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Kamshet

Posted on 10/07/14

Introduction: 

Kamshet is surrounded by beautiful scenery and is a home to small villages that are still built in the traditional style (with mud, thatch and reeds). A beautiful hill resort nestling amidst fields and villages, surrounded by green forest covered hills and with a beautiful lake in the vicinity, Kamshet has quite a few surprises to offer. Kamshet in Maharashtra is a lovely getaway that happens to be one of the best places to go paragliding in India as it offers perfect flying conditions. Go for a holiday or honeymoon with a difference at Kamshet.


Kamshet

Photo Credit: Himanshu Sarpotdar


                                                                                                                


Destination Facts:

Location: Maharashtra , Pune .
Altitude: 670 Meters
Temperature: (Summer 25°C and 40°C) & (Winter10°C and 26°C.)
Languages spoken: Marathi, English & Hindi.

Getting there:

Nearest Airports: The nearest domestic airport is at Pune, some 60 kms away.
Main Railway Station: The nearest railhead is at Lonavla.
Main Bus Station or Road: Kamshet is well connected by road to Mumbai and Pune. There is a regular bus service to Kamshet too.

Distance of a few Major Towns from Kamshet:

16 km from Khandala and Lonavala. It is located about 118 km from Mumbai, and the nearest town is Pune 56 km.

Eating Around:

Famous for the Local and Staple food served in Dhabbas

Places of Tourist interest:

Karla Caves:
These 3rd century caves are well known for their splendid rock-cut architecture. The caves were built by Theravada Buddhist monks. Karla Caves are located close to Lonavala in Karli and is a popular tourist destination.

Bedsa Caves:
Different in appearance from the Karla Caves, these Hinayana Buddhist Caves are said to be built in the 1st century. The caves are famous for their animals and dancing figure sculptures.

Bhaja Caves:
Bhaja Caves are a group of 18 rock-cut caves built around 200 B.C. The major attraction is the group of 14 stupas, five inside and nine outside the caves. One of the caves houses some of the most splendid sculptures. Near the last cave is the monsoon waterfall, where tourists flock every summer.

Kondeshwar Temple:
An ancient elephant temple well known as Shri Kondeshwar temple is located at pohara near to kamshet. Pahara is a hilly forest range. This temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. There is a scenic view nearby this temple for the tourists as this place is surrounded by the dense forest, all around.

Paragliding:
Paragliding is one of the major attraction and activity for the tourists in the Kamshet. There are paragliding schools in Kamshet for the beginners.


  Paragliding in Kamshet

                                          Paragliding in Kamshet


Getting around the destination:
Public transportation is available here.

Shopping Areas & Entertainment:
There is no scope for shopping in Kamshet.

Best Time To Visit:
The best time to visit Kamshet is between October and February.

Festivals:
Mahashivratri and Ganesh Chaturthi are the two main festivals in Kamshet that are celebrated with great fun and enthusiasm.