Lonavala is one of the twins of the infamous Khandala-Lonavla twin hill stations. This region belongs to the Sahyadri hills, which separates the Deccan Plateau from the Konkan coast. This place belongs to the Pune district of Maharashtra and is situated at a height of approximately 2000ft above sea level. Its proximity to Pune(64 kms) and Mumbai(96 kms) and not to mention its excellent Road connectivity as well as maintenance, draws a lot of riders. This hill station is en route both the Mumbai-Pune expressway as well as Mumbai-Chennai highway. In fact, this stretch of road is one of the most sought after destinations for riding enthusiasts. There are bike rental companies in both Pune and Mumbai, which offer a variety of bikes on rent, for this adventurous ride. If you are an adventure sports enthusiast, you could get superbikes on rent and venture into this serene land.
The word “Lonavla” means, a series of caves in Sanskrit. True to its name, the area is surrounded by a number of caves, namely, The Karla caves, Bhaja Caves, and the Bedsa Caves, which hold intricate design and unique architecture. These caves are usually visited by tourists who come to visit this hill station. The Lonavla Lake is another destination popular among tourists, especially for the mouth-watering snacks and fast food available in and around the lake. Added with its scenic beauty, this lake offers a perfect combination of a treat to the taste buds as well as the eyes. The Indian sweet candy “Chikki”, owes its origin to this place. One other place of interest is the Tungi Fort near Karjat, which is known for its immense natural strength. Bushy Dam is yet another region in Lonavla. It is a man-made dam that sees a lot of visitors all throughout the year.
This place being a hill station experiences lower temperatures than its neighboring towns and cities and can be visited all throughout the year. Having said that, the charm this place holds in the monsoon season is totally different. It transforms into a completely new form and is full of energy and is at its best. The various waterfalls and streams come alive between of July to September and are hence considered the best place to visit this place. Riding to this place on road during this season is an experience in itself. With bikes available for rents from different bike rentals in Pune, this is an easy trip to make. At Wheelstreet, we have a fleet of the wide range of motorcycles on rent to choose from to enhance your riding experience.