Soon after you arrive in Mumbai, proceed towards Lonavala, a resort town in the beautiful Sahyadri Mountains.
Lonavala, once a Maratha empire hideout, is now a popular holiday getaway. Its rushing lakes, lofty mountains, sprawling foliage and calm climate makes it a fascinating holiday destination. It is home to several tourist attractions like Lohagad, Rajmachi Point, Lonavala Lake, Duke's Nose and Tiger's Leap. This town is also famous for its delightful chikki – a jaggery delicacy. To de-stress yourself from the hustle-bustle and chaos of the city-life, Lonavala can be an ideal destination. On reaching Lonavala, check-in at the hotel and stay overnight.
To spend time in the lap of the green expanse of this place, get ready in the morning to commence your sightseeing trip to this lovely hill town. You can start with a visit to Lohagad, a fortification once used by the Marathas. To reach the top of the fort, you have to trek through zigzag steps. Do not miss the chance of capturing the mesmerising view from the top; so keep your cameras handy.
After a breathtaking visit to this hill fort, you can then drive up to Duke's Nose. This prominent rock structure looks like a nose of Duke of Wellington and hence named so. This landmark is popular among hikers as it offers a great opportunity to trek down through forests and gorges. It can be a nice trekking experience on this superb cliff. Similar adventure can be experienced at Tiger's Leap, which is at about a height of 650 m above sea level. It is so named because of the illusive feel that a tiger is leaping in the valley. This site, also known as Vagdari, is popular for adventurous activities.
After spending some exciting time sightseeing, return to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 3 : Lonavala to Lavasa | Sightseeing in Lavasa
In the morning, check-out from the hotel and proceed towards Lavasa. It the newest hill station in India after independence. This city is designed in a style that is based on that of an Italian town, called Portofino. Its refreshing and pleasant climate has slowly made it a great holiday destination. This pristine hill city offers you an amazing array of options ranging from entertainment to hospitality.
On reaching Lavasa, check-in at the hotel and rest for a while. Thereafter, go on a sightseeing tour of the city. During this tour, you can go to the Lavasa Experience Centre, where you will get detailed information about what the city offers. Besides that you can enjoy blockbuster Hindi or English movies that are screened here every evening.
You can also opt to enjoy water sports at Lakeshore, where you can indulge in fun-filled activities like water volleyball, pedal boating, bumper boating and jet skiing.
After a fun-filled day, come back to the hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.