A walk through the Khandala ghats

Tripoto
1st Sep 2018
Photo of A walk through the Khandala ghats by Mary Adalkar
Day 1

When you need an excuse to travel...."It's weekend" is the best one you got in store....

like all mumbaikars we decided to spend our weekend in lonavla...starting our journey on sunday we caught the udyan express from dadar station at 8:20am we reached lonavala at 11am

Gold valley sector d midnight view

Photo of Lonavala, Maharashtra, India by Mary Adalkar

we booked a room through air bnb...........the room was located at gold valley sector d(a place you wouldnt want to leave)......well typically anyone would want to visit all the famous places...but we decided to stay back and spend our time at the waterfall that was just 15mins of a walk from our place.......the evening was full of songs, tea and gupshup

Gold valley

Photo of Gold Valley Sector D, Gold Valley, Lonavala, Maharashtra, India by Mary Adalkar

Gold valley

Photo of Gold Valley Sector D, Gold Valley, Lonavala, Maharashtra, India by Mary Adalkar
Day 2

whats special?...this weekend could not be that memorable if we wouldn't have decided to walk the khandala ghats......yes we decided to walk!!!!! After we checkout we headed towards the lonavla st stand(the rickshaw guys will charge around 150 from gold valley to the st stand). We reached the st stand around 11:00 am......what made our day was the delicious wadapav by golden wadapav corner(located right behind the st stand)

'Maganlal's Chikki"....ekdum first class

Photo of Lonavala ST Stand, Old Mumbai - Pune Highway, Gautam Park Society, Gawliwada, Rao Colony, Lonavala, Maharashtra, India by Mary Adalkar
Photo of Lonavala ST Stand, Old Mumbai - Pune Highway, Gautam Park Society, Gawliwada, Rao Colony, Lonavala, Maharashtra, India by Mary Adalkar

We headed towards the old khandala road ...........while in lonavala one thing that will grab your attention is the famous Maganlal's chikki one thing you wouldnt want to miss eating...after walking for about 6kms we reached Rajmachi point at around 1:30pm...you wont regret  walking after you reach here........the view from here is mesmerizing.

Rajmachi point ????????????

Photo of Old Khandala Road, St.Stanislaus Villa, Khandala, Lonavala, Maharashtra, India by Mary Adalkar

Rajmachi point ????????

Photo of Old Khandala Road, St.Stanislaus Villa, Khandala, Lonavala, Maharashtra, India by Mary Adalkar

As we walked a little further we reached Tiger valley...........for all the selfie lovers this is a "must take a selfie point" ....well for all those who cant starve the "thele walien uncle" our life savers....maggie and cold weather just go hand in hand....and the thele walien uncles just got it right, the maggie tastes just perfect.

Photo of Tiger Valley, Khandala, Lonavala, Maharashtra, India by Mary Adalkar
Photo of Tiger Valley, Khandala, Lonavala, Maharashtra, India by Mary Adalkar
Photo of Tiger Valley, Khandala, Lonavala, Maharashtra, India by Mary Adalkar

We reached Khopoli railway station at around 4:30pm from there you get car rentals that would drop you to your location. the trip was indeed a memroable one. What was annoying was the heavy bags that we had to carry while we walked, please carry light bagpacks if you wish to walk. Also at any given point if you dont wish to continue walking you will get rickshaw or bus stops on the way that will drop you at khopoli railway station.

As its rightly said travel is never a matter of money but of courage...so go ahead pack our bags and travel to strange places .....

Photo of Khopoli Railway Ticket Counter, Laxminagar, Khopoli, Maharashtra, India by Mary Adalkar
Photo of Khopoli Railway Ticket Counter, Laxminagar, Khopoli, Maharashtra, India by Mary Adalkar
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