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Durshet - A Green Village


Durshet offers fascinating views of the majestic Sahayadri Ranges and a walk through the forest covers will reveal to you the haven of different kinds of birds that reside here. The chirping of these rare species of birds will fill your heart with warmth as you breathe in the fresh, unpolluted air on a walk down these green paths.

Durshet is a great place to experience the gentle brush of the cool wind and to witness the dazzling lights in the sky. The monsoons are the best time to smell in the wet earth and feel close to Mother Nature.

Durshet is a quiet village found on the banks of the river Amba, perched between the two holy Ashtavinayak Temples of Pali and Mahad. It is sprawled over more than 42 acres of forest land.

Durshet is comfortably nestled in the lap of the Sahayadri Ranges, off the highway near the village of Khopoli. This tourist site is mainly enveloped in verdant green forests of Mango and Mahu. It provides for an ideal weekend getaway for city dwellers to unwind and relax in nature’s arms.

The proximity of Durshet to the major cities of Mumbai and Pune has earned itself a lot of tourists, waiting to break away from the maddening city crowd.

What To Look Out For In Durshet

Given its fantastic nature cover, Durshet is a hotspot for trekkers and wildlife safaris. The Pali Ganpati Temple and the Mahad Ganpati Temple are two must-watch religious spots to restore your faith in spirituality.

A little known fact is that Durshet served as a battlefield for Umbarkhind, when the Great Shivaji Maharaj fought Kartalab Khan. Durshet is easily reachable by all the three modes of transport - air, rail and road.

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How to Reach Durshet

  • By Road
    There are several public state transport buses and private tour buses connecting Durshet to other cities within and outside Maharashtra. If you are travelling from Mumbai and intend to commute by bus, the average fare is about Rs. 250.
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  • By Train
    The city of Durshet lies on the Konkan Railway Line. The Mumbai VT (Victoria Terminus) station is the closest railhead to the place. VT is well linked to all other cities in India. As in the case of the airport, taxi fares from here to Durshet too cost around Rs. 2000.
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  • By Air
    The Chattrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai is the closest International airport to Durshet, about 105 km away. The airport in turn is well connected by daily and regular routes to all other major cities within India and also abroad. There are taxi services available that ply from the airport to Durshet for an approximate price of about Rs. 2000. The Lohegaon Airport in Pune and the Gandhinagar Airport in Nashik are two other domestic airway options.
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