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Pilgrimage

#3 of 9 Places to Visit in Igatpuri

At a distance of 5 km from Igatpuri Railway Station, Ghatandevi Temple is a Hindu temple situated in the outskirts of Igatpuri town in Nashik district of Maharashtra. It is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Igatpuri and among the must include places in Igatpuri Tour Packages.

The temple is devoted to Ghatandevi, who is believed to be the protector of the Ghats by the locals. Located in a gorgeous valley, the temple presents an eye-catching spectacle to the devotees. The majestic peaks of Harihar, Durvar Utvad and Trimak form an imposing backdrop to this elegant shrine.

A pretty shrine in a serene, tranquil atmosphere is definitely wakes up the faith in divinity to anyone. People visit this temple to calm their mind and forget about the noise, pollution and hustle bustle of the city. For trekking enthusiasts and history buffs, behind the temple lies the Tringalwadi Fort which can also be visited on the same day.

Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM

Entry: Free

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Miscellaneous

#4 of 9 Places to Visit in Igatpuri

At a distance of 2 km from Igatpuri Railway Station, the Vipassana International Academy is a renowned meditation center located in Igatpuri, Maharashtra. Also known as Dhammagiri Meditation Centre, it is considered as the world's largest meditation center and among the prime places to visit in Igatpuri.

Founded in 1976 AD by S. N. Goenka, Dhammagiri Meditation Centre is known to offer various courses on Vipassana, an ancient meditation technique which was rediscovered by Gautama Buddha around 2,500 years ago as a treatment for general illness. The founder of Vipassana International Academy, S N Goenka used to teach Vipassana meditation, which was taught by his teacher U Ba Khin, at this centre. The Vipassana meditation is the self-purification process, which starts with by concentrating your mind by observing your breathing pattern. The meditation will benefit your mind and body and you will start experiencing egolessness, mental purification and the truth of impermanence. The technique .....

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Nature

#5 of 9 Places to Visit in Igatpuri

At a distance of 1 km from Bhatsa River Valley Point and 4 km from Igatpuri Railway Station, Camel Valley Viewpoint is a vantage point situated in Igatpuri. Located on Mumbai - Agra National Highway, it is one of the splendid viewpoints in Igatpuri and among the must include places during Igatpuri Tour.

Camel Valley is actually a deep valley and is one of the best kept secrets of the town. Situated near the picturesque Bhatsa River Valley, the valley got its name from the rocky cliff that looks like the head of a camel. From the view point, one can witness the breathtaking panorama of the valley and its surroundings. The major attraction of the valley is the roaring waterfall which cascades down from a height of about 1,000 feet.

Monsoon is the most preferable time to visit Camel Valley as the valley becomes greener and comes alive with many waterfalls. The lush green valley covered in the misty blanket is a sight to behold. It is an ideal place for photographers and nature .....

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Nature

#6 of 9 Places to Visit in Igatpuri

At a distance of 5 km from Igatpuri Railway Station, Bhatsa River Valley Viewpoint is a beautiful valley viewpoint situated at Igatpuri town in Nashik district of Maharashtra. Located on Mumbai - Nashik Highway, it is one of the popular viewpoints in Igatpuri and among the must visit Igatpuri Tourist Places.

Bhatsa River Valley Viewpoint is situated just ahead of famous Camel Valley Vantage point. This viewpoint offers a panoramic view of Bhatsa River winding through the valley, surrounding plains and hills. The location is a paradise during monsoon and almost every Vehicle heading towards Mumbai from Nasik take a stopover as the valley becomes greener and comes alive with many waterfalls. The lush green valley covered in the misty blanket is a sight to behold. It is an ideal place for photographers and nature lovers.

Situated in the basin of the majestic Bhatsa River at the end of the Thal Ghat, this place is rich in picturesque vegetation and beautiful rock formations. The .....

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Waterfall

#1 of 9 Places to Visit in Igatpuri

At a distance of 13.5 km from Igatpuri and 59 km from Nashik, Vihigaon waterfall is a seasonal waterfalls situated at Vihigaon village in Thane district of Maharashtra. This is one of the best natural waterfalls of Maharashtra and also a popular weekend getaway from Mumbai and Nashik.

