Lonavala and Khandala - Weekend Getaway Choices   

by Pool Builders on 10-22-2011 in Articles

Lonavala and Khandala are twin hill stations located at a convenient 96 km distance from the teeming metropolis of Mumbai. The Lonavala-Khandala route is a popular one, and the two places are well known for their lush green cover, pools and waterfalls in the June-September season. The distance by road from Lonavala to Khandala is a mere 3 kilometres and a walk in the rains from one to the other is a must on the tourist itinerary.

There are a number of hotels and Lonavala resorts which cater to the traveller on a budget.

The Duke's Retreat:
The Duke's Retreat is a resort situated 3 km from Lonavala and 2 km from Khandala. The resort has a superb view of the Sahyadri range and has nine acres of lush landscaped grounds around and is famous for its courteous and hospitable staff.

The hotel has 80 double occupancy rooms which are comfortably furnished. The rooms have 24 hours room service and provide beautiful views of the valley. There is an extra sofa-cum- bed and tea coffee maker provided in the rooms. Guests can make use of the swimming pool and spa facilities on site. The resort can cater to large gatherings of 200 people and can host conferences also. The restaurant provides multi cuisine fare for the guests.

Hill Forest Retreat:

The Hill forest Retreat in Lonavala is a resort which is ideal for family vacations. It has eight huge cottages with three, four and five bedrooms which can accommodate up to 100 people on a shared basis. It provides only vegetarian fare for its guests and alcohol is prohibited on the premises.

The hotel provides 24 hours room service, car parking and laundry facilities. It also provides unlimited breakfast and dinner. Guests can use the swimming pool and indoor game facilities. Pick up and drop from Lonavala to Khandala can be arranged for at the resort.
Biji's Hill Retreat:

Biji's Hill Retreat has been hosting visitors for three decades now. Situated in Tungarli village, it lies 2 km from Lonavala town. This resort has 60 air conditioned rooms that can be taken up on a sharing basis. There is a swimming pool, a discotheque, a mall and spa available for use by guests. The three conference venues can accommodate 250 delegates. The hotel also has a 24 hour coffee shop named Sidewalk, a multi cuisine restaurant Fiesta and a poolside bar The Sun Downer.

La Revival:

La Revival is Khandala's most accessible resort and is a 3 km drive from Lonavala station. This hotel has 20 comfortably furnished rooms on twin sharing basis. The rooms are simply furnished with a chair, writing table, cupboard and provide 24 hour running hot and cold water. The onsite restaurant provides tasty fare. The swimming pool and indoor games facilities are complimentary for guests.

You can take a weekend trip as travelling from Lonavala to Mumbai is easy as the city is located close by.

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