Khandala Hill Station – Twin of Lonavala!

Khandala hill station (Khandala Ghat) is a twin hill station of Lonavala. The location of Khandala lies at 5 km from Lonavala hill station. Tourists can experience the pleasing atmosphere, splashing waterfalls, lush greenery, amazing hills and cool climate at Khandala.Let’s take a tour of this hill station!

Best Time To Visit Khandala: You can visit Khandala ghat hill station at any time of the year but June to December is the best time to visit Khandala hill station. Because during these months, you can enjoy the soothing weather and beautiful lush green surrounding of nature!

Location: Khandala, 7 km from Karjat, On Mumbai-Pune highway, Maharashtra.

Beautiful road amidst hills!

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Khandala Hill Station Information

Khandala ghat hill station is a neighbouring town of famous Lonavala hill station. Khandala offers same or even more natural beauty than that of Lonavala. It is one of the most popular hill stations in Maharashtra. Since Khandala is comparatively less-visited than Lonavala, it has preserved its natural beauty quite well. Both Lonavala & Khandala towns are placed in the neighbourhood of each other. Khandala is situated at an elevation of 622 meters above MSL. Many tourists going to Lonavala for long vacation surely gives a visit to Khandala.

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Gigantic Waterfalls Amidst Mountains!


Khandala town is smaller than Lonavala but it has same beauty as that of Lonavala. Due to the higher height from the mean sea level, Khandala hill station has the cool & pleasant climate. As this spot is located far away from cities, it has clean air & less pollution. You can visit various tourist spots like Amrutanjan Point, Tigers Leap, Dukes Nose, Bhushi Lake, Bhaja Caves, Karla Caves and much more. Every year, a large number of trekkers visit Khandala. Dukes Nose is a popular trekking spot in Khandala. Furthermore, tourists can find one of the best waterfalls in Maharashtra nearby Khandala.

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Khandala places to visit

Good option to explore Khandala hill station is to hire a vehicle or taking your own vehicle over there. Because then you can visit according to your desire & take as much time you want to explore the nature. One can get magnificent panoramic views of the surrounding mountains from Tigers Leap, Dukes Nose, and Rajmachi Fort. Karla Caves as well as Bhaja caves are beautiful ancient Buddhist rock cut caves. Bhushi dam yet is another amazing place where you will be far away from hustle & bustle. Bhushi dam has very calm & tranquil atmosphere. You can spend a good time at this spot!

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Sightseeing Places List: Tiger’s Leap, Duke’s Nose, Amrutanjan Point, Lonavala Hill Station, Celebrity Wax Museum, Rajmachi Fort, Bhaja caves, Della Adventure, Bhushi dam, Karla Caves, Lonavala Lake, Ryewood Park, Rajmachi Wildlife Sanctuary & Many more.


How To Reach: Mumbai-Pune expressway is the easiest roadway to reach Khandala hill station. Radio cabs, ST or Tourist buses, Private vehicles and trains regularly ply to Khandala from Mumbai & Pune.

  • Nearest Railway Station: Khandala railway station is the convenient rail head to reach Khandala Ghat. You can take hired taxi’s or auto-rickshaws from station to your desired location.
  • Nearest Airport:  Closest airports to reach Khandala are – Pune Airport (70 Km) & Mumbai Airport (110 Km)

Accommodation: Many luxury, semi-luxury, and budget hotels are available in Khandala. The Dukes Retreat, Zara’s Resort, The Blue Resort & Hotel La Revival are some of the famous hotels in Khandala.

Eating Stuff: There are lots of restaurants in Khandala ghat hill station that serves delicious food. One can get many Indian & International cuisines here. Duchess and Panorama hotels serve delicious Indian & continental food.

  • Khandala hill station is also popular for various fast food items and especially for chikki. Maganlal Chikki, Super Chikki, Navratan Chikki, A-1 Chikki & National Chikki are famous Chikki brands in Lonavala & Khandala.
  • Other than these, The High Point Bar is very famous for extensive varieties of Drinks, Cocktails, and Mocktails.

Map To Reach:

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Hope you find this information useful. Do let us know if you have something extra to add above. You are always welcome! 🙂

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