Khandala Hill Station
A beautiful hill station that captures your heart with its scenic beauty. It is situated in the Sahyadri Mountain Range and lies along the Mumbai-Pune highway and serves as a convenient stop-over for those travelling between Pune and Mumbai. It is also a hassle-free weekend get-away for those living in Pune or Mumbai. Khandala is the smaller and quieter of its counterpart, Lonavala. Khandala is endowed with abundant natural beauty
Sites To Visits: Khandala is a small hill station.
The town provides a panoramic view of the lush green hilly environs. Travelers throng this place to escape the hectic lifestyle of Mumbai city. They can enjoy the scenic beauty of this place by taking a walk around. It has a number of trekking trails around it.
At the Khandala Ghat is the tourist attraction of Amruntanjan point. The beauty of the gorgeous greens, wondrous vistas of the valley and the Dukes Nose will sweep you off your feet.
Sites Near By : For the water lovers amongst the nature lovers Khandala offers several excursion options. The tourists are known to throng the Tugauli Lake, Lonavala Lake, Bhushi Lake and the Walvan Dam near Khandala.
At a distance of 16 km from Khandala are the tourist attractions of Karla and Bhaja Caves. These rock-cut caves are located in the hills and date back to 2nd century BC. These caves temples boast of being the oldest and finest examples of Buddhist rock-cut temple art in India.
Belonging to the Hinayana sect of Buddhism. Travelers coming from Mumbai to Khandala via the Mumbai-Pune highway can see the Duke's Nose with its peculiar peak.
Best Time to Visit Weather in Khandala is pleasant all through the year. Summers (April-June) are mild, while winters are cool (November-February). Khandala experiences heavy southwestern monsoon rains between June and September. Thus, the tourists must avoid these monsoon months. The best time to visit Khandala is between the months of October and May. The temperature varies between twelve and thirty six degrees at Khandala.
- By Air: Nearest airport is situated in Pune at 64-km.
- By Rail: Lonavala is on the main railway line between Mumbai and Pune. All express trains plying between the two cities stop here. There is also an hourly shuttle service for Pune.
- By Road: Lonavala situated on the Mumbai Pune Highway. It is 104-km from Mumbai and 64-km from Pune. The bus service between Lonavala and Pune is good. Buses shuttle between Lonavala and Khandala. Travelers can hire bicycles on hourly basis to explore Lonavala or to go to Khandala.