Khandala Tour

Khandala tourism involves small tour packages arranged by the travel agents, places of sightseeing and accommodation found in and around the city. Tourists who intend to visit the city of Khandala must have prior knowledge about this hill-station and there are many attractive tour packages that they can avail. There are tourist packages for the family as well as for honeymooning couples. The best time to visit the beautiful hill station, Khandala is from the month of October to the month of May.

Places to See in Khandala

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.

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. 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. 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. 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 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.

Lonavala Hill
Lonavala Hill is one of the famous tourist destinations from Khandala. The hills are also known as the Jewel of the Sahyadri. Lonavala Hill is located at a height of 625 meters above sea level. Located only 5 km from Khandala, Lonavala Hill is an ideal weekend gateway for the city slickers.

Rajmachi Fort
Rajmachi Fort is one of the most popular tourist sites in Khandala. It is situated about 20 kilometers from Lonavala. It is located mid-way between Khandala and Lonavala. The fort can be reached through Tungarli Lake: this trek is popular among the beginners. Tourists willing to reach Rajmachi fort in Khandala can avail the local transport from Pune.