Located about 12 kms away from Lonavala ahead of Ekvira Devi temple Karla caves are rock cut buddhist cave temples from 60-40 B.C The chaityagriha at Karla cave temple is the biggest of its type in the whole of India. The object of worship in Karla was the stupa at the rear end of the chaityagriha. The chaityagraha has four huge lion pillars in front. Karla caves is worth a visit during your stay in Lonavala.
Lonavala is a beautiful destination to be in if you enjoy liesurely walks breathing in the mountain air. To get around in Lonavala unless you have your own vehichle its advisable to hire a bicycle atleast unless you are game for some really long walks. Most of the prominent tourist spots and view points in Lonavala are located on the route towards Amby Valley from Lonavala.
If a fun filled picnic is on your mind during monsoons, head to this beautiful dam. Bushi dam probably is the most visited place in Lonavala especially during and just after monsoons when the dam overflows. Located about 4kms from Lonavala, midway between INS Shivaji and Lonavala, Bushi dam is quite easy to reach. Vaayumarg falls, the most popular waterfalls in Lonavala is just a short climb from Bushi dam on the right hand side.
Lions View Point is located midway between Lonavala and Amby valley. The Shiv ling peak a conical peak can be seen towards the leftside of Lions view point.
Tiger's Leap - Lonavala
The Tiger's leap point is about 8 kms from lonavala on the route towards Amby Valley from Lonavala ahead of Vayumarg waterfalls. Tiger's Point also known as 'Waghdari' is a cliff-top with a sheer drop of over 650 m, offering an expansive view of the hills and valleys.