Igatpuri Tourism, India 2019 (50 Tours & Activities)

Igatpuri is one of the most frequented tourist destination in the state of Maharashtra in Western India. Located in the naturally bountiful and grand Sahyadri mountain ranges. This place offers something for each type of traveler. From adventurous trek routes to water sports like rafting and kayaking, from holy temples to serene natural trail routes, Igatpuri allows enjoyment and satisfaction for each and every type of tourist. You can visit this place with your kids, partners and friends and the best season to visit is either in monsoon or winter, to get the best of this naturally charming and serene place.

The best part of this serene and calm place is the beautiful cascading waterfalls, which make their way through the dense green forests of the Sahyadri Mountains. As soon as you see these waterfalls, you will be stunned by its beauty and the rivers which flow through the valley will make you feel hypnotized completely. So if you are looking for a weekend getaway with your loved ones or even as a solo traveler, Igatpuri is a place which will fit your budget and also offer you some of the best natural beauty, serenity and solitude to experience and unwind yourself.


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23 September 2019
Excellent
"Thank you Thrillophilia for making the adventure worth it. My group of 8 is really glad by your service and the team of instructors really made us comfortable! We would choose Thrillophilia in the near future for all our adventures! Thanks a lot."
15 September 2019
Excellent
The best arrangements I have experienced in a while. The team was quite good and kept motivating to move forward. I have been doing treks quite often but I guess this experience was one of it's kind. The food arrangements and the travel arrangements were on the mark
17 September 2019
Excellent
"one of the best trek in Maharashtra. I loved it and full enjoyed...\n"
26 July 2018
Excellent
Harihar Fort in an amazing 360* View. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk_pGb1e0lk Harihar, also known as Harshgad is a beautiful trek located 60 kms away from Kasara. Harihar fort looks like rectangular in shape from base village and built on the triangular prism of rock the edges of this stunning fort is absolutely vertical. Rock cut staircase in 80° direction leads you the fort. It is really one of the most thrilling treks in Maharashtra and it is accessible from Mumbai, Pune, Igatpuri & Trimbakeshwar also known as Trimbakeshwar.
28 September 2019
Excellent
"amazing trip was awesome experience"
26 June 2019
Excellent
Amazing group, perfect timing, travel condition is good, everytime guidance is provided, food arrangement is good, food was delicious

Frequently Asked Questions About Igatpuri

  1. Travel advice:

    • Igatpuri does not have a lot of luxury resorts and hence, you should be ready to stay at basic accommodation places.

    • Take care of safety precautions while hiking on the mountains, especially during monsoon as the route gets very slippery.

    • Maintain decorum when you visit temples and shrines.

    • While enjoying water sports, take care of your own safety.

    • Carry cash as you may not find a lot of ATMs, but take care of the money.

    • Do not wear a lot of flashy jewelry while on the trip.

    • If you are driving on your own, make sure you follow all the traffic rules and take care of precautions while driving on mountain routes, as they tend to get slippery during the monsoons.

  2. Drinking laws

    According to the drinking laws of the state of Maharashtra, the legal age to consume beer and wine in Igatpuri is 21 years and 25 years for other alcoholic drinks.


  3. Our Recommendations: What You Can’t Afford To Miss?

    Kalsubai

    Kalsubai is one of the most frequented treks by people in Maharashtra. This trek begins from the Kasara Railway Station and takes around 4 hours to complete. Passing through the lush green mountains while having the backdrop of Bhandardara Lake and Wison dam really an experience worth taking and the best time to go on this trek is from October to January.


    Harihargad Fort

    Located at 3500 feet above sea level, the trek to Harihargad fort is like entering a land of greenery and mist, which is nothing less beautiful than what paradise would feel like. It takes around 5 hours to complete this trek and the level of difficulty is medium. The fort houses a shrine of Lord Hanuman and Shiva and also offers some of the best views of the valley.


    Ghatandevi Mandir

    The Ghatandevi temple where Goddess Ghatandevi resides is one of the most beautiful architectural wonders in Igatpuri. This place should indeed be there in your sight-seeing list when you visit Igatpuri because apart from the temple, you will also get the view of Harihargad, Durvar utvad and Trimak, three major peaks in the mountain ranges of Sahyadri.


    Bhatsa River Valley

    This valley is situated near the Basin of Bhatsa River, and is a very tranquil spot to visit. It is blessed with charming natural beauty and wilderness and if you are an adventure seeker as well as a nature lover, this place is surely something you will fall in love with.


    Camel Valley

    The Camel valley is a place which is flocked by several tourists, mainly because of the waterfall which falls from over 1000 feet and leaves the viewer spellbound. Located close to the Bhatsa River valley, this place is a dream destination for nature lovers and if you are enthusiastic about water sports, you can also book a rafting package for yourself.


    Tringalwadi Fort

    Popular for its splendid architecture, this fort is located on the altitude of 3000 feet and is encompassed by natural beauty which will literally leave you awestruck. The dense green rainforests around you will mesmerize you while you trek up to the fort while climbing through the rocky terrain of the Sahyadri Mountains.


    Vaitarna Dam

    Built on the Vaitarna River, this dam offers some of the best scenic views in Igatpuri. It attracts several nature lovers from all over the state and is indeed a place where you will find tranquility amid the best of nature. The dam is encompassed by fascinating natural beauty and is the best to be visited in monsoon season.


  4. What you will like here?

    Adventure

    Igatpuri is located in the Sahyadri Mountain ranges and hence, you can have number of adventure activities like hiking, trekking and mountain climbing and water sports like rafting and kayaking in the monsoon season.


    Religious Atmosphere

    Igatpuri has a lot of temples located among the tranquility of nature, because of which you will feel a different aura of positivity and divinity around you. The entire vibe of this place is really positive and tranquil because of this.


    Weather

    Igatpuri is blessed with a really awesome weather, especially in Monsoon and winter. If you are looking for a place in order to have a weekend getaway with your family or friends, you can go to this place and experience the cold and misty weather and breathe in some really fresh air.


    Natural serenity
    Located in the Sahyadri Mountains, Igatpuri pampers its tourists with green forests, green grasslands, cascading waterfalls and freely flowing rivers. Hence, you can unwind your soul and get some of the best calming experiences while you enjoy your holidays here and make is one of the most memorable experiences you will ever have.
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