Khandala Tourism

Khandala Tourism

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  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Hill
Khandala is a popular hill station and a weekend getaway of Maharashtra. Located at an elevation of 625 metres above sea level and just 5 km away from Lonavala, it has a pleasant weather and plenty of outdoor activities.

Khandala is situated at the end of the Bhor Valley and serves as a popular hiking destination for the residents of Maharashtra. There is no reliable historical evidence to suggest the origin of this place and the founding fathers. However, it is well known that Khandala was ruled by Chatrapathi Shivaji and subsequently by the Peshwa rulers, until it was taken over by the British.

Nestled among hills and valleys in the Sahyadri Mountain Range, Khandala offers a pleasant climate throughout the year which makes it a preferred outdoor destination. However, it is best to avoid Khandala during the monsoon season as it receives a lot of rainfall during that time of the year and trekking and hiking cannot be done.

Apart from adventure activities, Khandala also has some places of tourist interest. These include the Amrutanjan Point and Duke’s Nose. Amrutanjan Point is a viewing point offering views of the valley while Duke’s Nose is a cliff with a sharp bend. It is named after the Duke of Wellington and the sharp bendof the cliff resembles the shape of a nose.

Some other tourist attractions of the place are the Ryewood Park, the Bushy Dam and Shivaji Park. The hill station shot to fame across the country after it was featured in a popular Bollywood number. It is also well known for various cave temples which are as old as the 2nd century BC. These cave temples are an example of Buddhist architecture, and is evidence of the presence of the Hinayana sect in the past.

Khandala is well connected by road from most major cities of Maharashtra including Pune and Mumbai. While Mumbai lies 101 km away from Khandala, Pune is 69 km away.

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Khandala Traveller Reviews

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Pratima Bhatt
  • Pratima Bhatt
  • Lives in Pune
  • 5 photos
  • 5 Reviews

"Into Mother Nature's lap"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Jan 10, 2015
Lot of greenery, amazing roads(rare in India), a beautiful local lake, lot of valleys and hills and hummocks surrounding the town sum up Khandala.
Simply put, it's wonderful for a long, relaxing weekend with the family or friends or even just for an adventurous trip to soothe your nerves! I visited it during monsoon and it looked like heaven!

Accommodation facilities are plenty and people are generally nice thanks to it's tourism status. Food is OK, nothing worth mentioning. it's famous for chikkis, but the chikkis are also OK; I did not find anything special about them. If food is not a deal breaker for you, then definitely visit Khandala - it's small, serene, clean and beautiful! One can also visit it's older and more crowded brother(or is it sister?) Lonavala which is very close by. This was my first visit to Khandala and I cannot wait to visit it again and again!
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Namrta Kothari
  • Namrta Kothari
  • Lives in Surat
  • 8 Reviews

"The most romantic place"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Sep 10, 2014
I have heard a lot about Khandala being a romantic place, so I decided to visit Khandala with my wife for few days. Believe me it was the most romantic moments spent with my wife. It is a beautiful hill station in Maharashtra. On the first day it rained in Khandala and it looked beautiful in the lush green hills. We traveled few places like Tungarli Lake, Lohagarh Fort and Rajmachi Point. We also enjoyed the food of Maharashtra. We really enjoyed our stay in Khandala and we will visit again definite
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Mudassir Zia
  • Mudassir Zia
  • Highlander
  • 11 Reviews

"Heaven on earth"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jul 3, 2014
Last year I went to Khandala with my friends. It is really a very beautiful place to enjoy your holidays. We felt like we are not on this earth, the heaven has came on earth. It is one of the beautiful places and important hill stations in the state of Maharastra.. It becomes more beautiful during the monsoon season.. I recommend all to visit once.
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Promod Misra
  • Promod Misra
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Pune
  • 39 photos
  • 15 Reviews

