One Day Mumbai to Khandala Trip by Cab

One Day Mumbai to Khandala Sightseeing Tour Package by Cab
One Day Mumbai to Khandala Sightseeing Tour Package by Cab (courtesy: aloshbennett)

The lovely hill town of Khandala is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Maharashtra. Located along the lush green landscape of the Western Ghats, it is a great place to visit with family and friends on a one day trip.

The pretty hill station welcomes you with a tranquil atmosphere, rich historical heritage, and exquisite views of the verdant surroundings. Offering a lot of privacy, it is also ideal for couples and newlyweds looking to spend some time together. You may go back in time at the Lohagad Fort, enjoy a picnic by Bhushi Lake, trek up to Tiger’s Leap to enjoy rewarding views of the hill town and conclude your one day trip to Khandala with some shopping.

Khandala is also well known for adventure activities like hiking and trekking. You can enjoy panoramic views of the Sahyadri mountain ranges in the Western Ghats from the various vantage points across the hill town. Khandala is home to some of Western India’s most beautiful tourist sites.

Our Mumbai to Khandala one day trip by private car takes you across all of Khandala’s tourist attractions. You can relish local delicacies at the eateries in Khandala that serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine.

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Overview of 1 Day Mumbai to Khandala Tour

One Day Khandala Trip from Mumbai by Car

Khandala offers a lot of fun-filled activities for all kinds of travelers including nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and history buffs. Khandala is around 80 kilometers from Mumbai, the distance can be covered in around 2 hours by a private car.

We would start our trip early in the morning to reach Khandala as early as we can and cover all the sightseeing places. Lohagad Fort is the first place we will visit in Khandala. It is an exciting trekking destination in Maharashtra that offers splendid views and fresh air. You can enjoy amazing views of the Pawana Dam and the surrounding region. 

From here, we will head to Pavana Lake for a quick boat ride and relish some local snacks. Our next stop will be the ancient Bhaja Caves renowned for their Buddhist stupas and wonderful architecture. Next, our expert driver will take you up the curvy road and hilly terrain to Tiger’s Leap. This romantic spot is a nature lover’s haven. You can enjoy the undulating views of the region while sipping on hot tea.

Kune Waterfalls is India’s 14th highest waterfall and our next stop for a fun picnic. Next, we will head to Mountain Top Camping. It is a popular viewpoint and camping site in Khandala. You can hike to the top and witness the beautiful Sahyadri Ranges blanketed with forests. Spend some time here chilling amidst nature in a tent.

We will head to Rajmachi Garden after the camping break. It is a green space where you can enjoy a picnic with your family and friends. Shooting Point will be our last stop. It is the perfect place to capture an aerial view of the Rajmachi Fort. You can sip on hot masala chai and gorge on local snacks to add fun to the experience. At the end of your Mumbai to Khandala same day trip by cab, we will take you back to your accommodation in Mumbai.

Highlights of One Day Mumbai to Khandala Trip

  • Full-day Mumbai to Khandala Local Sightseeing Tour
  • Duration: 10 to 15 hours
  • Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
  • Pickup & Drop: Mumbai Hotel / Home
  • Places Covered: Lohagad Fort, Pavana Lake, Bhaja Caves, Tiger’s Leap, Kune Waterfalls, Mountain Top Camping, Rajmachi Garden, and Shooting Point

Package Price for 1 Day Mumbai to Khandala Sightseeing Tour Package by Cab

Hyundai i20 Hatchback Car for One Day Trip
i20 / Tata Indica
4 Seater / Hatchback

₹ 3,999/-

Honda Amaze Sedan Car for One Day Trip
Amaze / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan

₹ 4,499/-

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga SUV Car for One Day Trip
Maruti Ertiga
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 5,499/-

Toyota Innova SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Innova
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 5,999/-

Toyota Innova Crysta SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Innova Crysta
5-6 Seater / SUV

₹ 6,499/-

Toyota Fortuner SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Fortuner
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 6,999/-

Tempo Traveller Mini Van for One Day Trip
Tempo/ Force Traveller
13-20 Seater / LCV

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1 Day Itinerary of Khandala Local Sightseeing Tour from Mumbai

Pickup from your Home / Hotel in Mumbai at 7:00 AM

S.NoSightseeing PlaceRecommended Duration
1Lohagad Fort80 minutes
2 Pavana Lake60 minutes
3Bhaja Caves50 minutes
4Tiger’s Leap30 minutes
5Kune Waterfalls40 minutes
6Mountain Top Camping30 minutes
7Rajmachi Garden40 minutes
8Shooting Point40 minutes

Drop back at your Home / Hotel in Mumbai by 9:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the Khandala tourism places listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. Inclusion of any other sightseeing place not listed above is normally not permitted. However guests can check with their cab provider if any exceptions possible, while booking this Mumbai to Khandala sightseeing tour by private car.

