A visit to any place in the Sahyadri hills in Maharashtra is all about the stunning view points; this is a lesson that most people learn in Lion’s Point in Lonavala. One of the most popular view points in one of the most popular hill stations in the state, Lion’s Point or Lion Point is a place that you must visit before you go exploring the rest of gems in Maharasthra’s Sahyadris. The place attracts hundreds of visitors in the weekends and vacation days, especially during the monsoons. And for good reason; Lion’s Point is a sprawling view point that offers a jaw-dropping view of the hills around Aamby Valley. From here, you get to see the Tungarli Lake and Dam and Bushi Dam, all three of which are popular sites in Lonavala. ALSO READ: 6 reasons why Lonavala is still one of the best places to escape to
Lion’s Point is essentially a wide cliff that lies a few meters away from the Lonavala-Aamby Valley road. The place is well-marked, and you shouldn’t miss it especially if you are visiting in the monsoon or weekend. The view from the cliff’s edge, protected in parts by railing, is majestic to say the least. You get a nearly 180-degree view of the hills. During the monsoon, the hills and valley are lush green in color, with dozens of waterfalls gushing down the jagged rocks. Given that this is an open cliff, you will experience strong and cool winds, especially during the monsoon and winter months. And while you may be tempted to get past the gaps in the railing for some daredevilry, we suggest against it. After all, this is the first of many scenic viewpoints that Maharashtra’s hills have to offer. CHECK OUT: Best 3 star resorts in Lonavala that won’t burn a hole in your pocket!
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