Khandala and Lonavala are two of the famous popular hotspots nearby to Mumbai. These two townships are sitting within a distance of 3 km which makes it a dear to all type of tourists. They are rising on the hilly region of Western ghats under the Pune district of Maharashtra. This place became famous after its mention in a song named ‘aatikakhandala’ in the lips of Bollywood star Aamir Khan in a movie. Several residents of southern India comes during their weekends to spend a luxurious holiday at this serene area.

Travel Tips

  • People can visit all through the year. Though the best season to visit is October to May.
  • Cotton clothes are must during summer time.
  • Heavy woollen clothes with adequate warm accessories is a must during all the time.
  • Do not litter the place by depositing plastic and any garbage.
  • Keep emergency medicines and a first aid kit along with you.
  • Make a dig to the delicacies available in this place.

When to visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
sprinkles Pleasant
  • 34° Max
  • 30° Min
  • 4.0 mm
  • Light clothes
Things to do

Best thing to do in this area is exploring the popular hotspots. There are caves which can be enjoyed easily. Forts are offering historic value of this area also. Presently there are some of the adventure activities introduced to complete the thirst of the adventure loving population also.

Getting Around

Hired cars are easily available to getting around this area. Bicycles are available on rent also.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • There are two major airports near to this hill station. They are Chatrapati Shivaji airport and Lohegaon airport. They are 64 km and 54 km away respectively. Domestic flights are available on regular basis in Lohegaon airport. Chatrapati Shivaji is at Mumbai which is connected by major airlines with other major metro cities of India and the world.
  • Lonavala has its own railway station. Major trains of southern India makes a stop at this place.
  • Lonavala is completely connected by motorable roads with all the major southern cities of India. National highway is making this place easily accessible. Public and private buses and hired cars are available at Pune and Mumbai to take the tourists at this place on regular basis.

Surrounding Attractions

Lonavala and Khandala is favoured because of its arm full of offerings in sightings. Narayani Dham, Pavna Lake, Tiger point, Lion Point, Karla cves, Tungarli lake, Bhaja caves, Lohagadh fort, Rajmachi fort, Kune waterfalls, Duke’s nose, Korigad fort, Tikona fort, Shooting point, reversing station, Rajmachi park, Valvan lake, Bhusi lake, Ryewood park, Tunga fort, Lonavala lake are some of the few surrounding attractions available in this area.

Important Numbers

Police: 100

Fire: 102

Ambulance: 103