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One Day Places to Visit in Khandala with a Private Car from Mumbai

1. Lohagad Fort

Visit the Lohgad Fort with One Day Mumbai to Khandala Tour by Car
  • Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy a trek up to the fort and witness the panoramic view of the sprawling surroundings.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 25 per person for Indians and INR 300 per person for foreigners.

Khandala is well-known not just for its tranquil surroundings, but also for its rich historical importance. Situated at the height of 3400 feet, Lohagad Fort is a UNESCO world heritage site in India and a formidable fort. It is most well-known for its detailed architecture and lovely carvings.

Lohagad means “iron” and was initially used to imprison captives. It was constructed at a height of 1000 meters by Chhatrapati Shivaji during his reign in the region. You can visit the fort to dig up the history of the region and witness the gorgeous Sahyadri hills. 

Aside from its exciting hike path comprising approximately 250 to 300 stairs, the fortress has much to explore. It is filled with stories of the valor of the ancient Maratha Empire and is linked to its twin Visapur Fort.

2. Pavana Lake

Visit the Pavana Lake with One Day Mumbai to Khandala Tour by Cab
  • Must See / Things to Do: Take a boat ride on the lake to enjoy the stunning scenery.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week 
  • Entry Fee: Free, camping charges extra

Pavana Lake is the next stop on our one day Khandala trip from Mumbai. This lake, also known as Pawna Lake, is an artificial lake in Khandala. It was built as the Pavana Dam Reservoir near the Pavana Dam across the Pavana River. It is a popular tourist attraction in Khandala, luring nature lovers and photography enthusiasts with its beauty

Pavana lake offers a serene environment to relax amidst the misty valleys and lush hill slopes of Western Ghats. It is the perfect place to participate in a range of activities like boating, camping, canoeing, and enjoying a picnic. 

The pristine outdoors will give you a break from the monotony of city life. You can unwind with your friends and family. You can capture the memories of your time together at this picturesque location. Yummy snacks and local dishes are also available at the many eateries and street-side stalls.

3. Bhaja Caves

Visit Bhaja Caves with One Day Khandala Trip from Mumbai by Cab
  • Must See / Things to Do: Deep dive into history at this ancient seat of Buddhist culture.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 15 per person for Indians, INR 200 per person for foreigners

One of the popular things to do in Khandala is to visit the Karla and Bhaja caves, which are located a little outside of the city center. We will drive you to these rock-cut Buddhist caves.  The monastery dates back to the 2nd century BC and has sections known as”Vihara” and “Chaitya” for monks to worship and live. The Archaeological Survey of India protects these structures as a Monument of National Importance.

The Caves have a massive 15-meter high pillar as well as a shrine dedicated to Goddess Ekveera. The walls and pillars of the cave are adorned by sculptures of Lord Buddha.

4. Tiger’s Leap

Visit Tiger's Leap with One Day Khandala Trip from Mumbai by Car
  • Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy the panoramic view of the sprawling Western Ghats.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week
  • Entry Fee: Free

The Tiger’s Leap is a renowned viewpoint in Khandala that offers panoramic views of the stunning Sahyadri mountain ranges. It is a clifftop with a precipitous drop of about 650 meters that provides uninterrupted views of the charming Western Ghats. It is also known as Echo Point and is visited by tourists to enjoy the natural grandeur of Khandala. 

Tiger’s Leap is well-known for its spectacular dawn and sunset views, especially on a clear day. It is a place not to miss on your Mumbai to Khandala tour by private car. The uncommon name was given to this location because it is shaped similar to a tiger jumping into the valley.

There is a little waterfall near the vantage point that adds to the beauty of the scene. The view is worth seeing during the rainy season as nature is at its best during that time of the year. Besides unwinding in the lap of nature, you can enjoy a picnic at the Tiger’s Leap and even try hiking to add thrill to your one day trip from Mumbai to Khandala.

5. Kune Waterfalls

Visit Kune Waterfalls with Same Day Khandala Trip from Mumbai by Car
  • Must See / Things to Do: Hang out in a serene environment with your family and friends.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Kune waterfalls is a quiet spot for a relaxing picnic in the lap of nature. It is perfect for spending some time with your loved ones in a calming environment on your Khandala one day tour. It is the 14th biggest waterfall in India, gushing from a height of 200 meters. These waterfalls are split into two sections and are bordered by lush green trees.

It is a three-tiered waterfall with a backdrop of the Sahyadri mountains. The region is surrounded by beautiful foliage and is a favourite picnic destination among locals and tourists. You can also enjoy a refreshing dip in the cool water if the authorities permit. The road to Kune Falls is privately owned so we arrange the tourist access for you which is otherwise limited.

6. Mountain Top Camping

Visit Mountain Top Camping with Same Day Khandala Trip from Mumbai by Cab
  • Must See / Things to Do: Camp on the hilltop and rejuvenate amidst nature.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week
  • Entry Fee: Based on the tent booked

Nestled in the natural splendor of Khandala, the Mountain Top Camping location is one of the greatest spots to visit on your one day trip. It will allow you to spend some time away from the rush and bustle of daily life. Khandala camping is a wonderful area to refresh and unwind, with a lake nearby and lush natural beauty all around. 

