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''Khandala is a beautiful hill station in the state of Maharashtra. The hill station has magnificent natural landscape, green grassy hills, lustrous valleys and lakes. It is the pride of Sahyadri Mountains.
Located at an altitude of 625 m, Khandala is definitely a popular and trendy destination. People from Mumbai and Pune often visit this place as it is in close proximity with these cities. Khandala is the twin hill station of Lonavala, which is another exotic location, just 5 km away from Khandala. ''

Khandala has scenic grassy hills, enchanting valleys and beautiful lakes. During the monsoon season, the natural beauty of the region gets accentuated and the place appears as a natural paradise. Khandala is a beautiful hill station that offers picturesque view of the landscape, meandering waterways and sparkling lakes.

This hill station has seen the rise and the fall of several kingdoms like the Marathas, Peshwas and even the colonial power of European countries. The Duke’s Nose peak and the Karla hills are the two most popular destinations for rock climbing. There are various ranges of accommodation facilities that provide comfort and luxury to the visitors. From exquisite cuisine to the fast food varieties, every type of food is available in the market that provides the tourists with an experience of different aspects of this kaleidoscopic location.


Though one can pay a visit to Khandala any time of the year, the time when it remains crowded with travelers is between October and April.


Nature’s Lure - Tiger’s leap - A famous tourist spot offering stupendous sights, it is positioned at an altitude of 640mts.

Amruntanjan Point - Another point placed in the starting of Khandala Ghat, the point renders superb views of the spots close by. It is enclosed by emerald beauty and also serves as the best picnic spot.

Reversing Station - Tendering splendid views of the beautiful surroundings now was a long time ago referred to the railway department.

Bhushi Lake - An idyllic place for all those who want to unwind in the lap of nature, the lake has tranquil surroundings and pleasant climate to offer to its visitors.

Duke's Nose - This place is named after Duke Wellington whose pointed nose this cliff resembles. It also looks like a hood of a snake, which is why it is also called as "Nagfani" (Hood of Snake). This point can be approach from INS Shivaji and Kurwande Village. Watching the nature's beauty here is an unforgettable experience.

Shivaji Park - This ground which was known as a playground which was converted into a garden in 1956 there is statue of Shri Shivaji Maharaj in this park. As it is near located near the city many people visit this park.

Lohagad Darshan - In this small garden located in Bhangarwadi, there are plenty of toys for children to play there is also a big statue of Savarkar here.

Karla and Bhaja Cave - One of the highly visited tourist attractions in Khandala, it draws the attentions of the folks with its superb antiquity and exquisiteness.

Lonavala - Perched at an altitude of 625m in Pune district in Maharashtra, the town has attained eminence due to its clean ambience and pleasant climate.


Weather in Khandala is pleasant. Summers (April-June) are mild, while winters are cool (November-February). It experiences heavy southwestern monsoon rains between June and September.


Air: The closest airport to make it to Khandala is at Pune, about 66 km away. One can also take a bus or taxi to reach the destination.

Rail: The nearest railway station to reach Khandala is situated at Lonavala. The other railheads in proximity to Khandala are Pune and Mumbai.

Road: Khandala is well connected to many cities of India by motorable road. Frequent private bus services to this beautiful hill station are also available from the cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and many others.

Fast Facts about Khandala

State:  Maharashtra

District: Pune

Famous for/as:  Hill Station

Languages: Marathi, Hindi and English

Best Season: All through the year

Weather: Summer 22 to 40°C, Winter 12 to 33°C

Altitude:  635 m

Pincode: 412802

STD code: 2167

Distance Charts to Khandala

Road Map
Pune to Khandala
66 KM
Mumbai to Khandala
83 KM
Nashik to Khandala
129 KM
Nagpur to Khandala
605 KM
Aurangabad to Khandala
69 KM


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