Mumbai - Lonavala & Khandala - Pune
Mumbai is a unique city of India, which is always on move and never sleeps. Every Indian has a secret desire to visit Mumbai at least once. There are many popular tourist attractions in Mumbai viz., historical monuments, beautiful beaches and many places of worship worth visiting. Mumbai represents a mix traditional Maharashtrian culture and ultra modern values of the Western world.
Tourist attractions in Mumbai are worth visiting. Mumbai, city of dreams for many and city of realistic effects for others, Bombay as it was recently called, is the blend of dreams, emotions, traditions, approaches, attitudes, results and many other adjectives attached to it. It is the financial capital of India on one hand, celluloid capital of India on other hand selling dreams to millions.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Mumbai is Gateway of India, which is regarded as the face of the city to its visitors. Historically it is important as last British troop left Independent India by sea, marched through its portals.
Lonavala is one of the very known of hillstation in India. Lonavala is very famous for Chikki. Many well known Boarding Schools are located nearby Lonavala. Lonavala has lots of dams, caves and forts in and around Lonavala and Khandala.
Khandala, set at a height of 625 mt, located on the western slopes of the Sahyadri mountain range is a hill station in Maharashtra. Fascinating panoramic beauty adorns this place.Although it is comparatively small as compared to Lonavala but it is equally blessed with natural beauty and bounty. Deep valley on one side and high hills on the other side divide Khandala and Lonavala. While travelling on Mumbai Bangalore Domestic Highway, one has to cross the arduous Khopoli - Khandala Ghat. This is the famous Borghat. In a short distance of 8 Kms one has to climb a height of 369 meters. This is a difficult Ghat to climb. But once you reach here, you feel that this climb has been worth the trouble.
Khandala is One place where you will fall in love at First Site. Lonavala and Khandala are full of tourists practically for the whole year. Main reasons for this is the fact that it is very close to Mumbai.
Pune is considered to be the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Standing as a proof to this are the numerous monuments of the city. Right from forts to gardens to museums, each and every tourist attraction of Pune boats of great architecture.
A tour to the Puna city of India is incomplete without a visit to these monuments.
They serve as a reminder of the history as well as culture of the city. In the following lines, we have provided information about the places to visit on Pune sightseeing tours.