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Best Things To Do in Kamshet

If hill station is your love and planning to visit any in coming months, then Kamshet should be your next destination. Maharashtra is blessed with amazing hill stations which are stationed at every few kilometres. Kamshet is one such tiny hill station tucked in the Konkan region. One of the things to do in Kamshet is to admire the Lush green mountains, placid lakes and dramatic terrains, all these features make Kamshet a thrilling location for adventure and peace. It is 56 km from Pune and 11 km from Lonavala and is accessible by both road and rail.

The hill station is dotted with ancient cave temple and medieval forts. There are many things to do in Kamshet and one of the adventure activities to do is Paragliding in Kamshet which pulls large number of tourists. Apart from this activity, you can even indulge in other activities like soaring over the Pawna Lake or strolling across the hill station. For trekking enthusiasts, there are some of the best trekking tours in Kamshet like Tower Hill, Shelar or Kondeshwar Cliff.

The hill station is one of the most visited and amazing places which shouldn't be missed. For those who want to stay and sleep under the open sky, then having a tent over the hills is the best option. Some of the caves to explore near Kamshet are Karla Caves, Bedse Caves, Bhaja Caves, etc. For stay, there are very few options, but one can stay at the cottages nearby. For trekking, monsoon (June to September) is the best time. Even from October to February when the temperature drops, it is the best time to explore. If you want to know more about this place, we have answered a bunch of questions to help make things easier.

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Attractions

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Uksan Lake

Uksan Lake is one of those places that promise to take you into a peaceful and blissful space, away from the chaos of city life. This is a small oasis-like place that is framed by hills and forests, lending it a beautiful appearance.

It is a great place to hike, swim, night camp, barbeque, or just sit by the lakeside and hear the water rustling around you. Seeing the sunset or sunrise here is also a great experience. 

The lake waters swell up and the surrounding greens look even more luxuriant during and after the rains. 

Location: 14 kilometres from Kamshet.  

Best time: The lake is best visited after the monsoon months of June-September.
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Shinde Wadi Hills

These hills, which have war legends around them, are the best place to try paragliding while in Kamshet. Located at a height of around 200 ft their gentle slopes allow expert and beginner gliders to indulge in hours of undulated adventure and fun of paragliding. 

Try to reach before dawn to see the beautiful sunrise from behind the hills. It is among the best 
places to visit in Kamshet to enjoy an escape into the cool crisp air of the hills. 

Location: 2 kilometres from Kamshet. 

Best time: October-May is the flying season.
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Bhairi Caves

These caves, one of the oldest in Maharashtra, are one of the most popular places to visit in Kamshet. Located on a high rocky area, they are reachable through a hike on very rocky terrain. 

Once there, you will be rewarded with beautiful and majestic views of these intriguing caves. An ancient site for animal sacrifices, it is said that the practice is still followed here. 

You can even see some utensils kept here. Spend some time here taking in panoramic views of the twin forts of Rajmachi, Shrivardhan, and Manoranjan surrounded by the tranquillity of nature.  

Location: The caves are located in Jambhivali, which is 20 kilometres from Kamshet.

Best time: February- May, and October- December.
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Pavana Lake

Though an artificial lake created from the Pavana Dam, this lake is a must-visit amongst Kamshet places to visit for an idyllic escape into the peace that nature offers. It is a popular camping location due to its beautiful scenery. 

Don’t miss to see the sun cast its golden hues on the calm waters and surrounding hills during sunset and sunrise. Those keen on bird watching can spot species like Indian Roller, Shikra, and Pied Bushchat, etc. around the waters. 

Location: 18 kilometres from Kamshet.

Best time: February- May, and October- December.
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Bedse Caves

Cave exploration in Kamshet is incomplete without visiting the Buddhist Bedse Caves, which are said to be built in the first century. Like most caves, these also have a dark, damp, and mystic allure about them. 

As you enter, you will see a temple with ancient carvings of elephants, horses, etc. on the walls. A beautifully carved ceiling and pillars arch the monastery inside, which is a must-see. 

