Igatpuri Tourism | 7 Places to Visit in Igatpuri| Best Time to Visit | How to go :

Igatpuri is a small beautiful hilly town. It is a popular weekend destination in India. It is a well-known tourist destination, is nestled on Mumbai-Agra highway in the Sahyadri Mountain, 130km away from Mumbai. Igatpuri is a paradise for nature lovers. Igatpuri can be visited throughout the year; The best time to visit Igatpuri is from June to September and November to March.

About Igatpuri:

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Igatpuri is a hilly town in the Western Ghats situated in the Nashik of Maharashtra, on the Mumbai-Agra National Highway, 47 km south of Nashik, 130km away from Mumbai. This pleasant hilly town is surrounded by mountains, dense forests, and green valleys. This beautiful hilly hamlet has numerous sightseeing attractions. For its delightful surrounding region, it is heaven for nature lovers and trekkers.

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This magnificent hamlet attracts visitors due to its green mountains, ancient complexes, dazzling waterfalls, and a major spiritual center. Igatpuri is popular for the Vipassana International Academy, the headquarters of the world’s largest Vipassana meditation institute. It teaches some form of meditation which was first taught by Gautam Buddha in the 6th century BC. It is a great attraction in Igatpuri and is known as Dhammagiri.

How to reach Igatpuri:

By Road:

The state transport bus stand connects the city to all other districts.

By Rail:

Located at the tip of Thul Ghat, several trains connect their coaches from Igatpuri railway station

By Air:

The nearest airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai.

Best Time to Visit in Igatpuri:

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The atmosphere of Igatpuri is pleasant throughout the year. But the best time to visit Igatpuri is Monsoon and Winter. During the monsoons, the flowers are bloomed and the meadows are a brighter shade of green, while in the winter season there are many activities in Igatpuri to enjoy. Due to hotness summer is suggested to be avoided.

Places to visit in Igatpuri:

Tringalwadi Fort:


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Tringalwadi Fort is one of the famous places to visit in Igatpuri.  This temple is situated behind the Ghatandevi Temple at an altitude of 3000 ft above sea level. Tringalwadi Fort is supposed to have been built in the 10th century. The height of the fort serves a beautiful scenic view of the Konkan and Nashik routes. Hiking and trekking enthusiasts often reach the top of the fort that looks like a turban

Vaitarna Dam:

The Vaitarna Dam is a well-known tourist spot of Igatpuri. It is situated on the Vaitarna River close to Igatpuri.  It has great value as it is the first gravity dam that built-in the year 1950. The height of the dam is 41 m (135 ft).

The Vaitarna Dam is a popular place of interest as it serves as a total perspective on the stony pinnacles of the Western Ghats. It is the fundamental wellspring of water and power for significant pieces of Mumbai. This dam is an attractive picnic spot for its visitors.

Kalsubai Peak:


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Mt. Kalsubai is considered the highest peak of the Sahyadri Ranges. Kalsubai peak is also popular as the Everest of Maharashtra because it is the highest peak in the state. It is placed at an altitude of 1646 meters. The trekking point is very tricky. Only experienced trekkers can find the way to the top with some difficulty. Now, there are man-made stairs to reach the peak. The mountain lies under the Kalsubai Harishchandragad wildlife sanctuary and serves eye-catching and breathtaking views.

Vihigaon Waterfall:

Vihigaon Waterfall is a perfect weekend destination in the lap of nature near Nashik. It is favorable mostly among family tourists who want to explore places near Nashik. Visitors come to enjoy cascading water. The waterfall is known for its magnificent natural beauty. It is falling from 120 feet of height where the visitors do rappelling.

Vipassana International Academy:

Igatpuri has the world’s largest meditation centerVipassana Institute. This center is nestled in Igatpuri on Mumbai-Agra Highway, 136 km away from Mumbai, 45 km away from Nashik. It is founded by S. N. Goenka, in 1976. Vipassana Institute is also famous as Dhammagiri, which means the hill of Dhamma. Vipassana is an ancient technique of meditation in India. It has been teaching in India for 2500 years that was initially started by Buddha as a treatment for general illness. The Vipassana International Meditation Academy provides a famous 10-day meditation course. Students from all over the world come to learn it.

Bhatsa River Valley:

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Bhatsa River Valley is a beautiful spot. Situated just before entering Igatpuri from Mumbai, 3 km from Manas Resort. the Bhatsa River Valley lies in the basin of the Bhatsa River. This valley is popular among travelers. The hills in the valley are ideal trekking spots for trekking enthusiasts and adventure lovers.  In Bhatsa River Valley, there is a temple dedicated to the goddess of the Ghat called Ghatandevi Mandir. This temple is visited by pilgrims of nearby places. There are majestic and amazing rock formations in this valley created by the river flowing through it.

Camel Valley:

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Camel Valley is the ideal spot for nature lovers and photographers. Camel Valley lies a few km away from Bhatsa river valley. This valley is nestled about 4 km from the Igatpuri. This valley is a major attraction, falling down from a height of 1000 ft. There are some adventure sports like river crossing and river rafting in the valley. The amazing valley covered in clouds to treat for your eyes.

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