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Lonavala Khandala Maharashtra Tourism

A popular hiking destination, Khandala is a prominent holiday destination and its popularity was enhanced by the faous song in Bollywood movie starring Aamir khan. Ever since the song hit the blockbuster charts, every youth preferred Khandala to woo his lady love.

Drive around or walk around, immerse in the natural scenic beauty of the hilly mountain ranges of Khandala. The adventurous trip can be concluded in 2-3 days time or even a night stay there at resorts Khandala with welcoming weather is sure to make the night no less than a honeymoon night. The temperature varies between 12-36 degrees and mostly the monsoon season dominates this south western part of Maharashtra State.
Khandala tourism is usually avoided during monsoon season as the rainfalls prevent trekking and hiking adventures. Located in the hill ranges of Sahayadri mountains, Khandala Maharashtra has a pleasant climate which was once upon a time ruled by Chatrapathi Shivaji and then by the Peshwas and then was under the British Raj. There are many tales about Khandala, but none are authentic enough to create evidence of the origin.

The Khandala region is at an elevation of 625 mtrs and about 5 -6 kms distance from Lonavala. The sharp bend on the mountain range called the Duke’s nose (named after Duke Wellington) and the Amrutanjan point, known for a panaromic view of the valleys are the places of interest in Khandala Tourism.

Any travel agency provides package for Khandala tourism that includes Khandala sightseeing to Bushy dam, Ryewood Park and the Shivaji Park. The cave temples here are known to be in existence since 2nd Century BC and reflect the Buddhist Architectures.
The resorts Khandala like the ryewood resorts, or the resort run by the Maharashtra Toursim Corporation at Karla provide the best of the staying options for Khandala sightseeing. The abundant natural beauty of Khandala Maharashtra attracts many people who wish to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. People speak Marathi, English and Hindi here. A drive of 70 kms from Pune and roughly 100 kms from Mumbai takes one to the exotic Khandala. People, who love to spend their time in water, can visit the Tugauli Lake, Bhushi Lake and the Walvan dam near the Lonavala Khandala.

The twin resorts of Lonavala Khandala are set 5 kms apart and they are also famous for all kinds of Indian snacks. The Lonavala chikki and sev are most popular.

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