A hill station surrounded by green valleys within close proximately to Mumbai and Pune. Vivid and picturesque lakes, cliff-tops, eluding caves and magnificent forts make it a perfect reason to visit. If you dive into the history of Lonavala, you will find that it was a part of the Yadava Dynasty. Khandala is another hill adjacent to Lonavala, both of which were discovered by the then Governor of Bombay Presidency, Lord Elphinstone. The Maratha and Peshwa empires played a prominent historical role with its Malva warriors. This is not the only reason to visit Lonavala. Dams and waterfalls are the main attractions during and immediately after the monsoon. Namely Rajmachi Point, Lonavala Lake and Shivaji Udyan, Valvan Dam, Ryewood Park, Della Adventure Park, Duke’s Nose, Tiger’s Leap and Lohagad and Visapur forts. West of here is the famous Bhushi Dam, where water overflows onto a set of steps during rainy season.
02 Nights / 03 Days
Tiger's leap, Bhushi Dam, Wax Museum, Rajmachi Fort
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Drive to Lonavala on own. On arrival check into the hotel. Evening is at leisure. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at your hotel in Lonavala.
Spend the day exploring the beautiful getaway. Drive to Tiger's leap, a famous point, with the wondrous view from over 650m. The echo point is the major fascination. During the monsoon season the waterfall is beautiful. The point has got its name from its appearance - like that of a tiger leaping into the valley. Drive to the famous Bhushi Dam, the overflowing water over the steps of the Dam and through the rocky terrain makes this place a must visit during monsoons. Even though swimming is prohibited in the Dam due to the inconsistent flow of the water, one can always enjoy on the steps. You could also stop by Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum. This Wax Museum is founded by a 38 year old wax artist from Kerala, Sunil Kandaloor. It houses sculptures of Rajiv Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto, Michael Jackson, Kapil Dev Adolf Hitler, AR Rahman and many more. Image of Chhatrapati Shivaji is the highlight of the museum. You could end your day by stopping at the Rajmachi Fort. A famous attraction known for its ancient remains and strategic location. Return back to the hotel by evening Dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at your hotel in Lonavala.
This morning enjoy breakfast and then check out of the hotel. Drive back to your hometown on your own with some happy memories.
Arrive Lonavala ( Approximate 83 kms 02 hours drive from Mumbai )
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