Travel to Khandala Hill Station

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.
Travel to Khandala Hill Station

 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. The hill station has a pleasant climate, with mild summer and cool winter. In Monsoon season when it rains, the surroundings look green and fresh, which allures lots of tourists throughout the year.

How to Reach Khandala

The beautiful little hill station of Khandala is well linked by various means of transportation. Situated at a strategic location between the major cities of Mumbai and Pune, the hill station is easily accessible by road, railway and air.

Generally every bus or train that goes towards South India from Mumbai passes through hill stations of Khandala and Lonavala. From Khandala, Mumbai and Pune are located at a distance of about 80 km and 70 km, respectively.

By 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.

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

By 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.

Places to Visit in Khandala

Khandala has plethora of sites to be scouted by the folks thronging from wide and far in search of unlimited fun and relaxation. All those who want to take a taste and feel of its attractions, make it to this place in next to no time for wholesome and wonderful experiences.

Bedsa Caves
Bedsa Caves are situated very close to the region of Kamshet and falls on the Mumbai to Pune road. These caves located around the city of Khandala are known to be as large as that of the Karla Caves. The Caves of Bedsa are known for their pillars that are adorned with the image of lions and a Chaitya hall having spacious reposing rooms.
Bedsa Caves


The rays of the sun penetrate within the prayer hall of the caves. The caves of Bedsa are very well-maintained by the tourism department of Maharashtra. The Bedsa Caves are popular for their superb art and architecture. Innumerable number of tourists from far and wide visit this tourist spot at Lonavala annually.

Bhaja Caves
Bhaja caves is located in the city of Lonavala and is very close to the Malavali railway station. There are other tourist attractions around the Bhaja Caves. Bhaja Caves are popular for their excellent architecture. It is one of the most important tourist attractions located around the city of Khandala. Bhaja Caves have been built in the likeness of the Karla Caves.
Bhaja Caves

The most unique characteristic of the caves is that the beam of light of the setting sun enters the insides of the caves. On the southern region of the caves there are sculptures of human figures and deities. There are many mythological tales that revolves around these images and sculptures.

Karla Caves
Karla Caves are situated in the western ghats and is about 114 kms away from Mumbai. It is one of the eminent tourist attractions of the city of Khandala. The Buddhist Karla Caves were cut out 2000 years ago. The caves of Karla were built during the rule of the Satavahanas. 
Karla Caves

The caves are known for their excellent architecture. The Karla Caves are known to possess the maximum number of Chaityas. These caves were made specially for the Buddhist monastics. Large umber of tourists from all over the world are said to visit this beautiful place near Khandala. 

Kune Falls
Kune Falls is one of the most beautiful tourist spots in Khandala. It is located centrally within the Lonavala Khandala valley. The Kune Falls is worth admiring. 
Kune Falls

The Kune Falls is surrounded by lush green vegetation. People often hold picnics around the region of the falls. Innumerable number of tourists from various parts of the country visit this famous site annually. The waterfall is divided into 2 sections. Every part of the falls is almost 100 meters high.  

Lohgad Fort
Lohgad Fort was built during Shivaji's rule in Maharashtra. The fort of Lohgad is situated 10 kms away from Lonavala. This fort was constructed so that prisoners could be kept. 
Lohgad Fort

Lohgad Fort belonged to Chatrapati Shivaji and later on the royal family of the Gaikwada and Dabhade were imprisoned in this fort. The Lohgad Fort reflects an old charm about itself. It is a majestic structure that stands tall through the sands of time. The Lohgad Fort is indeed worth admiring. 

Reversing Station
The Reversing Station, Khandala is definitely one of the picturesque sites of the hill station. Once used by the railway department, the Reversing Station of Khandala is today an unused and secluded place. 
Reversing Station

One can enjoy the breathtaking view of the surrounding regions from this site. During the night, lights from the distant Khapoli city present a heavenly view.  

Sakur Plateau
Sakur Plateau is situated at an elevation of 1000 feet. It is located about 4 miles from the hill station of Khandala. It is situated on the way to INS Shivaji and village Ambavane. One of the popular tourist attractions of Khadala, Sakur plateau is sparsely populated. 
Sakur Plateau

Every year thousands of tourists come to this site to enjoy the tranquility and serenity of nature. The site also offers a wide opportunity for sightseeing. The Korigad, Lohagad and Tungi are located at a vicinity to the Sakur plateau of Khandala.  

Shopping in Khandala
Khandala is a beautiful natural paradise and offers lots of attraction to tourists. Beside all these natural features the hill station does offer some things which can be bought in this hill station.

The Khandala hill station is famous for fast foods and varieties of 'chikki', a sweet preparation made of jaggery, peanuts and other nuts. Shops in Khandala are well known for other food items like canned jams, chivda, wafers and sev.


Make sure to buy several packets of these items. For other items in the Khandala Market, Just browse around, get deals, discounts or simply bargain prices for various commodities. Some famous Chikki shops in Khandala are: Maganlal Chikki Center, Navratan Chikki, Super Chikki, National Chikki and A1 Chikki.

Eating out in Khandala
Eating out in Khandala is restricted to few restaurants in Khandala where you can have quality food amidst the pristine beauty of the place. The Duchess Restaurant and Panorama Restaurant are worth trying. 
Eating out in Khandala


The Duchess Restaurant is a multi-cuisine restaurant offering variety of food including North Indian, Gujarati, continental and Chinese cuisines. If you wish to relish a buffet breakfast, this is the restaurant to go. The restaurant also has a bar called Highpoint Bar, where you can enjoy a wide variety of beverages including cocktails and coffees.

If you want to savour scrumptious snacks or enjoy a cup of hot tea or coffee then you must visit Panorama Restaurant. 


Hotels in Khandala

There are several finest hotels that render friendly hospitality, state-of-the-art facilities and quality accommodation at good prices. Ensure you select a hotel that is situated in proximity to the famous attractions of the city to avoid wasting time on travel.

2 Star Hotels

  • Hotel Girija
    Address : Mumbai- Pune Road
    City : Khandala
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 410301
    Phone No. : 02114-269311, 269322
    Website : www.hotelgirijakhandala.com
    Type : 2 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 16
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 5000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 1800
  • Hotel Vallerina
    Address : 30/C, Mumbai-Pune Expressway
    City : Khandala
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 410301
    Phone No. : 02114-269111, 269122
    Fax No. : 02114-269133
    Website : www.vallerina.co.in
    Type : 2 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 25
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 4000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2000
  • Hotel La Revival
    Address : Hotel Kamat, Mumbai - Pune Highway
    City : Khandala
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 410301
    Phone No. : 02114-271599, 022-40303018/ 3009/ 3030
    Fax No. : 022-28506999, 40303000
    Email ID : larevival18@yahoo.co.in
    Website : www.hotellarevival.org
    Type : 2 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 20
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 2500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 1800

3 Star Hotels

  • Velvett Country
    Address : Vikas Valley, S V Road, Near P W D Rest House
    City : Khandala
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 410301
    Phone No. : 02114-269144/ 6, 269136/ 9
    Fax No. : 02114-269141
    Email ID : info@velvettcountry.com
    Website : www.velvettcountry.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 37
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 8000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 4000

4 Star Hotels

  • The Dukes Retreat
    Address : Pune Mumbai Road
    City : Khandala
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 410301
    Phone No. : 02114-269201 to 208, 326616
    Fax No. : 02114-269210
    Email ID : hotel@dukesretreat.com
    Website : www.dukesretreat.com
    Type : 4 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 80
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 12000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 9000
Tourist Map of Khandala
Tourist Map of Khandala