Khandala is a hill station in the Western Ghats of the state of Maharashtra. It is about 3 km from Lonavala and 7 km from Karjat. Khandala is located at the top of the Bhor Ghat and between the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan Plain. Panchgani, Satara, Mahabaleshwar, Pune and Mandwa are the nearby important tourist destinations one can also visit.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Khandala. Some of them are Hotel Girija, Hill Escape, The Signature Crest, Kunegaon, Zara’s Resort and Hotel Vallerina.
The official language of Khandala is Marathi.
The important festivals of Khandala are Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali and Ekvira Devi Festival celebrated in Devi Ekvira Temple by the local fishermen.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Khandala. Some of the places include Tigers Leap, Amrutanjan Point, Duke’s Nose, Karla, Bhaja Cave and Bhushi Lake.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Khandala is located in Pune (64 km from Khandala) and the nearest international airport is in Mumbai (110 km from Khandala).
Khandala is well-connected with Mumbai and Pune. Trains from Pune stop at Karjat, which is close to Khandala.
There are daily bus services to Mumbai and Pune. Various state operated and private buses are easily available that offer good experience for passengers. Bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets.