Thursday, 25 December 2014

Have loads of fun this Christmas Eve in Lonavala!


One of the most beautiful hill stations of Maharashtra state, Lonavala attracts plenty of leisure tourists and weekend travelers. It is always a delight to spend a vacation in this enchanting region, savouring the vast expanses of lush greenery and majestic hills. Tourists can also find several vantage points on this hill station, from where they can enjoy panoramic views of Lonavala.
 
Christmas is one of those ideal times when you can embark on a trip to Lonavala to spend a memorable vacation during this festive season. A stay at United-21 Retreat Lonavala resort would give you the necessary convenience in visiting all the popular attractions of this hill station. While staying in this resort with your entire family, you can also get the chance to savour some mouth-watering delicacies prepared in its multi-cuisine restaurant. On the festive occasion of Christmas, the resort would have some special dishes on its menu.
 
You can have many things to do while staying at United-21 Retreat during your Christmas vacation. Modern amenities provided in this resort would make your stay truly pleasant and memorable. You, along with your family members, can join us in making this Christmas a grand event. We wish you and your entire family a ‘Merry Christmas’.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Lonavala charms tourists with its natural beauty

A fascinating hill station in Pune district of Maharashtra, Lonavala is an ideal location to escape the bustling crowds of cities. Over the years, it has become a favourite spot of weekend travellers from Pune and Mumbai. A hardened candy called 'Chikki' is unique to this region, and is savoured by every tourist visiting Lonavala. This hill station was discovered by the Governor of Bombay Presidency during the late nineteenth century, Lord Elphistone. 
Climate of Lonavala remains pleasant throughout the year, except for May, when the daytime temperatures may rise to a level of 41-Degree Celsius. The hill station gets moderate rainfall from June to September. The entire region gets a green cover and comes alive with waterfalls around this time of the year. Winters in Lonavala are extremely pleasant with temperatures rarely rising beyond 36-Degree Celsius during daytime. Summer can be unpleasantly hot, and this is the reason why tourists usually avoid visiting Lonavala during this season.

People touring the hill station can explore some truly interesting places like Bushi Dam, Lohagad Fort, Karla and Bhaja Caves, and Valvan Dam. The best resortsin Lonavala not only provide comfortable stays to the tourists, but also make it convenient for them to visit all the famous attractions.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Relish the exciting trip to Bushi Dam near Lonavala


Tourists, especially those who reside in Mumbai or Pune always look forward to visit Bushi Dam near Lonavala during monsoons. At this particular spot, they can have loads of fun when the dam overflows. The amazing rocky terrain and water flowing over a series of steps attract many travellers every year. Huge crowds can be witnessed at this location on certain weekends or public holidays, as visitors throng the steps of this dam to enjoy the flowing water.

 Open areas near Bushi Dam are used as parking spaces, where the visitors can leave their vehicles before getting to the dam. Depending on the water level, they would have to make their way through knee-deep waters. Over a period of time, a few shops have come up in the vicinity of this dam. Visitors can buy corn and other snacks from these shops and enjoy them with tea. The best part is that all these items would be brought to you, while you are sitting on the rocks.

Best time to visit this dam is during monsoons, when the dam has plenty of water for tourists to splash around. The resorts in Lonavala provide comfortable accommodations for travellers who wish to enjoy a delightful holiday in this region.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Lonavala the crown of Maharashtra tourism


Lonavala is truly called “Crown of Maharashtra” due to the immaculate tourist potential conceived in its mountains, valleys, lakes, ancient caves, temples as well as its salubrious climate. Even though it has become more popular as a place to spend a few days with your family or celebrate a bachelor’s party at one of the many villas located in its periphery. Still it has maintained its importance as the centre of attractions with many sightseeing places tucked on a little distance from the city centre. 
 

One of the most attractive points which can be visited in the vicinity of Lonavala is none other than Rajmachi point, which includes the ancient fort and wildlife sanctuary located at the foothills of Western Ghats. It offers a chance to view the endangered species of mammoth Indian squirrel and come across the wild animals which are wandering freely in their natural habitat instead of locked in the cages. Safari tour available here makes it possible to view the animals from a close distance. The sanctuary offers better opportunities of trekking, taking a nature walk and bird watching. Located at just twenty km from Lonavala railway station it is a best weekend destination from Mumbai.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Rejuvenate yourself at United-21 Retreat, Lonavala


With a plethora of alternatives in life, one can never be short of having fun. When you keep your mind open you can easily find out ways to enjoy your life. Instead of being occupied with tasks, day in day out, it is better to take a break and spent some time with friends. Make a plan to get a break from your stressed life.
A simple solution would be log online and search for weekend getaways around your vicinity. A vacation will unquestionably make it easier to be lively again. You certainly will get to know about places, you have never heard before. You could even plan a holiday to certain destination offering you with health retreat treatments. Plan a get together at such places with friends and families, which will make you energetic.
If there is a time constraint, you can plan an impromptu one day picnic at any one of the affordable resorts in Lonavala with fine appeal that could be more pleasurable when compared with you spending time at home

United-21 Retreat Lonavala is one such place whereby we can guarantee that you be peaceful, having a gala time with your family and friends.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Lonavala's religious places: Bhairavnath Temple


Lonavala is among the most preferred destinations of weekend tourists from Mumbai, as well as leisure travellers touring Pune district of the Indian state, Maharashtra. It is also an ideal place for honeymooners to spend some truly pleasing moments.