This is one of the best 
places to visit in Kamshet to spend time meditating or simply being with oneself in the silent & serene environs of the caves. 

Location: 10 kilometres from Kamshet.

Best time: Monsoons months of June-September.
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Kondeshwar Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this ancient temple is famous for its location in the midst of a dense forest. Reachable after a rocky hike, its black stone architecture never fails to astonish. 

The serenity of the temple is only broken by the sounds of cascading water from a nearby waterfall. Spend time cooling down in the misty water sprays from the falls. 

Don’t miss the Shri Kheteshwar Maharaj Samadhi located near a charming little pond, one of the top attractions in 
Kamshet places to visit

Location: The temple is located in Jambhivali, which is 20 kilometres from Kamshet.

Best time: 
February- May, and October- December. The temple remains open from 6:00 am- 8:30 pm every day.
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Bhandar Dongar

This is one of those charmingly rustic places that have a great appeal for tourists. There is a beautiful ancient temple dedicated to Saint Tukaram, located atop a hill. 

The place is also a great attraction for people interested in hiking and paragliding due to its sloped terrain and location on the hill. It is amongst the most popular 
Kamshet places to visit both for beginners as well as expert gliders. 

Location: 23 kilometres from Kamshet.

Best time: February- May, and October- December. 
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Visapur Fort

Famous for its striking location atop a lush green plateau at 1084 metres, the fort is a popular tourist attraction and one of the most famous places to visit in Kamshet

The hike to the fort is exciting and takes one through thickets and waterfalls covered in a silvery mist. Reach the summit to see the Hanuman Temple and views of Visapur Fort’s twin Lohagad Fort.

You will also see many small ancient caves, ruins of stone houses, known as the Peshwa’s palace. One of the most interesting things to see is the ten feet long gun that is said to belong to Queen Elizabeth. 

Location: 17 kilometres from Kamshet.

Best time: Mid-June to February.

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Traveller Tales From Kamshet

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Ranjeet Bharadwaj

14 August 2015

We had an amazing time here with all our friends and this was an exciting experience for all of us.

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Prathyusha Nidamanuru

03 June 2019

"that was really a thrilling experience.. we, a group of 6 members experienced this activity for the first time to the fullest. "

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Lavanya Trivedi

15 November 2015

It was my life long desire to experience this crazy paragliding and finally i had the fortune do this in kamshet, one of the most popular Paragliding destinations in India. This short Ariel adventure w

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Durgeshwari Ganaka

10 May 2015

I was very scared to take this initially, but at first, we started training on flat ground. After this we met our course mates, instructors. The instructors taught us about equipments and we got famili...

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Vishnu Dutta

12 October 2015

Must to do activity!!! I recommend paragliding to every adventure lover. It gives you a thrilling experience. The views from top is amazing, moreover it feels awesome when you start coming down on the

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Arnesh Gandhi

05 July 2014

Such an amazing experience of flying in Kamshet! Must appreciate the way it was carried out by the organisers. The guides were great and made me fear-free before the flight. And once I was in the air, ...

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Sugam Singhal

14 June 2017

A great experience! Worth a try for all nature lovers. The team is very helpful and the pilots are friendly and helpful too. Highly recommend a stay at the Nature's cabin which Thrillophilia books!

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Prudhvi Bhogavalli

28 December 2018

"Well organized. Had to wait for a couple of hours and wait has paid off. Patience is must since it is dependent on weather. "

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Roberta McCarty

08 December 2018

I loved it. The pilot Ganesh, was very professional, knowledgable (aka, really knows his stuff), calm, reassuring, organized, and most of all its a total blast and a fun adventure! Temple Pilots al...

What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Kamshet

  • Q. What are the amazing things to do in Kamshet starting from INR 2300 Only?

    Kamshet is a small hill station in Maharashtra. Though options for things to do in Kamshet are quite, but for adventure lovers Paragliding, trekking and strolling over the Pavana Lake are some good options. There are corporate activities undertaken by companies. Some of the fun activities conducted are- Valley Crossing, Tyrolean Traverse, skimming through ropes, Ziplining, etc. Check the list given below.

