On the banks of the River Godavari stands the "Wine Capital of India", Nasik. The past two decades have been witness to the rapid growth that Nasik has undergone, making it one of the fastest growing cities in Maharashtra. At the other end of the spectrum lies Kamshet. This sleepy village of Maharashtra, situated on the Western Ghats is a favored paragliding destination for enthusiasts and newbies alike.With its abundance of Buddhist temples built into caves and forts on hills, Kamshet holds a unique place in the hearts of tourists. You can paraglide off the Shinde Wadi Hills or the Pavana Lake amongst many. The greenery of the village coupled with the serene waters of the lakes that abound make it a very tranquil getaway. Visit the Karla, Bhaja and Bhedsa Caves, Kondeshwar Temple and the Bhandar Dongar. Go for treks and spend some time watching birds at Vadivali Lake. Take via National Highway 3 to Kamshet from Nasik. The drive that passes through Mumbai is an enjoyable one. With umpteen options to choose from, the two hundred and thirty-six km route will take you approximately four and a half hours to cover.
Distance between Nasik and Kamshet is and the average travel time is using a cab.
Nashik 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 Kamshet from Nasik by road in about using a cab upon driving using a cab.
The town of Kamshet is located in the heart district of Maharashtra i.e. Pune. The town is at a distance of 45 km from the city of Pune and 110 km from Mumbai. There are two airports nearby Mumbai and Pune. From both the airports, one can easily reach Kamshet by hiring a cab. It is highly recommended to travel in a cab as it will add an exhilarating thrill to your trip as you travel on the meandering roads among the hills. Savaari cab rentals extend premium services in this part of the region. The area around Kamshet is surrounded by scenery, and is home to small villages that are still built in the traditional style (with mud, thatch and reeds). Kamshet also has a railway station which is well connected by trains plying on the Mumbai-Pune line. Also if one wants to take a bus, they are available from major cities and towns of Maharashtra. .
Tourists are attracted to Kamshet because of the scenic beauty and the serenity and calmness of the village. Often people from crowded cities visit Kamshet on weekends to have a picnic and for a rejuvenating experience. For tourists looking for some adventure, Kamshet has many things to offer. Kamshet is one of the two main paragliding spots in Maharashtra. The season for paragliding in Kamshet is generally from October to end of May. The main flying sites are Tower Hill with east and west take off, which is frequently used from October to January and Shelar for west wind, which normally comes in regularly from January/February onwords.
Trekking: Jamboli is the last village before Kondeshwar Temple, if you leave Kamshet through Nane Road. From Jamboli you can trek to the waterfall at Kondeshwar Temple and further along the drop of the Ghats. Trekking to Kondeshwar Temple is entry level trekking, mostly flat, but the following route along the Ghats needs a bit of practice and stamina. There is a beautiful lake in the village. Vadivali Lake is one of the larger lakes in the area, at an altitude of 2200 ft above MSL. Enjoy the beauty of the lake by sailing a boat in it.
Have pleasant and calm visit to Kamshet.