We went next day of Diwali. We were expecting crowded road, but fortunately it was not crowded. We reached at resort by 11.30 am. The weather was pretty warm & humid. We went through pune express highway. Overall it was fun with family & friends to travel by road.
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We had been to The Dukes Retreat on Diwali vacation with my family and friends. It is situated at Khandala, it is beautiful property right across the ghats of Lonavala. From the upper deck you can have fantastic view of the mountain range. We stayed for two nights and believe me it went like...more »
The journey from Mumbai to Khandala is definitely a journey to be made either by car or by train. Somehow I feel the bus ride isn't quite worth it. The monsoons are especially best times to go visiting, of course with recent landslides the road is risky, but then again isn't life risky as well. It's preferable to leave early in the morning if you are out on a holiday, as half of Mumbai would be heading to Lonavala or Khandala on a monsoon drenched weekend.
We started from Mumbai Matunga, took the old Khopoli Road to avoid traffic. Roads are safe to travel with all the possible facilities you require, food, petrol and bathroom. Narrow roads with greenery alongside is an advantage. Many resorts can be found on the way.
This experience was much better than the road trip. Monsoon road trips are great but when travelling in spring or summers, I guess trains are comfortable to opt for. Of course by prior booking, one may get seats reserved. Its almost the same duration that it takes by road.
Khandala is located at a distance of 87 km from Mumbai. One of the popular and beautiful hill stations in the country, Khandala is well connected to Mumbai by road.
However, the best way to reach Khandala from Mumbai is by road, a journey of about 1 hour 40 minutes by car. The places covered between Mumbai and Khandala are Mumbai - 26 km -> Navi Mumbai - 37 km -> Ambivali - 29 km -> Khandala.
On the way, there are several ATMs, hospitals, and rest stops. Eating joints such as Appetite and Sunrise Restaurant are present on the route. Petrol pumps of Hindustan Petroleum and Indian Oil, among others, are also available at regular intervals en route.
Transport options from Mumbai to Khandala
Mumbai to Khandala By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Khandala, which takes about 1 hour 40 minutes. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre ranges between INR 10 and 30, depending upon the type of car hired. Travelling by a cab is perfect for families with senior citizens and kids or while in a group.