Kamshet village is 110 km from Mumbai City and 45 km from Pune. Surrounded by historical sites and scenic environment, Kamshet village has become a famous tourist destination in Maval taluka of Maharashtra state. It is 16 km from the twin hill stations of Khandala and Lonavala and is accessible by road and rail from Mumbai and Pune. Kamshet railway station is located in the Western Ghats, off an ancient trade route that once linked the west coast to the hinterland. The railway station runs parallel to the Indrayani River.
The city of Kamshet has a rich historical heritage. A lot of things from ancient times can be seen in and around Kamshet. Kamshet has become a “Weekend Destination” for tourists from Pune, Mumbai, and other cities. Kamshet has average temperatures ranging between 20 to 26 °C (68 to 79 °F). Kamshet experiences three seasons: summer, monsoon, and winter. Typical summer months are from March to May, The monsoon lasts from June to October, Winter begins in November. The official language of this place is Marathi.
Kamshet village is famous as the original market of 70 villages in Maval taluka. So the essential items are easily available to the tourists who come here. Places to visit or visit near Kamshet, Lonavla are very famous places like Khandala, Carla Caves, Bhaje Caves, Bedse Caves, Lohgad Fort, Visapur Fort, Tikona Fort, Tung Fort, Uksan Dam, Pavana Dam, Wax Museum, etc.
Lonavala and Khandala
The city of Lonavla is known as a place of cool air as it is 624 m above sea level. Lonavala is very crowded with tourists mainly during monsoons. After the Bhushi Dam fills up in the rainy season, tourists mainly flock to enjoy playing in the water flowing from the steps. There are a lot of shops around Bhushi Dam, there are many decorative and porcelain items for sale. The city of Lonavla is known as a place of cool air as it is 624 m above sea level. Lonavala is very crowded with tourists mainly during monsoons. After the Bhushi Dam fills up in the rainy season, tourists mainly flock to enjoy playing in the water flowing from the steps. There are a lot of shops around Bhushi Dam, there are many decorative and porcelain items for sale. Nearby is the Lonavla Bridge where you can see the Lonavla Lake from the Lonavla Bridge, where tourists flock to watch the sunset. About 5 to 6 km away from there is a hilltop destination called Tiger Point. 12 months of very cold and foggy weather can be seen here. In such a beautiful environment, the experience of drinking the well-known and tasty cheese corn bhaji and hot special cutting tea is like a bliss.
Khandala is at a distance of 4-5 km from Lonavala. Khandala includes monkey point, sunset point, Waghjai temple, and Khandala ghat. The sights are worth seeing. The pleasure of enjoying the fog while eating corn on the cob in the rainy season is something different. Among the foods of Lonavala, especially the well-known Lonavla Chikki and Golden Vadapav are very famous. There are names of famous shops like Maganlal Chikki, Navratna Chikki, Rupam Chikki, etc. Here you will find fresh and different varieties. Adjacent to the Old Mumbai Pune Highway is the Golden Vadapav, which tastes very good and you can get it for only Rs. Especially a lot of celebrities come here to eat Vadapav. Vadapav and Moog Bhaji are the specialties of Golden Sweets, as well as Mummy’s Homely Food for Veg-Non Veg Hotels, which is famous for its excellent and delicious meals. It is one of the best restaurant in lonavala.
The Karla caves or Karla cells are complete of ancient Buddist Indian Rock-cut Caves at Karla near Lonavala. The Karla cave complex is built into a rocky hillside, with large windows cut into the rock to light the cave interiors. It is 8 Km away from Lonavala.
The Bhaje Caves share an architectural design with Karla Caves. The Caves are 400 feet above the village of Bhaje. A notable part of the monument is a group of 14 stupas, five inside and nine outside an irregular excavation.
Bedse Caves can be reached from Pune via Kamshet upon reaching Kamshet chowk, Left route is to be taken. That route goes straight to Bedse village where the Caves are comparatively less know and less visited.
You can enjoy an overnight stay and lakeside camping here. And enjoy live music, barbeque, and tent stay next to the lake.
Paragliding at Kamshet
Did you ever think of flying in the air like a bird? If yes, you are one step away from this dream. You can “fly” over the beautiful green hills destination like Kamshet and Pawna. If you are visiting Maharashtra and looking for any adventure activity near Pune and Mumbai or Lonavala, then paragliding at Kamshet would be the best option.
A must visit temple in Mulshi. Temple is on top of the hill. Its a Pandhurang temple. There is a meditation room where You can find images of Saibaba and Satya Sai.
Lohagad fort is one of the many hill forts of Maharashtra state in India. Situated close to the Lonavala hill station. Lohagad rises to an elevation of 1,033 m above sea level. It is connecting to the neighboring Visapur fort by a small range.
It was built during 17/13/1720 CE by Balaji Vishwanath the first Peshwa of the Maratha empire. Visapur fort is large and at a higher elevation than its twin fort Lohagad.
Tikona also is known as Vitandgad is the dominant hill fort in Maval in western India. It is located near Kamshet. The fort is a trekking destination noted for the large doors, the temple of Trimbakeshwar Mahadev, A water tank, and some Satvahan caves.
Tunga Fort has an elevation of 1075m above the sea level. Tung fort is also named as Kathingad fort. The word Kathin in Marathi means difficult. While climbing, We can experience the difficult challenges of reaching this Fort.