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 second largest city in the Indian State of Rajasthan was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the Kingdom known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert.
Places to Stay
There are beautiful places to stay in this marvellous city which include: The Blue House Hotel (charges Rs 1568 Onwards, 1.2 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Station Road), Hotel Haveli (charges Rs 1011 and above, 1.9 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Nai Sarak), Park Plaza - Jodhpur (Rs 4574 Onwards, 3.6 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Police Line Road) and Hotel Suncity International (Rs 1374 onwards, 3 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Police Line Road) and Kothi Heritage (Rs 2825 and above, 2.5 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on NH-112).
Marwar Festival :The most popular Jodhpur Festival - Marwar Festival, is Celebrated in the month of September-October in memory of Heroes of Rajasthan.Jodhpur Nagaur Fair:This is the second largest Fair in India which is celebrated during the month of January - February. It is popularly known as Cattle Fair of Nagaur.Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival:Started few years ago this festival has gained immense popularity. It is held on 14th of January every year.
Main languages of this region are Hindi, Marwari and Rajasthani.
Places to Visit
Mehrangarh Fort which is 4.2 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand is one of the most beautiful and main tourist spots in Jodhpur. Jaswant Thada which is 4 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand, Bal Samand Lake and Palace which is 10 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand and Kaylana Lake which is 9.1 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand.
How to Get There
Jodhpur Airport is the prominent Airport in Rajasthan and is connected to the major cities.
Jodhpur Railway Station is well connected to Major Cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Pune, Kota, Kanpur, Bareilly, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhopal, Dhanbad, Guwahati, Nagpur, Lucknow, Gwalior and Jaipur. The railway station is also the originating point for various trains like Jodhpur – Indore Express, Jodhpur – Chennai express, Jodhpur – Puri Express, Mandore Express, Suryanagri Superfast Express etc
Jodhpur is connected by Road to all major cities in Rajasthan. Outer States are also well connected like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Surat, Ujjain, Agra. Rajasthan Roadways is providing Volvo bus service to major cities. Discounted bus tickets are available on a number of travel websites like TicketGoose.com.