Take A Rainy Drive! Here's How To Have An Amazing One-Day Trip To Lonavala

Ten-Second Takeaway

Now before we jump on to ‘but Lonavala’s so done’ conversation, we think it’s one of the few hill stations that still manages to attract people with its accessibility. To make it even easier to do a one day trip to this beautiful town, take a look at this list.

The Journey Is The Destination {6:00AM - 8:30 AM}

The drive to Lonavala is a trip on its own, to be honest. Once you get out of traffic and hit the highway, it’s all about looking out the window and breathing in fresh air. If you’re out during monsoon, even better.

The Stops Maketh The Journey {A 20 Minute Stop}

Start early in the morning to avoid traffic. Stop at Manashakti Kendra where you can gorge on poha and piping hot batata vada followed by tea for breakfast. Pair it with red chutney or with fried green chilly.

Government Offices

Manashakti Research Centre


76, Old Mumbai-Pune Highway, Khatri Park Housing Society, Lonavala, Maharashtra


Burn Off That Brekkie {9:00AM -11:00AM}

Head to Karla Caves – Buddhist rock-cut cave shrines located in Karli. You’ll need to climb steps and there are small hills in the vicinity. Characterised by large horseshoe-shaped windows lighting the interiors, the caves have vaulted interiors and attract tourists in hoards. It’s better to reach early here. Also, wear comfy shoes, skip heels.

Tourist Attractions

Karla Caves


Karla, Lonavala, Maharashtra


    Sightseeing Scenes {Noon-4:00 PM}

    Stop for a quick snack or lunch at local restaurants.If you like Gujarati Thali try Chandralok or Kailash Parbat. Lohagad fort, Bushy Dam, Tiger point and Rajmachi point are some of the places you can cover within a span of four hours. There are two ways to approach it – either you can cover all the spots quickly or spend time at one or two and soak in the surroundings. The choice is yours, Neo.

    Casual Dining



    Survey 2/5 & 6/3-B, Next To Mahalaxmi Lawns, Karve Nagar, Pune


    Have A Drink Or Two! {5:00 PM - 9PM}

    There are plenty of bars you can head to after you’re done with sightseeing in Lonavala. There’s Deja Brew in case you want to kick back with a beer, PNF restaurant and High Point Bar & Restaurant to chill at before you head back. German Bakery for food is recommended too.

    Casual Dining

    PNF Restaurant & Bar


    Della Adventure Resort, Kunegaon, Khandala, Lonavala, Maharashtra



    While ending the day with a drink may seem great, please make sure that the driver is not drinking. If you do plan to drink, staying back should be the option. Follow rules and be safe out there, guys.