Traditionally, travelling meant exploring new places, discovering new locations and indulging in vivid cuisines. However, in today’s era, travel and travellers have evolved with tourists from across the globe looking to experience unique and offbeat. One of the new trends is of Wellness Tourism, which offers a blend of natural therapies, yoga, meditation, a perfect option for corporates, domestic and foreign travellers.
Blessed with scenic beauty, Igatpuri is a paradise for nature and adventure lovers. It has a few tallest peaks of the Sahyadri range and is situated on the NH3 Mumbai-Agra highway, which is 130 km and 47 km away from Mumbai and Nashik respectively. The place has immense potential for Wellness Tourism. Away from the chaos of urban life, this paradise proves to be a worthwhile getaway this season.
Detox your vacation in Igatpuri through wellness tourism at Vipassana Centre and other private wellness centres, which offers wellness therapies like Ayurveda, yoga, naturopathy, reflexology, reiki, spa and many more. The Vipassana meditation is a self-purification method, which commences by focusing on mind, by observing the breathing process. The meditation is powerful and most effective to refresh travellers’ mind, body and soul.
Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has proposed to develop a wellness hub in Igatpuri by creating wellness zones providing a range of treatments including yoga, Ayurveda, reiki, and physiotherapy. MTDC is also trying to secure 100 acres of Government land in the locality of Igatpuri to develop world-class infrastructure and is also preparing to enter into partnerships with private entities. This project will certainly allure huge number tourists and will be an attractive tourist hotspot.
How to reach
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Igatpuri.
By Road: 130 km away from Mumbai and practically the same distance from Pune. While approaching from Mumbai take a turn at Igatpuri.
Where to stay: MTDC Holiday Resort, located at Bhandardara near Nashik is the best property to stay which is nearby Igatpuri. Bhandardara, considered as a trekker’s ecstasy, is located on the western ghat of India in the Ahmednagar district. Bhandardara is famous for its Lake, Waterfall, hiking and trekking routes around.
Other tourist attractions are Bhatsa River Valley, Camel Valley, Kalsubai Peak, Tringalwadi Fort and Ghatandevi Temple. Igatpuri has adventure activities like rock climbing, trekking and rappelling. This destination offers many such getaways to revitalise tourist senses.
Disclaimer: This is the official press release of Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). The Humming Notes is not responsible for any discrepancy.