Lonavala Tourism

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Nestled in the verdant mountain ranges of the mighty Sahyadri, bestowed with abundant vegetation, beautiful weather and a dreamy ambiance; Lonavala is one of the favorite hill stations in Maharashtra, India. Falling under the jurisdiction of the city of Pune, Lonavla is also home to INS Shivaji- the Indian Navy's Premier Technical Training Institute.

Lonavla dates back to the Yadava dynasty. Having a geographically strategic position, Lonavla was occupied by the Mughals for a long time and was later acquired by the Maratha Empire under the Rule of King Shivaji. The iconic forts dotted around Lonavla are reminisces of the town’s gallant history.

Owing to its cold and pleasant weather, Lonavla was re-discovered by Lord Elphinstone- a governor of Bombay Presidency during the British rule. Along with its twin-town Khandala, Lonavla served as a summer home for British officials and since then has gained popularity as a hill station. Today, it is well-known for family outings and honeymoons.

Visit Lonavla and explore its historic forts, ancient caves, verdant forests and mind-blowing views of the Sahaydri Mountains. Munch on its local delicacy of chikki, splash in its waterfalls and Lonavla will always be a cherished tourist destination in your memory!

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Facts and Stats for Lonavala*

  • Pollution Statistics in Lonavala

    Know the pollution level of Lonavala before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
  • Living in Lonavala - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 71.48 (High)
    • Pollution Index 51.72 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.44 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Lonavala

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lonavala

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.85 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 53.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.8 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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