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Indulge in serenity at the outskirts of Lonavala

Lonavala Lake in Lonavala, Maharashtra

Indulge in serenity at the outskirts of Lonavala

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About Lonavala Lake in Lonavala

Also referred to as ‘monsoon lake’, Lonavala Lake is a tranquil attraction located about an hour drive away from the city of Pune. Filled with water during the monsoon season and completely dry during the winter season, this lake makes for a perfect weekend getaway option for people dwelling in the nearby regions. Located at the outskirts, just about 1.6 km from downtown Lonavala, this lake is meant to mesmerize you with its astonishing beauty and serene surroundings.

History of Lonavala Lake

Built in the year 1876, the Lonavala Lake was a part of the conservation project initiated by the TATA Electric Company. The aim behind the construction of this lake was to preserve the catchment areas of Shirota and Valvan reservoirs. The main source of water for the lake is River Indrayani.

Attractions of Lonavala Lake

Decked with alluring mountains and splendid natural beauty, Lonavala Lake is one of the best locations to delve into a romantic sojourn. An abode of a wide spectrum of bird species and fauna, there is a lot to cherish along the banks of this mesmerizing lake. For, here you may not only get acquainted with its natural beauty, and enjoy bird watching on the fringes of this spectacular lake, but also partake in swimming, and savor some adrenaline rush in the midst of verdant mountains and serene waters. What’s more? There are numerous food hawkers along the bank of the lake- serving famous food items of Mumbai, such as vada pav, shaved gola, smoked corn, and more, which makes this attraction even more alluring while complementing the beautiful weather.

If time allows, post an excursion to the charming lake, you may also visit other nearby attractions, such as Kune Falls, Bhor Ghat, Bhushi Dam, Lion’s Point, and more. Take some time out of your busy schedule, and get on an excursion to Lonavala Lake, when the weather is pleasant, and have a remarkable experience just a few kilometers away from the bustling city.

Production of Chikki 

Lonavala is famous for the production of chikki which is a sweet snack made up of peanuts and jaggery. You will get all kinds of chikki in Lonavala - from the sugary one to the jaggery ones. Other varieties include rose petal chikki, nuts chikki and so on. 

Facts related to Lonavala 

Lonavala is derived from the Sanskrit word lonavli.

Important sightseeing places around Lonavala Lake include Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves and Bedsa.

Other sightseeing places are the two fortresses - Lohagad and Visapur - around Lonavala Lake

Tips For Visiting Lonavala Lake 

If you are planning a night stay in Lonavala, you can look up for places around the Lonavala Lake. 

Lonavala Lake also offers a lot of sporting activities for tourists. 

Camping is surely a must-try experience in Lonavala Lake

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Karla Caves In Lonavala

Karla Caves, also known as Karli Caves, Karla Cells or Karle Caves, are found near Lonavala in Maharashtra. Karla Caves are a group or complex of Buddhist Indian rock-cut caves which were discovered during an ancient time. These caves are located at a close proximity to Lonavala, at Karla which is only 10.9 kms from here. T...

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Dukes Nose in Lonavala

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Bhaja Caves are one of the best places to visit in Maharashtra near Lonavala. It is over 2000 years old and date back to 160 BC. The Bhaja Caves are 22 rock cut caves which looks impressive and magnificent. It is said that the Buddhist monks used to live here and provided shelter to the travelers who were on a trade excursi...

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    How far is Lonavala Lake from Pune and Mumbai?

    Lonavala Lake is about 65 km away from Pune and 82 km from the city of Mumbai. You can get on a train or bus, and reach the attraction from these cities easily.

    What can we buy from the markets of Lonavala?

    As you explore the markets of Lonavala, you can buy items like: fresh chikki, the classic keychains, handcrafted mementos, and much more that make a good option for souvenirs.

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