About Igatpuri

Discover Serenity and Adventure: Embrace Igatpuri's Hidden Charms


Igatpuri Overview

Nestled amidst the lush green Sahyadri mountains of Maharashtra, Igatpuri stands as a hidden gem that has captivated the hearts of travelers with its breathtaking landscapes, serene ambiance, and a plethora of activities to indulge in. Whether you're an adventure seeker, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, Igatpuri offers an array of experiences that will leave you enchanted. In this article, we will take you on a virtual journey to Igatpuri, uncovering its top attractions and activities, along with some frequently asked questions for a hassle-free trip.


Igatpuri's Top Attractions:

Bhatsa River Valley:

The Bhatsa River Valley, with its rolling hills and meandering river, offers a picturesque view that will leave you awestruck. It is an ideal spot for nature lovers and photographers to capture stunning shots of the surrounding landscape.


Vipassana International Academy:

For those seeking spiritual solace and self-discovery, the Vipassana International Academy is a renowned meditation center that conducts courses in Vipassana meditation. Set amidst tranquil surroundings, this place offers a unique opportunity for introspection and personal growth.


Camel Valley:

True to its name, Camel Valley's rock formations resemble a camel's hump. The place is a popular trekking destination, and the panoramic views from the top are a rewarding treat for trekkers and nature enthusiasts.


Tringalwadi Fort:

History buffs will be delighted to explore Tringalwadi Fort, which dates back to the 10th century. A moderate trek takes you to the fort, where you can witness the remains of ancient architecture and soak in the stunning views of the surroundings.


Kalsubai Peak:

As the highest peak in Maharashtra, Kalsubai attracts avid trekkers from all over the country. The trek offers an exhilarating experience, and the panoramic view from the top at sunrise is nothing short of breathtaking.


Arthur Lake:

A tranquil reservoir surrounded by verdant hills, Arthur Lake provides an excellent spot for boating and relaxing amidst nature's beauty.


Amruteshwar Temple:

This ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a marvel of Hemadpanthi architecture. Surrounded by lush greenery and nestled amidst mountains, the Amruteshwar Temple is a place of divine serenity and historical significance.


Ghatandevi Temple:

Perched on a hilltop, the Ghatandevi Temple is a sacred spot frequented by travelers seeking blessings for a safe journey through the winding ghats. The panoramic vistas from this point are awe-inspiring.


Ashoka Waterfall:

A hidden gem tucked away in the wilderness, Ashoka Waterfall cascades gracefully from a height, creating a mesmerizing sight. Accessible through a short trek, it's an ideal spot to unwind and enjoy the marvels of nature.


Trimbakgad Fort:

History enthusiasts will be delighted to explore the Trimbakgad Fort, which holds great historical significance from the time of Maratha rule. The trek to the fort is rewarding, offering glimpses of the region's rich heritage.


Gangapur Dam:

Located on the serene Gangapur River, this dam is not only a source of water supply but also a picturesque location for picnics and leisurely walks along the lakeshore.

Exciting Activities to Indulge In:


With its numerous hills and forts, Igatpuri offers ample opportunities for trekking enthusiasts to explore the region's diverse terrain.


Waterfall Rappelling:

During the monsoon season, several waterfalls spring to life in Igatpuri, making it a perfect destination for adrenaline-pumping waterfall rappelling adventures.



Spending a night under the starry sky amid the serene landscape is an experience that will remain etched in your memory forever. Igatpuri provides several camping sites to relish this soul-soothing activity.


Bird Watching:

Igatpuri's natural diversity attracts a variety of avian species, making it a paradise for bird watchers and ornithologists.


Yoga and Wellness Retreats:

Embrace the serenity of Igatpuri with yoga and wellness retreats that promote physical and mental well-being.

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People Also Asked

What is the best time to visit Igatpuri?

Igatpuri can be visited throughout the year. However, the monsoon season (June to September) adds a magical touch with lush greenery and cascading waterfalls. For pleasant weather, post-monsoon and winter (October to February) are ideal.

How to reach Igatpuri?

Igatpuri is well-connected by road and rail. It is approximately a 3-hour drive from Mumbai and around 4 hours from Pune. Regular trains also ply between Mumbai and Igatpuri.

Are there accommodation options in Igatpuri?

Yes, Igatpuri offers a range of accommodation options, including resorts, hotels, guesthouses, and homestays to suit different budgets and preferences.

Is it safe to trek during the monsoon season?

While monsoon treks are undoubtedly scenic, they can be challenging and risky. It is advisable to undertake such treks only with experienced guides and to prioritize safety at all times.

Are there any restrictions at Vipassana International Academy?

The Vipassana International Academy follows a strict code of conduct during meditation courses. Mobile phones and other electronic devices are prohibited, and participants are required to maintain silence throughout the course.

Igatpuri Tours Reviews


Vikas bairwa

A relaxing environment

Camping in Igatpuri was the perfect decision for relaxation. The nature is so beautiful here, and the environment is calming, taking away all the stress you have.

Igatpuri Camping

Albiya khan

A fun family trip

We booked a family camping trip to Igatpuri and are so happy with the experience. Making memories as a family lasting a lifetime is the best.

Igatpuri Camping

Rohit chaudhary

Awesome experience

The Igatpuri camping activity was so fun and exciting. The guide kept it fun during the bonfire with games and music, taking the experience to another level.

Igatpuri Camping

Anjali jain

Stunning views of the Igatpuri Lake

If you want the best view of the Igatpuri range and the mountains surrounding it, book this camping trip. You will feel the two days flying; it is such a good experience. I will recommend that everyone try it at least once.

Igatpuri Camping

Nasir khan

Watched the best sunrise ever

If you love watching sunrises, you should book an Igatpuri camping trip. It is so beautiful to watch the sunrise as you lay beside the calm lake with the serenity of nature engulfing you.

Igatpuri Camping

Vishal singh

Had great fun with my fiance

Me and my fiance went on this camping trip and experiencing the beautiful sunrise was one of the best experiences we shared together. Best tour guides and staff who took care of every small detail.

Igatpuri Camping

Sohel khan

The best decision ever

We booked this camp with BanBanjara, and it was a great decision. From the camping site to the food to the bonfire, everything was organized perfectly.

Igatpuri Camping

Devi Pilla

Wonderful Experience

The resort was situated in the forest. and the perfect time to visit is monsoon, at that time, its beauty was increased by the lush greenery. wonderful place.

Rainforest Resort Igatpuri


Good experience

The rooms are very large, beautiful and comfortable. the resort was far from the city. a peaceful place, I was with my wife there, we enjoyed ourselves a lot. you must visit that place once.

Rainforest Resort Igatpuri

sher singh

Amazing Experience

Everything was perfect at that place, the amazing location and the views were literally nice. and the rooms were clean and the weather was also over fever. nice experience.

Rainforest Resort Igatpuri

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