Frequently Asked Questions about Khandala

Why visit Khandala?

Khandala is blessed with natural beauty and bounty. Deep valley on one side and high hills on the other side divide Khandala. Luckily, industrialisation has not adversely affected Khandala.

Khandala is full of tourist practically for the whole year. Main reasons for this is the fact that it is very close to Mumbai, so people from Mumbai find it very convenient to holiday there. Other reason is that the passengers travelling to south India or returning from there also pass through, making this place a busy spot. And the natural beauty of Khandala makes one forget the fatigue of worldly life.

Being at a considerable height from sea level, this place enjoys a cool climate. That is why many people stay here for a month or more during summer and winter. Many people make it a point to visit during the weekends to forget the Big City Blues.

Khandala is very well connected by Road and Rail to Mumbai and Pune. Every train or car going towards South India from Bombay via Pune has to pass through Khandala.

By Air : Since Khandala does not have an Airport one has to fly to Bombay or to Pune. Nearest International Airport is Bombay and Domestic Airport is Pune. Bombay international Air port is approximately 110 kms. and Pune is 66 kms.

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From: Bombay 83 kms (approx.)
From: Pune 67 kms (approx.)

Maharashtra State Transport runs S.T., Asiad, Deluxe and A/C Deluxe buses from Dadar T.T. in Bombay to Pune at regular interval of 15 minutes, also there are lot of private bus operators offering bus services both from Pune and Bombay. There are Taxis available from Dadar T.T. in Bombay and from Pune. Approx. fares from Bombay Khandala ranges from Rs. 50 to Rs. 200/-.

TEMPERATURE: Max- 36 C in Summer and Min-12 C in Winter.
BEST SEASON: Throughout the year. Specially Monsoon

Summer- Cottons,
Winter- Light Woolen.

Khandala is famous for Chikkis and Jams and Kolhapuri Chappals.