Lonavala Itinerary 1 Day

This is a glimpse of what to see in 1 day in Lonavala from Lonavala itinerary 1 day created by our travel experts. These are the attractions one must visit while planning a 1 day trip to Lonavala.

One Day in Lonavala Itinerary: Perfect Picnic Guide

Lonavala is the perfect place to visit with your friends and family for the 1-day trip. You can either choose to trek the Lohagad fort near Lonavala or just experience the natural beauty and enjoy waterfalls. Here, you can find overall information of Lonavala like how to reach, trip cost, the best time to visit and suggested tourist places to visit in Lonavala in one day.

Is One Day Enough for Lonavala?

Wondering whether one day is enough or not, to explore Lonavala? A hilly paradise nestled in the Sahyadri mountains, Lonavala, is a popular weekend getaway from Mumbai and Pune. Surrounded by lush green valleys, majestic hills, gushing waterfalls, and picturesque lakes, Lonavala is an ideal place for 1-day trips.

It is 66 kilometres from Pune while 80 kilometres from Mumbai. On this trip, we suggest you cover only 5-6 popular attractions of Lonavala, spending time walking around and discovering the beautiful nature.

What to Pack for 1 Day Lonavala Trip?

1. If you're going for a trek during Monsoon season, then, it's advisable to have sporty shoes and a raincoat with you.
2. It can be worth having a petite backpack for Lonavala day trip.
3. Also, carry an additional pair of clothes, snacks, and a water bottle.
4. Don't forget to bring the high-resolution camera or DSLR to capture the beautiful scenic moments in Lonavala.

One Day Trip Budget:

The trip cost for 1 day in Lonavala depends on your travelling location. You can either travel by local train from Pune or Mumbai. It'll not cost you more than ₹ 300 to ₹ 500. If you're planning to book a private taxi or shared cab, then you've to pay around ₹ 3500 per day. The average price of food for one day in Lonavala is around ₹ 500-700.

What to See in One Day in Lonavala?

Lonavala is not only a home to some spectacular viewpoints, camping sites, and treks, it is also close to Khandala and Rajmachi and some more beautiful towns that you can head to after your visit to Lonavala. So, if you are looking for what you can experience in this place where the clouds often talk to the peaks, check out this list of popular picnic spots:

1. Bhushi Dam

Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Time to Spend: 03:00 Hours
Famous for: Family And Kids, Dam, Nature View

This picturesque spot is a great place to relax and rejuvenate. Bhushi dam is situated on the Indrayani River and is visited by a number of people especially during the monsoon. During this time the overflowing waters on the rocky stairs of the dam make it look breathtakingly beautiful.

2. Lonavala Lake

Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Time to Spend: 
03:00 - 04:00 Hours
Famous for:
Outdoors, Water Body, View Point, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Lake, Picnic Spot, Nature

An ideal place for a picnic, Lonavala Lake offers some of the most beautiful views of nature. Lonavala lake is just 2 kilometres from the main town. You can enjoy an afternoon stroll with your significant other or gaze at the surroundings sitting by the lake. Spending 24 hours in Lonavala is a much relaxing experience.

3. Tiger's Leap

Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Time to Spend:
30 Minutes
Famous for:
Outdoors, View Point, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Experience Seekers

If there is something that fascinates people the most about their 1 day in Lonavala, it is Tiger's Leap. The place has got its name as it looks like a tiger leaping into the valleys. This cliff top has a height of 650 meters. Tiger's Leap not only offers picturesque views of the Western Ghats but also attracts people with its Echo Point.

4. Imagica

Address: 30/31, Pali-Khopoli Road, Taluka Khalapur, Mumbai - Pune Expressway, Sangadewadi, Maharashtra 410206
Opening Hours: 11:00 am - 09:00 pm
Time to Spend:
04:00 - 06:00 Hours
Famous for:
Amusement Park, Theme Park, Entertainment, Family And Kids

If you are in Lonavala with family, a visit to Adlabs Imagica Theme Park is a must for a fun-filled day. This world-class entertainment park offers a plethora of leisure activities such as rides, swings, roller coasters, and live shows. You can also enjoy hip-hop dancing, magic show, and many other fun events here.

5. Karla Caves

Tickets: ₹100
Opening Hours:
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Time to Spend: 
02:00 Hours
Famous for:
Outdoors, Cave, View Point, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture, Archaeological Site, Hill

This one of kind caves were built by the Buddhist monks and provide a glimpse of the Buddhist temple art. These rock-cut shrines were built during the 2nd century BC to 5th Century AD. Many archaeologists, as well as tourists, love to visit these caves.

Don't wait if you are in Mumbai or Pune and weekend is coming close. Plan a 1 day trip to Lonavala and explore the beautiful cliffs, tranquil lakes, and taste the mouth-watering sweets.

Speciality: Lonavala Chikki and Fudge

Apart from natural beauty, Lonavala is also famous for its Chikki and fudges. If you got a sweet tooth, Lonavala is a heaven for you. From small street shops to big ones, every corner of Lonavala offers a wide variety of Chikki and fudge such as Rose Petal, Kesar Chikki, Choco Chikki and more.

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