Igatpuri is a beautiful hill station in the western state of Maharashtra, India. Igatpuri is a home to hills and Dhamma Giri, world’s largest meditation centre. Bhatsa River Valley, Kalsubai Peak, Tringalwadi Fort, Vaitarna Dam, Camel Valley and Ashoka Waterfall are some of the major destinations located in or near the town of Igatpuri.
Mumbai is located at the distance of around 120 km from the town of Igatpuri. It is hardly 3-hour drive. Mumbai, Aurangabad and Pune are the nearest airports from Igatpuri. From the airport, you can easily get a local bus or train. You can also easily get the taxi which will cost little more than other transports.
The town of Igatpuri attracts a great number of tourists throughout the year. Though, the peak sesaons are winter and monsoon. Summer is very hot in Igatpuri so the town receives a few visitors in summer. You can easily cover a lot of attractions in Igatpuri in 1-2 days.
Check online resorts in Igatpuri; you will get a long list of resorts in Igatpuri. You should check and compare the amenities provided by the resorts before selecting. After checking and comparing, select the best resort as per your pocket and time. Mystic Valley Resort, Manas Lifestyle, JenJon Lake Vaitarna Resort, Rainforest Resort, Manas Resort with Petting Zoo and more are some of the best stay option available in or near Igatpuri.
There are a lot of beautiful places in Igatpuri that should be on your bucket list, here you go:
Vihigaon Waterfalls is aesthetically located at the distance of 13.5 km from Igatpuri. Vihigaon Waterfalls is also known as Ashoka Waterfalls and situated at Vihigaon village, Thane district, Maharashtra. This is a must visit place for the birders as they can spot here a rich variety of birds. Vihigaon Waterfalls is the best spot for various adventurous activities including rappelling and hiking. The flow of this waterfall is cascading down from the height of about 120 feet into a pool. The shooting of Ashoka film was done here which has two Bollywood artists Shahrukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor. This is one of the beautiful places in Igatpuri that should be on your bucket list. And the beauty of this place multiplies during the time of monsoon season.
Ghatandevi Temple is located near to the town of Igatpuri. The temple is dedicated to the deity of Ghatan Devi who is said to be the protector of the ghats. Behind the Ghatandevi Temple resides the Tringalwadi Fort, another major destination near Igatpuri. It is a tranquil place with a scenic view. From Ghatandevi Temple, you can have a spectacular view of the peaks of Durvar Utvad, Trimak and Harihar. The temple is open all days of the week for the visitors. You can visit here anytime from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM. There are a lot of affordable stay accommodation facilities available near Ghatandevi Temple.
Kalsubai Peak is the highest peak in the state of Maharashtra and located at the distance of around 32.2 km from Igatpuri. People call this peak ‘Everest of Maharashtra’ as it is the highest peak in Maharashtra. The summit is at an altitude of 1646 m (5400 ft). The mountain range lies within the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary. A lot of trekkers, wildlife enthusiasts and devotees visit the Kalsubai Peak. The trek to the summit is tricky and generally completed by the experienced trekkers only with some difficulty. If you do not want to trek to reach Kalsubai Peak then you can go by the man-made stairs. This is another beautiful spot near Igatpuri that you must visit.
Igatpuri is a home to hills, valleys, temples, waterfalls, forts and most importantly world’s largest medication centre. Igatpuri has much to offer to the visitors who visit from every nook and corner of the world. It is a famous spot for bird watchers, adventure seekers, nature admirer and photographer. If you are visiting the hill station of Igatpuri in the monsoon season then you will enjoy your Igatpuri trip to the most. As in monsoon season, the whole region is covered in greenery. While visiting Igatpuri, do not forget to take your camera as Igatpuri is a beautiful and picturesque place. You will definitely fall in love with this place.
There are various options for stay in the hill station of Igatpuri including hotels, resorts and homestays. Make sure that you book your stay beforehand so that you do not face any problem later on in getting a stay of your choice. For this purpose, you can check online list of resorts In Igatpuri.
Have a great and wonderful time with your family or friends in the hill station of Igatpuri. Happy journey!