One of the most popular hill stations in Maharashtra, Lonavala is endowed with plenty of natural beauty. It is an excellent place to retreat from the city hustle and bustle and enjoy a wonderful weekend. Whether you want to spend a laid back weekend or indulge in some adventure and fun activities, Lonavala has something for everyone. 

In this blog, we have compiled a list of five best things to do in Lonavala. We know you are excited about it already, so without any further ado, let’s get started.

Go paragliding at Kamshet  

If you have a penchant for adventure, and don’t fear heights, then you can go paragliding at Kamshet near Lonavala. It is one of the best things to do in Lonavala. You will be given full training about how paragliding works and also be instructed on the safety protocols. 

Enjoy the scenic panoramic view of the Lonavala city below and the Kamshet hills and the surrounding valley.   

Spend a lazy day near the Kune Waterfalls 

A Lonavala one-day trip can be as exciting and laidback as you want it to be. If you are looking to escape the city hustle and want to retreat in the lap of nature to spend a peaceful time and unwind, the Kune Waterfalls is the perfect destination for you.  

You can spend a lazy day with your loved ones and just chill watching and marvelling at the natural beauty that surrounds the falls. The sweet sound of the water falling from over 100 metres, the lush greenery, and the cool breeze blowing across will calm your mind and soothe all your senses.  Also, if you have a knack for photography, nature will be your best model here and you can get some of the best shots you have clicked in your life. 

Camp at Pawna Lake 

Lonavala is a popular weekend getaway destination for the Mumbaikars, and people from Pune. And, no matter what season it is, camping near Pawana lake is a great way to release all the work stress and unwind yourself. There are many camping sites around the lake. You can be sure to get the view of the magnificent mountains, the lush green valleys and the ever-so-calm and serene Pawana Lake. It is one of the best getaways in Maharashtra that is suitable for all kinds of travellers.  

Trek to the Rajmachi Fort 

If you are looking for a bit of adventure, and looking for an excuse to go on a hike, one of the best places for hiking in Maharashtra is the Rajmachi fort. What makes this trek popular among the tourists is that there are different trekking trails up to the fort, and you can choose the one as per your expertise.  

If you are an amateur or a first-time trekker, you can start your ascent to the top from Udhewadi village, i.e., from the base of the hill. If you are an experienced trekker, you can start your way up from Tungadi. While you are climbing up the hills, you will be surrounded by lush greenery that comes alive during the monsoon and the fresh scent in the air coupled with the cool breeze will keep your spirits up till you reach the zenith. Also, if you are trekking during the monsoon, you would spot a few small streams of waterfalls that are a cynosure to the eye. 

Take a ride on the hot air balloon 

It is not every day that you get a bird’s eye view of the vast expanse of the mountains and the valley. So, if you are in Lonavala, don’t miss the chance to go on a hot air balloon ride; it will give you the best Lonavala sightseeing experiences that you have ever had.  

You may have visited the popular hill station many times and visited the popular tourist places and explored the natural beauty of the place, but all of that will look different and give you a unique feel as you see it from above as you float freely in the sky. 

Whether you are visiting Lonavala with your friends, family or your partner, take this beautiful ride and enjoy a lifetime experience.  

Now that you have a guide on the best things to do in Lonavala, which activity are you most excited about? Don’t wait any further, visit Lonavala as the adventure and many experiences awaits you. 

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Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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