Igatpuri is a town and hill station in the state of Maharashtra, India. Igatpuri has much to offer to the visitors who visit from every nook and corner of the world. Igatpuri is known for having world’s largest meditation centre, Dhamma Giri Vipassana Centre. Igatpuri is a land of hills and must visit place for the nature admirers and photographers.
Bhatsa River Valley, Kalsubai Peak, Tringalwadi Fort, Vaitarna Dam, Camel Valley, Ashoka Waterfall and Dhamma Giri are some of the major attractions in or near the hill station of Igatpuri. You need at least 1-2 days to make your Igatpuri trip a memorable one. For making your trip a memorable one check online various good resorts near Igatpuri. Book your resort as early as possible so that you can get the resort of your choice easily.
Igatpuri receives a lot of tourists throughout the year. But, if you want to make your Igatpuri trip a wonderful and memorable one then you should go either in monsoon season or winter season. Summer season is very hot in Igatpuri due to which very few visitors visit this hill station in summer.
You should visit explore all of these places in Igatpuri to make your trip a memorable one:
Tringalwadi Fort is located near to the town of Igatpuri and Tringalwadi village amidst the Sahyadri mountain range. The fort is at the height of around 3000 ft above sea level. The top of the fort resembles a turban. The climb to the fort is easy and you can reach in the time frame of an hour from the village. At the foothills of the fort, you will find Pandav Leni caves. The presence of caves indicates that the fort and the caves might belong to 10th century. It is a famous spot for trekkers and hikers. Tringalwadi Fort attracts a great number of tourists from around the world.
Ashoka Waterfall is positioned at the distance of around 13.5 km from Igatpuri hill station. Ashoka Waterfall is also known as Vihigaon Falls and it is located in the Vihigaon village in Thane district of Maharashtra, India. The seasonal waterfall is surrounded by the dense forest. The waterfall is cascading down from the height of about 120 feet into a pool. This is a must visit place for various activities including rappelling, hiking and bird watching. At Ashoka Waterfall, Asoka film shooting was done which stars the two Bollywood artists, Shahrukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor. This is also an ideal spot for spending some quality time with your family or friends.
Kalsubai Peak is located at the distance of around 32.2 km from Igatpuri. The mountaintop is at the height of 1646 m (5400 ft). This is the highest peak in the state of Maharashtra that it is known as ‘Everest of Maharashtra’. The hill range resides within the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary. The peak attracts a great number of trekkers, wildlife enthusiasts and devotees. The trek to the peak is quite adventurous which can be easily completed by the experienced trekkers with a little difficulty. There are also man-made stairs for those who do not want to trek to reach the Kalsubai Peak. If you want to make your Igatpuri trip a memorable one then you can not afford to miss the Kalsubai Peak.
Igatpuri is a home to Dhamma Giri Vipassana Centre. Dhamma Giri is surrounded by Sahyadri hill range. The large Golden Pagoda is the entrance for Dhamma Giri Vipassana Centre which can be easily spotted from a far distant. This is the world’s largest meditation center and it was founded by S. N. Goenka. In Dhamma Giri Vipassana Centre, 10 days courses are offered without any cost in which meditation techniques can be learned. These techniques taught by Buddha in India 2500 years ago. If you have time then you should visit Dhamma Giri to learn meditation techniques which benefit your mind, body and soul. The Vipassana Centre is open all days of the week.
Igatpuri attracts a lot of tourists around the year from far and wide. This is a must place if you are an adventure seeker, nature lover and photographer. You will definitely fall in love with Igatpuri. If you are visiting this place then do not forget to take your camera as Igatpuri is a scenic place.
For a convenient and comfortable stay, browse good resorts near Igatpuri. You will get a long list of resorts; do compare all the facilities provided by the various resorts. After checking out various amenities make sure that you select the best resort as per your affordability and time.
Have a wonderful and memorable trip to the hill station of Igatpuri!