Beautiful Hill station of North India, Lonavala or Lonavala which is a beautiful place which is located about 64 km from Pune and 96 km from Mumbai. Famous as “City of Caves” the place has a boon of lush greenery, deep valleys and charming atmosphere which will make your India Tours pleasing. It is the months of monsoon season that the place is being at the peak of its grandeur. Even travellers love to travel to Lonavala during this time. Filled with abundance of natural beauty, one can watch green valleys, beautiful waterfalls and the pleasant cool climate of this place. It is because of these reasons the place is rightly called “Jewel of Sahaydri”.
History of Lonavala
The place was earlier known as Lonali, the name derived from the Sanskrit word Layan which means lay or to relax and gradually the place has become Lonavala with the passage of time. The place is filled with many historical dates that have contributed a lot in the making of the place. The present of any place is based on the stories and happenings of the bygone era of that particular place. The History of Lonavala is also as interesting as its present and it captures the reign of the Sultans, Marathas and The British. The history of this charming place dated back during the time of Maratha clans when Pehswa ruler Sardar Dabhade used to rule over here. Later the place came under the rule of The British. It was year 1778 when British explored the region of Lonavala and captured it in 1811 completely.
Suggested Tour: Hot Air Balloon Ride in Lonavala
Culture of Lonavala
Lonavala is a beautiful place which is culturally rich and due to its close proximity with Pune and Mumbai, one can experience the rich aura of the Maharashtrian culture in Lonavala. The place also features as the perfect scenic gateway from Mumbai and Pune that will take you to the perfect escape from everyday turmoil. People of Lonavala are very joyous and are related majorly to the Hindu religions. There are also people from Buddhists, Muslims, Christians, Jains and Sikhs community. The major part of art and crafts of this place features amazing art and craft shops. Along with the rich art and craft of the place, Lonavala also celebrates its festival with great zeal and enthusiasm. Being highly influence by Mumbai culture, one can see the great aura of Ganesh Chaturthi where you can lose in the lively spirit of music, fun, festival and lively aura.
Best Time To Visit In Lonavala
Generally the place is filled with the soothing weather throughout the year which is why people can plan their weekend anytime they want. The Best time to visit Lonavala includes the months of January, to April and July, August and September.
Suggested Tour: Mumbai Day Tour With Lonavala
Best Places To Visit in Lonavala
Lonavala is a pleasing place where one can enjoy their time with all charm and pleasure. There are many places where one can visit during their Lonavala visit. People on their Mumbai tours take a visit to these following place make the stay pleasing.
Lonavala Bhimashankar Trek
Being filled with deep valleys and all, trekking in Lonavala is something one can find. The people who travel to these places can enjoy the trekking in Bhimashankar Trek. The unexplored and virgin spot of trekking area is something you will love exploring.
Listed among the Buddhist rock-cut caves shrines in India, the place is quite famous among the travellers. The place was built in 2nd century and has completed in 5th century.
People exploring Lonavala love to enjoy the shopping arcades of the place. The place is a paradise for chikki lovers. The ethnic art and craft of this place is something really exploring.
Suggested Tour: Mumbai Day Tours By Car