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Kamshet Tourism

Kamshet is a picturesque hill station in Western Ghats, renowned for paragliding and flying schools. Surrounded by Western Ghats, this place is regularly featured in the top 10 must visit destinations of India for an adventurous junkie.

Located inÊPuneÊdistrict, just 45 km from the main town, Kamshet is a paragliders paradise. It's a beautiful place with small villages with natural scenery and fresh air. You can enjoy the surroundings and also have a closer look at the village life of India with muddy huts and village markets. The area is surrounded by paddy and sunflower fields and it provides an awesome view while you are enjoying the world class paragliding facilities here. Among other important attractions in this region are the Bhairi caves, Bhedsa caves, Khondeshwar temple, Pavana lake and Shinde wadi hills. Due to its proximity to other hill stations like Lonavla andÊKhandala, one can include those places in this trip as well.

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Camping by the bay of Western Ghats: Kamshet

Considered as the Mecca for paragliders, Kamshet is a tiny hill station sited at the height of 2200 ft above the sea level, unearthed in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. It is a perfect place for a fabulous family vacation or group travel. Kamshet flaunts its blossoming lush green beauty, undulated hilly terrain and idyllic lakes along with being the Paragliders hub and an adventure zone.

The serene town takes its pride in being amongst the top 10 adventurous places in India. One can dilate himself from the hustle and bustle of the everyday chaotic lifestyle and find solace in visiting the Vadivali Lake, Pawna Lake, Bhairi caves and Bedsa caves which are famous for its dominant Buddhist culture. Apart from this, there are various joy rides, tandem flights, trail bike flights and cross country flights to tickle the adventure enthusiast in you.

Restaurants and Local Food in Kamshet

Kamshet is located close to Lonavala and Khandala which offers one a somewhat extended menu, thought the local favorites, flavors and styles are almost identical. The popular items that one must indulge in while here are Misal Paav, Vada Paav, Poha, Dabeli, Puran Poli, Bhel Puri, Paav Bhajji and more. Sip into a rich milkshake called Mastani, garnished with dry fruits. Other than these items which mostly fall under the genre of street food, there are a number of delicacies to relish here. These include preparations of chicken, goat mutton, crab and fish.
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Suggested Itinerary

Start early in the morning and leave your hotel with a backpack towards this tranquil destination. March towards the Bhandar longer hills and opt for a trek towards the top. It takes around 1 to 2 hours to cover the site and is a must visit. Later, you can head to Bhairi caves that exhibit the cardinal Buddhist culture of the Medival India. Head to visit the famous pilgrimage of the Kondeshwar Temple. You can call it a day once you have enjoyed paragliding amidst the serene environment of the hilly Kamshet.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Pristine lakes. Rugged hills. Lush green fields. Paragliders Hub. Good local food, Maharashtrian meals. Tandem flights. Joy rides available.

What's Not So Great?

No significant market areas or central shopping markets available, however - necessities are easily accessible. No direct flight connectivity.

For Whom?

Kamshet is ideal for group travellers, friends, family weekend getaways for the population of Maharashtra and couples as well. Perfect location for adventure enthusiasts and photo fanatics.

How To Reach Kamshet

Pune is the nearest city from Kamshet, and it is just 45 km away from the town. Mumbai is also just around 210 km from Kamshet. Just a few hours drive from either of the cities via private jeeps or cars is the best way to reach the place. Kamshet also has a railway station, and it lies on the Mumbai-Pune railway route. This is also a very easy and economical way to reach Kamshet. The nearest airports are in Mumbai and Pune.

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Prateek Chauhan 1 year ago
Proper fitting clothes and shoes are a must for a fun and wonderful experience of paragliding. Avoid wearing loose clothes if you want to enjoy paragliding here. Also, do check for the safety requirements for paragliding before you take off.
Trikaya Retreat 1 year ago
the origin of the kundalika river on which the two dams of KUNDLI and Wadavli (uksan ) are built starts from here . an amazing historical temple is the abode of the benevolent Shiva god Kondeshwar. he is the caretaker of the entire region . A must visit
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