Lying on the slopes of the Western Ghats, Lonavala has been a popular hill station for over two centuries. Connected to both Mumbai and Pune, the town sees weekenders from both cities descend on it during the monsoon. Your first day in Lonavala should begin with a trip to Bhushi Dam, the most popular tourist attraction in the region. This masonry dam is built on the Indrayani River is surrounded by little stalls selling steaming hot tea and vada pav. You could also visit popular viewing points like Lion’s Point and Tiger’s Leap that offer breathtaking views of the Sahyadris.
Start your day with a sumptuous breakfast and head out to explore Lonavala. Today is a great day to explore Lohagad Fort, one of the many hill forts built by the Marathas and used by Shivaji as a treasury. En route to the Fort, you could stop at Bhaja Caves, another ancient cave complex that dates back to the third century BC.
Enjoy a lazy brunch and get ready to head back home, drawing your weekend getaway to an end.