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Enclosed by the Western Ghat is Kamshet a scenically blessed hill station of Maharashtra. Kamshet is located at a distance of 45km Pune and 110 from Mumbai. Home to a serene rustic village, Kamshet is famous for being an adventurer hub. Paragliding in Kamshet has attracted travelers from far and wide. It is widely reckoned for its flying schools and paragliding points.
Apart from paragliding there are many other things to do in Kamshet. Surrounded by paddy, luxuriant sunflower fields, and quaint mud huts visitors can explore the ancient Indian rock-cut cave shrines. Kamshet is located at a distance of 18km from Lonavala. Tourist can also add Lonavala in their trip while traveling to Kamshet.
The hilltop of Shinde Wadi Hill is a paragliding take off in Kamshet. Earlier Shinde Wadi Hill is believed to be the base ground of Madhavrao Shinde’s soldiers during the battle against British. Shinde Wadi Hill is ideal for the novice paragliders. During the month of October to May, adventurers from far and wide travel towards Kamshet to experience the thrill of paragliding.
Nestled amidst the luxuriant forest is a sacred Hindu temple called Kondeshwar. The Kondeshwar Temple of Kamshet is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is an ancient elephant temple constructed using Hemadpanti architecturing style. Within the premises of Kondeshwar Temple visitors can find a surreal waterfall and a tomb Shri Khateshwar Maharaj.
Located at a distance of 13km from Kamshet city centre is serene artificial lake called Pawna. Situated close by ancient forts, Pawna Lake is a famous camping spot. The serene ambiance and astounding trekking route around Pawna Lake has made it a favored adventurers’ hub. Campers can avail row and motor boating in Pawn Lake.
Perched at an altitude of 687mt is the Bhairi Cave of Kamshet. The rock terrain makes the hill top of Bhairi Cave an ideal place for rock-climbing and trekking. There are many rumors about the Bhairi Cave. According to hearsays animal sacrifice is still in practice in Bhairi Cave and there are few utensils inside the cave. It is said if someone tries to steal those utensils they are gravely punished by Goddess Bhairi.
Bedsa Caves also spelled as Bedse Caves are the ancient rock-cut cave shrines. Located at a distance of 6km from Kamshet only few people know about Bedsa Caves. Dating by to 60BC, it is one of the oldest caves of Maharashtra. Situated in the sloppy hill, Bedsa Cave is ideal for going on a trek while visiting Kamshet. During monsoon season Beda Cave offer a wonderful vista of emerald green forest enclosing the serene city of Kamshet.
Best time to visit Kamshet: Blessed with astounding cold-semi arid climate Kamshet can be visited throughout the year and monsoon season seems to bring out the best of Kamshet. But if tourist wants to be part of the thrilling adventure the best time for paragliding in Kamshet is from October to May, it is better if gliders avoid the rainy season.