Durshet is a little village found on the banks of the river Amba, nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra. Due to its proximity to Mumbai and Pune it serves as a weekend getaway for people to move away from the crowded cities.
It is situated between two Ganesh temples of Pali and Mahad and is just off the highway near the village of Khopoli. It is historically significant place as it served as a battlefield when Shivaji Maharaj fought Kartalab Khan for Umbarkhind in the late 1600s.
- Carry extra food and water supplies with you, facilities are not present at proper intervals.- In case you are planning to stay back, make sure you enquire about the availability of hotel rooms beforehand.- Treks during monsoons can be risky, make sure to wear good rubber soled shoes for trekking.
Small about 10ft x 10ft only, crowded with locals (when I visited there were like 30 people in that small place) and unhygienic. Hot spring not worth visiting.
Mild winters. Great natural beauty. Rich in flora and fauna. Various thrilling adventures.
Infrequent public transport. Could be crowded during peak season like winters. Blistering heat in summers.
Perfect for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. Great place for honeymooners and for those searching for a tranquil environment. For religious people, a trip to Durshet might turn out to be a memorable one.
There is no airport in Durshet. The Mumbai airport is the closest to the place. It is a domestic, as well as the international airport, and well connected to various cities. There are three well-bu... (Read More)
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