Khandala .

January 4, 2021 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

Khandala is a hill station in the Western Ghats in the state of MaharashtraIndia, about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Lonavala, 12 kilometres from Khopoli and 33.4 kilometres (20.8 mi) from Karjat.

Khandala is located at the top end of the Bhor Ghat, a major ‘ghat (meaning valley in Marathi) on the road link between the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan plain. The ghat carries an extensive amount of road and rail traffic. The Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the main link between the major cities of Mumbai and Pune, passes through Khandala.

In popular culture :

The town was mentioned in a popular song from the Hindi film Ghulam named “Aati kya Khandala?” (“Will you come to Khandala?”). Ashok Kumar‘s character in the 1975 classic Chhoti Si Baat is a retired army Colonel that lives in Khandala.

The route near Khandala sunset point and khopoli has been there since centuries used to connect the coastal cities like Sopara to Pune. The transport from base of khopoli was by carts both hand pulled and horse drawn, which was tarred during British time somewhere in 1840.

Mumbai-Pune Expressway from Rajmachi Garden, Khandala

Climate :

hideClimate data for Khandala
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)28
(82)
30
(86)
34
(93)
36
(97)
35
(95)
30
(86)
27
(81)
26
(79)
28
(82)
30
(86)
28
(82)
27
(81)
30
(86)
Average low °C (°F)9
(48)
13
(55)
15
(59)
19
(66)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
20
(68)
18
(64)
14
(57)
10
(50)
17
(63)
Average precipitation mm (inches)0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
8
(0.3)
40
(1.6)
612
(24.1)
1,918
(75.5)
1,295
(51.0)
548
(21.6)
118
(4.6)
15
(0.6)
3
(0.1)
4,557
(179.4)

Why is Khandala famous :

Khandala is famous for its exquisite rock formations. Its commonplace for travelers to drive to Tiger’s Leap to show off their rock climbing skills and to visit the Shiv Linga rock. The Shiv Linga rock, located in the Sahyadri hills, is most commonly known as Swayambhu.

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What does khandala mean :

Khandala is a hill station in the Western Ghats in the state of Maharashtra, India, about from Lonavala and from Karjat. Khandala is located at one (top) end the Bhor Ghat, a major ghat (meaning valley in Marathi) on the road link between the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan plain.

What is the best time to visit Khandala :

The best time to visit Khandala is between the months of October and May. It is advised not to visit Khandala in the monsoon season between the months of June and September because of heavy rains.

Mumbai: MSRDC to decongest Khandala Ghat section

External links :

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