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Lonavala- Blessed by nature
Sited around 106km towards the southeast of Mumbai, Lonavala is a popular hill station. It is particularly located on the Mumbai-Pune expressway. Renowned for its beautiful valleys and imposing mountains, the beauty of this hill station is really a feast for the eyes. The name Lonavala comes from a Sanskrit word - Lonavali, which means the group of caves. The presence of a large number of caves in this area gave this name to the place.
The verdant coverlet of green surrounding this hill-station blooms to life in Monsoon season. Many admired Bollywood films have used the scenic milieu of Lonavala which is blessed with cascades, lakes and foliage.
When in Lonavala, there are a whole lot of options to explore. Apart from the awe-inspiring views of the verdant trees and vegetation, the hills, the cascades and the renowned Lonavala Chikki, this perplexing hill station has it all. There are a few hill station points that present a marvelous view, some of them being Rajmachi Point, Tiger Point, Duke's Nose and Shooting Point. The Wax Museum is situated 3 km from the railway station is rather a novel attraction for tourists.
Lonavala is a perpetual darling for those travelling from Mumbai to Pune or the other way round. This hill station is an amazing weekend retreat and is sited not too far from Mumbai and Pune. Cuddled up in the Western Ghats, Lonavala is positioned at a height of 625 meters above sea level and promises a truly exceptional experience.