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.