"Aati kya Khandala"

A Town in Maharashtra, India

Interest Measure for Khandala

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 4 days

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Height(Altitude) of Khandala from sea level:  1999 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  18.7548203°N, 73.3999772°E
Ecosystem:  Hill  

Food, Culture and Language at Khandala

Food Availability:  Indian, Marathi 
Regional Language:  Marathi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

Why travel Khandala?

Khandala is a hill station in the Western Ghats in the state of Maharashtra, India.
Due to the ease of accessibility from nearby cities, Khandala is a common area for hiking. One destination is the nearby peak of Duke's Nose, which offers a panoramic view of Khandala and the Bhor Ghat.

The route near Khandala sunset point and khopoli has been there since centuries used to connect the coastal cities like Sopara to Pune. The transport from base of khopoli was by carts both hand pulled and horse drawn, which was tarred during British time somewhere in 1840.
The town was mentioned in a popular song from the Hindi film Ghulam named "Aati kya Khandala?" ("Will you come to Khandala?").
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9 Places to visit and Things to do in Khandala

Rajmachi Fort at Khandala

Rajmachi Fort

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Rajmachi is a fort located near Lonavala. It height from sea level is 2710 feet. It offers an amazing view of the Sahyadri mountains and the backwaters of Shirota Dam. Rajmachi can be reached by 2 ways, the tough route is from Kondivade village near Karjat and it involves climb-up of about 2000 feet. The other route is from Lonavala, which is almost a plain walk of about 15 km. In rainy season this region all the more beautiful with silvery water falls, streams and lush green forests and meadows.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Rajmachi Trek at Khandala

Rajmachi Trek

Rajmachi is one of the famous trek in Shayadri mountains and one of the favorite destination for every trekker and beginners . The height of this fort 2710 Feet . You can spend lots time over the fort by exploring “ Manranjan “ , “Shrivardhan “ Rajamachi lake .There are 2 routes are there first from Karjat and from lonavala. Karjat route is comparatively difficult than Lonavala. One should start from the route ascend from lonavala and descend from Karjat . Trek route for both side surrounded by dense forest so you can get opportunity to see different species of birds and animals .
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 4 hours
Pawna Lake at Khandala

Pawna Lake

The lake is near to lonavala city so its quite commercially developed and frequented by many tourists it has ample of water-sports and good restaurants options available. Lake is clean & calm which soothes mind once you take good location near to it. Reaching there can be bit tedious if you do not have your own vehicle and distance from main lonavala city is a bit. Forests, mountains and few commercial development surrounds this lake but overall it would be worth a visit for at least half a day.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 4 hours
Kune Waterfalls at Khandala

Kune Waterfalls

Kune Falls, located centrally within the Lonavala Khandala valley is a three tiered waterfalls with a total height of 200m the highest drop being 100m. It is one of the best attraction of Khanlada specially in monsoon. A waterfall falling from top of the mountain with lush greenery and a gush of cold wind blowing you makes the place mesmerizing.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours
Lohagad Fort at Khandala

Lohagad Fort

Lohagad is part of the Western Ghats. It rises to an elevation of 1,033m above sea level, and is located to the southwest of the larger Visapur fort. Lohagad overlooks the Pavana reservoir, located to the south of the mountain. The hill extends to the northwest to a fortified spur, called Vinchukata (Scorpion's tail) because of its resembling shape. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact. During the monsoon, the top of the fort is covered with mist and clouds and becomes particularly wet with growing moss.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3 hours
Trek to Lohagad Fort at Khandala

Trek to Lohagad Fort

It is fairly one of the easiest treks and any person of any age can do this trek. Barring a few patches when you have to climb the steep stairs, it’s mostly a cakewalk. The panoramic view from top of lohagad fort is marvellous and spectacular. The highlight of the trek is Vinchukata (Scorpion’s tail). It looks like a scorpion’s tail and hence the name. The trek passes through charming little villages. Waving to the passing villagers along the way or having bread with them is altogether a different experience. You can check out the ancient but well preserved Bhaje caves nearby.
Expenses - ₹500
Time needed - 1.5 hours

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016