A place to stay for the travelling soul.
The pride and delight of the Sahyadri Ranges, the Rajmachi Fort is amongst the loveliest treks in Maharashtra! Encompassed by unparalleled natural beauty, it is no big surprise that it pulls in trekking devotees young and old to scale its grand statures every monsoon. In the seasons of the Maratha realm when it came to be utilized as a vantage point, it was an imperative landmark for the trade route that passed through the regions of Khopoli and Khandala on the Mumbai-Pune route.
At 650 meter height, Lions Point, which is also called as Tiger’s Leap, offers spectacular views of forests, lush greenery, waterfalls and lakes around. Since it resembles a leaping tiger’s shape, the place is called thus. If you are here during monsoon, you will have a spellbinding session with the clouds flowing over and around you minimizing visibility but maximizing the heavenly feeling you experience here.
Located near Lohagad, Pawna Dam is one of the most amazing places to see near Lonavala. Built over the Pavna River, it is an important development in terms of its prominence for the agricultural produce of the land. One of the best times to visit Pavna Dam is of course the monsoons! The sight of the clouds reaching down to kiss the embankments and backwaters is truly breathtaking.
This is one of many forts of Chhatrapati Shivaji, adorned with elements and styles of Maharshtrian architecture. Not only the grandeur of the structure, but the sceneries and views all around, make it another favorite of all its visitors.
Literally translated into 'the Iron Fort', this fort was used to house prisoners during the reign of Shivaji. Later, it was used to keep looted treasures.
Located within the main precinct of Lonavala, Ryewood Park is more of a landmark than it is a tourist’s destination. However, it is that one place where you can get a truly local feel as it is often frequented by locals who wish to spend some quiet evenings here. At just a 5 minute distance from the local railway station, it is a true delight to explore the blessings of natural surroundings on a quiet evening with a steaming mug of chai.
A jaw dropping spectacle of the skills of our old masters forgotten, the Karla and Bhaja Caves are a relic of an era long gone. The caves share a similar kind of architecture and are carved with inscriptions and stories. Studies place the caves to an era dating back to 2nd century BC, and the carvings represent the beliefs and scriptures of the Hinayana sect of Buddhism.
Bushi Dam is located a few kilometers from Lonavala and is a very popular weekend hangout. When the Bushi dam overflows, the water flows over a steps and then over some easily accessible rocky terrain. The terrain and the water make for a fun combination and this is why Bushi dam gets extremely crowded on weekend. So crowded, that a first time visitor would be left searching for the “steps” which everyone talks about, only to realize that every inch of the steps have been occupied.
Novotel Imagica Khopoli is set amidst the scenic mountains of Khopoli, and offers elegantly designed stylish rooms, premium meeting room facilities, all day dining options, a swimming pool, gymnasium, and easy access to both the Parks. A perfect family holiday destination near Mumbai and Pune.