Monday, 29 June 2015

Khandala,Best place to visit in mansoon

Khandala

Khandala is a hill station in the Western Ghats in the state of Maharashtra, India, about 3 kilometres from Lonavala and 7 kilometres from Karjat.
Khandala, along with its twin town Lonavala, is known for its natural beauty and salubrious climate. A popular hill station situated between Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra, Khandala is situated at a height of 550 meters above sea level. Khandala is 107 km from Mumbai and 63 km from PuneBecause of its strategic location, various dynasties have vied for control of Khandala and surrounding regions. Khandala was a part of the Yadava dynasty which ruled the region from its capital at Devgiri. It was controlled by the Mughals too. Several forts including Lohagad, Tunga and Tikona were handed over by Shivaji to the Mughals under the Treaty of Purandar. Several forts in the region were important battle stations during the reign of Shivaji and subsequent Maratha rule.Khandala and Lonavala hill stations were discovered by Lord Elphinstone, the then Governor of Bombay Presidency in 1871.

Time to visit in khandala:-
You can come here any time of the year, especially in winter, from October to April that is considered the best time to visit Khandala. Summer temperatures reach a maximum of 36° C and touch minimum temperatures of 12° C in winter.
Khandala experiences heavy rainfall during the monsoon season, from June to August. The pristine beauty of the place, the green meadows can be seen during this season. Visit this place in August or September, if you want to experience the festive spirit of the place. The Banganga festival and the Ganesh Chaturthi are celebrated with pomp and gaiety

Trekking in Khandala:-
Trekking in Khandala: Khandala is a popular hill station in the Western Ghats, about 3km from Lonavla. History Buffs, Fun Lovers, Experience Seekers, Photo Fanatics can plan a trek to Karla & Bhaja Caves. These rock-cut caves date back to around 2.d Century BC. The Kalra caves are a complex of ancient Indian-Buddhist rock cut cave shrines and the Bhaja caves are a group of 22 caves.