"Exciting Experience"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 1, 2013
Khandala is one of the beautiful hill station of Maharashtra specially in rainy season. The beauty of Sahayadri ranges Khandala hill station truly becomes so beautiful when rain starts in the monsoon, Khandala is located about 70 kilometers from Pune, This is one of the most popular hill station for tourism in Maharashtra.
We have visited Khandala in Aug 2013 & its some important tourists attractions with our two friends family.
Ramachi Park is located at very good place, the surrounding views are very attractive but this park is very dirty and poorly managed.
Reversing Station is very spectacular view. From here we went to shooting point, it is a very spacious top hill and full of greenery having big valley on its sides which is seems very nice. We also visited Kune falls it seems very cute during monsoon water comes from top of the hill to the its bottom, you can enjoy and can take waterfall bath also.
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Prashant hendre
  • Prashant hendre
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews


  • Posted Jun 14, 2013
Excellent destination to enjoy during monsoon. Full misty atmosphere during the season. During Winter it is very cool place and proper woolen clothing is required. The village is very small but as it is only 4 km away from Lonavala, all the amenities are available.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food at resort is good and not expensive.
Wax Museum, Bhushi Dam, Loha Gad, Rajmachi etc.
CHIKKI is very famous here.

Activities & things to do: Treaking, Boating

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Mumbai Pune Express way is the best road. Just take off before khanadala.
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Pankaj Kulkarni
  • Pankaj Kulkarni
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 photos
  • 6 Reviews

"Trip to khandala.."

  • Posted Mar 16, 2013
The trip to khandala on bike wich is most interesting routenice place to chill with friends, couples, family..

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Nice food n sight -seeing spots are very nice. must hv to go once in couple of month..

Activities & things to do: Riding route is nice, in winter u can enjoy in fog cold n calm place on height u can see beauty of t nature.. :)

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: If u go by car, make sure ur seat belt, chk breaks , n alll...
If u go by bike, ware helmet on highways, iff ur waring riding gears then its better option..
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Xavier S
  • Xavier S
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 2 Reviews

"Khandala Location"

  • Posted Jan 28, 2013
A wonderful place to travel, stay and for sight seeing. Very natural habitat with an awesome climate. I actually enjoyed the road travel so well because of the maintained roads where your car goes so smoothly without bumps and pit holes. You can see and breath the nature from a height at various sight seeing points. The stays are also economical depending on the season to go for it..its a must for those who haven't visited yet

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food- i suggest you should go to Dhaaba's for your meals yumm i still remember the difference between costly hotel/restaurant food and dhaaba food.
Sight seeing- There are plenty, i suggest you search the net for deeper insight of whats available and would you like to see n experience.
P.S; There is also the world famous ice made figures of famous personalities situated at this location as a part of the one in London

Activities & things to do: Boating, trekking, shopping, name it n you can have it.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: The most preferable way to travel would be having your own or arranged vehicle so that not only you can travel at your own comfort but also moving to places for roaming would become very economical and comfortable.
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Bhupendra Jagdev
  • Bhupendra Jagdev
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Khandala Review"

  • Posted Oct 31, 2012
Khandala is the favorite destination for weekenders from Mumbai. esily accessible by rail and road it is the perfect weekend getaway.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: view of the ghats from sunset point

Activities & things to do: sightseeeing and relax. enjoy the hot bhuttas

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: best time to visit is during monsoons.
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Sandeep Mittal
  • Sandeep Mittal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review

"Dream Destination"

  • Posted Jun 2, 2011
It was full of scenic beauty and nature.Valley in the mid of green hills really gave the expression of being in switzerland.Toy train at Matheran , no comparison.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Maharashtra tourism for food.Panchgani , Mahabaleshwar and Lonavala are realy unforgettable.

Activities & things to do: Trekking and playing with nature.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Preferably by air and followed by Taxi.
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Sunil Nair
  • Sunil Nair
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Lonavala Trip"

  • Posted Jan 21, 2011
Great visit. Good to see the wax museum at Lonavala.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Good places including Tiger hills, Dukes nose, Busi dam and Wax museum.

Activities & things to do: Eat lot of chikkis!

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: No tips as such.. its a safe place.
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