Lonavala is a popular hill station. Lonavala is situated in Pune District, Maharashtra. The city is located 64 km from Pune city and 96 km from Mumbai. Lonavala city lies 622 m above sea level in the Sahyadri Ranges, which separate the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan Coast.
The Lonavala city is popular for its sweet Chikki. It also connects Mumbai and Pune via rail. The best time to visit Lonavala is during the monsoon, between October and May, when the scenic spots become green and the waterfalls are in full flow.
History Of LONAVALA:
Lord Elphinstone, who was the Governor of the Bombay Presidency, discovered the city of Lonavala along with Khandala in 1871.The present day Lonavala was a part of the Yadava Dynasty, which was taken over by the Mughals, who ruled the region for a long time.
There is also an important role of the Mavala Warriors and the forts of the city in the history of the Maratha and Peshwa Empires.
There are lots of historic places around ‘Lonavala’ like ‘Karla Caves’, ‘Bedse Caves’, Tungi Fort which was founded by Adil Shahi dynasty!