Khandala is a hill station in the Sahyadri Mountains and located at about 3 kms from its twin hill-station of Lonavala.
Khandala is based on the Mumbai Pune Expressway and is well connected to neighboring towns of Khopoli, Karjat, and Talegaon Dabhade.
Locals run between Pune to Khandala at intervals of 2 hrs everyday. Various trains running between Mumbai and Pune have Khandala as one of their stops.
The nearest airport is Pune International Airport located at a distance of 67 kms from Khandala. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai located at a distance of 101 kms from Khandala.
It is a popular place for trekking in Maharashtra. Duke's Nose is named after the Duke of Wellington, owing to its resemblance to the nose of Duke in a reclining position.
Canyon Valley waterfalls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Khandala. Height of the waterfall is about 320 ft. and it rises along the Ulhas River, from Khandala to Karjat.
Tiger’s Leap is one of the most frequented sightseeing places in Khandala. The valley is named as it gives resemblance to a tiger leaping into the valley. It provides panoramic views of the lush green forests and waterfalls of Khandala.
Kune Waterfall is a visual treat and spending a quiet day by the falls is one of the most relaxing activities in Khandala. Perched at a height of 200 meters, it is the 14th largest waterfall in India.
The Karla Caves were once a Buddhist Monastery consisting of 16 excavations. The cave contains a few representations of Buddha and has a temple of goddess Ekvira Devi.
Visiting the Shingroba Temple is a must for all the religious people visiting Khandala. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is an ancient temple that holds great historical significance.
Bhaje Caves is located almost 400mts above village Bhaja The cave has a horseshoe arched entrance and is one of the earliest rock-cut chaitya griha in Maharashtra.
Located on the Indrayani River, Bhushi dam is one of the best getaways for people living in the locality and around. Lush Green Hills, Sound of Water, and the beautiful chirping of birds makes it one of the must visit places in Khandala.
It is one of the popular viewpoints in Khandala. The view from Lions Point is majestic and panoramic. One would see dozens of small waterfalls, lush green hills, and lakes around during monsoon season.
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While in Khandala, hoard treasure like Chikki, as well as the jams and snacks that the area is known for. The best places for shopping in Khandala are Cooper's Fudge and Chikkis, and Maganlal and Sons for Chikkis and Fudges.
Govinda Resort is one of the best resorts to stay near Khandala. Located at a distance of less than 10 kms from the Khandala Railway Station, this resort offers luxurious cottages, and spacious rooms. It also offers pure veg food for vegetarians visiting Khandala.