Lonavala hill station, hill stations in india, west india hill stations, Lonavala Location: 96 kms from Mumbai, Maharashtra
Area: 215 sq.kms
Significance: Jewel of the Sahyadri Mountains
Altitude: 625m above sea level
Climate: Summer 30°C - 35°C, Winter 12°C - 15°C
Best time to visit: October to May

Located in the green hills of Sahyadri, Lonavala is at an altitude of 625 m and is the destination for weekend's most popular Mumbai and Pune. Known as the jewel of the Sahyadri it gives wood natural tourist and valleys, gushing waterfalls, historic caves, and scenic views. The surrounding hills were the stronghold of the Maratha chiefs, who practiced guerrilla warfare from here, against the Moghuls and later the British. Lonavala is now home to the houses of celebrities and business people, plus a host of resorts. Its other famous cousin town, Khandala lies just 5 km.