Igatpuri is a beautiful hill station located in the heart of the Western Ghats in Maharashtra. Located in the Nashik District, just 130 kilometres down from Mumbai, this stunning city accessibly falls on the Mumbai- Agra National Highway. Igatpuri is heaven for all nature explorers and is known for its majestic falls, magnificently altitudinous mountains, and some of the loftiest peaks of the Sahyadri Range.
The beauty about visiting Igatpuri is that this is one of those places that take on an entirely new life once the rain strikes. This is why the rain and post-monsoon season are the time to visit this beautiful green city. While you can anticipate heavy rains during the months of June to September, despite that, the entire Igatpuri geography turns into a graphic green cover with new life being breathed into its numerous falls and becks. numerous callers also prefer to come to Igatpuri during the downpour season to enjoy trekking amidst the lush green geography with drops bathing the girding scene.
1 Vihigao Waterfall
Vihigaon Waterfall is ideally reviving and located at a distance of around 12 km from Igatpuri. The cascading waterfall is known for its fascinating natural beauty and the 120-foot fall where the tourists can engage in rappelling. The hike stretch to the waterfall through the forestland is also relatively captivating.
2. Ghatandevi Temple
Just a few kilometres ahead of igatpuri, crossing the camel valley, a small road leads to the well-known temple of Ghatandevi. It’s said that this deity is known as the defender of the ghats’. Behind the temple lies the Tringalwadi Fort.
3. Tringalwadi Fort
Just Behind the Ghatandevi Temple the Tringalwadi Fort, located at an altitude of 3000 ft above sea level. The location of the fort offers a scenic view of the Konkan and Nashik routes. touring the ancient tringalwadi fort is one of the most popular things to do in Igatpuri.
4. Dhammagiri – VIpassana centre igatpuri
Innovated by S.N. Goenka, Vipassana Dhammagiri Meditation Centre is the world’s largest Vipassana meditation centre in igatpuri. Providing the strict form of meditation first tutored by Gautam Buddha in the 6th century BC. It’s one of the most notorious places to visit in Igatpuri.
5. Bhavali Dam
A Huge Dam was built on the River Bham in the Bhavali Village in Igatpuri with a height of 111.5ft and a length of 5090ft. The Dam is mostly visited during the monsoon season for its untouched natural beauty as well as for being popular as a picnic spot. Often visited for various waterfalls spots in the bhava dam region.
6 Sandhan Valley
Popularly known as Maharashtra’s Grand Canyon. Sandhan Valley Sandhan Valley is an admixture of a canyon and a valley. It’s popular amongst adventure lovers as it offers a gruelling journey route. It’s also bulging with unique out-of-door conditioning and nature gests.
7 Kasara Ghat
Kasara Ghat also known as Tal Ghat is a mountain region that links Nashik to Mumbai NH3 Expressway, Settled at a height of 585 meters. it’s girdled by lush green hills and alluring natural beauty. It’s generally popular among nature lovers and adventurists.
8 Bhasta River Valley
Located just before accessing Igatpuri from Mumbai, the Bhatsa River Valley lies in the basin of the majestic Bhatsa River. At the end of the Thal Ghat, this place is rich in vivid vegetation and beautiful rock conformations. A popular sightseer spot, it’s famed for the trekking trail and the standpoint that affords a panoramic view of the Bhatsa river and the girding valleys.
9 Camel Valley
Camel Valley is located just a few kilometres ahead of Bhasta River Valley on the right. It’s a popular picnic spot amongst nature lovers and shutterbugs. It’s best visited during monsoon season when the area turns lush green.
10 Kulang Gad
Kunalggad is the tallest hill fort in Maharashtra with the peak rising to an elevation of about 4800 feet. The fort presents a veritably scenic view of the other peaks girding it. mostly visited and famous among trekkers and adventurists.
11 Bitangad Trek
One of the numerous similar forts in the Nasik district rises to an elevation of about 3500 bases from the ground.
12 Amruteshwar Temple
The Temple of Amruteshwar sculpted out of one giant stone, is devoted to Lord Shiva. It lies in the little village of Ratanwadi and can be approached from Igatpuri via the Bhandardara route.