Friday, 4 March 2011

Khandala and Lonavala

The twin hill resorts of Khandala and Lonavala have a special attraction for the Mumbai crowd seeking a convenient weekend holiday in the hills. A mere 3 hours by road from Mumbai, beautifully landscaped Lonavala and Khandala are famous for their seemingly innumerable varieties of chikki.  But they also offer many sites worth visiting.  Trekking is a good way to get around, but having a vehicle (even a bicycle) is still better, as some points of interest are quite some distance from the main towns.

Bhushi Dam,
Valvan Dam,
Kaivalyadhama Yoga Hospital,
Duke’s Nose,
Ryewood Park,
Tiger’s Leap

Other places of interest nearby :

Korigad Fort
Tiger’s Leap
Karla & Bhaja Caves

How to Reach :
The nearest airport is Pune, 66 km. away..
The convenient railhead is Lonavala, on the Mumbai-Pune line (118 km from Mumbai). Pune-Lonavala: 64 km. Mumbai -Lonavala, 104 km. Pune-Lonavala,  66 km..

Do Explore these hill stations :
Amboli | Bhandardara  | Chikaldhara  | Jawhar  | Khandala & Lonavla Mahabaleshwar  | Malshej Ghat  | Matheran  | Panchgani  | Panhala  | Toranmal   

Do Visit