Khandala is a beautiful hilly resort that promises a rejuvenating effect on your stressful city lifestyle. Perched at a height of 625mts atop the western slopes of Sahayadri ranges in Maharastra, khandala has a fascinating panoramic scenic view that enthralls each tourist that come here.
Comparatively small than its twin Lonavala, it is no less in nature's
bounty with fascinating gaping valley on one side and high steep hills
on the other dividing Khandala and Lonavala. Untouched by the crass
industrialization, khandala is a perfect gateway to nature's heavenly
Khandala is the obvious visit for any tourist who trips down to
Lonavala. While traveling on Mumbai Bangalore National Highway, there
comes a winding road through the arduous Khopoli - Khandala Ghat. There
is the famous Borghat at a short distance of 8 Kms, you can taste your
adventure spirit by climbing this challenging height of 369 meters.
Khandla is one place with which you will fall in love at first sight.
Combined with Lonavala, Khandala is thriving with tourists all through
the year and the prime reason being its nearness to Mumbai. There are
plenty of tourists' spots to see, some of them are as under:
The Rajmachi Park falls on the way to Mumbai from Lonavala before the
beginning of the Ghat. With a spectacular view of the surroundings, from
the east side two towers of the Rajmachi Fort can be seen with a huge
valley at the bottom.
Situated near Lonavala, this beautiful garden has a spectacular
assemblage of majestic tall trees with plenty of space for children to
Named after Duke Wellington, whose pointed nose resembled this cliff,
duke's Nose has some of the spectacular natural beauty to relish at
anytime of the year.
Situated at the beginning of the Khandala Ghat, Amruntanjan point gives
a stunning view of Duke's Nose and the city of Khopoli.
Savor this beautiful spot with a magnificent view of the valley down
below. You can have a view of as if a tiger leaping into the valley,
just you carefully look down into it, or get into the safe confines of
big holes made for viewing the valley.
How to reach Khandala
The nearest airport from Khnadala is Pune, which is 65kms from
Lonavala. Aiirports of Mumbai is about 101kms away.
Khnadala falls on the main railway line between Mumbai and Pune, all
express trains plying between the two cities stop here.
It takes 2hrs bus journey from Pune and roughly 4 hrs from Mumbai.
There are also buses plying between Lonavala and Khandala, about 15
minutes ride between the points.
Where to stay in Khandala
|Location||On Sahayadri ranges, Maharashtra|
|Distance from Mumbai||101kms Southeast|
|Special Features||Hill station|
|Other Attraction||Lonavala, Duke's Nose|
|Best Time||October to May|