Sunday, January 17, 2016

Khandala, Maharashtra, Pune


  • Destination: Maharashtra, Pune
Khandala is a beautiful hill station located amidst the mighty Western Ghats in the Pune district of Maharashtra. It is situated 68 km away from its district headquarters. This hill station impresses the tourists with its picturesque scenery of lush green hills, scintillating valleys and magnificent cascades. A spectacular hilly terrain, Khandala is blessed with a cool and pleasant climate, which entice the tourists with its breathtaking spectacles throughout the year.
Though marked with a mysterious past, this hill station has witnessed the rise and decline of strong powers like the Heroic Marathas, the Lionhearted Peshwas and finally the British. Like all other hill stations, Khandala is grateful much to the progressive British for its wonderful mansions that proudly stood as a prominent testimonial to the colonial era.
Khandala proffers striking waterfalls and glittering lakes attributes to the grand look of a superb ambiance. A nice walk through the mesmerizing valleys brings forth the panoramic vista of the hill station. Khandala is the major attraction for those who are very fond of adventures. Mounting the heights in an enthralling atmosphere would be so tempting that one cannot forget its transcendence. The Duke’s Nose peak and Karla hills are the two popular spots for rock climbing.
Khandala is the best place to have a quiet and tranquil holidaying.

Major Attractions

Tiger’s Leap
Amrutanjan Point
Duke’s Nose
Rajmachi Fort
Bhushi Lake
Shingroba Temple
Reversing Station

Fast Facts

Taluka: Maval District: Pune
State: Maharashtra Languages: Marathi, Hindi, English
Best Time to Visit: All Seasons Weather: 12°C to 38°C (Max.)
STD Code: 02114 Pin Code: 410301

How to Reach

By Air

Pune Airport is the nearest one, 74 km away and is well connected to major cities of India and abroad. Other major airport is at Mumbai (101 km).

By Rail

Khandala has its own railway station. It lies on the Mumbai- Pune rail route and is well connected to all the major cities of India.

By Road

MSRTC and various private travels operate regular buses that ply to Khandala from Pune and Mumbai. The best way to reach here is by your own means of transportation like car, bike or private taxis.

Distance from Nearby Cities

Lonavala – 5 km
Pune – 68 km
Mumbai – 93 km
Kolhapur – 297 km
Surat – 353 km

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