Lonavala - Places To See

| June 5, 2012
Tags: chikkis, hill station, india travel destinations, Lonavala, Maharashtra hill stations, quick tour, weekend getaway

Bhaja Caves:   Built in second century, it comprises of 18 rock cut caves constructed by Buddhist monks. About ten caves are Buddhist viharas while one contains the Chaitya hall.

Bushy Dam: A popular picnic spot, the dam is spectacular during monsoons. Swimming is not allowed in the dam.

Karla Caves: Assumed to be built around 100 AD by Buddhist monks, Karla caves is one of the largest cave temples in India.

Forts: Lonavala and surrounding regions is littered with forts dating to Maratha ruler Shivaji’s time and some dating even further. Lohagarh -- Literally means Iron fort, Lohagarh was an important battle station during Maratha rule. The fort’s four mammoth gates are still intact. Tikona fort offers panoramic view of Pawna Dam and the forts at Visapur, Tung and Lohagarh. The fort encloses a lake, Satvahana caves and the temple of Trimbakeshwar Mahadev. Tung Fort: Situated at 3500 feet, the Tung fort can be accessed after a tough and rough adventurous trek. Visapur fort: Located at an altitude of nearly 4,000 ft, the fort is in ruins.