    1. 
    Paragliding In Kamshet - Book at Rs. 2300 Only
    2. 
    Rejuvenating Retreat at Iconic Farmhouse, Firdaus Baug - Book at Rs. 6042 Only
    3. 
    Lakeside Luxury Villa Experience at Le Farm - Book at Rs. 22,600 Only
    4. 
    Tandem Paragliding in Kamshet - Book at Rs. 2,999 Only

  • Q. What are the places to visit in Kamshet with friends and family?

    This place is a perfect destination to unwind and leave behind your hectic city life for a few days. Its beautiful surroundings are a treat to the eyes as well as food for the soul. So click here to explore the best places to visit in Kamshet

    1. 
    Kondeshwar Temple - 20 kilometers from Kamshet.
    2. Shinde Wadi Hills - 2 kilometers from Kamshet. 
    3. Uksan Lake- 14 kilometers from Kamshet. 
    4. Bedse Caves - 10 kilometers from Kamshet.
    5. Bhandar Dongar - 23 kilometers from Kamshet.

  • Q. Which are the best comfortable and affordable resorts to stay in Kamshet?

    The Kamshet resorts by virtue of being located at a height of 2200 ft above sea level enjoy lovely and pleasant climatic conditions throughout the year. Here is the list is given below.

    1. Hill Forest Resort - Starting from Rs. 2800/- onwards.
    2. 
    Treasure Island Resort - Starting from 2100/- onwards.
    3. 
    Emerald Resort - Starting from Rs. 5000/- onwards.
    4. 
    Ratnaa Resort - Starting from Rs. 5000/- onwards.
    5. 
    Govinda Resorts - Starting from Rs. 4000/- onwards.

  • Q. Which are some of the famous treks in Kamshet?

    Trekking is the best adventure activity to be done in Kamshet. During monsoon season, the entire hill station gets covered into lush greenery. Trekking in Kamshet offers an amazing experience and upon reaching on the top of the hill, your eyes will certainly get a view like heaven on earth.

    Tikona Fort is the ideal trekking spot in Kamshet. Then there is Kondeshwar Temple. The starting point for this trekking is Jamboli and goes through steep trails of the mountain. If this is your first time, then do make sure to carry trekking shoes, enough water, and food. The duration of the trekking is just one day.

  • Q. Which are some of the famous camping Sites in Kamshet?

    Pawna Lake Campsite: Pawna lake is a beautiful artificial lake located at a distance of just 17 kilometers from Kamshet village. It attracts tourists majorly for an overnight lakeside camping trip; the arrangements of which can easily be done through local tour agents who set up tents and also provide food facilities.

    Away from the chaotic city noise and under the stars, camping at Pawna lake is an experience worth having and certainly counts as one of the best things to do in Kamshet. Camping here offers a relaxing time and the opportunity to share quality time with loved ones.

    Camping at Tikona Fort:
    Tikona fort is situated atop a hill and in order to reach here, visitors have to trek for an hour from Tikona Peth village. The difficulty level of the trek is marked as easy and thus can be done by anybody with moderate fitness. As the name suggests, the fort is of a triangular shape and offers great views of the surrounding vicinity comprising of Pawna Dam, Kathingad and Lohagad fort.

    Camp Waters Edge: Camp Waters edge specializes in being an activity resort on the banks of Andra lake. Here, tourists can camp for the night and in the day time indulge in outdoor sports like kayaking, zip line, Burma bridge, river crossing, rappelling, river swimming, treks, paintball, cycling, farm tour, archery, commando net, ladder climb, Tarzan swing, skywalk, tyre crossing, rock climbing, jungle camping, monkey crawl, waterfall rappelling, nature walks, horticulture, rifle shooting, obstacle course, plank walk, tunnel crawl and many more.

    Saffron Stays: The list of things to do in Kamshet does not have to restrict to indulging in outdoor activities only. It can also be seeking luxury or a relaxing staycation at Saffron Stays who have a number of eco-friendly properties for tourists to choose from. Each one offers a peaceful environment, perfect for a break.

