Lonavala is a town and a hill station Municipal Council in Pune district in Maharashtra. Lonavala is about 64 km away from the city of Pune, 96 km away from the city of Mumbai. It is known for its production of the hard candy known as chikki and is also a major stop on the rail line connecting Mumbai and Pune. From Mumbai suburbs, local trains are available from Karjat. Both the Mumbai-Pune Expressway as well as the Mumbai-Chennai highway pass through Lonavla.
Lonavla is also home to INS Shivaji which is the Indian Navy's Premier Technical Training Institute.