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Durshet

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Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Nearest Airport: Pune Check Flights

Durshet Tourism

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.

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Durshet, Maharashtra
Pali Ganapati Temple and Mahad Ganapati Temple
Pali Fort
Small Huts In Durshet

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What is famous about Durshet?

Mild winters. Great natural beauty. Rich in flora and fauna. Various thrilling adventures.

What is not so good about Durshet?

Infrequent public transport. Could be crowded during peak season like winters. Blistering heat in summers.

Who should visit Durshet?

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.

What is the best time to visit Durshet?

From March, the temperature starts rising. Summers in Durshet are pretty hot. This is certainly not the best time to visit the place. Moderate downpours start from June and humidity level increases. Heavy rainfall restricts outdoor activities. So, the winter season is the most suitable time to explore Durshet when the weather is not too harsh.
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What is the local food in Durshet?

The local cuisine here is dominated by Maharashtrian food with a blend of South and North Indian cuisines. This place is known for it's spicy food of curries and fries.
Misal - a spicy gravy of potatoes, peas and other sprouts, makes for a mouth-watering meal.
Vada Pav is the on the go fast food famous here.

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What is the best way to reach Durshet?

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-built railway stations near Durshet- Lonavala, Khandala and Khopoli. Taxi services are quite frequent which connect Durshet to nearby cities. However, there are few or no buses.
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What are the things to do in Durshet?

The top things to do in Durshet are Durshet Forest Lodge, Uddhar Hot Springs, Water sports in Durshet, Trekking in Durshet, Night Safari, Pali Fort. You can see all the places to visit in Durshet here

What are the places near Durshet?

The top places near to Durshet are Lonavala which is 12 km from Durshet, Matheran which is located 31 km from Durshet, Mumbai which is located 60 km from Durshet, Lavasa which is located 39 km from Durshet, Kamshet which is located 28 km from Durshet

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Shreyas Kapoor 2 years ago
- 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.
Roshan Nath 2 years ago
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.
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