Road to Khandala
|Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan)
|Date Taken: 2008-07-04|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-07-12 10:56|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|On the way to Pune from Mumbai come the two pleasant hill stations of Maharashtra, Lonavala and Khandala. Set at a height of 625 m they are located on the western slopes of the Sahyadri mountain range. The two hill stations are 5 kms apart. Fascinating panoramic beauty adorns these places. |
Khandala being the smaller of the two is relatively calmer. The lush greenery of the mountains especially during the monsoons and the misty paths attract tourist like honey bees here. The silver waterfalls amidst the lush greenery are extremely magical. Lonavala's bazaar is filled with surprises. The beauty of this place is a refreshing experience. The largest Chaitya caves in India, built in 80 B.C. are set at Karla, which is 12 kms from Lonavala. The purity of Buddhist style temple architecture is unique only to this place and is among the best-preserved Buddhist temples.
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Dr. Subhash, I envy you for your mobility. Today your are at Bakloh Cantt, next day you are at Khandala!
However, you never miss to take pictures of the places you go to and share them generously with us on TN. Thanks!
This is the kind of view that starts giving an itch to my feet. You see, I am an incorrgible walker, hiker, trekker. I would love to walk in Khandala, especially at this time of the year.
Thanks for this verdant view so close to Mumbai and I wouldn't be surprised if you tell me that you go there every weekend!
excellent landscape shot of this mountain, fine POV,
i love the natural colours, i love too to see the smog,
just one thing Subhash, i am like Goldy, i prefer
to see my natre images more wild and natural,
i would crop to remove any sign of civilisation on the image,
This is an amazing shot, ranjan, though i do wish you'd avoided any human interference(read the road and the car) in it!
Nicely composed with beautiful colours.Last year I visited this place while I had a tour to Nasik to meet my younger brother Col.Surya Sen who last month shifted to Gopalpur with his contingent.