For A physically powerful Holiday Lonavala and Khandala are two charming little hill stations on the western slope of the Sahyadris, 5-km apart, that straddle the Mumbai - Pune highway at an altitude of 625m, quite popular as health resorts. Blessed by the nature in bounty, the hill resorts have plethora of places of Tourist Attraction in Lonavala & Khandala - Beautiful Hills, Deep Green Valleys, Huge Lakes, Historic Forts, Waterfalls, etc.
Lonavala and Khandala offer wonderful views of cascading waterfalls throughout the monsoon, and the surrounding mountains of the plains spread out to the horizon. A trip to these holiday resorts can be combined with that on the Karla, Bhaja, and Bedsa caves, which are very near from Lonavala.
Lonavala is located in the western part of the state of Maharashtra. It is set among the slopes of the Sahyadri mountain range. Also known as the "Jewel of The Sahyadri", Lonavala is a place of this region where nature is present in its entire splendor. It has become well-known because of nature's gift of beautiful valleys, hills, milky waterfalls, lush greenery, and pleasant cool winds.
Khandala being the smaller of the two is quite calmer and is the pride of the Sahyadri Mountains. It is endowed with abundant natural beauty and like Lonavala, Khandala also present a well-liked gateway from the hustle and bustle of cities of Mumbai and Pune. The lush greenery of the mountains chiefly during the monsoons and the misty paths attract tourist like honeybees here. The silver waterfalls amidst the lush greenery are extremely magical. Lonavala's bazaar is filled with surprises. The beauty of this place is a refreshing knowledge.
How to Get There
Nearest airport is situated in Pune at 64-km.
Lonavala is on the chief railway line between Mumbai and Pune. All express trains plying among the two cities stop here. There is also an hourly shuttle service for Pune.
Lonavala located on the Mumbai Pune Highway. It is 104-km from Mumbai and 64-km from Pune. The bus service linking Lonavala and Pune is good. Buses shuttle between Lonavala and Khandala. Travelers can hire bicycles on hourly basis to explore Lonavala or to go to Khandala.