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INFORMATION ABOUT LONAVALA

Lonavala is a Hill station in Maharashtra. Also known as the jewel of the Sahyadri Mountains. This Hill Station is also a popular Health Resort in the western ranges on the Sahyadri. Situated at a height of 625 mtrs. above sea level it is a popular getaway from Mumbai and Pune, located just 110kms from Mumbai and 64kms from Pune. The population is approximately 50,000. The weather in Lonavala is pleasant. Summers (April-June) are mild, while winters are cool (November-February). It experiences heavy southwestern monsoon rains between June and September.

LONAVALA TOURISM

    The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing

  • Kaivalyadham Yoga Center : is about 2 km from Lonavala on the way to Karla. This center attracts tourists who seek yogic healing. It was founded in 1924 and conducts various courses in Yoga and houses a research center and a training college.


  • Karla and Bhaja Caves :are located in the hills at a distance of about 11 km from Lonavala. These rock-cut cave temples dating back to 2nd century BC are amongst the oldest and finest examples of Buddhist rock cut temple art in India , belonging to the Hinayana sect of Buddhism.


  • Rajmachi Park :On the way to Mumbai from Lonavala there is a beautiful garden at the beginning of the descent on the Ghat. It gives a spectacular view of the surroundings. On the East Side two towers of the Rajmachi Fort can be seen. There is a restaurant here and a temple too.


  • Duke's Nose :is a cliff named after Duke Wellington as it resembles his pointed nose! It also looks like the hood of a snake, hence also called "Nagfani" (Hood of Snake). This point can be approached from INS Shivaji and Kurwande Village . Adventure seekers try their hand at rock climbing here


  • Tigerís Leap :If one looks at the valley from this spot it appears as if a tiger is leaping into the valley. This spot is a near INS Shivaji. It gives a fascinating view of the valley. There is provision for viewing the valley from the safe confines of a big hole. If a stone is thrown down from here, one can hear it ricochet.


  • Bangalore Palace:Stands in the heart of the city it is built in the Tudor style and inspired by the Windsor Palace, a Wodeyar king built this palace in 1887 AD.l.


  • Bhushi Dam :About 4.5 Km. from Lonavala, on the way to I.N.S. Shivaji, is the Bhushi Dam. This place is always crowded with tourist groups wanting to drench themselves.


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