5 days in Lonavala, Bhimashankar & Mahabaleshwar Itinerary

5 days in Lonavala, Bhimashankar & Mahabaleshwar Itinerary

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5 days in Lonavala, Bhimashankar & Mahabaleshwar Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Lonavala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Bhimashankar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Mahabaleshwar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Lonavala

Lonavala ©
The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
Get outdoors at Independence Point and Karla Caves. Get out of town with these interesting Lonavala side-trips: Imagica Theme Park (in Khopoli) and Karnala Bird Sanctuary (in Karnala). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Pawna Lake and examine the collection at Celebrity Wax Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lonavala road trip planner .

Mumbai to Lonavala is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lonavala can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bhimashankar.

Things to do in Lonavala

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Imagica Theme Park, Independence Point, Karnala Bird Sanctuary
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Independence Point ©
Independence Point
Karla Caves ©
Karla Caves
Pawna Lake ©
Pawna Lake

1
night
Bhimashankar

Bhimashankar ©
Bhīmāshankar Temple is a Jyotirlinga shrine located 50 km northwest of Khed (alias Rajguru Nagar), near Pune, in India. On the 8th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Bhimashankar Jyotirling Mandir.

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Drive from Lonavala to Bhimashankar in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bhimashankar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Bhimashankar

Historic Sites
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Shree Bhimashankar Jyotirling Mandir ©

1
night
Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar ©
Located high up in the Western Ghats, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar sits above one of the only evergreen forests in the country.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Lingmala Waterfall, then steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, then contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Venna Lake.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mahabaleshwar trip planning website .

Getting from Bhimashankar to Mahabaleshwar by car takes about 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Mahabaleshwar Temple ©
Mahabaleshwar Temple
Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake

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