Home to the “Mavala” warriors of the Maratha empire it is a place of great historical importance with viridescent fauna covering the mountains creating a picturesque view. This serene location also hides various spiritual sites making it the perfect centre of devotion due to its calm and beautiful environment. The history of its culture dates back to the 9th century with the establishment of Sri Durga Parameshwari temple.
Sri Durga Parmeshwari Temple
This temple is built in Dravidian style architecture and is dedicated to mother goddess Durga. It is situated on NH4 in Lonavala. The temple is built with white marble and has a large hall named Dhyan-Mandir with idols of Ashtalakshmi and Lord Natraja situated above the window panes of the structure. The temple was constructed in the 9th century in accordance with the South Indian architectural style.
Sri Shantinath Jain Temple
This is a Jain shrine located in Tungarli, Lonavala. Being one of the most important tirth sthal of Jain religion, the temple campus is visited by thousands of pilgrims every month. One thing that makes this temple unique is a fusion of modern and mediaeval period structure.
Shri Narayani Dham temple
Situated near Kaivalyadhama in Tungarli, this temple is constructed in utmost devotion to the goddess Lakshmi named Maa Narayani and is one of the great sacred sights in Lonavala. If you're in a search of solitude and peace, you can definitely give this place a visit for the whole day, its ambience will never let your expectations down the thought!
Ekvira Devi Temple
This shrine is located near Karla caves in Lonavala and is dedicated to the mother goddess Ekvira. The temple’s structure consists of Maha Mandapa, Varaha Mandapa and Gopura right in front of it. The temple is believed to be built by the Pandavas during their exile.