Lonavala - The Spectacular Holiday Retreat
Surrounded by rolling green hills, crystal-clear lakes, gurgling waterfalls, and ancient rock-cut caves, Lonavala is a spectacular retreat nestled high up in the mighty Sahyadri range in Maharashtra. The cool weather, crisp air, and scenic beauty make it an ideal destination for a truly relaxing getaway at just a drivable distance from Mumbai and Pune.
Amidst nature and tranquillity, amã Stays & Trails in Lonavala blends elegance with homely comfort, warm service and local experiences to provide a rejuvenating break from the chaotic city life and is amongst the best villas and bungalows to stay in Lonavala.
Things to do in Lonavala
Found on the steep hills of Lonavala, the hike to the Tiger point is one of the best things to do in Lonavala. The place originates its name from its shape, as the hills look as if a tiger was leaping onto the valley. Surrounded by lush green tropics and rocky terrains, Tiger Point is a cliff top with a drop of over 650 m, that offers an exhaustive view of the mighty Western Ghats. The hike to the top is relatively easy and will be a delight to cover with loved ones. With misty skies covering the enormous hills as far as eyes can see, the trek to Tiger’s Leap is bound to leave one enchanted by its beauty.
Tikona Fort Trek
Tikona Fort, also known as Vitandgad is the dominant hill fort near Lonavala. This majestic 3500 foot high hill has a pyramid shape, hence deriving the name which means "triangular". This glorious fort is a notable trekking destination well-known for its large doors. As one enters the fort, one will witness the historic Buddhist and Satavahana Caves within. One can also see a quaint lake nearby, which is ideal to sit and relax after a long trek. All in all, the trek to Tikona Fort is a must to experience the beautiful rich history of the region.
Aamby Valley is a beautiful township located about an hour drive from Lonavala, in the district of Pune in Maharashtra. This place is known for its irreplaceable grandeur and plush natural environs. With three enormous artificial lakes and lush green forests, one can indulge in various activities during their visit to the township, water sports and adventure sports. One can partake in golfing at the beautiful course, or spend time at any one of the serene lakes — this township is sure to enthrall everyone.
Walwhan garden, based downstream of Walwhan Dam is a beautiful landscape of colourful flowering plants, that harbours many beautiful and endangered native plants of the Western Ghats. It is designed to attract birds and butterflies by providing them with natural habitats for breeding and feeding. Around 328 species of birds and around 100 species of Orchids have been recorded in its surrounding areas of Northern Western Ghats. A sanctum of its own, a visit to this garden will be appreciated by all nature lovers.
amã Stays & Trails in Lonavala
While visiting, one can stay at one of the best villas in Lonavala. amã Stays & Trails Sluice House, Lonavala is a heritage bungalow spread over 27000 square feet, with four cosy bedrooms and a charming veranda to bask in pleasant mornings or spend lazy afternoons. The verdant lawns and gardens outside with a marble fountain are perfect to indulge in nature therapy, or host an intimate evening soiree, or a barbecue dinner. The refreshing hues, minimalist design, eclectic artworks and bright, airy spaces of the bungalow, located only a few miles drive from Mumbai and Pune, are a haven to unwind, rejuvenate and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.