Khandala “The Land of Mystical Mountains”
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.
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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.