There is no doubt that Lonavala is the most scenic in the monsoons. The lush green valleys,
lofty waterfalls, and clear lakes, all seem almost angelic to the eyes when it pours. Away
from the hustle and bustle of the city, Lonavala serves as the best suitable weekend escape
for most people living in Mumbai or Pune.
With so many things to do in Lonavala, especially in the monsoon, you are sure to forget
all your worries. Whether you are heading to Lonavala, alone, or with your family,
friends, or your partner, here are the things you should do and places you must not miss
1. Forest trail / Nature trail / Monsoon trail
For all those, who are going to Lonavala to relax and unwind- this is something you
need to do. A walk in the woods, with no noise, other than the birds cheerfully
chirping, naturally makes you feel like the weight is off your shoulders. The rain is the
icing on the cake. The invigorating smell of the wet Earth activates all your senses
and you instantly feel close to nature.
Nostravila, one of the best-known resorts in Lonavala, conducts such trails. So, if
you are looking for things to do in Lonavala in the monsoon season, make sure
you check their website for more information.
2. Horse riding and ATV rides
For all the adventure junkies out there here’s something you should add to your list
while planning a weekend getaway to Lonavala. A fun way to spend time with
yourself, your family, your friends, or your partner, it’s sure to give rise to a racing
If you are staying at Nostravila, the additional advantage you get is that these
activities are available on the property itself. You get to avoid the drive and avail
these recreational activities at minimum cost.
3. Bhushi Dam
It is one of the best places in Lonavala. The rain creates a ripple effect in the dam, it
brightens up the tourists’ mood.
If you are searching for things to do in Lonavala with family, your children will
positively have the best time of their lives as they play, laugh, and splash water on
each other. Not to mention, that you are highly likely to turn into a kid, and join the
If you are looking for things to do in Lonavala for couples, during the monsoon,
Bhushi dam is the aptest. Feel the joy and contentment of dancing in the rain, or
simply sitting and enjoying as the rainwater enriches your love for one another.
4. Rajmachi Fort
Rajmachi Fort is one of the most popular forts near Lonavala. It is considered best to
visit this fort during the monsoons, as its surroundings which are otherwise brown and rustic, turn into a vibrant green during monsoons. The view from the Rajmachi
Fort is a sight of bliss. One can see the Duke’s Nose, Mahuli, Bhimashankar,
Matheran, and Ulhas River from the top of the fort.
5. Food in Lonavala
For every Indian, food is a major concern while traveling. In Lonavala, however, this
is of little concern. One can find a variety of food options spread across the hill
station. Ranging from Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian to Indian and Continental, to
simple and exotic-You’ll find it all in Lonavala.
Even though, there are many places to eat and dine, here are a few of the famous
- Golden Vada Pav
It is the most widely known fast food place in Lonavala. Throughout the day,
the staff makes fresh, delicious, and crispy vadas in large batches. The
Thecha and other chutneys steal the show, as they look so tempting and
taste so appetizing.
You can find several options to choose from at Nostravila, Lonavala. It is
known to have the best Parsi food in Lonavala, amongst various other dishes,
which covers almost everyone’s food choices/preferences.
- Maganlal Chikki
In recent times, it has seemed unavoidable to buy the famous chikki and
fudges from Maganlal Chikki. If you haven’t bought their chikki, be sure to try
it, next time you go.
So, pack your bags, and head out for a weekend escape to Lonavala. Enjoy your
stay at Nostravila, where you can take the monsoon trail, ATV rides, and horse rides!
Head out to Bhushi Dam, and Rajmachi fort, and try out the variety of foods that
Lonavala has to offer!