Want to have a road trip from Pune or Mumbai? What can be a better option than Lonavala? The beautiful green town that too near cities is unthinkable. Here it is- Lonavala is blessed with abundant greenery and it calls for a refreshing weekend. Read on.
The road trip to Lonavala from Pune or Mumbai is an exciting one. You can easily plan a customary drive to the twin hill stations Khandala and Lonavala. The heavenly green carpet look of the hills makes the place one of the most romantic places to explore. Nestled in the Sahyadri mountain ranges, Lonavala is a great place to enjoy a perfect weekend with family, friends and colleagues. If you are a curious traveller you can set an agenda to enjoy the sunset at Tiger Point. The road via Mumbai-Pune Expressway is alluring. It is recommended to all the Mumbaikars and other travellers to try the road trip to Khandala and Lonavala at least ones. You will get enough hotels in Lonavala, so you just need to reach the place. The road trip to the place is pretty doable. A weekend trip to Lonavala is a good idea throughout the year.
Start your expedition with Bushi Dam, however, the best part of road trip especially if you hire a car or two-wheeler is that you can halt wherever you want. The best time to visit the place is in the monsoon when the rain casts its magical spell the dam and the whole Lonavala look gorgeous. Bushi Dam is beautiful in its own way. Then head towards Tiger Point. The spot will make you spellbound. One of the best places to rejuvenate your mind. Sitting here in the middle of the tranquillity and absorbing nature is the best thing you can do here. It is a god gifted hill station that too near Mumbai. The colour transition during Sunset will make you fall for the place. Evening becomes chilly but the calmness and the beauty of nature attract the travellers. The views on offer are spectacular. Do not forget to taste Chikkis for which the town is very famous. Lonavala and Khandala are also a paradise for rock climbing and trekking.
Another township which is slowing gaining popularity is the Aamby Valley City, it is India’s first planned city. A drive to Aamby Valley and back is a good idea.
Lonavala is 65 km from Pune and 90 km from Mumbai. You can reach by train or by private cars or two-wheelers, it takes approximately 2 hours to reach. You may take halt on your trip whenever necessary. Monsoon is the peak time and it is hugely crowded, however, Bushi Dam remains attractive round the year. During monsoons, it rains almost throughout the day offering a heavenly sight of nature. When it’s not raining the town has different sight to offer. If you are planning to visit during monsoon be careful with your ride. Trains are available both from Mumbai and Pune with nominal ticket cost. Check from the budget hotels in Lonavala for a good stay. It is recommended one should book room before visiting the place especially during monsoon. One barely needs to spend Rs 500- 700 to enjoy this station.