Plan your weekend ASAP to bask in the laps of nature while indulging in an adventure.
Situated on the banks of River Amba, amidst the verdant peaks of Western Ghats, lies the hamlet of Durshet whose breathtaking scenery is the respite your heart has been craving for! Located at a distance of almost 80 km from Mumbai, this little village promises you an array of enthralling moments with the never-ending fun of adventure activities and adrenaline rush. Enrol for a fun-filled weekend getaway as we list the 7 things you should not miss during this trip!
Durshet Forest Lodge
Set amid almost 35 acres of private teak forest, against the backdrop of the magnificent Sahyadri Range, the Durshet Forest Lodge is an ideal destination for glamping! River Amba gushes next to this lodge owing to which, it has become a hotspot for exotic bird species and consequently, a paradise for bird-watchers who enjoy staycations.
Uddhar Hot Springs
Located approximately 20 km from Durshet is the Uddhar Village which is home to the Uddhar Hot Water Springs. Known to be rich in sulphur and beneficial in curing skin ailments, these hot water springs attract crowds from far and beyond. For the convenience of visitors, this location has been transformed into pools, where one can take a safe and refreshing dip in the water.
If you are a water sports aficionado, then the assortment of activities you can engage in Durshet is innumerable. To get your endorphins going, you can embark upon a white water rafting experience with your family and friends in River Kundalika. Further, you can also engage in other adventure sports activities such as rappelling, flying fox, river crossing and more!
Sarasgarh & Sudhagarh
Situated only 20 km (approx.) away from Durshet, are the historically significant mountain forts- Sarasgad and Sudhagad. Dating back to the reign of Shivaji Maharaj, these archaic structures are a trekker's delight and a haven for history lovers. Further, if you enjoy capturing nature in its raw beauty, then this is a must-visit for your on your weekend getaway.
Situated on either side of the Durshet village are two Ganapati temples- Shri Ballaleshwar Temple of Pali and Shri Varad Vinayak Temple of Mahad. Revered by devotees across India, both these Lord Ganesh temples witness pilgrims thronging here. If a religious respite is what you are looking for, then you should definitely plan a visit to these temples.
Night Safari Durshet
If eerie silence, a dark sky illuminated by little stars and the hyenas howling sound like your jam, then you should definitely go for a Night Safari, when in Durshet. A haven for wildlife photography enthusiasts, this safari will provide you with a real and raw experience of exploring the dense jungles as opposed to zoos and botanical gardens.
Imagicaa Theme Park
Launched in 2013 by Adlabs, this premier amusement park is located hardly 10 km from Durshet. If you are looking to make good use of your day by splashing in the water with your family, then you can put your #MastiKaMaskOn as you head to explore the rides in a safe environment!
If you want to experience a thrilling adventure, then Durshet offers an all-in-one package of everything exhilarating you can do under the sun! So, pack your camera and grab your getaway bags, as you make your way for a happening escapade.