Lush green landscapes and an amazing serenity are some of the mesmerizing aspects of this location. Having an accommodation in any of the resorts in Lonavala can be of great convenience for tourists in visiting its popular attractions. Among them is Bhairavnath Temple, located in a small village called Rajmachi, near Lonavala. This temple is set against the backdrop of a fascinating forest region, and can be approached without much difficulty by tourists. Its visitors are welcomed by a cool breeze and a spiritual ambience. They can also find several small shrines around the sanctum. Mahashivarathri, a major Hindu festival, is celebrated in this temple with great fervour by the local devotees.

While visiting the Bhairavnath Temple and other interesting places of Lonavala, tourists would get the chance to relish a well-known candy called 'Chikki'. It is offered at various shops in this region that sell sweets and snacks. Vada Pav, masala tea, and roasted corn are some of the other local delicacies that can be enjoyed on the way.


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Lonavala's Karla Caves – A 'Rock-Carved' Architectural Wonder

Nestled in the arms of Sahayadri Hills, Lonavala is surely a place to be for many ancient works and scenic escapes. It is also a very famous one-day picnic spot to be reached generally from nearby metro cities like Mumbai and Pune. As far as the place's name goes, it is derived from a Sanskrit word 'Lonavali' that means group of caves formed under hilly peaks.

True by its name, this place is seen as an escape to natural wonders of India and this can be seen in its distinct single-rock-carved structures that are primitive forms of Indian architecture found in many places across the country. Karla caves, located just 12 kms from Lonavala railway station are a remarkable piece of work excavated by Buddhist monks, combining both elementary and spiritual aspects of life. A visit to the 2000-year-old caves is one of the important things to do in Lonavala.


The mind behind the unique design of the Karla caves was to situate monks in livable conditions at a difficult terrain, not far, not near to the city, and also a place that would be suitable for their congregational gatherings. The main cave-hall is magnificently adorned with ancient carvings coming from the 2nd century B.C. reflecting the high degree of architectural work done by the select artisans.

As it is well said, to achieve something there is hard-work involved, but here it is just 100 steps to climb that will also keep in good shape. The steps take around 20 minutes to reach to the top at the Karla caves. There is a 45 mtrs (148-foot) long Chaitya (Praying hall), possibly the finest tribute to faith in the country.


The best way to reach this extraordinary place is by road as it is 120 kms away (1.5-hour drive) from Mumbai and just 55 kms from Pune, enjoying the green scenery especially during the monsoon season when nature's colors are best revealed. Nearest airport is at Pune, while nearest railway station is Malavli. Lonavala station, just 10 kms from the caves, is the most convenient base for visiting Karla and Bhaja caves. Also for your comfortable stay, there are many resorts in near the caves, providing excellent services and facilities all year round.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Accommodations options in United-21 Retreat Lonavala

Blessed with an enigmatic natural beauty, Lonavala is one of the best weekend getaway destinations for metropolitan cities. The dense hills, gentle weather and serene environment is all an individual wants after being exasperated by the hustles and bustles of city life. United-21 resort is beautifully tucked between enchanting lush green hills. Our resort in Lonavala offers comfortable and luxurious rooms that are revered for their serene ambiance. Fascinated by our services, travellers swarm at our resort every year.


Located at a distance of 4 km from Wax Museum, our resort features elegantly designed and comfortable furnished rooms that have been equipped with world-class facilities. We offer pinnacle level quality services that are adored by visitors at our resort. We have 20 deluxe rooms featuring air-conditioners. Some of the in-room facilities offered by us include satellite television, mini bar, refrigerator, safety deposit box, etc. 


The hotel compromises of a well-equipped conference hall that can accommodate approximately 50 people and a board too for arranging small meetings. Since, we have an in-house multi cuisine restaurant, so you will have a wide array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes at your perusal. United-21, Lonavala resort is suited for both business as well as leisure travellers.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Lonavala: One of the best hill stations in Maharashtra

Lonavala has become a popular place for tourists coming from its neighbouring cities like Mumbai and Pune. Travellers from other parts of the world also visit this hill station for touring the different places of interest. A Lonavala holiday is always a rejuvenating experience for people looking out for serene environs to escape the hustle-bustle of cities. Some honeymooners also choose this place to spend some memorable moments. This particular region in Pune district of the Indian state, Maharashtra, is also famous for its candy called 'Chikki'. Many popular films have also been shot at various locations of Lonavala that comprise of picturesque landscapes.

