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6 Breathtaking Places to Visit in Igatpuri

Manas Resort With Petting Zoo May 20, 2019
A serene, enchanting hill station nestled in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, Igatpuri’s many attractions are enough to quench the wanderlust of nature lovers and trekkers alike.

Manas Resort with Petting Zoo

Animal lovers will strike a gold mine in Igatpuri, for among its many wonders, you will find a resort unlike any other. As the first petting zoo in India, Manas Resort with Petting Zoo includes a wide variety of exotic birds and animals, always ready to have fun with the resort’s guests!
Your own pets too, will be received as cherished guests, and spoiled rotten at the resort. A luxurious stay in the proximity of nature, scrumptious dining, spa treatments, an infinity pool, a man-made waterfall, the company of exotic four-legged and feathered friends, and much more, awaits you at Manas Resort.

Vaitarna Dam

Constructed in the 1950s on the Vaitarna river, this majestic dam is the primary source of water and electricity for various major areas of Mumbai. A serene lagoon surrounded by the magnificent Sahyadri ranges, creates an awe-inspiring view that attracts many nature lovers and photographers.
Daredevils can indulge in a thrilling white water rafting experience on the rapids of river Vaitarna.

Bhatsa River Valley

As you reach the end of the Thal Ghat when you enter Igatpuri from Mumbai, you will be arrested by the stunning view presented by the Bhatsa River Valley, which lies in the basin of the Bhatsa River. Watching the river make its way through the dense green foliage of the valley is an exquisite sight to behold.
The lush hills and thick woods of the valley are a favorite among trekkers. Bhatsa River Valley also has a beautiful temple of Goddess Ghatandevi, who is worshiped as the Protector of the Ghats.

Camel Valley

This picturesque valley lies a small distance away from the Bhatsa River Valley. In the monsoons, this valley seems to be covered by a lush green blanket of dense vegetation, and the roaring waterfall descending from a height of about 1000 ft will leave you in awe.

Arthur Lake

Arthur Lake is a magnificent, tranquil lake a few kilometers from Igatpuri. The lake has a religious significance, as it is believed that Agastya Rishi meditated at this place for more than a year. Make sure you don’t miss out on a boat ride to bask in the glory of the surrounding nature.

Kalsubai Peak

About 35 km from Igatpuri, the highest peak in Maharashtra stands tall and proud. The Everest of Maharashtra receives a massive influx of trekkers and devotees, determined to reach the summit and seek blessings at the Kalsubai temple.
Apart form these beautiful places to visit, Igatpuri is famous for Dhamma Giri Vipassana International Academy, one of the largest Vipassana meditation centers in the world.
After looking at the various tourist attractions of Igatpuri, don't you think you should consider going for a vacation to this hill station in Maharashtra?