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Kamshet Paragliding

Distance

45 Kms

Best Season

October - May

Overview

Kamshet is surrounded by immense scenic beauty, and is home to small villages that are built in the traditional style (with mud, thatch and reeds). It is 16 km from the twin hill stations of Khandala and Lonavala.

Attractions

Paragliding

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. Several paragliding schools are located in or around Kamshet and offer training or tandem flights. Solo pilots mostly join the accommodation offered by the schools, since they arrange transport to the flying sites. It is also possible to find guest houses close to the flying sites. Traditionally there are several places hosting pilots at Vadivale Lake after Govitri Village due to the beauty of the lake. In the west wind season, some schools offer flying at Lake Pavna, locally referred to as Pavna dam. Paragliding in Kamshet depends mostly on dynamic wind conditions due to the low take offs, in the thermic season long cross country flights are possible. Students, intermediate and cross-country pilots find good conditions throughout the season. The weather situation allows flights almost every day.

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