The Kune Falls is a prime attraction in Khandala. Falling from a height of 100 ft above, the Kune Falls is one majestic waterfall nobody should miss out on. Between Lonavala and Khandala, tourists are allowed to get wet in the shower. This site is best experienced during the monsoons.
The Bhushi Lake is a one stop destination if you happen to be a nature lover. Located in Khandala, this spot is ideal for a lazy afternoon spent in relaxing by the banks. Its serene and tranquil surroundings and crystal clear water provides immense opportunities for the tourists to rest in peace.
Several other lakes are strewn across Khandala. Visit the Tugauli Lake, Lonavala Lake and the Walvan Dam for a soothing and memorable experience.
The Karla and Bhaja Caves are one of the greatest tourist attractions in Khandala, at a mere distance of 16 km from the hill station. These enormous antique beauties date back to as early as the 2nd Century BC. They belong to the Hinayana sect of Buddhism and are among the most ancient and excellent examples of Buddhist rock-cut temple art in India.
The Reversing Station is a fantastic point near Khandala. The spot outside tunnel no. 26, this old place belongs to the railways and now remains unused. During the night, this place is illuminated with hundreds of lights and it becomes alive and gives a magnificent view.
Amrutanjan Point is yet another point at the beginning of the Khandala Ghat, situated at the end of the first slope. It provides a breathtaking view of the places nearby. The point aptly showcases the magnificence of the valley as well as the Duke’s Nose. The city of Khopooli can also be seen from this point.
Shivaji Park is a sought-after destination in Khandala. Earlier a playground, this area was converted into a beautiful garden in 1956. It has a monumental statue of Shri Shivaji Maharaj, the great Maratha ruler.
Ryewood is a big and beautiful garden that is replete with majestic, tall trees. Situated between Lonavala and Khandala, the etymology of the name is a little tricky. Some claim that the Woods were named after a certain English Officer Mr. Rye, while others suggest that the name Ryewood stems from the Marathi word ‘Rai’ – which means thick forest.
The garden is blessed with many varieties of trees that are decades old. In its earlier days, it was a botanical garden that was later converted to a park. There is an old Mahadeo Temple situated here. This garden covers a lot of ground and is open for children to play.
The Tiger’s Leap is a mesmerizing point in Khandala. One of the most fascinating places in Khandala, a careful observation of the Valley from this point gives you the appearance of a tiger leaping into the valley – the reason behind this site’s unique name.
Special arrangements have been made for the tourists to view the panoramic site of the valley, i.e., via the safe confines of a big hole from this point. Throw a stone from this point and see it ricochet down the valley as it gets destroyed on the way.
The Monkey Hill is a favourite picnic spot amongst local tourists in Khandala. A huge, flat land to the south of the railway tracks, this place is exactly above Khopoli Town and can be approached from Khopoli as well as Borghat reversing station.
If you are an adrenaline junkie, try out the mind-blowing rock climbing adventure that Khandala has to offer. Climb the Duke’s Nose peaks, and the other areas in Karla hills and get fascinated by the vast expanse of countryside that can be viewed from the top of the Duke’s Nose.