Vihigaon Falls is a monsoon fed waterfall known for its natural vista. The falls is cascading down from a height of about 120 feet into a pool. Also known as Ashoka Waterfall, the Vihigaon Waterfall is located in deep forest. The waterfall is amazing and the way to waterfall consists of a small hiking through hilly forest and visitors may get a chance of bird watching.

The waterfall is an ideal spot for rappelling. In monsoon, this waterfall gives the adventurers an opportunity to rappel in the middle of the thick forest. The waterfall offers about 120 feet of rappelling height, which is covered in an average of 30 minutes by most people. This perfect adventure weekend getaway can take visitors .....

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Adventure

#2 of 9 Places to Visit in Igatpuri

At a distance of 10 km from Igatpuri, 50 km from Nashik, and 54 km from Trimbakeshwar, Tringalwadi Fort is located at Tringalwadi village in Igatpuri taluka of Nashik district.

Located at an elevation of 3000 feet, the Tringalwadi Fort is one of the main attractions in Igatpuri region. The presence of the caves indicate that the caves and the fort might be constructed around 10th century. The fort was built to overlook the trade route which connected Konkan to Nashik area. There is no evidence regarding the period during which it was under control of Marathas, however, during the year 1688 AD Mughals took control over the fort. It is one of the 17 forts which were surrendered to British in 1818 AD.

The fort attracts hikers and trekkers mainly during the monsoon. The top of the fort looks like a turban and overlooks the entire mountain range. At the foothills of the fort is a cave with beautifully carved entrance and a stone idol of Rishabhanatha in the sanctum. The cave has .....

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Backwaters

#7 of 9 Places to Visit in Igatpuri

At a distance of 30 km from Igatpuri and 43 km from Nashik, Vaitarna Dam or the Upper Vaitarna Dam is a manmade reservoir situated near Igatpuri, Maharashtra. It is one of the major dams in Maharashtra and among the popular places to visit as part of Igatpuri Packages.

Upper Vaitarna Dam is an earth fill and gravity dam constructed over Vaitarna River near Saturli village. The reservoir created by this dam spreads on both Vaitarna and Godavari rivers catchment area. The dam was built in 1973 and is the main source of water and electricity for several parts of Mumbai. The height of the dam above its lowest foundation is 41 m while the length is 2,531 m.

With Western Ghats in the background, the dam becomes a great picnic spot for the residents of nearby cities like Pune, Mumbai, and Nashik. A majestic lagoon with an enormous stretch of back waters, surrounded by undulating woods, provides this dam a panoramic view. The Vaitarna Dam attracts many photography and nature lovers. .....

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Pilgrimage

#8 of 9 Places to Visit in Igatpuri

At a distance of 90 km from Shirdi, 180 km from Aurangabad, 182 km from Mumbai, 211 km from Pune and 234 km from Surat, Nashik or Nasik is a religious city located in the northwest region of Maharashtra in India, and is the administrative headquarter of the Nashik district. Nashik is the third largest city by population in Maharashtra and also one of the popular pilgrimage Places to visit in Maharashtra. Nashik is among the famous tourist places near Mumbai.

Situated at an altitude of 700 m, Nasik has been called the Wine Capital of India and is situated on the banks of River Godavari. According to legend, Lord Rama, along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana stayed here for a while during their 14 year exile. It is believed that the name Nashik comes from the episode of the Ramayana where Lakshmana hacked off the nasika (nose) of Shurpanaka, Ravana's sister. Alternatively, the city has .....

Distance (From Igatpuri): 51 Kms
Trip Duration (From Igatpuri - Including Travel): Full Day
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Hill Station

#9 of 9 Places to Visit in Igatpuri

At a distance of 70 km from Nashik, 104 km from Shirdi, 157 km from Pune and 172 km from Mumbai, Bhandardara is a small hill station and a holiday resort located in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. The place is known for its natural beauty and its soothing environment. it is one of the less known hill stations in Maharashtra and also one of the beautiful places to visit near Mumbai city. This is also one of the popular Maharashtra tourist places and also among the top places to visited as part of Lonavala tour packages.

Bhandardara is situated at an altitude of 750 m on the banks of river Pravara. According to a legend, sage Agastya meditated here for a year. Pleased with his penance, Gods blessed him with a stream of river Ganga, now known as river Pravara. This tiny hill station .....

Distance (From Igatpuri): 45 Kms
Trip Duration (From Igatpuri - Including Travel): Full Day
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