Situated just before entering Igatpuri from Mumbai, the valley lies in the basin of the majestic Bhatsa River. At the end of the Thal Ghat, this place is rich in picturesque vegetation and beautiful rock formations. Visiting the picturesque valley is one of the topmost things to do in Igatpuri.
A few kilometers ahead of the Bhatsa river valley, lies the Camel Valley on the right. On the other side are the waterfalls that is the main attraction of this destination. The Five Waterfalls where five different water sources falls one below the other is a must visit. It can even be seen from the railway. Be sure to include visiting here in your list of things to do in Igatpuri.
Behind the Ghatandevi Temple lies the Tringalwadi Fort, situated at an altitude of 3000 ft above sea level. The height of the fort offers a scenic view of the entire area. This fort attracts trekkers and hikers. The top of the fort looks like a turban and overlooks the entire mountain range. A Hanuman temple is located at the foot of the hill next to the Tringalwadi Lake. The Talegaon Lake formed by the small dam and is a few kilometers away from the area. Visitign the fort is one of the most popular things to do in Igatpuri.
A little ahead of Igatpuri, crossing the camel valley, a small road leads to the famous temple of Ghatandevi. It is said that this deity is known as 'the protector of the ghats'. Behind the temple lies the Tringalwadi Fort.
Kalsubai is the highest peak of the Sahyadri ranges, it is situated about 35 km from Igatpuri. It is also known as the Everest of Maharashtra, as it is the highest peak in the state. The peak offers an enchanting bird's eye view of the valley below. Besides it boasts of scintillating panoramic vistas and mighty mountains in the backdrop. Visiting the mountain peak is one of the top touristy things to do in Igatpuri.
Founded by S. N. Goenka, Dhamma Giri Meditation Centre is a mutt that offers meditation courses following the Buddha teachings. The entrance, the large golden pagoda that marks the Centre is a landmark for Igatpuri. Many visitors come to the mutt from India and abroad. Be sure to include visiting here in your bucket list of things to do in Igatpuri.
Kulanggad is a hill fort in Maharashtra. It is the highest hill fort in the state, with the summit rising to an elevation of about 4800 feet. The fort presents a very scenic view of the other peaks surrounding it. The peaks of Kalsubai, Dhakoba and Naneghat, among others, are visible in different directions from the peak of the fort. The fort still has remnants of large rooms, which were used probably as storerooms. There is a considerably large cave towards the right side of the entrance to the fort. This is one of the top things to do in Igatpuri, especially for the adventure enthusiasts.
Bitangad is a hill fort in Maharashtra. One of the many such forts in the district of Nasik, it rises to an elevation of about 3500 feet from the ground. The summit of the hill is very small and not much is left on it. There is a cave on the way up, and some cisterns of water at the top. The plateau at the top is covered with dense vegetation, and offers a very nice view of the peaks in the Kalsubai range. Visiting the fort is one of the best things to do in Igatpuri.