Situated at a
distance of about 24 km from the city of Lonavala in Maharashtra, Aamby
Valley is a well maintained and exquisite hill town which was founded by Sahara
India Parivar. The town spreads over an area of 10000 acres and mostly
constitutes of hilly region equipped with beautiful landscapes and modern
infrastructures as per international standards.
The luxurious facilities, serene ambience and
clean environment makes Aamby Valley the most visited destination for picnic
and other recreational activities. You will for sure be enthralled by the
design and natural beauty of the township. It is one of the must-visit places
for those travelling to Lonavala.
There are a number of interesting activities
to undertake while at Aamby Valley. The town can be explored on foot or you
might want to go for a long drive around the city. Various organizers also host
several types of water sport activities in the town. The two grand man-made
lakes situated in the heart of the town is known for its adventurous water sports.
You ought to visit this place if you are an adventure enthusiast or a nature
lover. This place is visited by tourists from all over the world, especially by
the residents of Mumbai and Pune who want to escape the monotonous city life.
Aamby Valley also has amazing accommodation
facilities where you can stay for a day or two. Beautiful hotels, resorts and
villas are situated adjacent to the lake thereby providing the guests with a
picturesque view of the surroundings. The visitors here are greeted with warm
hospitality and are offered fine dining facilities. Equipped with modern
amenities, the hotels here are ideal to hosts corporate meetings and
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Things to Do at Aamby
As you explore the town, you will come across
three large artificial lakes and 11 water bodies. These spots are known to host
fun-filled water sport activities including Pontoon Boating, Waterfall Safari,
Jet Skiing, Pirate Ship and Speed Boating.
The most famous outdoor recreational
activities at Aamby Valley is golf. There is a magnificent golf course at the
British Golf Architecture that constitutes of 18 holes. This is an apt place to
practice golf for beginners. Other outdoor activities in the town include Drag Race,
Aero Modelling, etc.
Known for various thrilling activities, the
township of Aamby offers a variety of sports such as All-Terrain Vehicle rides,
Rock Climbing, Jungle Safari, Rappelling, Zorbing, Camping, Trekking, Sky
Diving, Paintball Shooting, Hiking, etc.
Aamby Valley has a number of luxurious hotels
and resorts positioned around the lake. Known for the luxurious amenities and
fine dining facilities, the stay at the resorts is comfortable and enjoyable. There
are also many restaurants scattered around the town that serve a wide array of
cuisines ranging from typical Marathi cuisines to Continental, Italian, North
Indian and Chinese.
Enchanted Valley Carnival is a unique musical event
held in Aamby Valley that aims at promoting the culture of camping. The
performers here belong to various genres of music and shows such as Operas,
International Broadway Shows and Theatre Plays are held during this event. The
carnival is also famous for the food festival that is organized on an airfield.
Plan your trip to Aamby Valley on the occasion
of New Year celebration so that you don’t miss the popular Glitterati Festival.
It is an annual show that is organized on New Year’s Eve wherein various
Bollywood actors and international stars perform dance, song, etc. Moreover,
fire shows and laser shows also form the part of Glitterati.
Fountain of Fortune
If you want to spend some romantic time with
your partner then Fountain of Fortune is the best to visit while at Aamby
Valley. A musical water fountain show is also organized at this place.
Salon and Spa
You can opt for a rejuvenating body massage at
the spa centres situated in the town. There is a Kerala Ayurvedic Centre that
provides an amazing traditional ayurvedic treatment. You can also visit the luxurious
salons to groom yourself.
History of Aamby Valley
Aamby Valley was founded by Sahara India
Parivar with the aim of establishing the first planned hill station in India.
Under the supervision of Subrata Roy, who was the Chairman then, the
acquisition of land started in 1990 and by 2016 the company had spent around
INR 195 billion on the venture. Crucial aspects of life such as Santhusthi
(contentment), Sukh (happiness) and Shanti (peace) was incorporated in its
blueprint. Aamby Valley was shut in 2017 due to some legal issues and
non-payment of dues, however, in later years it was reopened after the partial
payment of loans.
Best Time to Visit
The most suitable time to visit Aamby Valley
is during the months starting from October to March. The weather during this
time of the year remains pleasant and the temperature ranges from a maximum of
21 degrees to a minimum of 9 degrees.
Tips for Visiting Aamby
1. If visiting during the monsoons, carry
appropriate rain gear such as umbrella, raincoats, boots, etc.
2. Stay hydrated while exploring the town.
3. You need not worry about parking your car
as the town has enough parking space.
How to Reach Aamby Valley?
Aamby Valley is well connected to neighbouring
major cities by roadways. It is 88 km from Pune, 120 km from Mumbai and 24 km
from Lonavala. You can take state or private bus from these cities to reach the