Quick Getaway Needed? A Day Guide To All You Can Do In Lonavala

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We all have that one friend who is always making Lonavala plans. And, why not? Lonavala, with its pristine hill views, meandering water bodies and peaceful vibes, is a much-loved weekend getaway. So, today we tell how to plan a great 24-hour stay at this magical place.

Stay At An Exotic Tree House

Located at Jambulna, The Machan is an eco-resort that offers a range of tree houses, above 40 feet above a dense forest canopy. The views from these tree houses are impeccable, and the ambience…even better.

Starting at INR 12,000 a night, The Machan has four kinds of tree houses – Heritage, Canopy, Forest, Jungle Sunset and Cabin. What’s more? You can also sign up for a yoga class, trek or a bonfire night out here. For more details on The Machan, read our recommendation here.

A Hot Air Balloon Ride

Who doesn’t want to fly over valleys and rivers, 800 feet above the ground? This hour-long hot air balloon ride by the Blue Bulb is a must if you’re at Lonavala. The adventure starts at six in the morning and pre-booking is required. For more details, read our recommendation here.

Price: INR 8,644 from Mon–Thurs, INR 11,755 from Fri–Sun

Della Adventure

For those adventurous souls, a trip to Lonavala is incomplete without visiting Della Adventure. Filled with adrenaline pumping sports like swoop swing, dirt bike competitions, buggy ride, bull ride, land zorbing, bubble soccer and rappelling, this place can really test your mettle!

We recommed you go for the day pass, priced at INR 3,000 {plus GST} per person. Book here.

A Quiet Time At Lonavala Lake

Sitting by the Tungarli or the Lonavala lake, surrounded by mountains, and watching the sunset, is perhaps one of most romantic things you can do with your bae at Lonavala. Our suggestion? Take a dip in to the cool blue waters or go for a boat ride out here. For more details, click here.

Camp Under The Stars

If you’re staying the night, we recommend you camp at the Rajmachi peak, located in the outskirts of Lonavala. You can barbecue by a lakeside and spot fireflies out here, whilst sleeping under a sky full of stars. Starting at INR 2,500 per person, check out our recommendation for more deets.


Former Features Writer, LBB