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About Lonavala

A quiet hill station just a short drive from both Pune and Bombay famed for its production of a delicious hard candy known as chikki. Owing to its close proximity to these urban metropoli it is popular amongst weekending locals and its undulating slopes make you feel as though you are more than just an hour or so away from city life. Visit for complete relaxation and respite between stops. Our pick of the best places to stay in Lonavala are great for some serious R&R, and all provide indulgent and relaxing stays.

For spa breaks

  • A modern resort spa Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa boasts over 150 treatments, seven gourmet dining options and sumptuous modern rooms. One of those places where you go and do not leave. A truly indulgent stay.

For a family stay

  • The Machan, meaning quite literally “a platform erected in a tree” provides fun, tree house accommodation that children and big kids will love. With plenty of walks right from your door and flying squirrels soaring from the trees, nature enthusiasts will feel right at home.

Still not sure which to book? From luxury to family browse theough our list of the best places to stay in Lonavala to start to plan your trip. Or why not widen the remit and check out all our Maharashtra recommendations, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.

Best Hotels in Lonavala

  • Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa 99 rooms from £150

    Lonavala (Maval)

    Relax and re-energise in this modern Hilton a short break from Mumbai. The large spacious, airy and modern rooms overlook beautiful hills, as do the various terraces for sitting and dining. Seven different dining options and over 150 spa treatments - could be heaven on earth. A true country break.

    Sights nearby  -  Pavana Dam and lake on your drive the hotel are worth a stop.
    Fishing  -  Get a packed lunch and make a day out of it.
    Cooking classes  -  A must try for food lovers.
    Back to Nature  -  Mountains to die for.
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  • The Machan 13 rooms from £105

    Lonavala (Aamby Valley)

    A remote jungle escape near Lonavala, just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from the mayhem of Mumbai. Perfect for those who want to get away from it all, embrace nature and live in the tree-tops for a while.

    Sights nearby  -  Historical forts including Koraigad Fort and Lohagad Fort, and Karla and Bhaja Caves
    Birdwatching  -  Including Cattle Egret, White-backed Vulture and Leggar Falcon
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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