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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.