Nestled amid the picturesque beauty of nature, Igatpuri is a place where you can unwind and rejuvenate. Its a heaven for people who love nature and adventure. The natural beauty of the Sahyadri range surrounds Igatpuri, and it is also home to the highest peaks of the Sahyadri range.
The place is ideally located in the Western Ghats near Nashik. Many tourists visit Igatpuri to dwell in its natural lush green surroundings and landscape all year round. Igatpuri is home to beautiful ancient temples and valleys. It is also a great place for all adventure enthusiasts.
The scenic locales of Igatpuri will give you a magical experience during monsoon season. The best part, Igatpuri is easily connected via railways and roadways. It is a perfect holiday destination if you want to spend some good time with your loved ones. You can choose Nashik homestays or farmhouses, luxury villas, or bungalows in Nashik for privacy.
Igatpuri is located in the Nashik district of Maharashtra. The place is famous for its Buddhist pagoda for meditation called ‘Vipassana.’ Igatpuri has its religious significance apart from its natural pristine beauty. It is believed that Ghantadevi Temple that is situated in the place is the protector of the Ghats.
Igatpuri is home to one of the most famous Jyotirlingas of the world in the Trimbakeshwar Temple. It embodies the three famous deities – Lord Brahma, Lord Mahesh, and Lord Vishnu – in three faces. The place also dots on the foothill of the Brahmagiri mountain that marks the origin of the Godavari River.
Igatpuri is bestowed with the title of Dhammagiri that is also known as ‘Hills of Dhamma’. In fact, it houses one of the largest vipassana centres of India.
Igatpuri cuisine is a mixed blend of Maharashtrian, North and South Indian cuisine. The most preferred and yummy treat, however, remains the vada pav. Most tourists prefer the taste of Thalipeeth and Vada pav to savour the local taste of the place.
The restaurants in Igatpuri also offer dosas and parathas. The customized taste, according to the budget and preference, is what makes the place flexible with the cuisine. Igatpuri farmhouses, bungalows, and villas also offer other Maharashtrian delicacies that are made from coriander leaves and onion like Kotimer Vadi.
There are some homestays in Igatpuri that offer authentic vegetarian delight while some villas on rent in Igatpuri are ideal for those who are a hard-core non-vegetarian. Igatpuri also has some of the best resorts near Mumbai, which you can book for your holiday.
Are you considering an adventure trip with your friends or a romantic getaway with your partner, then head to Igatpuri. The amazing weather with natural sightseeing options of this getaway will leave you spellbound.
Camel Valley is an ideal place that is situated near the Bhatsa river. The waterfall that cascades from this place make up for a spectacular view. Vipassana International Academy is a place that’ll give you an insight into ancient meditation technique. It is a peaceful place to spend your day for sure when you visit Igatpuri. Do visit Amruteshwar Temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is known for its intricate carvings and you can also view Mount Kalsubai peak from here, which will give you a feeling of divine intervention.
If you are a history lover, visit Tringalwadi Fort. It is situated in Sahyadri hill range and its also home to a temple that is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The place offers a spectacular view of the valley. Bhatsa river valley is another amazing place that’ll give you a mesmerizing view of the river and lush green trees.
If you are planning to visit Igatpuri, then August-September is the best season. Monsoon season offers astounding views of the valleys. You can book a homestay in Igatpuri or a bungalow in Igatpuri, so your trip with your friends and family is perfect.