1.Bhatsa River Valley:
The Bhatsa River Valley is a fantastic spot in Igatpuri. This charming valley enjoys a
spectacular view of luscious deep greenery and pretty hillocks that are scattered around the
place. The soothing environs calm your senses as you breathe in the unpolluted, clean air.
This place is ideal for nature lovers who will find themselves delved deep into the various
mystical gifts this beauty has to offer.
Located just about 4 km from the main Igatpuri town, Camel valley is one of the best kept
secrets of the town. The valley lies near the picturesque Bhatsa River Valley. One of the
major attractions in this valley is a roaring waterfall that gushes down from 1000 ft height.
The valley becomes greener and comes alive with many waterfalls during the monsoon,
which is the best time to visit the valley. The beautiful valley covered in a blanket of clouds
is a treat for your eyes. You can also indulge in some adventure sports like river crossing
and river rafting. The valley is also the perfect place to just relax and soak in it natural
beauty. Camel valley is an ideal place for photographers and nature lovers. Visit this valley
for a perfect holiday to relax and rejuvenate.
3. Ghatandevi Temple:
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.
4. Maynamar gate Igatpuri
5.Dhammagiri international Academy:
Dhamma Giri, meaing 'Hill of Dhamma' is one of the world's largest Vipassana meditation
centres. It is co-located with the Vipassana Research Institute at Igatpuri in Maharastra,
approximately three hours drive from Mumbai. The center offered its first course in 1976.
Today tens of thousands of students study here every year. The centre's pagoda has over
400 cells for individual meditation.
7. Bitangad fort:
Bitangad: This small hill is mostly a walk and then a little bit of an uphill hike. From
Bitanwadi, it usually takes about 20-25 mins to reach the base of the hill where we start
hiking upwards (another 25 mins). The route up is marked by a rocky staircase (like many
other hills around Nasik). The holds around the steps are well placed so thats a very easy
job. There is also a small cave immediately after the staricase. It can accomodate about 6-8
people in the dry season. The top is a beautiful place with commanding views all around.
The adjoining hill- Mahankaal is infested by a large number of windmills. There are 2 sets of
watertanks, one near the south side of the Top massif and another on the east face. There
was no water in this month (November). We quickly got down and reached the base
village(bitanwadi). It took us about 3 hours 30 mins from Bitanwadi and back.
Our next target was Aad fort. Aad is situated about 30 kms from Bitanwadi and the base
village is called Aad wadi. The route from bitanwadi to Aad wadi is very scenic with mostly
gigantic views of the Wind mills- some working, some not working, some fast some slow.
The route from Bitan wadi passes via the base of another well-known giant fort called Patta.
The road then leads to Thangaon and further to Aadwadi. Thangaon is a place known for
tomato growers. You will find all farmers sorting tomatoes all over the place and then filling
it in big plastic boxes for further transportation.
Roadways: Distance is 92.0 km via NH160. It will take 1 h 59 min.
Package Cost: Starting from Rs.3500/- per person