Took a 1 day trip to Lonavala near Pune with the sole purpose of seeing a chikki factory there. This a small hill resort located on the Pune-Mumbai highway. Quite famous for its chikkis – candies made of jaggery, sugar, liquid glucose and a key ingredient like peanuts, cashews, etc. More on this with pictures in a separate blog.
Was under the mistaken impression that Lonavala is a hill resort with cool climes like Ooty, Kodai, Munnar.. But alas! The heat was unbearable and there was some climbing to do up those tricky, rocky pathways to reach the Muthi river Dam.
Only 4 places worth visiting other than the main purpose to check out on a chikki factory provided i got the chance which i luckily did, so that makes 5 places to see.
- Tiger’s Point,
- Muthi river Dam
- Wax Museum
- Maganlal Chikki Factory in MIDC
- Shirgaon Sai Baba Temple.on the way to Pune
The entire main road of Lonavala is dotted with shoulder-to-shoulder franchise shops/retail outlets of either Maganlal Chikki or Lonavala Chikki manufacturers.