Lonavala is an enchanting hill station that is guaranteed to captivate your senses and compel you to come back for more. Perched up high amidst the Sahyadri ranges in Maharashtra, Lonavala is a naturally blessed region with verdant hills, lush forests, cascading waterfalls, serene lakes, ancient caves, spectacular viewpoints and the cool and pleasant Lonavala weather.
If all these scenic beauties were not enough, the region is now slowly developing into an adventure sports hub, with a variety of sports activities being offered like paragliding, hot air balloon safari, waterfall rappelling, trekking, rafting and a bunch of other water sports. It is this eclectic mix of nature and adventure that draws in tourists from all over to this petite little hill station.
Lonavala not only serves as a great weekend getaway but is also a great honeymoon destination with the misty environment and cool climes offering the cosiest setup to couples to celebrate their togetherness. There are plenty of attractions that Lonavala has to offer to young couples to make their honeymoon truly memorable. Here are a few must see/do things you can try out in Lonavala;
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- Tiger’s Leap: Tiger’s leap is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Lonavala. It is basically a cliff top with an absolute drop of more than 650 m that offers captivating view of the lush surroundings, valleys and the majestic Western Ghats. Locally referred to as Waghdari, this cliff top gets its unique name owing to its resemblance to the shape of a leaping tiger. It is a great place to enjoy romantic sunrise and sunset views.
The corporate financial year has finally come to an end and with it, one can finally take a breath of relief and what better way to celebrate it than heading out for a corporate outing to a fun and exciting place to blow off some steam. Here are a few exciting places in Maharashtra that are off the beaten track and offer an enjoyable and entertaining experience.
- Wai – Wai is a tiny little hamlet located in the Satara district of Maharashtra. This tiny little hamlet packs a punch when it comes to adventure sports activities and is a great place to head to with your colleagues to enjoy these team activities that would also help boost team bonding. Some of the many adventure sports activities one can enjoy out here include raft building, river crossing, trekking, kayaking and ATV rides among others. There are plenty of great hotels and resorts in Wai that can easily take care of your accommodation needs, so you wouldn’t have to miss out on the creature comforts.
- Savarkut Village – Savarkut Village is the perfect countryside team outing destination that offers a refreshing experience away from the hustle and bustle of the cities but this is not the only thing that this village has to offer. In fact, Savarkut village is renowned for white water rafting. Some of the other activities one can enjoy at Savarkut include kayaking, rappelling, trekking and hiking among others. All these activities being team activities you can also expect your team members to get more familiar with each other and thereby, boost team bonding. There are also several great resorts present in Savarkut that can easily take care of your accommodation needs.
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- Lavasa – Lavasa is the newest hill station of India. Privately developed and stylised on the Italian town of Portofino, Lavasa offers an experience like no other and is a great place to head to for an amazing team outing. There are plenty of local attractions that make for light sightseeing besides that there are numerous activities you can enjoy with your teammates like, jet skiing, kayaking, boating, rock climbing, rappelling and trekking among others. There are also some great resorts present in Lavasa that offer attractive corporate outing packages.
The very technology that was once brought to bridge communication and bring people together is now drawing people apart. People especially young teens spend a copious amount of time fixated to their smartphones and tv. This constant fixation to the smartphone, laptop or the tv, regardless to say, is not only very unhealthy but is also drawing families apart. As such the need for a digital detox is being felt more now than ever before.
When it comes to fostering better bonding among people, nothing comes closer than nature. Many studies have proven the fact that nature helps people connect. Nature appears to stir those feelings among people that help them connect to others and the environment.
Nature holds many magical experiences that only gets enhanced when shared and enjoyed with family and friends. And what better way to connect with nature than heading to a hill station that not only boasts of great weather but is also rich in local flora thus providing a soothing ambience to relax and rejuvenate.
One such great hill station that enjoys massive popularity is Lonavala. Blessed with natural scenic beauty the cool and pleasant Lonavala weather act as the perfect catalyst for a relaxing and soothing weekend away from the scorching summer heat.
Nestled amidst the Sahyadri ranges in Maharashtra, Lonavala is an enchanting destination that is surrounded by dense forests, lakes, dams, waterfalls, caves and several viewpoints. One of the best time to visit this petite hill station is during the monsoons when everything seems fresh and magical with the rains giving a fresh lease of life to the surroundings.
To help you soak in the sight and scenery of Lonavala there are plenty of hotels and resorts in Lonavala catering to varied budgetary requirements. People looking for a nature resorts are also spoiled for choices in Lonavala.
One such great eco resort in Lonavala is the Machan treehouse resort which is like no other resorts in Lonavala. The USP of this nature resort is its unique treehouse accommodation and its unique location. Spread in 25 acres of lush forest the Machan treehouse resort sits proudly 30 – 40 feet above ground thus, ensuring some ethereal views of the surroundings and also giving the treehouse a very adventurous feel.
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5 awesome places to visit in Maharashtra this summer!
Every once in a while taking the time off from your daily schedule to relax and rejuvenate is not only very crucial for one’s overall health but also helps in fostering greater bonding with the family. Now with vacation comes the issue of deciding upon a holiday destination where everyone can have fun and at the same time relax and rejuvenate. One such great state to explore is Maharashtra that offers a rich blend of culture, history, fun and relaxation. Here are a few must-visit destinations in Maharashtra.
Mumbai: The first name that comes in mind when it comes to Maharashtra tourism in Mumbai. Mumbai is one of the most exciting places to visit. Home of Bollywood, Mumbai offers plenty of things to do and see in the city besides obviously posing in front of favourite actor’s house. Few of the prominent places to visit in Mumbai include – the Gateway of India, Elephanta Island, Marine Drive, Girgaum Chowpatty, Juhu Beach, Siddhi Vinayak Temple and Haji Ali Dargah among others.
Pune: Fondly referred to as the ‘Oxford of the east’ owing to the presence of several prestigious institutions Pune is a glorious city to holiday in. The city offers plenty of things to see and do right from amusement parks, caves, historical monuments to lakes and dam. Few of popular places to visit in Pune include – Shaniwar Wada (home of Bajirao Peshwa I), Aga Khan Palace, National War Museum, Bund Garden and Pataleshwar Cave Temple.
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Have your corporate outings become too dull with visits to the same old boring resorts? Then it’s time you gave your team outings an adventurous spin and experience the magic of nature like none other at Lonavala’s very own Machan treehouse resort.
Machan treehouse resort allows you to turn your childhood longing into reality and enjoy a relaxing and fun stay at a unique tree house resort set amidst the plush locales of Lonavala. Unlike childhood tree houses, Machan tree house resorts are equipped with all the creature comforts so you can relax amidst nature and yet be connected to the modern world.
Set up nearly 30 to 45 feet above lush forest Machan treehouse resorts offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and forest and offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. This resort also serves as a great team outing place where in your teammates can unwind and relax and at the same time enjoy a variety of activities organised by the resort officials
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