Best Things To Do in Khandala, India

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PLACES TO SEE

A few of the must see sights in Khandala are:

  • Rajmachi Point : Also called Rock Garden, the Rajmachi Point is a popular tourist spot.The crystal like waterfall and the surrounding view of the Rajmachi Fort and sweepingviews of the mountains and small villages dotting the mountain side are worth viewing.
  • Reversing Point: In the vicinity of Rajmachi Point, the Reversing Point gives a clearview of the train line that runs through tunnels along steep mountains on one side, and aview of the Duke’s Nose on the other.
  • Duke’s Nose: This mountain side whose shape is similar to the nose of the Duke ofWellington gives amazing views of the entire area and is a very scenic point because ofits surroundings.
  • Tiger’s Leap: This point called Tiger’s Leap because the valley gives the impression ofa tiger leaping when seen from here. People are also lured here by the echoes of rocksdropping into the valley giving an amplified effect.
  • Karla and Bhaja Caves: These caves are a perfect example of Buddhist art andsculpture. Among the earliest to be cut out from rock and giving the illusion of wooddesign and carving, these caves are calm tranquil areas in deep woods which arefrequented by trekkers and hikers besides pilgrims coming to worship at the Ekvira temple near the Karla Caves.
  • The Rajmachi Fort: Is a fort from the Yadav period and has two smaller forts, Shrivardhanand Manoranjan very close to it. It is a difficult climb to this fort. Lohagad Fort builtduring Shivaji’s rule has unique architecture and built strongly to keep out the enemy.The different Scorpion fang like designs on the walls of the fort, are worth seeing. TheTunga Fort surrounded by the Pavana Dam is another fort which has treacherous steepclimbs. This fort was used as a sentry post to watch over the other forts. The lakes in thearea – Tungarli Lake, Pavana Lake, Lonavala Lake and the Pavana Dam, Bhushi Damand the Valvan Dam are scenic places for visitors.
  • Adventure Sports: Besides holiday makers and honeymooning couples, Khandala getsadventure lovers who come here for trekking, rock climbing, and hiking through themany mountain trails.
  • Kalvalyadham Yoga Centre: Health enthusiasts come to the Kalvalyadham YogaResearch & Treatment Centre to get the benefits of naturopathy and exercise in aluxuriant environment.
  • Shopping: The most famous product that Khandala and Lonavala are known for isChikki, which is manufactured here. Tourists can choose from groundnut flavor orcoconut, or dry fruit flavors. This sweet is easily available in packed boxes.
  • Clubs and Pubs: There are very few clubs or pubs in Khandala and these are restrictedto the luxury hotels like Dukes Retreat, Fariyas at Lonavala, Mount View Resort, etc thatdot this small hill town.

Below we have a list of things to do in Khandala and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Khandala getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Khandala with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Khandala

Here is the list of things to do in Khandala and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Pavana Lake

    Lake, Boating, Picnic Spot, Nature

    This is an artificial lake built on the Pavana River. Located en-route Lohagad, Pavana is perfect for a short trip from Lonavala and Khandala. Ideal for a family picnic, Pavana Lake has great ambience and is great place for nature lovers. Boating facility is available on the clear waters and a little eatery sells hot snacks!
  2. Bhushi Lake

    Lake, Picnic Spot, Nature

    A popular picnic spot, a direct bus from both Lonavala and Khandala will take you to Bhushi Lake. The Bhushi dam, the little waterfall and greenery is beautiful and brightens up even more in the monsoons. Little stalls selling hot masala chai and snacks add to the experience!
  3. Lohagad Fort

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    Lohagad Fort

    Hiking Trail, Adventure, Fort

    Lohagad Fort is a perfect monsoon destination to visit. Just 7 kilometres towards south on Malavali station on the Pune-Mumbai railway line, this impressive fort lies on the Sahyadri mountain ranges that divide the Indrayani and Pavana River. It is located at a height of 3400 feet above the sea level, making it perfect spot for few activities like trekking when the rainy season starts. The fort...Read more
  4. Bhaja Caves