You can book a tent and relax with your family and friends. Feel the peace in the air and have a memorable experience against the backdrop of the astounding Western Ghats. This camping site is perfect for nature lovers and those who are looking for a peaceful respite from city life.

There are two kinds of tents offered on the site: Swiss tents and Alpine tents. Swiss tents can accommodate up to seven people, whereas Alpine tents can accommodate three to six people. Mattresses, pillows, and blankets are also available at the property for additional comfort. You will have access to clean and sanitary washrooms with running water. Please note that the price for tents is not included in this one day package.

7. Rajmachi Garden

Visit Rajmachi Garden with One Day Mumbai to Khandala Sightseeing Tour by Private Taxi
  • Must See / Things to Do: Relax and enjoy a picnic with family and friends.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 5:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Rajmachi Garden is a verdant park in Khandala that serves as a popular picnic destination on the route of our one day trip. This park is tucked at the beginning of the lovely Khandala Ghat, making it the entryway to this mountainous tourist destination.

The eastern section of this park is home to two massive towers that are part of the Rajmachi Fort complex. It is a huge garden, carpeted with lush vegetation and offering stunning views of the greenery. It is a great location to unwind in the lap of nature.

A section of this garden has been turned into a children’s park for the enjoyment of the tiny tots. Within the Rajmachi Park premises, there is also a temple where you can seek the blessings of the almighty. You can gorge on yummy local dishes at the restaurant.

8. Shooting Point

Visit Shooting Point with One Day Mumbai to Khandala Sightseeing Tour by Private Taxi
  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness the panoramic view of the sprawling natural abundance of Khandala.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week
  • Entry Fee: Free

The Shooting Point of Khandala is the most popular attraction in this lovely hill town. It has earned its special name as many movies and television shows have been shot at this specific location. The location is known for its tranquil beauty and breathtaking vistas. 

Visiting the shooting point is one of the top things to do in Khandala as you can enjoy the astounding beauty of the place and spend time with your loved ones. The viewpoint also offers an aerial view of the Rajmachi Fort and the valley below.

The land is also home to St. Mary’s Villa, which is located in Khandala (Bazaar Peth). It is an excellent choice for both families and couples. The scenery offers a breathtaking background for pictures of your Mumbai to Khandala one day trip.

Things to do on same day Khandala trip from Mumbai by Car

Khandala is an exciting tourist destination and even a popular destination for honeymooners in India. On your Mumbai to Khandala one day trip, you can enjoy sightseeing and indulge in thrilling activities. It is a great place for buying local items and eating authentic Maharashtrian dishes.

What to Shop during your Same Day Mumbai to Khandala Trip by Cab?

Khandala is famous for simple Maharashtrian food and yummy local snacks. There are several options ranging from fashionable cafés for casual dining to highway Dhabas for quick bites. You may stock up on treasures like Chikki, bhakarwadi, and Chivda. Buy them as gifts for friends and family. Freshly made jams and sweets are also readily available in the area. Like other Maharashtrian cities, Vada Pav is the staple dish of Khandala. You can also indulge in North-Indian and Gujarati cuisine if your taste buds are craving something traditional.

What to Eat during your Same Day Mumbai to Khandala Trip by Car?

Khandala provides a unique local shopping experience though there are limited items to buy. The stores are not very eye-catching, but the hospitality and diversity are more than enough to keep you entertained in this beautiful small town. You can also buy handcrafted mementos, home decor, and classic keychains. The best shopping places are Cooper’s Fudge And Chikkis and Aher Bag.

Package Inclusions

  • Pick and drop from Home / Hotel in Mumbai
  • Selected Cab for Khandala sightseeing from Mumbai as per the above Itinerary
  • Car Rent
  • Fuel Cost
  • Driver Allowance

Package Exclusions

  • Toll-gate Charges if any
  • Vehicle Parking Charges
  • Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places in Khandala
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation in Khandala
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

Terms & Conditions

Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 Day Mumbai to Khandala Sightseeing tour package. Ideally this same day Khandala tour package from Mumbai can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Khandala sightseeing tour, they can check the possibility of the same with the listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.

The time spent on each Khandala tourist attraction is to be followed as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Please also note that if a particular Khandala sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with cab vendor before you book the tour.

FAQs

Is there any possibility to add / remove tourist places in this Mumbai to Khandala sightseeing tour?

Ideally, no. However you can check with listed Mumbai cab vendors before booking the tour on any possibility to customize the tour. Additional charges might apply.


Khandala is a stunning hill station located near Mumbai. Traveling by car from Mumbai to Khandala is a convenient and affordable option. The scenery along the route makes your travel smooth and keeps you engaged. Mumbai to Khandala route passes through safe areas. The most secure method for you and your loved ones is to travel by cab. With our One Day Mumbai to Khandala package, you receive a clean and sanitized cab that picks you up and drops you at your doorstep. It allows you to relax and share loving moments with your family.


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