Lonavala & Khandala

Lonavala and Khandala are two charming little hill stations, in Maharashtra, located on the western slopes of the Sahyadri mountain range. These are perched at an altitude of 625 m, and are five km apart. Quite popular as health resorts, there are a number of sanatoria dotting the hills, in both towns. Khandala is smaller and relatively calmer of the two, though browsing through Lonavala's bazaar could yield some wonderful surprises. Both these sites offer scenic views of the surrounding hills, and in the monsoons, with myriad waterfalls, it is sheer magic. 

Karla, about 12 km from Lonavala, is the site of the largest Chaitya caves in India, built in 80 B.C. Among the best-preserved Buddhist temples in India, they represent the zenith, in terms of purity of design of this style of temple architecture. Taxis and autorickshaws, easily available in Lonavala and Khandala, are the best ways of getting to and from Karla.

Temperatures vary from 12 deg celsius to 36 deg celsius throughout the year. October to May is the best time to visit.

Some of the most exhilarating Hill Resorts in India include 
Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
Manali, Himachal Pradesh 
Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh
Kulu, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 
Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh
Mussourie, Uttar Pradesh 
Pithoragarh, Uttar Pradesh 
Nainital, Uttar Pradesh
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 
Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu 
Coonoor, Tamil Nadu 
Yercaud, Tamil Nadu 
Lonavala & Khandala, Maharashtra 
Panchgani, Maharashtra 
Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 
Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh 
Hill Stations of Kerala
Mount Abu, Rajasthan