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Places to Visit in Igatpuri: All you need to know for your next vacation

Igatpuri is a town and hill station in Maharashtra ‘s Western Ghat Mountains, western India. The massive academy of Dhamma Giri is devoted to the instruction of meditation in Vipassana. Myanmar Gate, a golden pagoda stands at its entry. There is a tiny temple to the north, hilltop Tringalwadi Fort. Trails continue southeast to Kalsubai Point. Leopards and deer reside in the nearby Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary. Here is a list of top places to visit in Igatpuri.

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Places to visit in Igatpuri

1. Tringalwadi Fort

The Fort Tringalwadi, situated at an altitude of 3000 feet above sea level, lies behind the Ghatandevi Temple. The fort ‘s height provides a spectacular view of the road from Konkan to Nashik. The fort is thought to have been founded in the 10th century and draws hikers and trekkers. Tringalwadi Fort’s top seems like a turban, which overlooks the whole mountain chain. At the foot of the slope, next to the Tringalwadi River, is a Hanuman shrine. A few kilometres from the city lies the Talegaon Lake created by the small dam. It is one of the best places to visit in Igatpuri.

2. Kasara Ghat

Kasara Ghat, also known as Thal Ghat, is a mountain pass in Maharashtra, near Igatpuri, which links Nasik to Mumbai. It is one of the recommended places to visit in Igatpuri Perched 585 meters above sea level, Kasara Ghat is surrounded by lush green hills and enchanting natural beauty. The mountain pass is situated within the Western Ghats Sahyadris range which offers road and rail links from the east to the west. The place appears to be popular with nature lovers and explorers.

In the hills, you will enjoy a little hike and make your way to nearby waterfalls which are an epitome of natural beauty. The spot, shrouded with fog, appears like a slice of heaven put upon the earth. Some citizens come here to escape from the city’s hustle and bustle, while others even come here to enjoy a peaceful lunch with their loved ones between beautiful scenery and scintillating vistas. The pass has suffered many infamous crashes in the past though, so it is advisable to be extremely vigilant and alert when travelling here.

3. Bhavali Dam

Bhavali Dam is a massive dam constructed in the village of Bhavali in Igatpuri, Maharashtra, on the River Bham. The dam is a popular tourism destination in the area, with a height of 111.5 ft. and a length of 5090 ft. People are visiting here to see the scenic natural scenery, and is also a popular picnic spot in the region. In turn, water from the lake is also used in nearby areas for agriculture and drinking purposes. Reverberating with serenity and harmony, you will enter the position by ascending an approximately 100-stairs route. It is one amongst the must-visit places to visit in Igatpuri.

4. Ghatandevi Temple

Crossing the camel valley a little north of Igatpuri, a small road leads to the popular Ghatandevi temple. This god is assumed to be regarded as ‘the ghats’ guardian. The Fort Tringalwadi stands behind the mosque.

Igatpuri Plateau
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5. Vipassna Centre

Backed by S. N. Goenka, Dhamma Giri Meditation Center is a mutt providing meditation courses upholding the teachings of the Buddha. An icon for Igatpuri is the gateway, the wide golden pagoda that defines the Centre. Most tourists from India and abroad find their way to the mutt.

6. Kalsubai Peak

The tallest mountain on the Sahyadri Ranges is Mt. Kalsubai. The view of this beautiful peak in Bhandardara is a breathtaking sight. It is also recognized as Maharashtra’s Everest because it is the state ‘s highest elevation. The trek is a very challenging one and always with some difficulties the seasoned trekkers make their way up to the roof. There are also man-made steps to hit the top if you don’t want to go trekking. The hills below the top of Kalsubai, though, are relatively simpler to measure. It is one of the best places to visit in Igatpuri for trekking lovers

7. Myanmar Gate

Myanmar Gate is the gateway to Igatpuri, Maharashtra, where the renowned Dhamma Giri Math and Vipassana Meditation Centre. A small twisting path leads to the gate with stunning designs and decorations. The gate itself is a famous tourist spot and influenced by architectural design in Thailand.

Myanmar gate Igatpuri
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8. Bitangad Trek

Bitangad, in Maharashtra, is a hill fort. It rises to a height of around 3500 feet from the level, one of several such forts in the Nasik region. The hilltop is very low and there is not anything left on it. On the way up there is a tunnel, and some water cisterns at the end. The plateau at the top is covered with dense vegetation, providing a beautiful view of the peaks. It is perfect for any travel lover or even someone wanting to escape their comfort zone, away from noisy tourist crowds. Nonetheless, to be able to go on this demanding trek one needs a certain amount of previous trekking experience and a strong degree of health and endurance.

9. Sandhan Valley

Famously regarded as the Grand Canyon of Maharashtra, Sandhan Valley is situated in the Sahyadri (Western Ghats) district of Ahmednagar, North Maharashtra. This amalgamation of a canyon and a valley can be found in a village named Samrad, near the Bhandardara area, as a deep rock in between two mountain ranges.

10. Bhatsa River Valley

The Bhatsa River Valley sits in the mighty Bhatsa River delta, just before reaching Igatpuri from Mumbai. This location is abundant with picturesque foliage and stunning rock formations, at the end of the Thal Ghat. A renowned tourism spot, it is famous for the trekking trail and the viewpoint that provides a panoramic view of the river Bhatsa and the valleys around it.

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Surrounded by mountains in all directions, this little town is an easy escape from the noise of the city and is a perfect location for those wanting to spend time in nature ‘s lap. What makes Igatpuri more enjoyable is that it has a variety of other hamlets in the immediate vicinity that render picnic spots pleasant for all. There are plenty of places to visit in Igatpuri. Having the support of a travel guide would certainly be useful for you and would make your trip a huge success. Plan your trip the help of reputed travel agency Pickyourtrail. Log on to and with the help of your expert guides start planning your trip or check out the preset packages. Alternatively, leave a Whatsapp inquiry for more options.

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