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Travel tips and things to do for a quick weekend getaway to Lonavala

Lonavala is one of the most visited hill stations in India, all thanks to its scenic beauty. The peaceful town welcomes tourists from all corners of the country. In case, you live in Mumbai or Pune, then you can easily plan a quick weekend getaway to Lonavala. Before you pack up your bags, we would like to provide you some useful information about the beautiful hill station. These tips and information will definitely make your trip memorable.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 October 2017, 08:19:26 PM
Lonavala (Picture credits- Facebook)

Lonavala (Picture credits- Facebook)

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Nothing rejuvenates and refreshes you more than travelling. After days of slogging out in the office, a quick break becomes essential for everyone. This is where travelling comes into the picture. A short trip is enough to get away from the mundane routine city life. You should plan weekend getaway as it not only allows you explore amazing places but also gives you mental relaxation. Lonavala is one of the most visited hill stations in India, all thanks to its scenic beauty. The peaceful town welcomes tourists from all corners of the country. In case, you live in Mumbai or Pune, then you can easily plan a quick weekend getaway to Lonavala. Before you pack up your bags, we would like to provide you some useful information about the beautiful hill station. These tips and information will definitely make your trip memorable.
Lonavala (Picture credits- Facebook)

Lonavala (Picture credits- Facebook)

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There are people who want to reach the destination as soon as possible. For them, we have some information. The nearest domestic airport to the hill station is Lohegaon Airport, located in Pune. You can board a flight till Pune from any city and afterwards hire a local taxi to reach your Lonavala. You have another option in the form of Mumbai airport. After reaching Mumbai's airport, you can travel to Lonavala by either bus or taxi.
Lonaval (Picture credits- Facebook)

Lonaval (Picture credits- Facebook)

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In case you want to enjoy the natural beauty during the travel to Lonavala, then you should definitely go by road. You will be happy to know that State government buses, private buses and other tour operators have frequent services to the beautiful town. This is not all, you can take a car or bike to go to Lonavala through either Mumbai Pune Expressway or old Mumbai Pune road NH4. The best part about Lonavala is that is is easily accesible through railways and has its own station. Various intercity, mail and passenger trains connect the town with metro cities like Mumbai and Pune. The services are available on a frequent basis and one can board a train to the exotic hill station during any part of the day.
Lonavala

Lonavala

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The beautiful natural settings of Lonavala act as popular camping spots where you can just place a tent under the open sky and get mesmerised by the beauty. The famous tourist locations include Karla/Bhaja Caves, Bhushi Dam, Tiger's point, Lohagarh Fort and German Bakery.
Lonavala (Picture credits- Facebook)

Lonavala (Picture credits- Facebook)

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Lonavala has a pleasant weather all around the year and one should visit the town during the monsoon season to witness the low floating clouds and waterfalls. Seeing these sights is simply an unique holiday experience. One can go for long walks and enjoy the rainy season.
Lonavala

Lonavala

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There are certain things which should never slip from your mind while visiting Lonavala. Since, July to September is regarded as the best time to visit the hill station, you should carry a raincoat and umbrella without fail. In case, you plan for a short trip to Lonovala during October to mid-February, then you should carry light woollen clothes.
Lonavala

Lonavala

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For all those who have a knack for outdoor activities, the place provides many options. All the adventure enthusiasts can have a gala time in activities like camping and trekking. In fact, the hills of Lonavala are best suited for trekking. Most of the treks are not so easy with the popular ones like Duke's Nose and Kalra Hills being quite tough. You should always ensure that you start your trek early because it gets dark quite early in Lonavala.
Lonavala

Lonavala

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In case, you have a sweet tooth, then Lonavala can turn out to be a paradise for you. The ever popular chikki, jams , fudge and jellies are some of the must buy things which should be on your list. You can get different flavours of chikki in the shops. Lonavala Bazaar is a crowded lane which offers different items like cane products, carved wooden figures, trinkets and souvenirs.