Dhamma giri, meaning ‘Hills of Dhamma’ is one of the worlds' largest Vispassana meditation centers. It is co-located with the Vispassana 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.
At a distance of 13.5 km from igatpuri and 59 km from Nashik, vihigaon waterfall is a seasonal waterfall situated at vihigaon village in Thane district of Maharashtra. This is one of the best natural waterfalls of Maharashtra and also a popular weekend getway from Mumbai and Nashik. Vihigaon Falls in monsoon fed waterfall known for its natural vista. the falls is cascading dow form a height of about 120 feet into a pool. also known as ahshoka waterfall, the Vihigaon Waterfall is located in deep forest. The waterfall is amazing and way to waterfall consists of a small hiking through hilly forest and visitors may get a chance of bird watching. The waterfall is an ideal spot for rappelling. In monsoon, this waterfall gives the adventurers an opportunity to rappel in the middle of the thick forest. The waterfall offers about 120 feet of rappelling height, which is covered in an average of 30 minutes by most people. This perfect adventure weekend getway can take visitors far from city life and gives a refreshing experience under the lap of nature. The waterfall is also known for serving as a place for many shots of the film, Asoka, starring Shahrukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor. This Place attracts people who are looking for exiting and captivating weekend getways. Vihigaon is basic adivasi village. There is no facility for food and accommodation. So carry some food or snacks. This place is so good that one easil spend one day picnicking here.
Kasara Ghat, also known as Thal ghat, is mountain pass situated near igatpuri in Maharashtra that links Nashik ot mumbai. perched at a height of 585 meters, kasara Ghat is surrounded by lush green hills and enchanting natural beauty. The mountain pass is situated in the sahyadris range of the western Ghats and it provides road and rail connectivity from the Eastern part to the western part. The place is usually popular among nature lovers and adventurits You can enjoy a small trek in the hills and find your way to the nearby waterfalls that are an epitome of natural beauty. Covered in fog, the place looks like a slice of haven brought on the earth. Several people come here to unwind from the hustle bustle of the city while some others also visit here to celebrate a quiet picnic with their loved ones amidst pristine environment and scintillating views. However, in the past, the pass has experienced several notorious accidents so it is advisable to be super cautious and careful while driving here.
kalsubai Peak trek with a height of 1646 meters or 5400 Feet is famous as highest peaks in Maharashtra. Kalsubai mountain lises in the Sahyadri mountain range falling under Kalsubai Harishchandragad wildlife sanctuary. kalsubai Height being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view. Since Bhandardara Dam and Kalsubai peak is extremely famous, enough effort has been made to make this trek easy. There are steel railing chians, and ladders at places where it is difficult to climb
At a distance of 1km from Bhatsa River Valley Point and 4 km igatpuri Railway Station, camel valley viewpoint is vantage point situated in igatpuri. Lovated on Mumbai - Agra National Highway, It's one of the splendid viewpoints in Igatpuri and among the must include place during Igatpuri Tour. Camel valley is actually a deep and is one of the best kept secrets of the town. situated near the picturesque Bhatsa River valley, the valley got its name from the rocky cliff that looks like the head of a camel . From the view point, one can witness the breathtaking panorama of the valley and it's surroundings. The major attraction of the valley is the roaring waterfall which cascades down from a height of about 1,000 feet. Monsoon is the most preferable time to visit camel valley as the valley becomess greener and comes alive with many waterfalls. The lush green valley covered in the misty blanket is a sight to behold. It is an ideal place for photographers and nature lovers. The valley is also the perfect place to just relax and soak in it natural beauty. It is situated near means resort. one need to be careful as there is no fencing and safety barriers over there.
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.
Unlike Alang fort, the top of the fort is a relatively small and tilted plateau. On the fort, there is a caves and 2 water cisterns. There are no man made structure, building remnants over the fort. Alang, Kalasubai, Aundha Fort, Patta and Bitangad are to the east of the fort, Harihar, Trymbakgad and Anjaneri to its north and Harishchandragad, Aajobagad, Khutta (pinnacle), Ratangad and Katrabai to its south and Kulang on the west