The name Lonavala means 'the resting place of stones' in Prakrit, which was one of the languages of India during ancient times. History of this region dates back to the 2nd century BC, and this is evident from the rock-cut caves of Karla and Bhaja located nearby. They are now among the well-known tourist attractions that are included in various Lonavala holiday packages offered by travel companies. Another fantastic place worth visiting is Tiger's Leap, which is a cliff-top that provides fascinating views of the green surroundings. Tourists can also enjoy a small waterfall around it that comes alive with the advent of monsoon showers. 

People travelling by air can get to this region from Pune Airport, which is located at a distance of about 64 kilometres from the hill station. Those who prefer to travel by trains can get to their desired spot in this region from Lonavala Railway Station. It is well-connected to neighbouring towns and cities by road, which makes it easy for tourists travelling by buses or private vehicles. Tourists can have a comfortable accommodation in Lonavala by booking a room or suite in any of the hotels or resorts in the hill station.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

United-21 Lonavala – A Monsoon Retreat

Lonavala is a beautifully landscaped hill station in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra state and shares the region with its twin 'Khandala' hill that together make a vibrant scene near the Deccan Plateau. It is 'THE' favorite weekend getaway, especially for Mumbaikars and Puneites in the glooming monsoon season that sings its own serene liquid melodies.
A visit here abounds city people with indulgence in the pleasures that mother nature has to offer, away from city hustle-bustle. To explore places like Lonavala, you need to have a base that connects you well with the surroundings and gives you home-like comfort. Such a strong base is Panoramic Group's retreat chain 'United-21 Retreat, Lonavala' that will provide you with an opportunity of a lifetime to discover the place at your own pace and comfort and yes, in budget.

Amidst in the tranquil surroundings, United-21 Retreat, Lonavala, will enchant you with lush green panoramic views, benign weather, dense hills and rejuvenating fresh breeze. We have carefully designed interiors, for both leisure and business travel needs, at United-21 Retreat to have an aesthetic essence and technically sound environment.

Exciting activities to-see-and-do around include Celebrity Wax Museum, famous Chikki shops, Tiger point, Korigad Fort, Bushy Dam and more. All this makes it a paradise to all leisure travelers, nature lovers, photographers, honeymooners and families.

It is one of the best luxury hotels in Lonavala that leaves you unworried offering several facilities like airport pick-up and drop on demand, wedding services, banquet facility, multi-cuisine restaurant with freshly prepared food, game room and in-house entertainment arrangements.

What more can excite guests? Highlight of our resort is an in-house 'Water Park' with enthralling water rides like Wave Pool, Tornedo, kids zone, 3 water slides that will keep up your adrenalin.

Spacious villas at United-21 Retreat are fully-equipped and air-conditioned Super Deluxe Rooms and Family Suites with attached bathroom and facing the water park to enjoy all the fun of the slides. These are the few reasons why we are rated as one of the comfortable and convenient accommodations in Lonavala.

So wear your rainy boots and keep up in this rainy season. Umbrellas are well-provided by the season as you can be under the mushrooms that make up the color-dotted landscape. Well, to be very frank, carry one. Please take a virtual tour at http://www.united21retreatlonavala.com/.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Monsoon magic: A trip to Lonavala

Our team at 'Magic Holidays' venturing for the latest in this season recommend a visit to Lonavala for a unique hill-station experience. It is the best visited place during the monsoon season, quenching every mood, bringing light-hearted feeling to everyone, every year.

Nestled in the western ghats of the Sahayadri mountains range in the state of Maharashtra, Lonavala a unique hill station, reveals the scenic vibrancy of the region during monsoon season. It is located amidst shimmering waterfalls, mist-clad, fragrance of the blossoming earth.


Lonavala is a place suitable whether you plan a weekend trip or a week's stay. Treating your senses with the lush green landscapes and everything fresh around. Usually this place is crowded in the weekends so, plan your stay in advance to avoid last-minute booking complications. Other safest and easest mode will be to pact with 'Magic Holidays' that organises and arranges all that you need just by becoming a valid member to timeshare of its owned properties. One of our many prestigious brand hotels and resorts is the United-21Retreat,Lonavala that offers impeccable services and facilities, fully equipped rooms for a pleasant stay while you enjoy the places around being rest assured of accommodation.

A place is identified with its rare local commodities that are available at that place only. Similarly, Lonavla is famous for handmade candy made out of jaggery known as 'chikki' that is healthy as well as tasty. Lonavala is ideal for trekking, hiking and more.

If you are a park lover, you will surely like Ryewood Park and garden embedding tall dense trees and the best picnic spot. While you have fun in the park you can also feel the subtle vibrations as a Shiva Temple within it makes up the atmosphere.

Lonavala is bestowed with several lakes like Tungarli Lake, best visited during rainy season and retains its beauty even after the monsoons. The Pawna Lake, Lonavala Lake and Valvan Lake offer scenic views and popular for picnics. One of the most visited of caves is the Karla Caves and the Bhaja Caves.