Tiger Point, Lonavala 2020 | Reviews, Images & Timings
Tiger Point, Lonavala Overview
Ahhh Lonavala! What a brilliantly laid out patch of pristine green forest cover with all the trappings of commercialism and yet a sedate and exquisite getaway location and destination. What can one not do in this classical hill station? The answer, almost everything your heart, wallet and mood desires at the time.
Lonavala and Khandala are popular tourist destinations in Maharashtra simply because of their proximity to Mumbai and Pune and also because of the incredible development on view without compromising on the natural beauty of the area. People of all demographics, including age, spending capacity and genders make regular day and weekend trips to Lonavala to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. And everyone has their own individual way of doing that too.
Some love a good trek, others like to visit places of religious significance, yet more love to enjoy the nightlife and culinary options on offer, others come to explore adventure sport options, but what everyone does usually in common before or after doing things that they like to do is visit the many points high up into the hills that Lonavala and its neighbour Khandala have to offer.
These points usually have some sort of historical significance, however they are best scaled to marvel at the panoramic view of the region along with its forested green cover. The weather and climate too are undoubtedly a few degrees cooler making the effort pleasant and in the monsoons and winters absolutely invigorating.
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At a distance of 12 km from Lonavala Railway Station and 12 km from Tung Fort, is one of the region’s most famously visited points. Tiger’s Leap or Tiger Point is a scenic viewpoint situated at Kurvande on the route towards Aamby Valley from Lonavala. Several travel websites have voted Tiger Point as a top 5 must see and visit destination whenever one makes the trip down to Lonavala and Khandala.
There is a small waterfall near to this viewpoint, which flows during the monsoon months only. This waterfall attracts a lot of tourists who enjoy the clear and cooling water as it gushes down with relatively mild force. It forms a natural pool where one can take a safe and invigorating dip and is thought to be slightly better than the waterfall that forms at Bushy Dam since the natural drop facilitates a higher water pressure.
The site is frequented by various tourists for indulging in adventure activities like rafting, when the stream flow is at its peak. It is also a perfect trekking destination and the nature trails that form are quite simply spectacular. Thankfully, the peak site has several safe and awesome vantage points which are enclosed so that one can enjoy the views without worrying about suffering an untoward accident.
Tiger’s Leap, also known colloquially as Waghdari, is a cliff-top with a sheer drop of over 650 meters, offering a wide view of the hills. The point derives its name from its resemblance to the shape of a leaping tiger. Once at the top, It offers spectacular views of the forest, lush greenery, waterfalls and the many different lakes that form around due to the landscape and the terrain of the region. A favourite for eager travellers is to catch both the sunrise and the sunset views from Tiger Point. They are said to be calming, comforting, romantic and downright mesmerizing.
Best time to visit Tiger Point
The very best time to visit Tiger Point and Lonavala in general would be the monsoon and winter months when one can see several small waterfalls around the hills. Buses are available up to INS Shivaji and the remaining distance of about 1.6 km has to be covered on foot. There is no entry fee so be careful of touts who are trying to sell you anything over there. There are several options to grab a drink of water and some tasty and scrumptious local treats as well such as onion and corn fritters, sweet corn on the cob and more along with piping hot glasses of locally made tea and coffee to wash it all down.
Do visit Tiger Point when you are next in Lonavala and Khandala and marvel at the natural beauty on offer. Until then always keep travelling and always make only the happiest memories from your travel!