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.
The fourth largest city in Gujarat after Ahmedabad, Surat, and Vadodara, Rajkotis located on the banks of the Aji and Nyari Rivers. The people in Rajkot are predominantly vegetarians. Rajkot is a major regional centre for the performing arts. The city is famous for its gold purity and jewellery market, which is the largest in the country. Rajkot silk embroidery and watch parts are also well-known.Rajkot houses a large number of textile printing units, which produces cotton and pure silk garments.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Rajkot. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hotel Rajdoot(Tariff-Rs.1,602), Hotel Jayson (Tariff-Rs.1,765), Hotel Everstar(Tariff-Rs.1,150), Hotel Europa Inn (Tariff-Rs.1,549) and Hotel Aditya(Tariff-Rs.894).
Annual festivals likeDussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here. Garbais performed during the Navratri festival; the JanmastamiMela, Dhuletithe colour festival, Mahashivratri and Uttarayan (MakarSankranti) on 14 January are popular in this city.
Gujarati is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Places of interest within 2kms of the bus stand include Jubilee Garden, The Rotary Dolls Museum, GebanshahPirDargah,HashanshahPirDargah and Ishwariya Temple and Garden.
How to Get There
Rajkothas its own airport
Rajkothas its own railway station
Rajkot bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, Royal Express, Sagar Travels and Neeta Tours and Travels runs regular buses to and from the town. If you book your tickets online, look out for bus ticket booking coupons and save a lot of money.