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Khandala

Location On Sahayadri ranges, Maharashtra
Distance from Mumbai 101kms Southeast
Special Features Hill station
Altitude 625mts
Other Attraction Lonavala, Duke's Nose
Best Time October to May

Khandala MumbaiKhandala 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 delight.

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:

Rajmachi Park
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.

Ryewood
Situated near Lonavala, this beautiful garden has a spectacular assemblage of majestic tall trees with plenty of space for children to play.

Duke's Nose
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.

Amruntanjan point
Situated at the beginning of the Khandala Ghat, Amruntanjan point gives a stunning view of Duke's Nose and the city of Khopoli.

Tiger's Leap
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

By Air
The nearest airport from Khnadala is Pune, which is 65kms from Lonavala. Aiirports of Mumbai is about 101kms away.

By Train/Rail
Khnadala falls on the main railway line between Mumbai and Pune, all express trains plying between the two cities stop here.

By Road
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
Khandala Hotels: Vallerina Hotel, Velvett Country Resort