    Art And Culture, Cave, Historical Site

    Dating back to around 200 BC, these caves are protected by the archaeological survey of India. A 3 kilometre off-road from the main Khandala road will take you to Bhaja caves. Out of the 18 caves, 10 are viharas (Buddhist Monasteries), cave 12 is an open chaitya (Buddhist Temple) which is older than that at Karla caves. There are also 14 stupas inside the smaller cave. These peaceful caves in t...Read more
  5. Rajamachi Park

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    Rajamachi Park

    Cave, Historical Site, Picnic Spot, Fort

    Located at an elevation of 2710 feet above the sea level, the Rajmachi Fort offers spell-bounding views of Sahyadri Mountains and Shirota Dam. The base to reach the fort is the Udhewadi village which can be accessed from Kunhe Goan just before the Khandala Ghat. You can reach the fort by a winding road and the ride by car will give a slight of adrenaline rush. The construction of the fort is sp...Read more
  6. Shooting Point

    View Point, Picnic Spot, Nature

    Frequented by tourists to catch the glimpse of the panoramic view of Rajmachi fort and the verdant valley, the shooting point is located in the town of Khandala in the Bazaar peth. Also, this point is the home to St. Mary’s Villa. Shooting Point is frequented by tourists wishing to catch an aerial view of the Rajmachi Fort and the valley below. Located in the town of Khandala (Bazaar Peth...Read more
  7. Duke's Nose

    Hiking Trail, Adventure

    Also known as Cobra’s hood, this attraction is located at a distance of 12 kilometres from Lonavala on the highway towards Mumbai. Resembling the pointed hood of the snake, the top of the cliff is a popular hiking spot. Offering excellent views of the downhill plains and the verdant vegetation, Duke’s nose can be reached by a hike of around 2 hours. It can be accessed from the Ryewo...Read more
  8. Kune Waterfalls

    Entertainment, Picnic Spot

    Located centrally within Lonavala Khandala valley, this is a scenic three-tiered waterfall with a total height of 200 metres. It is also the 14th highest waterfall in India and is separated into 2 sections with each part being almost 200 metres in height. Ideal spot for picnics, the verdant forest around the waterfall adds to the treat to the visitor’s eyes. The waterfalls is more allurin...Read more
  9. Fariyas
    There are very few clubs or pubs in Khandala and these are restricted to the luxury hotels like Dukes Retreat, Fariyas at Lonavala, Mount View Resort, etc that dot this small hill town.
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    There are very few clubs or pubs in Khandala and these are restricted to the luxury hotels like Dukes Retreat, Fariyas at Lonavala, Mount View Resort, etc that dot this small hill town.
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    The Dukes Retreat, Velvet Country Resort & HealingCentre, Fariyas, Mount View Resort, etc are luxurious hotels for the wealthy visitor.
  12. Kaivalyadhama Yoga Centre

    Yoga Centre

    Kaivalyadhama follows and teaches the Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali. Patanjali laid the foundation of traditional yoga. They have a capacity to accommodate 100 individuals. They have a lot of treatments from Panchkarma to naturopathy. They also have treatments for healing chronic disorders and diseases with therapies. It is also a yoga college and they host different workshops, which are open to e...Read more
  13. Rajmachi Point
    Also called Rock Garden, the Rajmachi Point is a popular tourist spot.The crystal like waterfall and the surrounding view of the Rajmachi Fort and sweepingviews of the mountains and small villages dotting the mountain side are worth viewing.
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    The Duchess Restaurant at The Dukes Retreat serves its guests authentic north Indian, Marwari, Gujarati, Mughlai food in addition to delectableContinental and Chinese cuisine.
  15. Reversing Point
    In the vicinity of Rajmachi Point, the Reversing Point gives a clearview of the train line that runs through tunnels along steep mountains on one side, and aview of the Duke’s Nose on the other.