Igatpuri is a town and a Hill Station municipal council in Nashik District in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
This city has a tropical climate. Igatpuri has significant rainfall most months, with a short dry season. This location is classified as Am by Koppen and Geiger. In Igatpuri, the average annual temperature is 24.3 °C. Precipitation here averages 3178 mm.
Igatpuri is a town and a Hill Station municipal council in Nashik District in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is located in the Western Ghats. Igatpuri railway station lies in Nashik District between Mumbai and Nashik Road on the Central Railway. Igatpuri is known for Vipassana International Academy, where the ancient technique of meditation is taught called Vipassana. Trains on this route usually change locomotives on this stop and also change the guards and drivers. The place is one of the best places to visit in Maharashtra in monsoon. It is a hill station on busy Mumbai-Agra NH-3 only 45 km from Nasik and 130 km from Mumbai.
Igatpuri is a major railway station with all trains stopping for 20 minutes as there is a change of locomotive engine owing to the electric current (AC/DC) running the engine. There is a major presence of the Indian Railways within this small town.
This is the station from where 25 KV AC traction on OHE begins for CR trains starting from Mumbai CST.
The station is famous for its scenic surroundings, Wada pao, and idlis sold by vendors to commuters traveling in the train. The exit of Igatpuri railway station signals the proximity of Mumbai on down route.
Holy Family Convent High School is the oldest English medium school run in the town. Other English schools “Wonderland High School & Jr College”. There’s an Arts, Commerce & Science College.
Igatpuri is surrounded by the highest peaks in Sahyadri i.e. Western Ghats, most of them are forts built in Satavahana dynasty. It’s heavenly for trekkers and hikers, Most Indian (Hindi) movie outdoor scenes especially songs are shot in Igatpuri region. Igatpuri is a place of significance in terms of Vipassana meditation. The International Centre for Vipassana meditation called Dhammagiri, supposedly the largest Vipassana Center, is located here. This region consists of those mountains which are accessed by trains going from Mumbai CST to Kasara and Igatpuri. Local trains only go up to Kasara and don’t climb the Thal Ghat from Kasara to Igatpuri. Hence to go to Igatpuri, one has to either take a long distance train or reach Kasara by a suburban train and then take a bus uphill.
Igatpuri Transportation – Car, Train, Bus & Taxi, Igatpuri Local Transport. The distance between Mumbai and Igatpuri is 90.0 km by road. There are total 2bus operators and 3 no. of buses which provide service for us with min fare 507.0. Mumbai to Igatpuri bus timings vary with a different operator, it may take around 05:00 hrs.
Place of interest
Bhatsa River Valley
Dhamma Giri Meditation Centre