Kamshet is a small hill-station of the Western Ghats located closely to Pune. It is popularly known for its paragliding and flying adventures and schools. It is frequently ranked amongst the top 10 adventurous places in India. This small hill-station is a hub of paragliding and hiking for adventure junkies. You will find this place beautifully surrounded by paddy, sunflower fields that gives you an eye-catching sight. The hill is filled with lushly greens and charming lakes that provide you a perfect place to mellow your feet. It is located near to the popular hill-stations Lonavala and Khandala, hence it is easy to reach and a fun-oriented spot to plan your ‘escaping heat’ trip.
Since, Pune is the mother of Kamshet, the cultural characteristics of this place is derived from Pune. We are aware of the city being considered as the cultural capital of Maharashtra, in-spite of being cosmopolitical. People here mostly belong to the Hindu religion, still, you can find diversity as Muslim, Sikh, Christian, etc. Marathi, along with Hindi and English are the common language spoken by the local people.
Festivals are celebrated with great enthusiasm, Ganesh Chaturthi being the grand highlight for the entire town. People actively participate and make the occasion noteworthy for the ones specially visiting this place during Ganesh Chaturthi.
Typical Marathi cuisines filled with love will be served in any of the restaurants or street-food in Kamshet. These mainly include Wada Pav, Misal Pav, Pav bhaji, Poha, Dabeli, Bhelpuri and much more.
FUN THINGS TO DO
One of the obvious things one could guess while thinking about Kamshet is Paragliding. It is safely arranged by well experienced and trained schools here. Don't worry, you can trust them just like millions of people did and start your first ever experience of this top sport!
Visiting a hill-station without trekking or hiking would be a backlog to your trip. This hill-station provides you the perfect hiking and trekking spot to add on the adventure.
Secure the blessing of God at various temples located at Kamshet. One of them is Kondeshwar, which is made of stone and has rock climbing. It depicts the culture of ancient Hemadpanti style in its architecture.
Explore the magnificence of nature in numbers of Caves available, each cave having its own significant role. Pawna Lake is another fun spot that can make your day rousing.
- Lonavala- It is the nearest hill-station to Kamshet and spot where one can traverse nature.
- Khandala- Sister Hill-Station to Lonavala.
- Wet and Joy Park- Mellow out the summer at this water theme park.
- Imagica Theme Park- It is a renowned attraction spot for tranquilizing the day with family and friends.
- Zenith waterfalls- A mountain waterfall that attracts lots of tourists every year specially monsoon.
- Karla Caves- The Caves consists of ancient Buddhist Indian rock-cut sculptures and carvings.
- Ekvira Temple
- Tung Fort- A hill fort at Pune prestigious in its history and vegetation.
- Wax Museum