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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular places for sightseeing in Lonavala?

Mercy Jacob DEC 10 2012
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Beauty calls out to you. Raw, surreal and inspiring, this little town shall amaze you with lush hills, winding roads and brilliant hues. With so much to see, you wouldn't know where to start. The hill station is covered with myriad scenic spots, swirling lakes, ancient forts and so much more.
Here is a little glimpse into what awaits you at Lonavala.

  • Lonavala Lake

    Splendid views, serenity and peace. The Lonavala lake is also known as the Monsoon Lake. Gushing, vibrant and absolutely splendid during the monsoon, the lake is a must visit during the rainy season. The scenic landscape surrounding the lake makes for a perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate. Amidst the songs of nature, you can take a refreshing stroll here or enjoy a few moments enveloped in the wonders of nature. The bird lovers are in for a special treat with an exotic and rare variety of birds.

  • Bushy Dam

    If a fun filled picnic is on your mind, head to this beautiful dam. Gushing water, scenic landscape and hot piping tea, what more could you ask for? Pack in a little basket for yourself, find your spot and you are definitely in for a wonderful time. Away from the chaos of city life, treat yourself to cool water, the warm sunshine and the wonders of nature.
    Monsoon is the season, if you want to enjoy the dam at its best. Laze around the dam as swimming is prohibited due to the unpredictable flow of the water.

  • Duke's Nose

    As the name suggests, the cliff is named after the Duke of Wellington. It is also called Nagphani, which refers to the pointed head portion of a snake. Wear your best pair of trekking shoes as the cliff is quite a climb, but definitely worth it. Adventure seekers are surely in for a real treat. Don't forget to pack some grub for an enjoyable time at the cliff.

  • Valvan Lake

    Located 2 km from the center of the city, this beautiful lake spells serenity and peace. The artificial lake was created by the Valvan Dam built across the Kundali River. The beautiful garden surrounding the Valvan lake is a popular spot during the evening. Crowded with exotic and rare flowers, the lush expanse of greenery calls out to you. Enjoy a stroll here or simply laze around amidst pure beauty.

  • Karla Caves

    These beautiful rock cut caves are among the oldest examples of Early Buddhist temple art in India. Ornamented with an arch in the shape of a horseshoe, the entrance to the caves is grand and splendid. The main cave called Chaitya has 37 pillars with a base structure of a water jar and a charming facade screen made of wood. The caves were used by Buddhist monks as a spiritual retreat. Enclosed with sculptures of elephants, the caves give a peek into elegant Buddhist art.
    Promising an enchanting journey, narrow, winding roads will lead you to the craggy caves. If you are not pressed for time, you can also visit the small
    Ekaveera Temple. Devoted to Goddess Kali, the temple is highly revered by the tribes in Lonavala and nearby regions.

  • Pawna Lake

    Situated 11 km away from Lonavala, this artificial lake is surrounded by immense beauty. Formed by the dam built across the Pawna river, Pawna lake is a perfect spot for picnics. The road leading to the lake is a quiet and serene drive with refreshing greenery and craggy hills passing you by.
    Pack in a sumptuous lunch, a few outdoor games, a book or two and you are all set for a wonderful day.

Explore, explore and explore some more. The beautiful spots in the lively town shall keep you happily busy. Leave behind the chaos of city life and pamper yourself to the fullest.

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