Khopoli is a city in the Indian state of Maharashtra, at the base of the Sahyadri mountains, near Karjat surrounded on all sides by hills.
The name khopoli was derived from the following two words. Khopi (means a hut) and awali (means a row) i.e many huts in a row.
There is a waterbody (generally called as shankar mandir talao). but the actual name of this waterbody is Kakan talao. The name to this water body was given because of a genuine reason. Once there was some queen and there was a drought in khopoli. So she had sold her diamond bangles (They were called Kakan in marathi, Kangan in Hindi) and hence the name Kakan talao. This talao is very deep. In the deep waters of the kakan talao lies an escape route of shivaji maharaj.
The (ghat section) the road which climbs through the mountains to lonavla is called the Bhor Ghat. This road was built by Dalhousie. It was the only way to many far off countries and the only way for transportation and so was of utmost importance.
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