If you travel to the Khandala hill station of Maharashtra, one thing is for sure - you will fall in love with it at the very first sight. Situated at a distance of approximately 101 km from the Mumbai city of India, the hill station is visited by most of the tourists who visit the Dream City. Infact, most of the people who stay in Mumbai also visit this hill resort on weekends, to forget the daily tensions and let their body as well as their mind relax and rejuvenate. Located amidst the Sahayadri ranges of India, Khandala has an altitude of 625 m.
There is little information regarding the history and origin of the
hill station. However, it did form a part of the territory of the great
Maratha leader Chattrapati Shivaji. He is the one who was responsible
for organizing the Maratha clan into a formidable military power. From
the Marathas, Khandala went into the hands of the Peshwa rulers. The
last power to rule over the hill station was British, who took over it
when the Peshwas lost power. Today, Khandala is counted amongst one of
the most visited tourist destinations in India.
Khandala has been blessed with nature's beauty in abundance. Once you
have been to the place, you will find the memory of the trip etched in
your memory for a long time to come. The natural splendor, combined with
peaceful surroundings, makes the hill station the perfect holiday spot.
The steep valley on its one side and the high hills on the other, make
the landscape simply wonderful. Khandala has managed to save itself from
the clutches of industrialization & commercialization till date and
this is what contributes to its popularity.