|Destination Type: Wildlife|
The beautiful wide spread of Sahayadri's most interesting and finest looking mountains are in "Igatpuri". One can see impressive looking high peeks like Kalsubhai, Ajoba, Ratnagad become a challenge for rock climbers. The striking Bhandardara plateau view of Wilson dam on its lake. Mahuli Fort, a site where many fierce battles took place. Thus becomes a popular hiking plance along with camel valley. Another place for which igatpuri is famous for its vipsana meditation centre well known as Dhammagiri.
Igatpuri can be visited all the year around. During the monsoons & soon after, the destination is at its best with lush & green surroundings & picturesque waterfalls. During summer the nights are still cool & pleasant, sometimes even light woollens are required.
Igatpuri is surrounded by the highest peaks in Sahyaadri i.e. Western Ghats, most of them are forts built in Satavahana dynasty. It's heavenly for trekkers and hikers, Most bollywood movie outdoor scenes specially songs are shot in Igatpuri region. Geographically it is situated 20 N latitude and 74 E Longitude and altitude of 599 m above mean sea level.
By Air : The Nearest Airport is Mumbai
By Raod : Mumbai-Nashik Highway (NH-3) Igatpuri is at a distance of 120 kms from Mumbai.
By Rail : The Nearest Railway Station is Igatpuri
Places of Visit
Bhatsa River Valley
Lake Vaitarna Waterfalls