  • Q. What are different kinds of Paragliding options available in Kamshet? Is it safe?

    Kamshet offers only one type of paragliding experience which is tandem paragliding. This means that an enthusiast can simply sit back and enjoy the flying experience while a trained professional pilot flies the paraglider. This allows one to take up the activity without having to get trained in the sport professionally.

    A lot of people may not have that time and liberty or willingness to learn the sport. However, the ones who do want to take training can look up for courses here in Kamshet.

    Safety-wise, paragliding in Kamshet is absolutely safe as it is conducted under expert supervision and with all gears and equipment in place. It is undoubtedly one of the best and safest thrilling things to do in Kamshet.

  • Q. Which is more fun tandem paragliding or acrobatics paragliding in Kamshet?

    Both are equally thrilling and fun. Under acrobatics paragliding, you will be doing different sets of actions. Tandem paragliding in Kamshet on the other hand, offers an experience of freedom and free flight.

    These are larger paragliding wings designed to carry the pilot and one passenger. As a passenger, you sit in the front in a comfortable harness and enjoy the flight. In Kamshet, both tandem and acrobatics are conducted. You can check out any of the two depending on your flexibility.

  • Q. Which are some famous caves to explore in Kamshet?

    Kamshet is blessed with some ancient caves which are still standing strong. These caves were built centuries ago with some beautiful artistry work. These monuments stand witness showcasing its incredible journey and displaying its legends. These monuments were also the house Chinese monks, Greek merchants and host of international travellers. Some of the famous caves are:

    1. Karla CavesThis is among the well preserved caves and is the largest one built in 80c. These caves represent the zenith in terms of design purity of this style of temple architecture. Also these caves are the largest collection of chaitya caves in India dating back to 2nd cent BC and 7th AD.

    2. Bhaja Caves: These 18 caves were built for Buddhist nuns and were excavated in the 2nd century BC. The artistry work inside the caves are worth mentioned and understanding their work.

    3. Bedse Caves: Located 4 miles from Kamshet station, these caves have chaitya resembles the rear hall at Karla. There are four pillars, each of 25 feet high.

  • Q. How difficult is Rajmachi fort trek? How much time it takes to reach the top?

    Rajmachi trek is one of the highest and famous trekking spot located in the middle of Mumbai-Pune trade route. The height of this fort is 2710 feet from the sea level. It offers a scenic view of beautiful clouds, waterfall and lush green forests. The backwaters of Shirota Dam are worth. The difficulty level of Rajmachi Fort trek is moderate and can be done in 1 day or in 2 days (if staying overnight). If trekking from Lonavala, then it is 15kms and takes 3-4 hours.

  • Q. How difficult is a Trek to Tikona fort in Kamshet? Time required reaching on top?

    Tikona Fort Trek is a famous trekking spot in Kamshet and is 3500 ft. above the sea level. It is renowned as Vitandgad fort and is near Lonavala. Upon reaching at the top, one can view Pawna Dam and Visapur forts. There is a temple on the top of the peak and standing at the top will give an amazing view of the pano hill. The difficulty level is easy and takes 1 1/2 hours. Winter and rainy season are two best times to visit.

  • Q. How to reach Shinde Wadi Hills in Kamshet? How far it is from Kamshet?

    Shinde Wadi hills are the paragliding take off point and ideal spot for paragliding beginners. It is about 100-200 feet above the ground level. For those who want to paraglide, Shinde Wadi Hills is the spot. It is quite close to Kamshet.

  • Q. Can we camp in Pawna Lake, Kamshet? How much is the cost?

    Yes, you can camp near Pawna Lake by building a tent near to this artificial lake. You can enjoy barbeque, swimming and star gazing during the stay. The campsite is located near forts like Lohagad, Tikona and Tungi.

    The cost of the camping in Pawna starts from Rs 1500/- per person if considered taking service from the tour company. You can even set your own campsite at the Pawna Lake. You may need certain things including tent and other items.

  • Q. Which are some famous places for corporate adventure in Kamshet?

