Khandala is one of the most frequented places near Pune. It is a major hill station in the state of Maharashtra. Khandala is blessed with exorbitant natural beauty and it is certainly one of the most popular destinations for the people living in the cities of Mumbai and Pune. The exotic beauty that Khandala possesses is really worthy to be witnessed.

A popular weekend getaway Khandala witnesses a huge influx of local as well as tourists especially in summers and monsoons. The origin of the site seems to be obscure. Chattrapati Shivaji, who was the founder of the first Maratha Empire, ruled the land around Khandala. Thereafter it was brought under the Peshwa rulers, who established the second Maratha Empire. This was ultimately snatched away by the British when they won against the Peshwas.

Geograhically Khandala is located in the western part of the state of Maharashtra that is in the western region of India. It is situated at a height of 625 meters. The spot actually lies on the western slopes of the Sahyadri mountain range. It is beautifully placed amongst the hills and valleys of the Sahyadri. Mesmerizing as they say Khandala never fails to charm its visitors. Khandala lies at a distance of 69 kilometer from Pune and 101 kilometer southeast of Mumbai.

Khandala shares great road connectivity with Pune. The best way to travel to Khandala is by Bus. To reach Khandla from Pune it just takes about two and a half hours by bus. Incase you want to travel by train then you could board onto the IND Pune Express and reach your desired destination within two hours.

From Lonavala, which is another exotic site, Khandala is 5 kilometers away. It has a nice weather. In summer season, that is April-June, the weathers are quite mild, where as in the winter season, that is November-February, the days are cool. However, in monsoon season, it rains cats and dogs between June and September.

The best time to go for a trip to Khandala is in between the months of October and May.

Sightseeing in Khandala

  • Tiger's Leap
  • Amrutanjan Point
  • Duke's Nose
  • Reversing Station
  • Karla and Bhaja Cave
  • Bhushi Lake

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Last Updated on : 23 May 2013