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Kamshet Travel Guide

    Highway Tunnel near Kamshet

    Highway Tunnel near Kamshet



Kamshet Travel Guide

At a distance of 110 km from the city of Mumbai and 85 km from Pune lies an exquisite hill station known by the name of Kamshet. It is situated at an altitude of 2200 feet above sea level in the picturesque Western Ghats of the state of Maharashtra. It is enclosed on all sides with traditional houses, greeneries, tranquil lake, hilly terrains which evokes an atmosphere of tranquillity. One will find ample opportunity for adventurous sports like paragliding, trekking, hiking, cross country flights etc. The hilly terrains of Kamshet are adorned with many ancient caves which makes it an attractive tourist destination. The cave stands as a testimony to the various artistic and cultural significance of the place. Kamshet is an ideal place for those who love nature and adventurous activities like paragliding. The village life gets magnified in all its natural splendour and spending a day or two in that midst will truly be an experience of a lifetime.

Kamshet is also a natural hamlet of many rare bird species and watching them is a joy in itself. Apart from this there are many tourist places of attractions. There is Bhandar Dongar, Bhairi Caves, Bhaja Caves, Kondeshwar Temple and Bedsa Caves.

Bhandar Dongar is a hill which houses a medieval period temple dedicated to saint Tukaram. This hill is also known as the temple hill. The temple opens one’s eye to the life of the great saint poet. Religious preaching is held in the premises of the temple by sage and religious leaders.

There are numerous caves in Kamshet of which the most noticeable are the Karla caves, Bedsa caves, Bhaja caves etc. The Karla Caves were built in the 3rd century and is constructed out of the rocks. The Bedsa caves believed to have been built in the 1st century are basically Hinayana Buddhist caves which are famous for the various intricately carved sculptures. Built in 200 B.C. the major attractions of the Bhaja Caves are the group of 14 stupas, and some impressive carvings and sculptures.

There is the Kondeshwar Temple which is also a great place to visit. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. From the premise of this temple one can get a splendid view of the surrounding locality and of the dense forests and hills. The temple draws a large number of people during the time of Mahashivaratri which is celebrated with great fervour.

One must not miss the Vadivali Lake which is an artificial lake situated at an altitude of 2200 feet.

Kamshet is well connected with the neighbouring places and hence it is easily accessible. A regular train runs between Pune and Kamshet. The nearest airport is situated at Pune. The fun however, lies in travelling the place by road.   

Last Updated: 29/03/2012

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