This hill destination is surrounded by the attractive Sahradri hills, due to which the views here are worth seeing. The weather at this place situated at a height remains pleasant throughout the year. If you too are thinking of going to Khandala, then first know why this place is so special.
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Trek to Rajmachi Fort
Situated between Lonavala and Khandala, Rajmachi is a small town most famous for the famous Rajmachi Fort. Khandala is one of the perfect places to visit in Lonavala. This fort is situated on the two peaks of the mountains Manaranjan and Shrivardhan. You can walk up to the fort and enjoy the beautiful views of other hill stations. Interestingly, some of the hill stations like Lonavala, Karnala, Matheran and Deux Nose can be seen from the fort. Rajmachi Point is also considered a famous area for filmmakers.
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Trek to Visapur Fort
Perched at an elevation of 1084 meters above sea level, Visapur Fort is an imposing structure that was built by Balaji Vishwanath, the first Peshwa of the prestigious Maratha dynasty. This fort reflects the power of the Maratha dynasty. The perfect time to visit Visapur is during the monsoons, when the waterfalls fill up and the whole place gets enveloped in mist. At that time the beauty of nature is worth seeing.
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Tiger’s Leap is a popular Khandala viewpoint from where panoramic views of the beautiful Sahyadri hills can be seen. It is also known as the eco spot, and is also a small waterfall during the monsoon season, which is a must visit. Those looking for fun things to do in Khandala should also add Tigers Leap to the list.
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Explore Karla and Bhaja Caves -
A protected monument of the Archaeological Survey of India, the Karla and Bhaja caves are among the oldest Buddhist caves in the country. Built in the 5th century, this unique feature has a temple dedicated to Goddess Ekvira, which is quite beautiful. Let us tell you, the walls of the caves tell the wonderful stories of the past. All the walls and pillars of the caves depict carvings of Lord Buddha, while these caves also have their own “Vihara” and “Chaitya”, which were used by the monks for their prayers.
Kune Falls – Kune Waterfalls
Among the places to visit in Khandala, Kune Falls is located in a village named Kune in the Pune district of Maharashtra. This famous waterfall is one of the best places to visit in Khandala. When the Kune Falls falls from a height of 200 meters, as if the sight touches the heart, Kune Falls is located at a distance of about 4 km from Khandala. Here tourists can also do activities like swimming in the waterfalls.
Seeing the speed of this train in India, you will be forced to walk yourself, it takes 5 hours to go 46 km
Best time to visit Khandala –
The best time to visit is in the months of October to May. Considered a bit risky during the monsoon season.
Are Khandala and Lonavala the same?
No, Khandala to Lonavala is 4.6 kms.
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