is a hill station in Pune, Maharashtra, India at an altitude of 622
metres above sea level. It is a popular holiday spot during monsoon
season. The name Lonavala is derived from the Sanskrit lonavli, which
give reference to the many caves like Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves and Bedsa
that are close to Lonavala. The Governor of the Bombay Presidency, Sir
Elphinstone found this place in 1871. The hill station is spread over an
area of 38 square km.
The other places of attraction
near lonavla are Rajmachi Point, Ryewood Park & Shivaji Udyan,
Tungarli Lake, Lonavala Lake, Valvan Dam, Duke's Nose, Tiger's Leap,
Karla Caves, I.N.S. Shivaji, Lohagad Fort, Bhushi Dam and Lion's Point.