Top 5 things to do in Igatpuri

Located in the Western Ghats, Igatpuri is blessed with picturesque beauty. It is a heaven for nature freaks and real-life adventurers.  The best time to visit this fun-filled hill station is during winters. There are ample of activities in Igatpuri right from adventures treks to breathtaking water sports making it the hot choice for tourist destinations of the country.

1. Kalsubai Trek

Kalsubai being the highest peak commands a beautiful view from the top. Trekkers mostly visit it during the new moon day to spot the Milky Way from here. The best time to trek is June to August for Monsoon Trek, September to October for Flowers Trek and November to May for Night Trek.

Fact File:

Distance from Nasik- 241 Km

Distance from Mumbai- 131 Km

Difficulty level: Easy

Trekking duration: 3 hours

Kalsubai Trek - Top Things to Do in Igatpuri | Photo Credits: https://bit.ly/2ZdIXh0
Kalsubai Trek – Top Things to Do in Igatpuri | Photo Credits: https://bit.ly/2ZdIXh0

2. Vipassana Meditation at Dhamma Giri

Dhamma Giri is one of the largest Vipassana meditation centres across the world. It offers courses in Vipassana meaning insight meditation. It is the finest tourist attraction in Igatpuri, attracting people from various parts of India as well as abroad. This wellness retreat in Igatpuri enables people to completely go on a digital detox.

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Distance From Nasik: 45.6 Km

Distance from Mumbai- 121.4 Km

Duration of Vipassana: 10-day course

Dhammagirri Vipassana Meditation Center - Igatpuri | Photo Source: https://bit.ly/2KaR5eD
Dhammagirri Vipassana Meditation Center – Igatpuri | Photo Source: https://bit.ly/2KaR5eD

3. Rappelling at sandhan valley

The naturally carved Sandhan Valley is also known as ‘Valley of Shadows’, since the sunrays cannot penetrate through most part of the valley. Along with hanging tents and breathtaking rappelling experience, it offers the adventure seekers the best glamping in Igatpuri. It offers you a chance to rappel down to reach its base which is 200 feet deep.

Fact File:

Distance from Nasik: 90.4 Km

Distance from Mumbai- 183.2 Km

Duration: 1 day

Difficulty level- Easy to Moderate

Rappelling at Sandhan Valley | Photo Source: https://bit.ly/2Rc7Bvx
Rappelling at Sandhan Valley | Photo Source: https://bit.ly/2Rc7Bvx

4. Water Sports at Vaitarna Lake

The serene beauty of Vaitarna Lake offers the most fascinating view of Western Ghats. The thrilling water sports like water tubing, boating, kayaking, cliff jumping, swimming while enjoying nature tops it all. To a tourist who lands here, the mesmerizing sunset and the silver moon shining on the lake leaves a long-lasting experience on the mind.

Fact File:

Distance from Nasik- 90km

Distance from Mumbai- 103.9 Km

Duration- 1 day

Difficulty level- Easy to Moderate

Water Sports at Vaitarna Lake - Igatpuri | Photo Source:  https://bit.ly/2KJvaKU
Water Sports at Vaitarna Lake – Igatpuri | Photo Source: https://bit.ly/2KJvaKU

5. Hiking & Sight-seeing at Tringalwadi fort

The Tringalwadi fort was constructed around the 10th century. It is popular for the beautifully carved Pandav Leni cave, the lush green mountains and a number of streams. The entire fort is carved from a single rock.

Fact File:

Distance from Nasik- 54.5 Km

Distance from Mumbai- 130.9 Km

Duration: 1 day

Tringalwadi Fort Sightseeing - Tourist Attractions in Igatpuri | Photo Source: https://bit.ly/2wPOjD2
Tringalwadi Fort Sightseeing – Tourist Attractions in Igatpuri | Photo Source: https://bit.ly/2wPOjD2
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