Shivling peak near Lions Point, Lonavala

In these parts of India, any conical peak would, for sure make an appearance in some mythological story or the other, of having some significance related to the Shivling. This peak, close to the Lions Point in Lonavala, is no exception. But, its dramatic location makes it one of the more easily identifiable landmarks in Maharashtra.

Shivling peak near lions point lonavala

This peak is on the left of the Lions view point. We first stopped over at Lions point, but it was extremely misty and we couldn’t see anything beyond the cliff’s edges. Btw, these cliffs are infamous for many deaths of adventurous people who wander too close to the edge and fall off into the abyss below. Even if it is misty or cloudy, this peak presents an ominous sight. We didn’t stay long at the view point, as it is a very dirty place and not one where you would want to sit ad enjoy nature.

Shivling peak near lions point lonavala

Shivling peak near lions point lonavala

Shivling peak near lions point lonavala

Shivling peak near lions point lonavala

If you happen to drive a bit ahead, away from maddening crowds and the butta shops, you will see a clearance on the right with magnificent, unpolluted views of the cliff and the valley below. Since there is a gradual slope here (rather than a sharp drop-off at Lions point), you can try a bit of adventurous climbing here.

Shivling peak near lions point lonavala

Shivling peak near lions point lonavala

Next time, if you happen to be in any of the view points on the Lonavala stretch, be a good Samaritan and thrown that leftover butta or the coffee cup into a bin rather than on the ground!

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3 Responses

  1. Saurabh Dua says:

    Hi, for reaching Goa , how about if someone drives to Lonavala highway , takes the Pali road , reaches Mumbai Goa highway , then goes to Goa ?

    Asking since other roads like Amboli are too bad and time taking to transfer from Mumbai Bangalore Highway to Goa highway,+Hadapsar,+Pune,+Maharashtra,+India&daddr=Dahivati+Tarf+Boreti,+Maharashtra,+India+to:Kolad,+Maharashtra,+India+to:Panjim,+Goa,+India&hl=en&sll=18.601998,73.545227&sspn=1.045125,1.234589&geocode=FV6HGgEd_AloBClNRdM_jcHCOzHE0KAIEGuuOA%3BFd6rHgEdDlZeBCnbPeCy7wfoOzF6hE4_uBZuyA%3BFRvhGAEdSBldBCmxcbUAlT3oOzHTSdhwMMnKUg%3BFYhn7AAdkF9mBCnZzGEzqcC_OzFhvuUkCxKY3Q&oq=panji&mra=ls&t=m&z=8

    Though lengthly I think it can be less time taking if Pali road and Mumbai Goa highway road is good , can you comment please

  2. Rajaram S says:

    from Lonavala, just ask for Busi Dam road, keep driving on it towards Amby Valley (there is only one road) and you should reach this view point (on the right)

  3. Kaustubh says:

    hey rajaram,
    thanks for the post… nice info … can you tell how to reach this Lion’s View Point from Lonavala / Pune? i checked-up in your previoius post also on this topic.


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