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Traveller Tales from Igatpuri

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chirag kode

14 January 2019

I went to kalsubai few days back with my friends at first I was not knowing anything about this trek and as it was the highest mountain of Maharashtra I thought going with a proper organizer would be a...

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Rahul Mishr

26 July 2018

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 rect...

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Akula Guha

18 December 2018

This has got to be one of the most scenic and beautiful treks I have been on. You really feel on top of the world, as the trek takes you higher than the clouds. The stay and the food were more than wha...

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Chinmayananda Bandopadhyay

13 December 2018

Though I have previously been camping in the woods, this was the first time that I have camped right in front of the beautiful Bhandardara Lake. The place of the camping site was very easy to find and ...

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Shivakari Talwar

10 December 2018

I heard about Bhandardara from my friends but didn't expect the trip would turn out so well. Green and luxurious nature was breathtaking. Chilly nights and misty mornings. Never miss a visit to this pl...

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Devesh Arora

10 December 2018

Such an exotic location with great views to relish! I took this camping experience with my friends, and everything was perfectly managed by the team.

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Sharmila Malik

10 December 2018

This is a three day trek but the different experiences make it a worthwhile tour. Saw an amazing sunrise, many beautiful landscapes and made many great friends. Campfire was also there. The tour is bes

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Bhima Sinha

10 December 2018

ratangad fort is located on the bank of lake Bhandardara and it is so beautiful from up there.the first day you explore Ratangarh and rest in tents. day 2 ia all about Sandhan valley an activities. gre

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Kamalesh Chopra

10 December 2018

Saw some amazing places on this trek. Famous ones like Dolphin's Nose, Cardomom Farms and coffee plantations were good. My guide Ramesh showed us around very well. It was a nice trip to enjoy with frie

What You Should Know More About Igatpuri

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.


  • Q. 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.


  • Q. 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.

  • Q. Recommended Reads For The Destination

    Website

    Maharashtra Tourism


    Forum

    Trip Advisor


    Books

    Outlook Traveler Gateways Maharashtra