Khandala, Buddhist Caves, Bhaja Caves, Karla Caves, Hike

Khandala is a hill station is near Lonavala hill station in Maharashtra state, India.

Khandala Valley
Khandala Valley

Khandala hill station is located on the Bhor Ghat, which lies in between the Konkan plains and the Deccan Plateau.

This hill station is famous for hiking to Duke’s Nose, which offers excellent view of Khandala and Bhor Ghats. Tiger’s Leap is a tourist spot which appear as a tiger leaping into the valley. Amrutanjan Point, Karla caves and Bhaja caves (Rock-cut Buddhist Caves) at 16 kilometers distance, Bhushi Lake, etc, are some of the other prominent tourist attractions here.

There is an Ancient Jail at this hill station, which was built in 1896.

How Do I Go to Khandala Hill Station?

Khandala Hill Station is at around 3 kilometers from Lonavala, a famous hill station on the Western Ghats. Mumbai – Pune Expressway connects this hill station to Mumbai and Pune cities. Karjat is at around 7 kilometers away from this hill station.

Khandala railway station (next station to Lonavla station) is the nearest railway station. there are suburban trains between Lonavala and Pune stations. Pune International airport is the nearest airport.

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