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Khandala


Packages start from

Rs. 4,000 per person

Best time to visit

January - December

Recommended stay

2 days

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About Khandala

Khandala and Lonavala are exotic and exuberant picturesque locales tucked away in Mahrashtra region with an impressive view oflush green pastures, glittering lakes, magnificent valleys and majestic cascades. It is located at an altitude of 625m and is \nestled in the foothills of Sahyadris and is a far outcry from the hustle and bustle of modern city life.
During monsoons the place assumes aesthetic beauty at its zenith. Khandala is bestowed with a salubrious climate throughout the yearwhich attracts tourists to this region from far and wide. The region has witnessed tumultous past with invaders comprising ofthe mighty Marathas, the bold Peshwas and finally the English. Khandala was developed quite fervently by the British which is quitevisible in the exquisite mansions that proudly stand as a striking testimonial to the colonial era.
A fascinating hill station, Khandala offers unparalleled scenic beauty and an imposing ambience. One can take a nature walk across the valleys to have a better view of the panoramic vista of this station. Two popular spots of rock climbing compriseof the Duke's Nose Peak and Karla Hills. Khandala is a sureshot perfect destination for a quiet and tranquil holiday.
CONNECTIVITY TO KHANDALA:
Lonavala is the nearest railhead on the Mumbai Pune line. Nearest domestic airport is Pune which is 66 km away. Regular bus servicesconnect Khandala Lonavala to other major cities as well.
ATTRACTIONS:
Rajmachi Fort is a beautiful fort and an immensely popular tourist attraction in this region. The fort overlooks the Borghat valley and can be reached via trekking from Lonavala.
Duke's nose is the name coined to a cliff after its resemblance to the nose of Duke of Wellington. It provides a beautiful andpanoramic view of the surrounding hills, forests and valleys.
Amrutanjan Point located at the beginning of Khandala entance provides an enticing view of the valley and Duke's nose.
Tiger's Leap is the name given to the view of a valley which resembles the leap of a tiger. Situated at an altitude of 650m one can get to view echo point and monsoon fed waterfall.
Lohgad attracts tourists owing to the famous fort , waterfalls and ancient caves.
Bushy Dam is located at the backdrop of lush green verdant vegetation and scenic hilly terrains. Bushy dam is one of the most popular picnic spots in Lonavala. It is magnificent during the monsoons with water gushing out from the dam to make exhilarating waterfalls.
Koregad Fort is an individual hillock which is not connected to other hills in Lonavala region. One can reach the top through a one hourtrekking expedition. It comprises of few ponds and picturesque landscapes.
Karla and Bhaja Caves remind of the early Buddhist temple art in India. Completed in 80 BC the impressive structure includes a representation of Buddha and an aisle comprising of 37 pillars and carved elephant heads. The Bhaja caves consists of 18 caves and 14 stupas. These caves are nestledin thick green vegetation and provide a mystic feeling. Just outside Karla caves, Ekvira Temple is largely visited by fishermen folk.
Tungarli lake is an artificial reservoir in Lonavala and is a major supply of water to the Lonavala city. There is a dam across the Tungarli lake. During monsoon the lake fills with water and in summers scarcity of water is a problem.
Valvan Lake is one of the most beautiful picnic spots in Lonavala. It is an artificial lake created by Valvan Dam built across the Kundali River.