The distance between these two cities is around 0Kms, and can be reached in approximately .Bus travel is a popular travel option between these two cities, and many buses ply between Kolhapur(Maharashtra) and Lonavala. Neeta Tours and Travels is a major operator along this route. You have buses starting from , till . Minimum fare for bus travel along this route is Rs.0, and the maximum fare is close to Rs.0.
You can now book online tickets from Kolhapur(Maharashtra) to Lonavala at redBus.in at affordable prices.
Located in the southwestern region of Maharashtra, on the banks of River Panchaganga, lies the historical city of Kolhapur. The presence of numerous religious centers like Mahalakshmi Temple which is known for its ancient architectural style, Jyotiba Temple, Katyani Temple, Binkhambi Ganesh Mandir, Kopeshwara Temple, BhawaniTemple and Gagangiri Maharaj Math, some of them found dotting the holy river, has given the name ‘dakshinkashi’ to this city. Other than the religious presence, the city houses several forts and other historical places. Some of the major places to visit in this well-connected town are the Maharaja’s palace also known as the New palace, Shahji Chatrapati museum, Vishalgad Fort, Irwin Agricultural Museum, Radhanagari Dam, Wax museum and Bhavani Mandap, the oldest and biggest structure in Kolhapur also known as ‘glory of the city’. And who can forget about the popular and uniquely designed Kolhapuri chappals that are exported to all over the world.
Lonavala, often called Lonavla is a picturesque hill resort situated in the Pune district of Maharashtra. A popular getaway destination, Lonavala is famous for the unique charm that it possesses, especially during the Monsoons. Although it is more renowned as a hill resort, the place has achieved a special place in the gastronomic chart of the country because of a hard candy sweet known as chikki (sweetmeat made out of Groundnuts and Jaggery), which is the specialty of the region. It is also a major railway station placed on the railway line connecting Mumbai and Pune. Lonavala is also an important town along the Mumbai-Pune road. That the place is important is apparent from the fact that both the major highways - the Mumbai-Pune Expressway as well as the Mumbai-Pune highway - passes through Lonavala. Lonavala is the ideal spot to spend a quiet weekend with family and friends, away from the fast-paced city life.
The Bus was to 20 mins late at my Kolhapur pick up point (4:55 PM instead of 4:35 PM. It reached Lonavala at Midnight 12 instead of 10 PM (2 hrs delay on a 7 hr journey). The traffic was not very heavy. The reason for delay was frequent stopping of bus to pick passengers on the way and also almost lost 1 hour of time entering pune city (I assumed that bus will take a bypass to pune)