Khandala is a small hill town perched on the
lush green valley of Western Ghats. The serene ambience, a vast expanse of
green meadows, pristine lakes and majestic waterfalls makes this town a perfect
weekend escapade for the residents of Mumbai and Pune. Khandala is featured in
various Bollywood movies and a popular Hindi song, “Aati kya Khandala”, is also
based on this beautiful hill town.
The cool weather, misty atmosphere and raw
natural beauty of this place is enhanced during the monsoon season. The verdant
greenery of the hills is exemplified with the first rain of the monsoon. It is
the best place to visit for those who adore nature and wildlife.
You will be mesmerized by the crystal clear
lakes and meandering lakes that are scattered across Khandala. Here, you can
either sit back and unwind from the stressful day or carry out adventurous
activities, for instance, rock-climbing. The Duke’s Nose Peak and Karla Hills
are the two well-known rock-climbing spots in the region.
More on Khandala
Mumbai’s famous summer Retreat
Situated at a distance of about 80 km from
Mumbai is a town of Khandala known for its picturesque tourist places and
hence, forms a perfect weekend escapade for the residents of Mumbai. Surrounded
by the mystical hills of the Western Ghats and packed with hill forts, this
town is the most visited location by both recently married couples and
adventure enthusiasts. Lonavala and Karjat are the other two popular places
situated close to this hill town. Khandala has also featured in Bollywood
movies such as Ghulam, in which the actor Aamir Khan is the lead Hero.
Restaurants and Local Food in Khandala
Khandala does not have a specific cuisine;
however, the eateries here offer scrumptious simple vegetarian delicacies. Like
other places in Maharashtra, the restaurants in Khandala also serve the popular
Maharashtrian dish, Vada Paav. You can come across various food stalls that
offer mouth-watering North-Indian, Chinese and Continental food items.