Khapoli is a very popular industrial town in the Khalapur taluk of the Raigad district in Maharashtra. Khapoli lies at the base of the Sahyadri Mountains. It is a very famous tourist spot near Lonavala and lies near the river Patalganga which is used to generate hydroelectric power by TATA. Khapoli has a very famous temple of Lord Mahadev which is popular all over India.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Khapoli. Some of them are Durshet Forest Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Check Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000), The Dukes Retreat (Tariff – Rs. 2000) and Rangoli Retreat (Tariff – Rs. 1500.)
The official languages of Khapoli are Marathi and Ahirani. Other languages that are spoken here are Hindi and English.
Popular festivals of Khapoli are Ganesh Chaturthi in the month of August/September, Maha Shivratri in the month of March and Vijayadashmi in the month of October.
Places of Interest
There are several places in and around Khapoli that are frequented by tourists. Some of them are Lonavala (9 km from Khapoli), Talegoan (41 km from Khapoli), Matheran (49 km from Khapoli) and Panvel (36 km from Khapoli.)
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport which is 66 km from the town. Taxi services are available from the airport.
The Khapoli Railway has trains that connect to Kajrat and Mumbai.
Khapoli acts as a small stopover for those travelling to Lonavala. Private travel operators like Sharma Travels and KP Travels are popular on this route. The Khapoli Bus Station is 1 km from Khapoli and has several buses coming in. Bus ticket booking offer can help you save money when you go on your vacations.