anymore and explore the evergreen hill station with your folks and friends today and make your trip truly unforgettable with getaways, celebrations and offsites at SaffronStays: Where Families Bond.

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