Karla caves are amongst the finest examples of rock- cut Buddhist shrines in India. 2000 years ago, these caves also served as a shelter for merchants travelling between the Deccan and the ports of the Arabian Sea.
A teenaged Shivaji won the Lohagad Fort; later he was forced to hand it over to Aurangzeb as part of a treaty. While this fort has become synonymous with the escapades of Shivaji, it has a rich history of its own.
The Rajmachi hill has two forts-Shrivardhan and Manaranjan. These forts have witnessed the long and tumultuous history of this deceptively beautiful region.
Cars slow down in front of a nondescript temple on the old Mumbai-Pune highway. The idol within is said to represent a shepherd killed by the British.
Picnic at Tiger’s Leap
The Tiger's Leap gets its name from a rock formation which looks like a tiger leaping out. This spot is a favourite with those who want to sit awhile with friends and family amidst mist-kissed hills.
Lonavala has a reel life like no other. While other hill stations have sunrise and sunset points, Lonavala has shooting spots.
Take a History Lesson
Lonavala abounds with forts and every fort has a story to tell. While some of the stories may appear to be tall tales, the anecdotal history brings Lonavala alive.
Chikkis or peanut brittles, vada pavs, misal pavs, chocolates, pakodas – Lonavala is a journey for the palate. There are a number of eateries that must be visited.