Lonavala is one of the most exotic retreats, away from the chaos of cities. It is among the most
popular hill destinations for tourists from all over the world. It is also called the “Jewel of Sahyadri”
and the “City of Caves” too. It is surrounded by lush green mountains and offers numerous exotic
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popular spots in and around Lonavala to make your vacation even more exciting.
Things to Do in Lonavala
Lonavala is full of exotic green locations and numerous other tourist spots. Let’s check out some of
the top things to do in Lonavala:
1 – Tiger’s Leap
Tiger’s Leap is one of the most prevalent tourist destinations in Lonavala. It is located at an
impressive 650 meters above sea level and offers an excellent vantage point for the surrounding lush
green Sahyadri mountain range.
This is one of the most visited sites by adventure lovers as it offers incredible trekking and hiking
trails. It also has an echo point and a beautiful spot with a cool stream flowing nearby. Tiger’s Leap is
among the most-like picnic spots for families and couples alike.
2 – Bhaja Caves
The Bhaja Caves are a series of striking rock-cut caves near the Bhaja village in Lonavala. These are
cherished national heritage monuments and date back over 2,000 years to around the 2 nd to 1 st
century B.C. The excellent Buddhist carvings and statues in the cave system belong to the ancient
Hinayana phase of Buddhism.
Apart from the exotic sculptures and rock carvings, the Bhaja Caves also offer a beautiful spot to chill
with a waterfalls nearby. You can easily reach Bhaja Caves with the trail leading up from the Bhaja
3 – Bhushi Dam
Bhushi Dam is by far one of the most popular tourist spots in Lonavala. This is an incredibly ideal
spot to spend the entire day on a picnic with friends or family. It is located on the expansive grey
Bhushi Lake which is set on the Indrayani River. You can have fun in the water and soak up the sun at
this gorgeous spot.
Bhushi Dam attracts the most tourists on weekends, especially during the monsoon season.
Remember, although swimming is prohibited in the lake, you can still enjoy the waterfall from the
Dam’s overflow just below it.
4 – Duke’s Nose
The Duke’s Nose is another popular vantage point in Lonavala. It was named after the Duke of
Wellington during the Colonial Era as it resembled the shape of an exotic nose. It is locally known as
Nagphani, as it also resembled the hood of a Cobra snake. The vantage point is also popular for the
Mahadev temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
It is an incredibly picturesque location, with long trails and numerous outcrops providing excellent
trekking, rock-climbing, hiking and rappelling opportunities.
5 – Tikona Fort
Tikona Fort is a popular historical site of the Maratha Empire. It is situated high, around 1,066
meters, above sea level, and is triangular in shape, hence the name. It was earlier known as
Vitandgadh when Sambhaji ruled the region.
The fort is accessible through a small cave-like entrance, leading through the guard tower and a
cluster of five caves. You can visit Tikona Fort through Kamshet.
Lonavala has been a prominent tourist site for summers since the British era. Today, it continues to
enjoy status as the go-to destination for weekend sojourns my people from Mumbai and Pune alike.
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