Lonavla and the adjacent Khandala are twin hill stations 622 metres (2,041 ft) above sea level, in the Sahyadri ranges that demarcate the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan coast. The hill stations sprawl over an approximate area of 38 square kilometres (15 sq mi). Tourism peaks during the monsoon season. The name Lonavla is derived from the Sanskrit lonavli, which refers to the many caves like Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves and Bedsa that are close to Lonavla. A trip to Lonavla and Khandala can be combined with sight-seeing visits of Karla, Bhaja and Bedsa caves and also the two fortresses, Lohagad and Visapur.

Photo Gallery

  • Monsoon View
  • Karla caves
  • Bhushi Dam

How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest Airport - Pune Airport

By Train

Many trains are available to Lonavala railway station. Local train also available from Pune station to Lonavala.

By Road

1.5 hrs drive from Pune city and 2 hrs drive from Mumbai