Lonavala and Khandala are two hill resorts within 5 km (3 mi) distance from each other. The hill stations are situated on the western ranges of the Sahyadris Mountains at the altitude of 622 m (2041 ft) and are popular health resorts. Resorts are also known for the production of hard candy called chikki.
Major tourist sites in and around Lonavala and Khandala: Bhusir Lake, Kune Point, Lonavala Lake, Shivaji Park, Shirota Lake, Tiger’s Leap, Tungarli Lake and Dam, Valvan Lake and Dam, Duke’s Nose, Rajmachi Fort, Reversing Point and Yoga Institutes.
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When to visit: best time to visit is from October to March.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Lonavala railway station. Most of the Express trains that cross the Mumbai Pune railway line halt at Lonavala.
For detailed train timings and other information log on to www.indianrailways.gov.in or https://www.irctc.co.in/nget/train-search
Nearest airport: Pune International Airport (IATA: PNQ, ICAO: VAPO) is about 72 (45 mi) km away.
For more information see section TravelInfo/Airports
Buses: Maharastra State transport buses (MSRTC)and private buses ply regularly from Pune and other cities in the state.
By road: The distance from Pune to Lonavala is about 67 km (42 mi) via Bengaluru - Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Expy. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Mumbai to Lonavala 84 km (52 mi) via Bengaluru - Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai - Pandharpur Rd/Mumbai - Pune Hwy. It takes around 2 hours.
The distance from Lonavala to Alibaug is about 77 km (48 mi) via MH SH 104 and NH166A. It takes around 2 hours.
The distance between Matheran to Lonavala is about 50 km (31 mi) via NH 48. It takes around 1-2 hours.
the distance from Lonavala to Kolhapur is about 294 km (183 mi) km via AH47. It takes around 4-5 hours.
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