If you are in Maharashtra, then you must visit Lonavla/Lonavala for a serene experience. Lonavala is the best place to have a break from the hustling and bustling of Mumbai city. This popular hill station in the Sahyadri ranges with lots of waterfalls, lakes, and hills around is close to Mumbai and Pune. This place offers an appealing and enchanting experience of the natural environment.
I must say if you are in Mumbai, the roadway is best to experience the beautiful scenery around. Lonavala is frequented by people from all over the state, especially hikers and trekkers. Lonavala & Khandala are twin hill stations near Pune-Mumbai highway. You can not skip either when you visit there.
Bhushi Dam is one of the top Lonavala tourist places. It is a masonry dam on the Indrayani River. It is one place in Lonavala which is bound to cheer you up during the monsoons which are the ideal time to visit the attraction. During monsoons, the water gushes out of the dam to stone steps and rocky terrain here. If you are visiting during off season, then you won’t find much water there. Like, I couldn’t see the real beauty of this place but it makes me wish to come back there in future.
Since my childhood, when I heard, “Ae aati kya Khandala” song, I always wanted to visit the place. Khandala is a hill station in the Western Ghat mountains of Maharashtra, western India and is an enchanting place for adventure activities, photography. It is just a few kilometers away from Lonavla. Rajmachi Fort, Duke’s Nose and Karla and Bhaja Cave are some must-visit attractions here.
Lonavla is a great tourist place to have some quality time with your loved ones and family. Do not forget to have the famous sweet of Lonavala, chikki, a crisp hard, fragile sweet made in the region. I totally loved their taste and brought them Delhi as well.