Nestled in the quiet greenery between Mumbai and Pune and away from the maddening pace of the city life, Lonavala makes for a great weekend retreat. Since it is located at a convenient distance of 96 kms from Mumbai and 65 kms from Pune, the hill station is a popular destination for weekend homes or holiday homes. It is irrefutably the most sought after location for holiday homes around Mumbai. The hill station transforms into a postcard worthy place as the monsoon hits, covering it with cascades of waterfall and carpet of greenery. Attractions like historical forts and caves, trekking trails, spiritual centres, alternate therapy centres, organic farms and adventure sports facilities that have come up in Lonavala add to the features that people seek in a destination for vacation homes. The demand for second homes has seen an uptick due to higher disposable income and a good economy in the past decade – the vacation home market in India is growing at 10-12% per annum. Several projects with gated communities are under development by reputed developers. There has been a good demand for plots in Lonavala as well. The price ranges from 3000 Rs – 5000 Rs./sqft. depending on the location and facilities around it. Connectivity and its effects Mumbai-Pune expressway has enhanced the connectivity experience and has added to the ease of traveling from Mumbai as well as Pune. The train network on the Lonavala-Kalyan-Thane-Navi Mumbai and Lonavala-Pune routes is well-established. However, there is no direct train connectivity between Lonavala and Panvel. Once this is established, the effective travel time between Mumbai and Lonavala will be lesser than the time an average Mumbaikar takes to travel between Virar and Churchgate. This may lead to Lonavala becoming a satellite town to Pune or Mumbai. More so because in the past few years, Navi Mumbai has seen a rapid development in the office space. Real Estate pundits estimate that the coming up of an airport at Navi Mumbai and attention to infrastructure by the local body will unlock value for the return seeking investors. Towns like Lonavala which are at a comfortable distance from Pune and Mumbai may then mature into preferred residential locations from a holiday home destination. This would also lead to better rental yields for people looking to tap into this trend but unwilling to relocate to newer destinations like Lonavala. Building a Home While there are many broking agencies that facilitate in choosing an ideal location for your dream vacation home, it is advisable to go through a trusted agency to avoid any hassles. Buildmyghar assists in selecting plots in Lonavala and getting all titles cleared. The team of experts also advises, designs and customizes the plans for the holiday home. Several standard plans designed by expert architects can be accessed here. Our services include executing the plan and constructing the house on a turnkey basis within a period of 60 days. The cost (depending on the plan) is fixed beforehand and the quality and the material used is specified before the commencement of the construction. We also provide a warranty 0f 50 years for the structure. You could connect with us here to know and chat with our experts. Happy Home Building!!