Igatpuri- Beautiful hill station near mumbai and pune

Igatpuri is a beautiful hill station famous among travelers for weekend getaway. Situated in the hills of Sahayadris, Nashik (Maharashtra State of India) gives its tourist a pleasant experience of trekking and sightseeing. Located above 1900 feet of sea level Igatpuri is like a heaven for nature lovers and enthusiastic trekkers. Tourist who don’t prefer visiting to much crowded hill stations will definitely enjoy visiting Igatpuri.

Waterfall at igatpuri
Waterfall at igatpuri | Source

Places To Visit In And Around Igatpuri

Bhatsa River valley

The Bhatsa River valley is situated at the end of the Thal Ghat, just before entering Igatpuri. The valley lies in the basin of the majestic Bhatsa River which has resulted in dense growth of foliage and forest cover and adds to its pleasant surroundings and charm.

Amruteshwar Temple

This temple was built 1200 years ago in Hemadpanti style and is famous for its intricate carvings. The road leading towards the temple itself is stunning with lush green fields and Mount Kalsubai in the backdrop. One can also reach the temple by crossing the Arthur lake by boat.

Dhammagiri

On the base of the mountain, located at the outskirts of the village, is a ‘math’ (house of saints). This place is known for the ‘Vipassana’- a Buddhist style of meditation and attracts people from various parts of India as well as abroad. ‘Vipassana’ has made Igatpuri famous throughout the world, and the famous pagoda of Dhammagiri serves as a landmark for Igatpuri.

The Five Waterfalls

A little further from Ghatandevi, the rough road leading to the railway line begins. Across the railway line, while climbing down, falling one below the other, are five waterfalls that form a breathtaking sight. The path to this place is a little difficult and the best time to visit is the rainy season.

Ghatandevi Temple  

Ghatan devi according to the locals is the Protector of Ghats and therefore the temple is situated on a small road after crossing the Camel valley, just before entering Igatpuri. The spectacular mountains of Durrar Utvad, Trimak and Harihar form a spectacular backdrop against the temple. The Tringalwadi fort lies behind the temple.

Mesmerizing Beauty Of Igatpuri From Camera Lens

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How To Get There

Since it’s a major station most of the mail trains originating from Mumbai (central railways) halts at Igatpuri. It can also be reached by road. It takes around 3 hours to reach there by road from Dadar (Mumbai). Below is the road-map from Dadar (Mumbai) to Igatpuri.

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A markerDADAR STATION,MUMBAI -
Dadar Western Railway Station, Tilak Bridge, Dadar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400014, India
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B markerDR AMBEDKAR ROAD -
Dr Ambedkar Rd, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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C markerVASANT RAO NAIK MARG -
Vasant Rao Naik Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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D markerEastern Express Hwy -
Eastern Express Hwy, Maharashtra, India
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E markerAgra Rd/NH 3 -
National Highway 3, Majiwada, Thane, Maharashtra, India
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F markerIGATPURI,MAHARASHTRA -
Igatpuri, Maharashtra, India
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Train Schedule From Mumbai To Igatpuri

