Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Tourism      Hill Stations      Maharashtra     Thane    


Thane district, Maharashtra
1800 feet above sea level
Summer 23-37°C, Winter 16-30°C
One of the beautiful hill stations in Maharashtra. 
Best Season
Octotber- March
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Situated at 1800 feet above sea level, in the southern ranges of the Sahyadri  hills, Khodala  is one of the beautiful hill stations in Maharashtra. 

It is located about 140 km from Dadar,  in Thane  District. It's proximity to Mumbai and easy accessibility has made it a popular hill station especially, among the  Mumbaites. It is a charming hill station with a quiet and calm ambiance. 

Khodala is a dense woody place in a hilly environment makes it an amazing  picnic spot. A traditional tribal village, inhabited mostly by tribal population,  Khodala still holds the traditional values and rituals of its own.  

The attire of the tribal people needs a special mention. Tribal dance and music is celebrated through out the night in special occasions is a major attraction. So visit Khodala during the time of celebration of tribal festivals.

This hill station of rocky terrain gives an unusual feeling of being out in the wilderness.  A visit to Khodala offers a wonderful experience of adventurous sports like  trekking, mountain biking, waterfall rappelling. A 40 km trek in the dense woody  forests across the Sahyadris from Khodala is popular. Mountain Range Wild Camp, situated in an area of 15 acres at the Khodala hills offers opportunities  of trekking. They also offers facilities of tenting, Jeep safaris, mountain  biking, and waterfall rappelling in the dense forests.

Deobandh, a famous temple on the banks of a lake and boarded  on three sides by the river, is situated near to the Wild Camp at Kherwad. It is an enchanting picnic spot to visit. Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, it's location commands the splendid view of the surrounding hills and rocks and valleys. Deobandh is crowded with devotees especially during Vinayaka Chathurthi festival which is celebrated here with great splendor. Also the waterfalls near to this add more glamour to this place.

Bird watching is also in important activity in Khodala. The thick forest around  Khodala attracts a number of birds and migratory birds. One can even spot  a tiger in this area.