The city of Lonavala is one of the most picturesque retreats from the maddening pace of a metropolis. Located in the western part of India in the Pune district of Maharashtra. This hill station lies 96 kilometers east of the metropolitan city of Mumbai and 64 kilometers west of modern-day Pune city. As Lonavala is located on the Mumbai-Pune expressway, it is well connected to both cities by road.

Lonavala City is popularly called the “city of caves” and the “Jewel of Sahyadri”. The park boasts some of the most spectacular settings, including lush green valleys, awe-inspiring caves, and serene lakes and waterfalls. The spectacular rock-cut Bhaja and Karla caves in Lonavala have fascinated tourists with their old beams, motifs, and inscriptions.

Lonavala offers a variety of fun activities for tourists. These include rappelling, camping at the Pawna Lake, hiking to the Tikona Fort, trekking to the Rajmachi fort, and riding the Imagica slides.

The name Lonavla has its roots in the Sanskrit words Leni and Avali – which means a stone-carved resting place, and series, respectively. Hence, Lonavli basically translates to mean a place that has a series of these carved stone resting places like Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves, and Bedsa that are close to Lonavla. A couple of Buddhist caves made centuries ago will make the history buffs go gaga. A trip to Lonavla and Khandala can be combined with sight-seeing visits to Karla, Bhaja, and Bedsa caves and also the two fortresses, Lohagad and Visapur. This place is undoubtedly one of the must-visit destinations in Maharashtra. Formerly belonging to the dynasty ruled by the Yadavas, Lonavla is said to have been used by the Mughals as a significant location against their enemies.

Charming and soothing hill station, Lonavla is known for its captivating green hills which create a refreshing place to visit. Surrounded by dense forests, waterfalls, and dams alongside lakes, it is a must-visit if you admire nature. Lonavala is famous for its production of the crunchy candy chikki which is a sweet eatable thing made from different nuts mixed with jaggery. It is also a major stop on the railway line which connects Mumbai and Pune.

Booking a luxurious private villa guarantees a fantastic stay at this pretty location. You have the option of staying at Ekostay Blanco Villa in Lonavla looks like it’s right out of an architectural magazine. Surrounded by lush greenery, modern interiors and plenty of open space are just a few points that bring about the wow factor at this 3 BHK villa in Lonavla. The best part is that you have the entire location to yourself. In comparison to hotels, villas provide a more secluded setting, making them ideal for a family getaway away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Ekostay provides a variety of villas for rent in Lonavla with scenic views.

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