This city in Maharashtra has often referred to as the “City of Caves” and the “Jewel of Sahyadri”. There is no shortage of waterfalls, green valleys, or beautiful caves or lakes in Lonavala. Without further ado, here are the top 5 places you shouldn’t miss out on when in this beautiful city:

Tiger’s Leap

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Tiger’s Leap is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in this city, and it is located roughly 650 metres above sea level. This vantage point gets its name owing to its shape, which looks – as you might have guessed – like a tiger leaping. A one day trip to Lonavala can include this.

Rajmachi Fort & The Kondane Caves

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This place is best visited during the monsoonal season, as the trek experience is quite pleasant during rainfall. Inside the Kondane Caves, one can find 16 mesmerizing Buddhist shrines. This place is an excellent trekking route, provided you don’t skimp out on a good pair of gripping shoes. This can easily be a part of a Lonavala one-day trip.

Canyon Valley

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For those in pursuit of breathtaking views, the Canyon Valley is the ideal destination to pursue. Located in Kune village, this place is perfect for a weekend getaway. One can also descend and take a splash in the waterfalls nearby. Those enjoying camping and food cooked in the woods will not want to miss out on this place. This can easily be a part of a Lonavala one day trip.

Bhushi Dam

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The Bhushi Dam is a great picnic spot where one can take in the stunning views of the surrounding Bhushi Lake. This is a popular attractions site and may hence be overcrowded in monsoon. There are also steps to access the masonry dam on the Indrayani River and revel in the sunlight and beauty of the surroundings. This can easily be a part of a Lonavala one day trip.

Tikona Fort

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This famous historical site of the Maratha dynasty owes its name to its triangular shapes and is located at the height of 1066 metres above sea level and is located in the Konkan region. Although the Mughals once captured it, Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj managed to regain control of it in the 1670s.

Hiking up the steps to the top of the fort is something that shouldn’t be missed.

The small cave here serves as the fort entrance, which comprises a broken temple and a massive stone wheel. A one day trip to Lonavala must include this.

Image and information credits to Thrillophobia and Fabhotels.

Which Is The Best Time To Visit Lonavala?

October to February is the best time to go to Lonavala, as the weather during this period perfectly complements activities such as hiking and trekking.

Is One Day Enough For Lonavala?

Generally, two days are regarded as sufficient for visiting Lonavala, although a more extended stay is recommended to explore all the locations without rushing anything fully. A one day trip to Lonavala is too short to admire this place.


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