Tuesday, 27 May 2014

United-21 Retreat Offers Comfortable Stays for Tourists

Lonavala is visited by numerous tourists every year, owing to its beautiful natural surroundings and a pleasant climate. This popular hill station is situated at an altitude of 625 metres in the western part of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Its name is derived from a Sanskrit word 'Lonavli', which means 'caves'. One can find many caves in this region, including Bhaja Caves, Karla Caves, and Bedsa Caves. There are many interesting places to visit in Lonavala for tourists spending their vacation or weekend in this region. Its unpolluted environs and a vast expanse of fabulous landscapes have also found favour with many couples.

This region was identified by Sir Elphistone, the Governor of Bombay Presidency, as a health resort in the year 1871. Although this hill station can be visited at any point in time throughout the year, the monsoon season would be the best time to explore its majestic waterfalls. Lakes come alive and the entire region acquires  a green cover as a result of the rainfall in Lonavala during monsoons. Numerous people from the neighbouring cities of Mumbai and Pune prefer to spend their weekends in this hill station. Bushi Dam, Lohagad Fort, Koregad Fort, Duke's Nose, Sausage Hills and Ryewood Park are some of the popular attractions in Lonavala. The resorts and hotels in Lonavala provide comfortable accommodation in the form of well-furnished rooms and suites.

Easy accessibility from the railway station as well the airport is something that tourists always prefer while booking a particular resort or hotel. United-21 Retreat is one of those resorts in Lonavala that provide easy access to the airport and railway stations in Pune and Mumbai. It also offers a comfortable stay complemented by many in-room facilities like LCD television, excellent room service and a tea-coffee maker. Multi-cuisine restaurant in this resort serves delicious local as well as other popular cuisines for the guests.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Cultural and Spiritual wealth of Lonavala

Maharashtra is blessed with the Sahyadri hill ranges and a part of these hills at Lonvala offers a scenic beauty of the hill. It is a best combination of the Deccan plateau and the Konkan coast. This region is preserving the cultural heritage of the region in the form of historic temples and caves attracting people from many distant places. The temples keep a lot of importance to some particular communities, who gather here during some important festivals. Ek-vira Devi temple is the live example of such devotional places.

Yoga the ancient Indian art has prospered more in foreign land than in its country of origin. But a few people like Swami Kuvalyananda have taken this issue of preserving this ancient art in Indian soil seriously. To serve this purpose he established this Yoga ashram in the year 1924. The spiritual wealth of Lonavala is dispersed at institutions like Kaivalyadham health and yoga center, which is a combination of spiritual and scientific research. It is making efforts to attain coordination between modern sciences and ancient yogic arts.

The founder of the institute was eager to implement his knowledge of modern science with the ancient art of Yoga. This has proved to be a best combination welcoming the health conscious people to this abode of nature. The aim of establishing this center was to train the learned young and intelligent people about how this art of living life helps in bringing positive changes in your life. People from worldwide locations come here to get some basic and advanced lessons in Yoga. It provides guidance to this people towards applying the concepts of Yoga in their own culture. 
Apart from its popularity of a vibrant hill station of Maharashtra, there are many cultural as well as spiritual activities to join in Lonavala. The serenity of the place and the natural surroundings of the place create a good atmosphere for the variety of activities to be joined here.