If you live in Mumbai, then you know that the most obvious option that comes to mind when you think of a getaway is Lonavala! You may already have taken several trips with your friends and family to this hill station and noticed that you are never the only ones there. The large number of resorts, hotels, shops, restaurants, stalls, and cars of other tourists make you feel like this place has been exploited way too much and is now just a commercialized spot better off avoided. (ALSO SEE 10 tree house resorts in India that look absolutely magical!) However, despite thinking so, you must have ended up going back to Lonavala time and again! Ever wondered why? Here are 5 reasons why Lonavala will ALWAYS remain Mumbai’s best getaway: Also Read - 27-Year-Old Indian Developer Finds 'Sign in With Apple' Bug, Paid Over Rs 75 Lakh For His Discovery

1. It is just about 80 km from Mumbai (lesser from Navi Mumbai) making it the nearest hill station you can visit to get away from the Mumbai heat and humidity!

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2. The road to Lonavala is extremely scenic and in great shape thanks to the Mumbai-Pune expressway. Even the biker’s route is spectacular and worth the ride!

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3. Lonavala is full of hotels and resorts for all kinds of budgets. So, whether you are a backpacker, a student or a family person, Lonavala has something that suits your age, pocket and purpose.

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4. From local stalls that serve everything from pakodas to maggi to tea to shops that sell chikkis and fudge, you have plenty of snacking options making it a perfect day out!

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5. The magnificent views of the western Sahyadris! Where else can you get a view like this so close to Mumbai??

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