Igatpuri- Inner Peace, Tranquility And The Magnificence Of Nature

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Igatpuri is a beautiful hill station located 228kms away from Pune….

Situated at a height of 1900 feet, Igatpuri is nestled peacefully in the Sahyadri range in Nashik district of Maharashtra.

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Thee pleasant climate, lush greenery, waterfalls and majestic mountains make Igatpuri a heaven for nature lovers. With many forts in the surrounding region, Igatpuri is also paradise for hikers and trekkers.

Reaching There:

By Bus: To reach Igatpuri you can take an MSRTC or a private bus and cover the distance within 4 hours. However, if you’re planning to take a bus, ensure that you book the ticket in advance.

By Train: Igatpuri is the nearest railway station and many trains from Pune station are available. Over 12 trains are available but ensure you check the schedule well.

By Car: Nothing is better than taking your vehicle or a rented car. Drive yourself from Pune via the Mumbai Pune expressway and reach Thane – head towards Bhiwandi – Padgha – Asangaon – Shahapur – Khardi – Kasara Budruk – Igatpuri.

Food: 

Igatpuri has a few multi-cuisine restaurants that offer Chinese, North Indian and South Indian delicacies. Yet, the Hot fried crispy Vada Pav with spicy mint chutney remains a hot favourite in Igatpuri with the tourists!

Places to Visit Near Igatpuri:

Vipassana International Academy

Igatpuri Vipassyana Center
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It is popularly known as Dhamma Giri Meditation Centre. Established in the year 1976 and Founded by S.N.Goenka. The academy teaches the ancient method of meditation, Dhammagiri is a course which is offered in Vipassana a technique taught by the Buddha in India, 2,500 years ago

This Academy is considered to be the largest meditation centre in the world, The large Golden Pagoda is a landmark for Igatpuri which attracts a lot of people from various parts of India.

Bhatsa River Valley

It is situated at the end of the Thal Ghat, it lies in the majestic river of Bhatsa. The valley is surrounded by lush greenery and majestic rocks.

 

Tringalwadi Fort

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A trip to Igatpuri is incomplete without trekking at the Tringalwadi fort. It is situated at a height of  3,000 feet. The top of fort appears like a turban and offers a breathtaking view from the top along with a view of the Kulang and Kalsubai mountain ranges. The fort also has a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman.

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Camel Valley

Located a few km away from the Bhatsa River Valley.  It is known for its scenic beauty and the major tourist attraction near the valley is the cascading waterfall. Camel Valley is an ideal place to relax and rejuvenate.

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