Igatpuri Hill Station | Vipassana Center | Weekend Destination near Mumbai
February 17, 2019
About the Place:
Igatpuri is a town and hill station in the western ghat of the mountains in Maharashtra. Which is in Nasik district and 130km away from Mumbai. It is truly a perfect place for a weekend.
Most people visit this place for a staycation, to run out from weekdays’ stress, to enjoy the weekends with friends and family and refresh their mind.
This place is so peaceful that it satisfies your soul.
There is a place called Dhammagiri. Basically, It is known for Vipassana meditation.
Vipassana is one of the most ancient techniques of meditation practice which helps to interconnect between mind and body. Which removes mental impurity and negativity and the results the highest happiness.
An international centre called Dhammagiri is supposedly the largest Vipassana Center.
The technique is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants follow a prescribed Code of Discipline, learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results.
The course requires hard, serious work where you have to wake up at 5 AM, Meditate, No mobiles, No dinner, Sleeping time 9 PM and first 9 days, you are not allowed to speak a single word.
Well, the place was so peaceful that you can literally hear the silence.
The entrance gate of this place is called Myanmar gate which was eye-catching beautiful.
Other than that we visited this Bhavali dam.
We took an auto rickshaw from the highway and it charged around 500rs. Including showing us around and drop back to our Resort.
The scenery was so peaceful and beautiful. Luckily we visited during the sunset and the view turned out 2x prettier than the usual view.
How to reach:
We booked a Cab which took around 2000rs.
The other medium is train. A small railway station is there in the igatpuri town. From there you can find auto to reach to your hotel/resort.
We went back by train and dropped down at Kurla station.
The place is one of the best places to visit in Maharashtra in monsoon.