Lonavala & Khandala

Lonavala and the adjacent Khandala are the twin hill stations 622 metres above sea level, in the Sahyadri ranges that demarcate the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan coast. The hill stations sprawl over an approximate area of 38 square kilometres. Tourism peaks during the monsoon season. The name Lonavla is derived from the Sanskrit lonavli, which refers to the many caves like Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves and Bedsa that are close to Lonavla.   

Lonavala is about 64 km west of modern-day Pune city and 96 km to the east of Mumbai. It is known for its production of the hard candy chikki and is also a major stop on the railway line connecting Mumbai and Pune.  

We stayed at Duke’s Creek resorts for the weekend (while travelling to Mumbai and Pune to meet our clients), which offered dramatic views of the valley, and hills adorned with series of waterfalls.  

Here are few pics and clips for our stay, as we explored local food, floora and fauna. We had a chance to trek to Korigad, drive around Tamhini Ghat, explore Devkund Falls region, and speed boat in the Pawna lake

Lonavala to Korigad Road – Bird’s Eye View of Western Ghats
Our camping site for 2 evenings
Random spot in Lonavala
Random spot in Lonavala
View from the resort
Edge of Visapur Fort
Guardian of Visapur Fort
Delicious Matka Bhel
Never go wrong with Vadapav
Flavorful Misal Pav

5 thoughts on “Lonavala & Khandala

  1. Such beautiful pictures of the hill station! And also of the food 😀
    The snaps of Visapur fort’s ramparts rekindled memories of my last trek there in ’16 🙂
    Great post!


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