Khandala is a hill station in Maharashtra which has been very popular among tourists for a long time. It is popular for its lakes, waterfalls and lush green hills. It is a popular destination for tourists from Mumbai and Pune as it can be visited throughout the year.
During monsoon Khandala provides feast to the eyes with its cool and appealing weather. The water-falls amidst the lush greenery is mind-blowing.The caves such as Karla, Bhaja, and Bedsa near Lonvala are worth visiting. Bhushi, Valvan, Tugauli are the important lakes. Khandala is attracting huge crowds from the near by Pune and Mumbai. Adventurous trekkers can explore the surrounding places. Duke’s nose is an amazing trekking point. This places is famous for different varieties of Chikki (sweet prepared from groundnut). It is proudly called “The Gem of Sahyadri” . This place refreshes the people from the tiresome city-life. The mesmerizing beauty of Khandala will bring any tourist back here for another visit.
Located barely 5 km from Khandala is the other famous hill station of Lonavala which also has the similar picturesque landscape as that of Khandala. There are plenty of lakes around Khandala like the Tugauli Lake, Lonavala Lake and Bhushi Lake. Also the Walvan Dam located here is worth visiting. Karla and Bhaja Caves, situated amid the hills 16 km away from Khandala, are fine places to visit. These rock-cut cave temples which date back to as early as 2nd century BC and are amongst the oldest and excellent instances of Buddhist rock-cut temple art in India adhere to the Hinayana sect of Buddhism. Amruntanjan point is another tourist interest that impresses its visitors to the core. Log on to www.touristplacesinindia.com which gives online information on Khandala on your tour to Khandala in India.