Igatpuri Tourism, India 2020 (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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17 August 2019
Excellent
"one of the best Trek celebrated Independence Day at top, enjoyed a lot by exploring new peoples, I would specially thanks the best ,caring and friendly host Atit and Smith team who assured me that I m solo traveler while coming to trek but while going I will be hand full of memories, and really the same thing happened with me and these guys kept their words . \nfinally I will conclude it was really awesome day thank you thrillophilia for making my day. "
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."
04 February 2020
Excellent
I have done 4-5 treks before also but, This was my first experience with Thrillophilia. While booking on mobile app, I faced a problem of Transaction not getting successful, then I tried on website from my PC and it was done. This was the only hurdle I faced throughout the whole experience of trek with Thrillophilia. Also, I wanted to opt for another instructor as my friends were appointed with a different instructor, so I called on the helpline of Thrillophilia and they did it without any hassle. It was a night trek hence we were told to gather at Kasara Railway Station at 11 PM to start the tour. As we reached there, we met our Instructor and he did all the necessary things to take the whole crowd to the Kalsubai base village. It took 1.5 hour from Kasara to base village and the arrangement was precise of taking everyone together in Bolero Vans. As we reached there everyone was told to freshen up for a bit. Washroom was made available in a house of the base village. After that a simple Introduction and Briefing was done before starting to climb the peak. We all started at 3 AM and reached at the top at 6.15 AM. After reaching at the top, it was a mesmerizing view. It is 100% worth visiting Kalsubai for the view and the feeling which you will get after reaching at the peak. It was 26th January, so all 200-250 trekkers hoisted the flag and sang National Anthem. Cool breeze was blowing, Sun was rising slowly and the words of 'Jana Gana Mana' altogether created a different vibe. I can't explain it in words, it can be only felt by visiting at the peak.... After all this, all were taken down the peak for refreshment/breakfast which was arranged by Thrillophilia. It was not so good and I was not even expecting it to be better. Then it took just 1.5 hours to me to reach to the point in base village from where we had started. All other groups were coming back as per there speed and capacity. After returning back, some Boleros were arranged for the people who wanted to return back to Kasara ASAP, it was very helpful and convenient. Nice arrangement. Overall experience with Thrillophilia was very good. Nice arrangement was done, travelling and all other things were taken care of. And as per my knowledge, no one faced any kind of problem due to inappropriate management. So, a big thumbs up for Thrillophilia and the Instructors.
01 February 2020
Excellent
One of the best trekking experience. My 1st SOLO on 2020's Republic day with strangers. Great, Peaceful and adventures experience. I would love to join them again in Monsoon.
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 March 2020
Excellent
Great trek and an awesome experience Trek leaders Pranay and Sam were very helpful and encouraging
07 March 2020
Superb
I really had an awesome experience with "live before you die" team. They are a group very young and innovative people who love to live their dream rather than running behind the robotic race of life and I found it very unique and had an awesome journey. I really enjoyed my trekking and at one point I just wanted to give up and stop due to the pain in the legs but these people really supported me and booted my confidence to reach the highest peak kalaubai. Thanks to the team. I had been with 6 people and all my friends really enjoyed it. I saw many solo travelers in the trip along with us and then I realised that it's really not necessary that you have to travel with your friends, you can even travel solo and enjoy with strangers. Overall great experience with home made village style food. Thanku team special thanks Jatin and Bhavin and kaustub. Nousheen Rehnuma.
07 March 2020
Very Good
great experience....best and memorable trek in my life.thanks you atit and Smith.
07 March 2020
Superb
And booking through this app Thrillophilia is hassle free experience and easy to get details on email. Managers have added us on whatsapp group makes it easy to manage timings and guidelines I m planning to book more event or trip through this app for safer travel. Amazing experience. I was much excited about this trip as Kalsubai is top treking experience among the ppl. And this trip helped me getting life time cherish experience. It was my first experience, and as it is a Kalsubai Trek, I was little afraid of doing it. But the Managers are so cooperative and have so much of energy to make the whole trip was next to the Awesome.....They are very helpfull and the management was too good.
07 March 2020
Superb
Smit and Nikhil did an excellent job managing a group of 30, most of them 1st timers for a Kalsubai trek in peak monsoon...It was an amazing experience overall...The weather made the trek a bit challenging, but our tour guides kept everyone motivated and gelled well with the entire group...The overall management of the trek was nicely done....would like to go for few more trips with the same tour leads

People Also Ask 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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