There are several lakes that one could visit here but the best time for it would be in the monsoons as that is when they fill up to the brim.
To see the Valvan Lake in all its splendor one needs to hike up to the dam built on it. It is a good place to spend the evening in the garden below the dam. The water from this dam is utilized by the Khopoli power station to generate electricity. Another lake worth checking out is the Lonavala Lake. You can spend some peaceful moments at this lake which is abounded by greenery. It is only about 1.6 kilometers from the town. Please take note that you won’t find any water here during the winter. The most popular and most visited spot is Bushi dam. During the monsoons you would need to elbow your way to find a small spot to bathe under the waterfall.
Yet another lake is the Tungarli Lake. This lake also has a dam constructed on it. The young and old alike enjoy climbing up the mountain to arrive at the dam which surges with water during the monsoon season. Some of the celebrity homes and the Hotel Laguna are visible from atop. This makes a great place for camping. It is 3 kilometers from the station and you can get a taxi, bus or auto rickshaw to take you there. Lonavala’s water supply comes from Tungarli Lake.
At some point between Bushi Dam and Amby Valley comes Lion’s Point. The panorama here will bring you back to this place. Another point is Tiger’s Leap. It is situated on top of a steep cliff with a drop of over 650 meters. You are sure to miss a heart beat at this vista. Be prepared to hoof it for the latter part of the way.
Looking for a pleasant place to bide your time? Head for the Ryewood Park and Shivaji Udyan. This is a huge garden with an abundance of trees with winds whispering through them. An old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated within the confines of the Park. The children can run amok here as there is an ample amount of space for them to play without worrying about approaching vehicles.
Hikers love to trudge up to the Duke’s Nose, which is at a distance of 12 kilometers from Lonavala in the direction of Mumbai. The cliff got its name from the massive nose of the Duke of Wellington.
Going towards Pune, you will come across Karla caves. The Buddhist monks sculpted this complex of cave shrines around 3rd Century to 2nd Century BC. You need to scale a multitude of steps to see the Karla caves.
One of Maharaja Shivaji’s forts has been built here. It is called Lohagad Fort, which literally means Iron Fort. You will be greeted with a commanding view of the surrounding hills and hamlets.