Are you planning for a short holiday at Lonavala? Are you looking for the best hotels in Lonavala for a family vacation? If these are related to you, then you can book a stay at Rhythm Lonavala. This luxury 5-star hotel located at Bajrang Baug Gardens on the Old Mumbai Pune Highway is an epitome of excellence. You can conveniently reach the location from Mumbai or Pune by a few hours’ drives. Guests arriving from other cities can book a flight to New Pune International Airport, which is barely 45 kilometres from the site.A weekend stay at this 5-star property is an experience that you can hardly miss. Have a look at some of the top-rated tourist spots which are worth exploring when you book a stay in Rhythm Lonavala.
History and culture lovers can never miss a trip to Karla Caves at just 10.9 kilometres from Lonavala. These ancient Buddhist rock-cut caves got built over a period of 2nd century BCE to the 5th century CE. The ‘Cave 8’ in this complex is famous among tourists for its ‘Grand Chaitya’. It is the biggest rock-cut chaitya in the country, measuring around 45 meters in length and about 14 meters in height. You can also see a prayer hall dating back to 120 CE within this monument. There are large sculptures of male, female, and animal figures at the entrance and hall of this historical grandeur.
If you love trekking, then a visit to Rajmachi Fort would be one of the most cherished experiences of your life. You can soothe your eyes with the views of lush green hill slopes and cascading waterfalls flowing through these hillocks. Built on the rugged Sahyadri mountains, the complex consist of two similar fortresses – Shriwardhan Ballekilla and Manaranjan Balekilla. It is approximately 15 kilometres from Lonavala, and the approaches are smooth with a few ups and downs in between. However, if you are a beginner in trekking, then start the journey from the Udhewadi village instead of Lonavala.
Bhushi Dam is one of the oldest dams built in India by the Great Indian Peninsular Railway in 1860. It acted as a source of water for the steam locomotives plying in the country in that era. According to historical sources, the reservoir of this dam supplied water to Lonavala and Khandala stations with the help of cast-iron pipes. Today, the Bhushi Dam is a favourite tourist spot in Lonavala, thanks to the overflowing water through a flight of stairs. Built on the Indrayani River, this scenic spot looks mesmerizing during the rainy season. There are several mini-snacks joints at the entrance of the dam for a short break. These are a few best and most popular tourist destinations in Lonavala which would make your weekend holiday a cherished moment in life. Book a Cypress or Banyan Suite in Rhythm, which is one of the best hotels in Lonavala for a family vacation. You can experience impeccable hospitality and world-class amenities at this 5-star property overlooking the Sahyadri Mountains.