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Monsoon Diaries - Lonavala


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Note: Lockdown is over not the Pandemic. We request travelers to follow all safety measures.

 

We have taken at most care like,

-          Used personal car for all drive.

-          Carried homemade food and water during all travel.

-          Used face mask and sanitizers wherever required.

-          Avoided crowded places.

 

My companion in travel.

-       Car Baleno Zeta CVT – reliable partner.

-       Smartphone Poco f1 – all the photos were taken with it.

 

Places explored.

 

1.    Khandala ghat view point

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Sd3ZfWutBgGxUoxaA

It's beautiful as ever...

 

Place where you want to drive and see the your wheels kissing the tarmac around the corners..

 

An afternoon would be a bit hot .but it would look great as the time settles down and the heaven during the monsoon There are lot of food stalls that you would come across and enjoy it ..

 

Grab your wheels and get some ride i sure you enjoy this journey...just avoid weekends as this location is near to the main cities like Mumbai and Pune it's always crowded on in weekend especially during the monsoon. So plan your trip accordingly...

 

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Beautiful expressway

 

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Tunnel view

 

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2.    Dukes point (trail)

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/JsCct6SHjEye1S5W8

Being dukes nose needs treaking hence we avoided it (as we need to explore other points and having less time).

 

3.    Lion point

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/qFGg48VJ3aETjqkT9

Lion point & Tiger points were very near to each other. Parking fees is Rs 50 for 4 wheeler and Rs 20 for 2 wheeler. Take parking fees at only one point. If you are a mountain lover and stressed with city's hustle and bustle. This place is an option. One should visit this place early in the morning to avoid crowd. You will get to see beautiful landscape of mountains and valley from here.

 

 

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4.    Tiger point

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/p9RyQd24KPZH2Tsz5

 

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5.    Walvan Dam

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/eerCVk2kcCqmz9af6

            Walwan Dam, is a gravity dam on the Indrayani river near Lonavla, Pune district in State of Maharashtra in India. It provides water to the nearby                          Khopoli Power Plant and to residents of Lonavla and Khandala and neighborhood villages.

            Opened: 1916

            Height: 26 m

            Surface area: 14 ha

            Owner: India

            Dam volume: 182,000 m3 (6,400,000 cu ft)

            Impound: Indrayani river

 

Dam was closed due to Covid19 hence not able to explore it.

 

Walvan dam photo taken from internet, credit lies with original photographer.

 

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Difficulty level.

-       No problem for elders and kids.

-       During rain area becomes slippery. So be careful.

-       Duke nose (trail) needs treaking. Elders and kids to avoid this.

 

Road conditions:

-       Roads are good for all the location.

-       There are hotels available in route to all above points.

 

Best time to visit:

-       The monsoon (Jul-Sept) is the best season to visit the place with family and tourists will not regret having chosen the destination.

-       If you hate crowed and wants to enjoy peacefully then plan trip on weekdays. 

This guide is meant for beginner travelers who could use a little help with structuring their short trip.

I aim to create travel Vlogs and guides to inspire others. And equip with useful + valuable insights for your next adventure. Most importantly to make genuine connections and new friends. Let’s explore the world together.

 

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