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5 Reasons a Lonavala getaway is perfect for Mumbaikars

5 Reasons a Lonavala getaway is perfect for Mumbaikars
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By Ruchi Joshi

23 Mar, 2023

City of dreams – it is said that Mumbai never sleeps. Any hour of the day you will find people chasing their goals, deadlines, a better lifestyle and an ideal life. Mumbaikars have been hustling even before the world got introduced to the hustle culture XD. But even between all the chaos and fast-paced life, the sweet and spicy flavours of Mumbaikars are hard to miss. Once you fall in love with Mumbai, there's no going back! But… a little change from the routine once in a while is much needed don’t you think? Now we agree that one can not possibly travel to far-off places every weekend. And sulking in our rooms or going to the same cafes and bars with the same bunch of people can't be the solution.

Here's something that Mumbaikars have instead. From impromptu weekend plans to a celebration with your squad, the destination for every occasion is not too far from the city. Sometimes, a quick Lonavala getaway is all one needs.

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If You Are Still Unsure Let Us Tell You Why Lonavala Is The Perfect Weekend Getaway For Mumbaikars -

1. Chaar Kadam Bas Chaar Kadam

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Chaar kadam might be a bit of an exaggeration here but hey, 83 km is not a lot either. Yes, Lonavala is located at a distance of less than 100 km from Mumbai. You can travel in your own vehicle or can opt for public transport like a bus or train. It is accessible and well-connected with public and private transport. If you do choose public transport, do not worry about the frequency of the buses and trains but do make sure to check the timings before planning the trip. The roads leading up to Lonavala are smooth and surrounded by beautiful views of Sahyadri ranges covered in lush greenery. Not only the destination but also the journey during your Lonavala getaway is nothing less than a trip to heaven. You can make that mini travel vlog that you have been thinking about. So…. can we skip to the good part?

2. Swarg Se Uteri Kokil Kanthi Apsara

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We are not talking about Dayaben but our own ‘City of Caves’ – Lonavala. It is also popularly regarded as the ‘Jewel of Sahyadri’ and once you visit it, you will understand why. Some of the most popular tourist attractions are Tiger’s Leap (a vantage point with a majestic waterfall and one of the best views of the valley), Bhaja Caves (one of the oldest caves in India), Karla Caves (it is near Bhaja Caves and is a symbol of Hinayana Buddhism), Duke’s Nose (trek to this spot for the best views and feel the strong winds), Pawna Lake (bring your picnic basket and have your meal sitting by the beautiful lake) and Lohagad Fort (this fort is strategically located and served as an important place for the Marathas for being impregnable. Also, observe the architecture of the fort). There is so much more that you can explore during your Lonavala getaway.

3. Sar Jo Tera Chakraye Ya Dil Dooba Jaye, Aaja Pyaare Paas Hamare

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We understand that at times the cacophony of city life and the high pressure at work can end up causing a lot of stress. To untangle the stress knots in your shoulder and relax your mind and body, you should pack your bags and take a trip to Lonavala. With its calm vibes, lush greenery and peaceful atmosphere, you're bound to de-stress and feel a quietness within yourself. Most times it gets difficult to take long trips to far away travel destinations but you can have the same fun and relaxation so close to Mumbai too. Surrounded by nature, Lonavala is the perfect spot for all Mumbaikars to unwind and chill. The fresh air is definitely calling you all to Lonavala.

4. Khatron Ke Khiladi

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After all the time spent relaxing, you might crave some adrenaline-inducing activities, right? Worry not, my friend! Lonavala has got you covered. From easy to moderate and difficult treks (Lohagad Fort trek is one of them) to water rappelling, kayaking and camping, everything is possible and is top-notch exciting. You can even experience the thrill of zip-lining right here in Lonavala. A paradise for all the adventure junkies out there, Lonavala offers thrilling experiences at a nominal cost. So dare your friends or simply defeat your fears by enjoying all these fun activities during your Lonavala getaway. Take back home the lessons and memories you made when your heart was beating frantically.

5. Paanch Rupaiya Baara Aana

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Budget, even though we want it otherwise, is always an important aspect during travelling, trips and vacations. As Lonavala is so close to Mumbai, a getaway here will cost you much less (How we all wish it was literally paanch rupaiya baara aana! XD). A fun-filled adventurous trip which does not rip off your pockets. Is it any less than a dream trip? The natural beauty and most of the sightseeing places cost close to nothing. How does this sound, Mumbaikars? Money saved on this trip means more money for the next trip. So upgrade your fun quotient and reduce all stress as you travel away from the city and escape into the greens of this beautiful hill station that's just a stone's throw away from Mumbai.

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