Kamshet is a hill station in Maharashtra located at about 2200 ft above sea level. Luscious green cover, placid lakes and undulating hilly terrains make it a perfect holiday destination. Nestled in the Western Ghats about 118 km from Mumbai, Kamshet straddles the ancient trade route between the Konkan region and Pune. Kamshet is about 56 km from Pune and 11 km from Lonavala and is accessible by road and rail from both Mumbai and Pune. The hills in and around Kamshet are dotted with ancient cave temples and medieval fortresses. ALSO READ Mumbai: Weekend Getaways
The world-class paragliding facilities attract a large number of flying-sport aficionados to Kamshet. Soaring over the Pawna Lake and gliding over the beautiful countryside, provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you don’t have the stomach for flying, you can also just watch enthusiasts, trek up the Tower Hill, Shelar or Kondeshwar Cliff. Apart from paragliding, you can also visit the Kondeshwar Temple, Bhairi Caves and Bhandar Dongar.
BEST PLACES TO STAY IN KAMSHET
Kamshet has limited places to stay so tourists generally prefer to stay at Lonavla or Khandala and visit Kamshet for adventurous pursuits. Resorts and paragliding tour operators also offer comfortable options to stay. Some tour operators offer dormitories and tents at nominal rates.
BEST PLACES TO EAT IN KAMSHET
Kamshet doesn’t offer much in terms of options to eat. Roadside shacks and dhabas in Kamshet offer basic food with limited variety.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT KAMSHET
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Kamshet is as given below. The best time to visit Kamshet is also specified.