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Khandala, Maharashtra
Khandala This is Popular hill stations of Maharastra located in the Sahyadri mountain, situated at an attitude of 625 meter. Like Lonvala this is also popular hill getaway here you will find ancient caves to explore, myriad streams, waterfalls, hiking and trekking and many other outdoor activities.

The picturesque green surroundings of this beautiful hill station attract the travelers towards it.

Main Attractions of Khandala

Elephanta Island : This is 11Km from Mumbai and now treated as the Unesco World Heritage Site. Here you will find magnificent elephant caves, scultures, beautiful carvings and the temple of the Hindu God, Lord Shiva. Apart from this island you will find commercial, religious and military centers.

Gateway of India : This is a huge archway on the water's edge at Apollo Blunder. This famous monument was built to commemorate the visit of British Monarch, King George V and Queen Mary in 1911.Gateway of India is the starting point for tourists who want to explore the city.

Bassein : This is located in 77-Km away from Mumbai. Earlier in 17th century, this site served as an importasnt shipbuilding centre but later on Marathas defeated the Portugese. But nowadays again this place becpme popular and bear a close resemblance to Goa and attract number of tourists.

Bollywood : This is home of the Hindi blockbuster, All-India Film.

Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus : This is one of Mumbai's most Prominent buildings and architecture. It is built in a style that cobines Indian as well as Gothic influences that was completed in 1885, designed by F.W.Stevens. Here you will find the administrative offices in rectangle shape opens from three sides, enclosing an ornamental garden guarded by a massive Tiger and a Lion.

Esselworld and Water Kingdom : Esselworld is an ideal place for picnic as it offers 40 exciting games, rides and attractions. The Water Kingdom is Mumbai's only international –style theme Amusement and Park center situated close to Gorai Beach.

Film City : This film city is away from the city life equipped with large studios, recording rooms, indoor shootings, a theatre and facilities like lakes ground, garden, ground for fighting scene, helipads, etc for outdoor shootings.

Juhu Beach : This is one of the largest and frequently visited beaches of India located 18-km north of the city centre. It is a summon beach on the shores of Arabian Sea and is one of the posh localities of Mumbai where you will find the bungalows of the famous film personalities.

Kanheri Caves : Archeologist says that this is 9th century A.D caves that represent the history and culture of Buddhist India. Here you will find 109Buddhist caves situated in the central Part of the park.

Karnala Bird Sanctuary : This sanctuary is situated in Panvel Taluka of Raigad District of Konkan Region covering an area of 4.27-sq-km. This area is rich with natural habitats that abounds resident and migrated birds. You can find around 150 species resident birds and 37 species of migratory birds during winters.

General Information

Location : Situated On Mumbai-Pune Highway, Maharashtra.
Altitude : 625 meter.
Best Time : October to May.


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