Jewel of the Sahyadri Range : Lonavala

Lonavala is a hill station situated in the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats surrounded by green valleys in middle of Pune and Mumbai. Lonavala is the most visited hill station in Maharashtra during mansoons. It is a popular destination for waterfalls, lakes, dams, hills and forts, also for camping, trekking and waterparks . Lonavala surrounded by dense forests, waterfalls, and dam alongside lakes.

Famous Forts Near Lonavala

  • Visapur Fort, Khandala

  • Lohagad Fort, Khandala

  • Ghangad, Lonavala

  • Koregad Fort, Lonavala

  • Manoranjan Fort, Lonavala

  • Tunga Fort, Lonavala

  • Rajmachi Fort, Rajmachi

  • Tikona fort, Lonavala

Famous Dams Near Lonavala

Bhushi Dam :-

Bhushi dam is situated on the Indrayani River. The environment is so delighted and attracts lots of visitors in mansoons. The overflowing water through the steps of the dam encourages people to play and add a fun time in their vacation. Swimming is banned inside the dam, because of depth and flow of the water. The lake situated near the dam is created by the Bhushi Dam is also used by Tata Power for the purposes of power generation.

Valvan Dam :-

Valvan Dam is a best place in Lonavla which is known for its peaceful environment. The dam is 26. 36meters high, and its length is 1,356 meters. It is surrounded by lish green hills. The Valvan Dam is a large water dam situated near Lonavala. The dam acts as a power source for the Khopoli Power station which is owned by Tata Power.

Pawna Dam :-

Pawna Dam is built over the Pawna river. The dam is surrounded by famous forts such as Lohagad, Visapur, Tung and Tikona. Pawna Dam is also the water source of Pimpri Chinchwad region. The dam also plays a significant role in irrigation purposes to the nearby villages.

Waterfalls In Lonavala

  • Kune Waterfall (656 Feets)

  • Kataldhar Waterfall (450 feet)

  • Bhivpuri Waterfalls (20 feet)

  • Bhagirath Falls (557 Feet)

  • Dabhosa Waterfall (300 feet)

  • Jummapatti Waterfall (120 Feet)

  • Zenith Waterfall ( 100-120 feet)

  • Tamhini waterfall (853 feet)

WaterParks Near Lonavala

Imagica Water Park :-

Entry Fee: The minimum price starts from Rs. 599/-

Timings: 10.30 am to 7.00 pm

Location: 30/31, Khopoli-Pali Road, Off Mumbai-Pune Express Highway (near Lonavala)

Wet N Joy Water Park :-

Entry Fee: Lowest price starts from Rs. 999/- for adults and Rs. 799/- for children during weekdays.

Timings: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Location: It is located in old Pune Mumbai Highway, at Mundhaware, Post Takve – Pune.

Kumar Resort and Water Park :-

Entry Fee: The lowest price for Water Park entry is Rs. 490/-

Timings: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Location: 202B, Old Mumbai – Pune Highway, Gautam Park Society, Rao Colony Lonavala.

Lonaval got a natural beauty of Sahyadri Range. It is famous for its production of the hard candy chikki made from different nuts mixed with jaggery. If you admire nature, you must visit Lonavala once in your life.

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