Nestled in the lap of the majestic Sahyadri Mountain range, Durshet is blessed with a vast canopy of dense forests. It is a seamless blend of composure and beauty intertwined with the sparkling water of Amba River. The abundance of foliage that surrounds Durshet offers an invigorating and thrilling experience. It offers several adventurous actions such as rock climbing, river rafting and rappelling, apart from trudging and trekking. A holy Darshan in the temples, a romantic morning walk and a gut wrenching of the Ghats, Durshet is a great place for experiencing the beauty of nature and religious illumination.
How to Reach Durshet from Mumbai
Attractions in Durshet
Durshet, Maharashtra, is a forestry region, which plays host to a large number of flora and fauna species. Nestled in the backdrop of the magnificent Sahyadri range, the dense forest is a must visit for all nature lovers. The experience of spotting wild animals in their natural turf is quite fascinating. Private owned tourist resorts in Durshet offers all the facilities for a nice safari in the dense forest.
Shri Ballaleshwar Ashtavinayaka
Constructed in 1760 AD, Shri Ballaleshwar Ashtavinayaka enshrines Lord Ganesha as their main deity. The deity in Ballaleshwar Ashtavinayaka Temple is dressed like a Brahmin. Enclosed by two lakes, the east facing temple complex is properly cemented. This beautiful shrine has two chambers and the inner one is quite big and houses the idol of Lord Ganesha. The 12 feet high outer sanctorum features a rat idol with Modak in his hands and overlooks Lord Ganesha in the inner chamber.
Shri Varad Vinayak
Constructed in 1725 AD by Peshva Sardar Ramji Mahadev Varad Vinayak Biwalkar, Shri Varad Vinayak Temple is situated in the pretty village near Durshet. The temple looks fabulous with a 25 feet golden dome on the top. The sanctum of the temple houses two idols of Lord Ganesha, on either side. The idol in the left side is tarnished with vermillion and the idol in the right is made up of white marble with trunk. The most unique attraction of this shrine is the Nandadeep that is constantly smoldering since 1892 AD.