Mar: खंडाळा khaṇḍāḷā

‘Chasm’  -Hill Station  Maharashtra

Skt: khaṇḍa ‘chasm’, ’gap’, ‘fissure’; and Mar: āvali, ‘row’, ‘range’.

Khandala is a hill station in a dramatic setting with steep valleys and mountain passes. The name fits.

Khandala and the nearby Lonavla hill station stand 622m above the Deccan Plateau in an area of  area of nearly 40 sq. km.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Maharashtra place names.

 

Khandala Valley              Vishalsdhumal