Lonavala Tourism

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!

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

    • Air Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Lonavala for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lonavala.

    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Safety Index 82.35 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 71.48 (High)
    • Pollution Index 46.84 (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.

  • 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 3.54 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 48.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 29.06 USD

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