Igatpuri is a small town and a hill station in Maharashtra that falls under the Nashik district. Blessed with a pleasant climate and greenery all around, it is the perfect vacation destination for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. Apart from this, the destination is also famous amongst adventure seekers as a popular camping and trekking hill station. Igatpuri is well connected by roads and also has a prominent railway station. This makes it a popular weekend getaway destination from Pune and Mumbai. While nature lovers can spend days in this town, ideally one can cover the entire destination in just about one to two days. There are a number of scenic attractions and things to do in Igatpuri that invite tourists not only from Maharashtra but also from various other parts of the country. Here are some of the must visit places that will certainly leave you enchanted:
Bhatsa River Valley
As one enters the hill station of Igatpuri from Mumbai, one can catch the view of the valley that lies in the lap of Bhatsa river. At the end of the ghats, this is one of the most beautiful sights that is filled with greenery and brown mighty rocks.
Located a little distance off the Bhatsa valley, the Camel valley is another delightful destination in Igatpuri, which is blessed with greenery. The camel valley is a confluence of five waterfalls that emerge from five water sources and drop into the valley. During the monsoons, the beauty of this destination is beyond imagination.
One of the highest points located in the Sahyadari range, the Kalsubai Peak is also referred to as the Everest of Maharashtra. The peak is situated just about 35kms from Igatpuri and can be seen from the hill station itself. The Kalsubai peak is a must-visit destination for adventure lovers.
Yet another one of the favorite adventure places in Igatpuri, Tringalwadi fort is located at a height of approximately 3000ft above sea level. The fort is an ideal place for hiking and trekking offering challenging routes that are ideal to satisfy the heart of an adventure junkie. The top view of the fort looks like a turban and gives the entire view of the range. In the valley below is the Talegaon lake that is one of the main water sources in the area.
If you are a wanderer and wish to seek some solitude and inner peace, then the Vipasana centre at Igatpuri is a must visit. There are several meditation courses organized here. The golden pagoda in the center marks a landmark for the hill station.