Lonavala: A Heavenly Attraction Of Pune

A list of top heavenly locations and attractions in Lonavala.

Lonavala: A Heavenly Attraction Of Pune

Traveling is a desire of our soul which helps to eradicate all the negativities from the mind and fills our heart with joy and pleasure. Sometimes we need a break from our daily life and want to get lost in the incredible beauty of nature.

Lonavala is an amazing hill station away from the chaos of the city attracting a large number of tourists every year. The astonishing waterfalls, lush green valleys, stunning lakes, impressive caves, staggering forts are enough to impress anyone.

It is one of the gifted regions of nature to provide a bewitching experience to its visitors.

Here are the top heavenly attractions in Lonavala.

To make your vacation memorable, I have picked up some of the best places in Lonavala which you must pay a visit at least once in your lifetime.

Pawna Lake

Pawna Lake

The Pawna lake encircled by the striking landscape is a famous tourist attraction of Lonavala for picnic and camping activities. The confined water of the Pawna dam has formed this artificial lake providing a perfect place for adventure lovers.

From this spot, you can enjoy the amazing distant view of Tikona Fort, Lohagad Fort, and Tunga Fort. The mesmerizing beauty of this place will give you lifetime memories to cherish forever.

Rajmachi Fort

Rajmachi Fort a heavenly location in lonavala

Along with the eye-catching beauty, the fort has historical importance as well. Chhatrapati Shivaji, the famous Maratha ruler had built two fortresses in the Sahyadri Range at the height of about 3000 feet.

The ancient temples and caves here with the astonishing views of the surroundings make this fort a must-visit place for trekkers and nature lovers

Tiger’s Leap

Tiger's Leap

Tiger’s leap is another tourist attraction of Lonavala situated at a height of 650 meters above the sea level. The fascinating view of the western ghats and hills here are enough to build a treasure of memories

The tiger’s leap is also known for its staggering views of sunrise and sunset on a bright and clear day. A stream flowing nearby and  the echo point attracts  a large number of adventure seekers here

Bushi Dam

Bushi Dam a heavenly location in lonavala

This dam is located on the Indrayani River and attracts a large number of tourists during the monsoon season. During this season, one can enjoy the amazing view of the waterfall created due to the overflowing of water in the dam.

 The place is great for spending some quality time with family, friends, and loved ones. Sitting there enjoying the mild sunshine along with the attractive views of the surroundings will give calmness and relaxation in the mind

Duke’s Nose

Duke's Nose

Numerous amazing viewpoints are available in Lonavala and Duke’s nose is one of them. People also call this place Nagphani due to its similarity with a snake’s hood in shape. A Mahadev temple is also located at the top which has religious importance

Apart from enjoying the impressive beauty of this spot, you can also perform activities like trekking, rappelling, rock climbing, hiking, and many more.

Ryewood Park

Tye Ryewood Park

The marvelous Ryewood park covering an area of 25 acres is a popular place for picnicking in Lonavala. A plethora of ornamental plants, old tree species, flower beds, etc. are available here making it a lovely place for nature lovers

The lush gardens, beautiful lawns along with a children’s park entertain the visitors for hours. If you want to spend an enjoyable time with your close ones, then head to this place without a second thought

Karla Caves

Karla Caves

It is one of the oldest and premier rock-cut caves of Buddhists in India. There is an Ekvira temple located inside the cave dedicated to Goddess Ekveera. Motifs, inscriptions, sculptures, stupas, pillars are available here which attracts a good number of tourists every year.

There is also a Buddhist monastery which has been set up probably in the 2nd century BC. To reach the cave, visitors need to climb around 150 stairs

Tikona Fort

Tikona Fort

Being a popular fort of the Maratha Empire, it is located at a height of 1066 meters. The place is famous for its eye-catching surrounding beauty with lush greenery. While entering the fort, you will go through a tiny cave which will lead you through a cluster of caves and a guard tower

There are a stone wheel and a broken temple inside the fort which are worth watching. You will also find a Buddhist cave and some water tanks at the top of the fort.


This post is meant to make you familiar with the attractions in Lonavala before you visit this heavenly place. I had visited Lonavala during my college days and created some memorable moments to cherish forever.

Apart from the places mentioned above, there are also other beautiful destinations in Lonavala including Lonavala Lake, Kataldhar Waterfall, Amrutanjan Point, Valvan Dam, Lohagad Fort, Bhaja Caves, Sausage Hill, Kune Waterfalls and many more. You can visit this hill station throughout the year, but the best time to visit is during the monsoon days.

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1 year ago

Wow, this place looks amazing. I am loving the beautiful pictures. I am sure this place attract a lot of tourists. I mean, who doesn’t want to visit these attractions. *.*

Nadeem Ahmed
Nadeem Ahmed(@nadeem-ahmed82)
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1 year ago

The Duke’s nose and Tikona Fort really got my attention. Still hesitant but can’t wait to travel again.

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