Nasik is the fourth largest city in Maharashtra. Known for its religious significance, Nasik is the birth place of the river Godavari (which originates at Triambakeshwar). The famous tourist attractions are Pandavleni caves, Coin museum, Triambakeshwar temple, and Kalaram temple. The city is also famous for the Kumbha Mela, which is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world. It is a major economic and religious center in Maharashtra. Durshet is a forest resort near Mumbai. It can be reached from Nasik by travelling along NH-3 up till Thane. From Thane, one is advised to take the State Highway-47 to reach Durshet. There is no direct rail connection between the two places. Durshet can be accessed from the nearest railway station at Kapoli which is about 15 km away. Durshet is a tourist destination known for its forest lodge. The major tourist attractions in and around Durshet are the Unhere Hot water Springs, trekking activities like Thanale Cave trekking, and the ashtavinayak temples of Ballareshwar Pali and Mahavardh Vinayak. The Thanale Caves are 28 rock-cut Buddhist caves which were built in the 2nd-3rd century BC.
Distance between Nasik and Durshet is and the average travel time is using a cab.
Nasik is situated on the banks of River Godavari and is the holy city for Hindus. The World famous Shirdi temple is at Nasik and this place is also believed to be the exile shelter of Lord Ram, his consort Sita and brother Lakshman.
Derived from the Sanskrit word Nasika, it is here that Lakshman cut off Shoorpanaka's nose for trying to seduce Lord Ram. The famous Sita Gufa stands testimony to the epic Ramayan. It is home to the 12 holy Jyotirlingas and hosts the most sacred Kumbh Mela once every 12 years.
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You can reach Durshet from Nasik by road in about using a cab upon driving using a cab.
Durshet is a popular adventure getaway near Mumbai and Pune. It lies on a riverside at 76 kilometers from Mumbai on Pali Road. Durshet is famous for Rahim farms and Durshet Jungle Lodge, which are resorts created for the purpose of adventure.
Durshet is set on Khopoli - Pali Road and lies in close proximity to Ashtavinayak Temples at Pali and Mahad along with hot water springs. The nearest airports are in Mumbai and Pune at an equivalent distance of 76 kilometers. The nearest railway stations are Khopoli, Nagothane and Khandala.
Places to Visit in Durshet:
- Pali Fort
- Water Sports
- Night Safari
- Uddhar Hot Water Springs
- Durshet Forest Lodge
- Pali Ganapati Temple
- Mahad Ganpati Temple