Train
Train Name
Origin
Departure
Destination
Arrival
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
127
Mumbai Varanasi Ac Shrungavarpukta S
Dadar
12:45
Igatpuri
15:30
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
171
Mumbai Gorakhpur Ac Shrungavarpukta S
Dadar
12:45
Igatpuri
15:30
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
125
Mumbai Varanasi Special
Dadar
0:35
Igatpuri
3:25
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
1057
Amritsar Expres
Dadar
23:45
Igatpuri
2:18
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
2117
Lokmanyatilak Manmad Express
Lokmanyatilak T
15:00
Igatpuri
17:18
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
8029
Lokmanyatilak Shalimar Express
Lokmanyatilak T
21:50
Igatpuri
0:28
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
1069
Tulsi Express
Lokmanyatilak T
5:20
Igatpuri
7:53
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
2161
Lashkar Express
Lokmanyatilak T
16:25
Igatpuri
18:58
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
2151
Samarsata Express
Lokmanyatilak T
20:35
Igatpuri
23:03
N
N
N
Y
Y
N
N
1015
Kushinagar Express
Lokmanyatilak T
22:55
Igatpuri
1:28
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
2165
Lokmanyatilak Varanasi Shrungavarpukta Express
Lokmanyatilak T
5:20
Igatpuri
7:53
N
Y
N
N
Y
Y
N
4313
Bareilly Express
Lokmanyatilak T
7:45
Igatpuri
10:28
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
8610
Ranchi Express
Lokmanyatilak T
15:50
Igatpuri
18:33
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
1065
Darbhanga Express
Lokmanyatilak T
12:15
Igatpuri
14:43
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
5645
Guwahati Expres
Lokmanyatilak T
7:45
Igatpuri
10:28
N
N
N
Y
N
N
Y
3202
Lokmanyatilak Rajender Nagar Bihar Express
Lokmanyatilak T
22:15
Igatpuri
0:43
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
2336
Bhagalpur Express
Lokmanyatilak T
7:45
Igatpuri
10:28
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
5017
Gorakhpur Express
Lokmanyatilak T
6:35
Igatpuri
9:08
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
1061
Muzaffarpur Express
Lokmanyatilak T
12:15
Igatpuri
14:43
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
1067
Saket Express
Lokmanyatilak T
5:20
Igatpuri
7:53
N
N
N
Y
N
N
Y
2145
Bhubaneshwar Express
Lokmanyatilak T
20:35
Igatpuri
23:03
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
1071
Kamayani Expres
Lokmanyatilak T
12:40
Igatpuri
15:08
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
2153
Habibganj Express
Lokmanyatilak T
16:25
Igatpuri
18:58
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
5647
Guwahati Expres
Lokmanyatilak T
7:45
Igatpuri
10:28
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
0129A
Mumbai Nagpur Shrungavarpukta Special
Mumbai Cst
20:15
Igatpuri
22:30
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
2139
Sewagram Exp.
Mumbai Cst
15:00
Igatpuri
17:43
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
859
Mumbai Howrah Special
Mumbai Cst
11:05
Igatpuri
13:53
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
141
Mumbai Patna Special
Mumbai Cst
0:50
Igatpuri
4:00
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
1401
Nandigram Express
Mumbai Cst
16:35
Igatpuri
19:13
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
553
Guwahati Special
Mumbai Cst
11:05
Igatpuri
14:00
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
7057
Devagiri Express
Mumbai Cst
21:05
Igatpuri
23:53
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
7617
Tapovan Express
Mumbai Cst
6:10
Igatpuri
8:53
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
1093
Mahanagari Express
Mumbai Cst
0:10
Igatpuri
3:08
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
2188A
Jabalpur Garibrath S
Mumbai Cst
13:30
Igatpuri
16:00
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
2111
Mumbai Amravati Express
Mumbai Cst
20:05
Igatpuri
22:48
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
Y
2859
Gitanjali Exp.
Mumbai Cst
6:00
Igatpuri
8:43
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
2105
Vidarbha Expres
Mumbai Cst
19:10
Igatpuri
21:53
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
2137
Punjab Mail
Mumbai Cst
19:40
Igatpuri
22:28
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
2322
Kolkatta Mail
Mumbai Cst
21:25
Igatpuri
0:08
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
131
Mumbai Agra Shrungavarpukta Special
Mumbai Cst
11:05
Igatpuri
14:00
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
147
Mumbai Gorakhpur Special
Mumbai Cst
13:00
Igatpuri
15:55
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
2869
Howrah Shrungavarpukta Express
Mumbai Cst
11:05
Igatpuri
13:53
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
2188
Jabalpur Garib Rath
Mumbai Cst
13:30
Igatpuri
16:03
N
N
Y
N
N
N
Y
2809
Howrah Mail
Mumbai Cst
20:35
Igatpuri
23:23
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
129
Mumbai Nagpur Special
Mumbai Cst
20:15
Igatpuri
22:30
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
0129B
Cstn Nagpur Shrungavarpukta Special
Mumbai Cst
22:20
Igatpuri
1:00
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
117
Mumbai Shirdi Special
Mumbai Cst
22:20
Igatpuri
1:10
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
2109
Panchavati Exp.
Mumbai Cst
18:15
Igatpuri
20:48
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y

When To Visit

Though throughout the year people visit Igatpuri because of its beautiful climate, best time is between september to december after the monsoon.

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minnow 6 years ago from Seattle

How would I get around in Igatpuri? Would I need a taxi to go hiking? What is the best season to go? Would I want to stay overnight? Can I get by with English? Great hub.


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maheshpatwal 6 years ago from MUMBAI Author

Minnow from Igatpuri railway station you can get autorikshaw/taxi. They are the best convenient way of roaming around the Igatpuri. Sept to Dec is the best time after monsoon to go for hiking. In the months of July this area receives heavy rainfall like in other parts of the country thats why its not advisable to visit in july. Most of the locals understand the english, they may not be able to speak it, however locals understand it. If need anymore information please do lemme know.


Uma07 6 years ago

Hill stations are really beautiful.I enjoyed all the photographs and the great info.I haven't heard of this - I thought Panchvati was a great place too.


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maheshpatwal 6 years ago from MUMBAI Author

I'm really glad that you liked the pics. Come and visit Igatpuri whenever you get time, you'll fall in love with its scenic beauty.


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sameerk 5 years ago from India

nice one


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maheshpatwal 5 years ago from MUMBAI Author

Sameer thank you very much for stopping by and reading the hub.


Mini Smith 5 years ago

Igatpuri is very awesome Hill station for tourists in India. There are so many beautiful hill stations like Haryana hill stations Morni and Sohna, in India.


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Faceless39 5 years ago from The North Woods, USA

I've been to South India, and have always wanted to visit the north. You make it sound so awesome, and I love all the detailed information you've included. This is a fantastic hub, marked up and rated interesting, useful, and beautiful. Now following you.. follow me, too! :)


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maheshpatwal 4 years ago from MUMBAI Author

You must visit north parts of India atleast once in a lifetime...it has lots to offer to the tourist from spiritual tourism to adrenalin pumping adventure sports. Like south india is famous for its beautiful temples, north is famous for its pilgrim places. You'll fall in the scenic and earthy beauty of India.

Faceless thank you so much for visiting my hub.


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Good info. Certainly sounds like a naturally blessed area! Never been to that part of the world, but maybe one day.

Sharing so that others can see it through your hub.

Up and interesting


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maheshpatwal 4 years ago from MUMBAI Author

I'm glad you liked it brett. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing it with other hubbers. Thanks a ton for your kind gesture.


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

beautiful photgraphs!

thanks for sharing such a great hub


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maheshpatwal 4 years ago from MUMBAI Author

Thumbi thanks for dropping by and reading the hub.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Thank you for introducing me to a part of the world in which I have never traveled. The hill station of Igatpuri looks so green and inviting. Hiking there must be so much fun. Up, interesting and beautiful votes.


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maheshpatwal 4 years ago from MUMBAI Author

Peggy i'm glad you liked it. Beautiful hill station is covered with lush green grass, rainy and winter season are the best time to visit this heavenly place. Thanks for your comments....

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