Khandala in Maharashtra

Khandala is about 3 km from Lonavala. The Mumbai-Pune Expressway passes through Khandala making it a very important location. Also being located near Bhor Ghat, which connects Deccan plateau and Konkan, Khandala is a very important destination in terms of transportation.

There are innumerous caves, forts, lakes, waterfalls and natural beauty in your kitty once you are in Lonavala and Khandala. Rajmachi fort is of huge attractions which can only be reached on foot. The fort creates a panoramic view with deep valleys on three sides and dense forest on the other. The other nearby forts that could also be visited is Manoranjan Fort, Shrivardhan Fort, Visapur Fort, Lohagad Fort, and the Tunga Fort.

Besides the very famous Karla Caves the other two caves that demand a visit are Bhaja Caves and the Bedsa Caves. Like the Karla caves, Bhaja Caves are also Buddhist caverns. With huge pillars, lions, human figures and a large hall, the Bedsa Caves are situated close to the Mumbai-Pune highway.

Khandala and Lonavala also offer some wondrous scenic beauty. With meandering waterfalls and placid lakes, Lonavala and Khandala will always help you connect yourself with the nature. The main lakes are Pavna, Lonavala, Tungarli and Valvan lakes. But the most enigmatic view of the Kune falls, where silvery water gushes down to a pool 100 m below is bound to steal your heart away. This lovely cascade of water can be seen from Khandala Ghat. Tigers leap gives a fascinating view of the entire valley. It looks like a tiger leaping from a distance and thus got its name.

Due to its location the Mumbai Pune highway, every car going towards South India via Pune pass through Lonavala and Khandala. The Mumbai Bangalore national highway all pass through Lonavala and Khandala. State buses, private buses, taxis, and package tour agencies offer regular services to Lonavala and Khandala. It is also well connected by rail. Connecting trains are available from Mumbai and Pune.

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