Igatpuri is a town which is located in the Western Ghats. It is surrounded by peaks which is the best option for trekkers. It also offers beautiful scenery to the visitors. The top places to visit in Igatpuri are Sandhan Valley, Kalsubai Peak, Vipassana Centre, Camel Valley, Vihigaon (Ashoka) Waterfall, Vaitarna Dam, Amruteshwar Temple, Talegaon Lake, Bitangad Trek, Karoli Ghat.
Sandhan Valley is known by the different names: Valleyof Shadows Maharashtra’s Grand Canyon.If you are very enthusiastic about adventure, this is the perfect location for your thrilling experience. It is 2 kilometers long.
Besides adventure, it also offers a fantastic view if you want to take a break from your daily life and look for some excitement and relief. But if you think you can trek here quickly, even if you are traveling for the first time, then please wake up from your dreams. It is not as easy as it seems, as it has earned its name among the most challenging treks.
Do you know what makes trekking in this Valley more exciting and challenging? If not, then you should know. The answer is the fantastic cutting of the rocks. With adventurous trekking, you will get to spend your night with the bonfire under the starry sky.
The preferable season to visit the in this Valley is monsoon, winter. You will have the options in the mode of transport which can be a self-drive car, bus, shared jeep, train.
You will get to eat the food offered by Samrad village, but also you need to carry your dry fruits even if you are with the tour operator. Your expenses will include food, stay, accommodations, traveling, and of course, the tour operator’s package (if you are visiting in the group). To save your memories, you need to have a DSLR camera.
Along with this beautiful valley, you will also see some of the mountains like Alang, Madan, Kulang, Ajoba, and Ratangad.
Have a dream of climbing Mt. Everest but can’t make it? Then you don’t need to worry. You can climb another Everest other than Mt. Everest, the Everest of Maharashtra. Everest of Maharashtra is none other than Kalsubai Peak, known for its highest peak in the entire state. This peak offers an amazing and beautiful view of the mountains in Bhandardara.
If you wish to end your visit in the most thrilling and adventurous way, you have one more option provided by the peak, i.e., trekking. But you need to know that even experienced trekkers might face some difficulty as it is quite tricky. Peak will also provide you with manmade stairs to reach the peak.
You don’t need to wait for any specific time to visit. You can see throughout the day.
The person who looks for spirituality, inner peace, and medication courses is among many tourist places. S.N. Goenka founded this center. You will find people from India and the rest of the world. It is a landmark of Igatpuri.
If you want to visit the extraordinary waterfalls, then this is the best place to visit as five waterfalls fall from a single source, which will be sad to miss.
Vihigaon (Ashoka) Waterfall
If you want to be only with nature and its beauty, Vihigaon waterfall will be the right choice.
Want to enjoy quality time with your family or friends? Then you should choose Vaitarna Dam as it is perfect for a picnic. Besides being a major attraction, it is also the primary source of water and electricity. The best time to visit this is between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
If your wish is to visit some religious place, then this is the main attraction of your visit. It was built during the 9th century. It is worth it to see this beautiful architecture. This temple is devoted to Lord Shiva, known for his Tandava.
Being mesmerized by the scenery is the best feeling in the world, and this place will leave you mesmerized. You will be welcomed here even if you are alone and want to spend some time with yourself.
It offers a beautiful view of the Kalsubai range, and the top of the plateau is covered with dense green vegetation. In a nutshell, its another adorable place to visit in Igatpuri.
If you love long drives with your loved ones and want to make more memories by enjoying nature’s beauty, then this is the best option.
These are some most charming places in Igatpuri. Every place is fascinating and attracts visitor attraction. If you plan to see more beauty of nature, you can also visit Spiti Valley.