Khandala Tourism

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Awesome trek!!

Awesome trek!!  Video Review
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Visapur Fort

Rupa kumari
12th Sep 17

Visapur fort

Visapur fort  Video Review
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Visapur Fort

Himanshu Jain
3rd Sep 17

Awesome View

Awesome View  Video Review
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Monkey Hill

Delhi Wanderer
30th Aug 17

Monkeys are abundant

Monkeys are abundant  Video Review
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Monkey Hill

Varshit Battu
5th Dec 16

Nice view

Nice view  Video Review
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Monkey Hill

Yashwanth
5th Dec 16

Great views and a nice tourist attraction

Great views and a nice tourist attraction  Video Review
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Monkey Hill

Bandiharshav
5th Dec 16

Sunset Point

Sunset Point  Video Review
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Lion's Point

Nishanth Reddy
5th Dec 16

Monkey Hill

Monkey Hill  Video Review
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Monkey Hill

Rishith Reddy
5th Dec 16

Good place to visit

Good place to visit  Video Review
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Lion's Point

Yashwanth
5th Dec 16

Rajmachi Park

Rajmachi Park  Video Review
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Rajmachi Park

Rishith Reddy
5th Dec 16

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Reasons to go to Khandala

1Of green hills and beautiful lakes!
Of green hills and beautiful lakes!

HolidayIQ reviewer Pratima Bhatt shares, "Lot of greenery, amazing roads(rare in India), a beautiful local lake, a 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 during monsoon and it looked like heaven! Accommodation facilities are plenty and people are generally nice thanks to its tourism status. It's famous for chikkis. If food is not a deal breaker for you, then definitely visit Khandala - it's small, serene, clean and beautiful! This was my first visit to Khandala and I cannot wait to visit it again and again!"

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2Relax amidst the lush green landscapes of Khandala
Relax amidst the lush green landscapes of Khandala

“Khandala is a popular hill station in Maharashtra which is also near Lonavala. The place is covered with lush greenery and has numerous waterfalls.shares HolidayIQ Amit Ghosh.

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3It Doesn’t Mess Up With Your Plans
It Doesn’t Mess Up With Your Plans

You can take a week off from your job, stay away from family and disconnect from the world for one week. More than a week may be worrisome for you, but one week is just perfect to not damage your perfectly imperfect life.

HolidayIQ Traveller Darshana Mehta shares about her weekend trip to Khandala, "Overall, experience was too good. Nice getaway with my hubby and my 2 month old kid. Safe travel with all the necessary requirements you can find on the way. Most romantic trip ever with lots of memories. Photography at its best during monsoon and during day and night time it is little dark."

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4Korigad Fort
Korigad Fort

The base village of the fort is Peth-Shahpur or Ambivali around 20 kms from Aamby valley. There are two large ponds on this fort and ahead of them are two caves. Here you can see the idol of lord Vishnu.

Faisal: Fantastic stay at the hotel, total peace, excellent staff, very hygienic rooms and excellent food. Very good view from the lawns, various outdoor activities like badminton court, table tennis, children play area. In the resort, truly a great experience.

Tip: To reach keep driving till Peth Shahpur village. Parking is provided in village. You can also hire cabs from lonavala. The Aamby Valley buses from Lonavala bus station are also available.

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Reviews (21)

Vinod Nair

Vinod Nair3.6/5

149 reviews

The Monsoon Getaway from Mumbai

Khandala is the ideal monsoon getaway from the busy lives of Mumbai. The ghats are part of the Majestic Sahyadri ranges that I am in love with. Start from Maharashtra to Kerala, I keep exploring places that are attached to the Sahyadri ranges both on the west and east side.
Come here for the excellent monsoon experience. It gets covered in dense fog which refuses to leave and leaves you in a transcendental space.
Visit the Tiger point during the day time and experience the valley like nowhere else. Gorge on some maggi or hot onion/ cheese pakoras from the small tiny eating joints and you will not want to leave.

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Deepika vinika

Deepika vinika5.0/5

51 reviews

Nearest hill station for Mumbaikars!

I visited Khandala in monsoon & it was pretty beautiful experience. Its a best place to relax and take a break from daily routine. Only nature lovers will love this place because of the green mountains. Street tea & hot pakoras are must-try in cold weather. Tiger point, Duke's nose, Wax museum, Rajmachi fort, Bushi dam are tourist attractions.

Khandala Overview

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.

Photos of Khandala

Duke's Nose, Khandala

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Aayush Jain

Duke's Nose, Khandala
Duke's Nose, Khandala

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Aayush Jain

Duke's Nose, Khandala
Bhushi Lake, Khandala

Photo by

Anand Kumar

A small waterfall
Celebrity Wax Museum, Khandala

Photo by

Bijoy Anupam

Celebrity Wax Museum, Khandala

There is so much to see in Khandala.

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