    The most famous places for corporate adventure in Kamshet include:

    1. Shinde hill
    2. Pawna lake
    3. Tikona fort

    There are several other local spots of the village where outdoor sports and games can be enjoyed. In Kamshet, there are several tours that cater to corporate adventure.

    This allows large group corporate professionals to take a break from their jobs and indulge in some fun activities to do in Kamshet. 

  • Q. Which are some famous places for day adventures in Kamshet?

    The list of famous places for day adventures in Kamshet has may locals spots in the villages. These places individually offer opportunities for enthusiasts to carry out adventure activities like paragliding, trekking, hiking, kayaking and many more.

    A few outsides of these famous spots are-

    1. Uksan lake
    2. Bedsa caves
    3. Bhairi caves
    4. Tikona fort
    5. Lohgad fort
    6. Pawna lake
    7. Pawna dam
    8. Shinde Wadi hills
    9. Bhandar Gongar
    10. Visapur fort.

  • Q. What all things can be done in Kamshet?

    There are a number of things to do in Kamshet. The most popular one being paragliding for which it has gained demand all across Maharashtra. This paragliding activity allows one to fly over the majestic Western ghats and experience an aerial view of the stunning mountains.

    Except for this, tourists have several other activities to do in Kamshet, such as-

    1. Trek to Tikona Fort
    2. Camping at Pawna lake
    3. Indulging in the local delicacies; both vegetarians, as well as non-vegetarians dishes, have always been appreciated by all tourists
    4. Exploring Bedsa caves and Bhairi caves
    5. Visiting Kondeshwar temple
    6. Simply relaxing in the lap of nature 

  • Q. Which are some of the famous treks near Kamshet?

    Surrounded by the Sahyadris, Kamshet offers some of the best treks for enthusiasts and the opportunity to explore the region on foot. The two famous treks near Kamshet are-

    Trek to Tikona fort : 
    This trek starts from Tikona Peth and takes about an hour. It is an easy level one.

    Trek to Kondeshwar temple: The starting point of this trail is Jamboli which is marked as easy level until the temple. Thereafter, the trek goes steep and requires one to have a guide.

    It is advisable to carry proper trekking or sports shoes to avoid injuries. Likewise, water and sunscreen are also recommended. 

  • Q. What is the best local cuisine here? Where can I get to try it out?

    Kamshet’s local cuisine extends from Lonavala and Khandala as the village is located close to the hill stations mentioned latter. The food has influences from the Maharashtrian food preparation style.

    Here, tourists can enjoy the best of non-vegetarian food - several dishes of chicken, goat, fish, crab at local stalls and restaurants. Vegetarians have enough number of options too.

    The most popular dishes here are -

    1. Dabeli
    2. Puran Poli
    3. Bhel Puri
    4. Paav Bhajji
    5. Misal Pav
    6. Vada Pav
    7. Poha

    All local restaurants in Kamshet serve the aforementioned dishes in typical local style and thus are equally good to eat!

  • Q. Can we do camping in Kamshet during the monsoon?

    Yes, camping in Kamshet during the monsoons is quite possible. The village has several pre-arrangements of tenting and camp setups by tour agencies and camping vendors for tourists to enjoy during the rains. Camping can be done near the below-mentioned places where most of the arrangements are easy to be done.

    However, the best time for camping in Kamshet would be towards the end of monsoons or post monsoons when the region is the greenest and has fresh winds blowing from the Sahyadris!

    1. Uksan lake
    2. Pawna lake 

  • Q. What kind of health precautions one should take before participating in any adventure activity?

    There are several activities to do in Kamshet, many of which are adventure activities. To perform these…

    -One must ask the experts of the respective sport about the health conditions or fitness level required to indulge in the same.

    -One must consult a doctor before attempting any activity; especially if one suffers from any specific condition like fear of heights, water or any disease.

    -One must make sure to wear all the gears and equipment properly.

    Except for this, things to do in Kamshet with respect to adventure activities are conducted under expert supervision and with the provision of all gears and equipments, and thus are absolutely safe.