Lonavala is the perfect oasis of Nature that provides relief from the mad city rush. Located close to Mumbai and Pune, it has beautiful waterfalls, lakes and scenic greens that transport you to the lap of Nature. Many of these are situated near 7 Apple Resort, Lonavala and must be a part of your itinerary in the town.
Celebrity Wax Museum
The perfect place to click selfies with your favourite celebs, this is one of the most popular places in the city. Some of the eminent figures whose wax sculptures can be found here include Rajiv Gandhi, Michael Jackson and Adolf Hitler.
Situated in the cradle of nature, Lonavala Lake is a seasonal attraction, which is flocked by visitors during summers. Its thick carpet of verdant pastures is a refreshing respite from the polluted environs of cosmopolitan cities. The inviting street food makes it a popular picnic spot for the city dwellers.
Nestled in the rugged hills of Sahyadri Mountains, this is a popular sojourn along the route to Khandala. An instant hit among trekkers, this is one of the most preferred destinations in the city to unwind at. Misty mornings with beautiful clouds floating around make it equally popular among couples.
A masonry dam on the Indrayani River in Lonavala, Bhushi Dam dates back to the late 1860s. It was built to serve the Great Indian Peninsular Railway to power their steam engines. It is a serene place to unwind at as splashes of water drench you!
Tiger's Leap/ Tiger's Point
Offering a panoramic view of the city, Tiger's Leap is a cliff-top with a sheer drop of over 650 m. According to a popular belief, the Maratha warrior, Shivaji dived into a ditch on the hill and the tiger chasing him plunged into the valley, giving it the name “Tiger's Leap”. There’s also an ephemeral waterfall around this point.
A complex maze of Buddhist cave shrines dating back to 3rd & 2nd century B.C., they draw tourists, pilgrims and students of history from different parts of India. They also house a temple of Goddess Ekvira Devi. These caves are impressive specimens of the craftsmanship of the Buddhist monks who lived here.
Once a formidable battle-station of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, this 'Iron Fort' offers pleasing views of the surrounding hills and hamlets. Its imposing architecture is a photographer’s delight!