The twin hill towns of Khandala and Lonavala have lively markets that are a dream come true for every foodie. Lined with small, local shops, these markets boast some great street food joints offering tangy Maharashtrian snacks such as pao bhaji, vada pao, dabeli amongst others. However, the star attraction of these markets are the sweet shops which sell Lonavala's famed chikkis—a traditional Indian sweet made using jaggery, groundnuts and ghee. One bite and I guarantee you won't be able to stop yourself from stocking up to take it back home.
Here's how you can reach the property from New Delhi:
By air: The closest major airport to the property is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. There are several daily flights which connect the two metro cities starting at ₹4,000. Once you land at the airport, hire a taxi to get to get to Belle Vue Cottage in about two and a half hours (100km).
By train: It takes approximately 18-20 hours to get to cover the distance between New Delhi and Mumbai in a train. Once you reach Mumbai, catch an intercity local train to get to Lonavala in about two hours. The property is at a distance of 15km from Lonavala railway station, which can be easily covered in half an hour in a local cab.
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