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KAD/Khandala (3 PFs)
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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 22
Number of Originating Trains: 0
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Ambience Villa Rd, Khandala 410301
State: Maharashtra
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Elevation: 549 m above sea level
Zone: CR/Central
Division: Mumbai CSM Terminus
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Jan 01 2015 (22:09)   KAD/Khandala (3 PFs)
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"Khandala"----- Hill Station in the state Maharashtra
Brief Description about Khandala:
Khandala is a hill station in the Western Ghats in the state of Maharashtra, India, about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Lonavala and 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from Karjat.Khandala is located at one (top) end the Bhor Ghat, a major ghat (meaning valley in Marathi) on the road link between the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan plain. The ghat carries an extensive amount[clarification needed] of road and rail traffic. The Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the main link between the major cities of Mumbai and
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Pune, passes through Khandala.
Due to the ease of accessibility from nearby cities, Khandala is a common area for hiking. One destination is the nearby peak of Duke's Nose, which offers a panoramic view of Khandala and the Bhor Ghat.
The route near Khandala sunset point and khopoli has been there since centuries used to connect the coastal cities like Sopara to Pune. The transport from base of khopoli was by carts both hand pulled and horse drawn, which was tarred during British time somewhere in 1840.
The railway route from Karjat to Pune was started under the guidance of Great Indian Peninsula Railway Chief Engineer 1849–1862: James Berkley (surveyor and route designer). The chief Engineer had a bungalow near the current day st Xaviers Villa in Khandala facing towards Duke's nose hill, The construction of the Khandala tunnel was a herculean job as the tunnel had to be bored through basalt. There were four bouts of cholera in Khandala during the construction of the Tunnels and Khandala Railway station, Which is well documented by the paper published by sir James Berkley.
The another notable place of visit is the Ancient Jail which was built in 1896, in which founders of St Xaviers college were jailed as POWs by the British masters.
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Sharing the pictures of natural beauty of rail route going through Khandala Tunnel.
1 train-entering-tunnel-at-khandala
2 railway-engines-out-of-khandala tunnel
3 bhor-ghat-railway
4 tunnel-and-waterfall
5 scenic-khandala-waterfall-kune
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After clicking on the above link a page will be opened see the pictures under the head "Monsoon Special".You will find the 5 attached pics whose names are mentioned above.
6 Mumbai-Pune Expressway from Rajmachi Garden, Khandala
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7 Khandala Station
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Nov 10 2013 (10:42)   KAD/Khandala (3 PFs)
Soumitra Chawathe^~   34391 blog posts
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A superb location for rail-fanning, being a hill station offers magnificent views of Sahyadri mountains and Bor Ghats.
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Monkey hill is ahead of the station. There are numerous other points all alongside the railway line which are safe for rail photography which give a superb view of Ghats, waterfalls (in monsoons) and trains.
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you are lucky, you can get a ride on-board KYN WAG-7 banker locos, which return light from LNL-KJT.

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Nov 10 2013 (10:52)
gnagda   637 blog posts
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Make a program sometime for RF cum trekking. I'll come.
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