Igatpuri Weekend Trip
Embrace the Monsoon Magic: A Perfect Weekend Getaway to Igatpuri

Experience the enchanting allure of the monsoon season with a rejuvenating weekend escape to Igatpuri. Nestled in the Western Ghats, this serene hill station beckons you with its lush landscapes, mist-covered mountains, and tranquil ambiance. Join me on a journey that promises to refresh your senses, inspire your soul, and create memories to last a lifetime.

Popular Travel Routes

Road Trip Through Mumbai

Road Trip

Recommended Route

Route : via Nashik Highway – NH 160 Time Taken : 2hr 45 Mins HotelMate Score : 4.5/5 Distance: 120km

Best time to Travel
Peak: Dec-Feb Optimal: Jun- Nov Avoid: March - May

Popular Attractions

Road Trip

Route :Nashik to Igatpuri Time Taken : 1hr 15 Mins HotelMate Score : 4/5 Distance: 58 km

By Train

Nearest Station: Igatpuri Fastest :TAPOVAN EXPRESS 17617 Time Taken : 2 hours 27 mins

By Bus

Price: 300-1800 INR Time Taken : 3 hour 35 minutes

Places to Stay

Splits Villa


  • Goan Portuguese Styled Exterior
  • Swimming Pool
  • Built in WorkDesk
  • Wifi & Ac
Plan Your Day

Day 1:Nature's Charms and Gastronomic Delights


  1. Kickstart your monsoon adventure with an early morning departure from Mumbai. The road trip from Mumbai to Igatpuri takes approximately 3 hours, covering a distance of around 120 kilometers. The scenic drive via NH160 offers picturesque views of the countryside and provides the perfect introduction to the beauty that awaits.

  2. As you approach Igatpuri, satisfy your appetite with a hearty breakfast at the iconic Kamat's restaurant, known for its authentic South Indian fare. Enjoy crispy dosas, fluffy idlis, and a steaming cup of filter coffee that's sure to energize you for the day ahead.

Food Stops on the way

Our first stop along the way was the iconic Kamat's Restaurant on the Mumbai-Nashik highway Known for its delectable South Indian cuisine, we indulged in fluffy idlis, crispy dosas, and aromatic filter coffee, energizing ourselves for the scenic drive ahead. Oldest eatery chain of the state, serving vegetarian meals, snacks, and beverages, good for quick stops and breakfast meals.

Shivam restaurant – Shivam restaurant is one of the best eateries near Igatpuri, with a charming design and aesthetic interior. You can try the famous Maharashtrian foods at affordable prices with unmatched taste.

Shivam restaurant – Shivam restaurant is one of the best eateries near Igatpuri, with a charming design and aesthetic interior. You can try the famous Maharashtrian foods at affordable prices with unmatched taste.


  1. Upon arrival in Igatpuri, check into the captivating Mystic Valley Spa Resort, your haven for the weekend. This serene retreat offers cozy accommodations and modern amenities amidst nature's embrace. Unwind by the pool, take a leisurely stroll through the lush gardens, or simply bask in the tranquility of the surroundings.

  2. Post-lunch, embark on a short trek to the famous Bhatsa River Valley. The trail takes you through dense forests, trickling streams, and verdant meadows. Reach the vantage point to witness the mesmerizing view of the Bhatsa River as it winds its way through the valley, creating a breathtaking spectacle in the monsoon backdrop.


  1. As the day draws to a close, indulge in a sumptuous dinner at the Mystic Valley's in-house restaurant. Savor a delectable spread of local Maharashtrian cuisine, infused with aromatic spices and traditional flavors. The warm ambiance and mouthwatering dishes make for a delightful dining experience.

Day 2:


  1. Awaken to the gentle sounds of nature and treat yourself to a hearty breakfast at the resort. The Mystic Valley Spa Resort offers a spread of both continental and Indian breakfast options to cater to your preferences.Then, gear up for an exhilarating trek to Kalsubai Peak, Maharashtra's highest summit. As you ascend, the panoramic views of hills and valleys unfold, rewarding your effort with a breathtaking spectacle.

  2. After breakfast, head to the tranquil Vihigaon Waterfall, a hidden gem nestled amidst dense forests. The short trek to the waterfall is an adventure in itself, featuring wooden bridges and rocky paths. Reach the cascading falls, feel the cool mist on your skin, and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of this natural wonder.


  1. For lunch, enjoy a flavorful meal at the resort's restaurant or explore local eateries for traditional dishes. Post-lunch, set off to explore the ancient Tringalwadi Fort, perched atop a hill. The trek to the fort offers panoramic views of the Sahyadri range and the serene Tringalwadi Lake below.


  1. As the sun sets, relax by the resort's bonfire, sharing stories and laughter with fellow travelers. The mystic allure of the monsoon evening is the perfect backdrop for moments of camaraderie and reflection.

Your weekend monsoon escapade to Igatpuri promises a rejuvenating blend of nature's splendors, serene reflections, and heartwarming experiences. From trekking to waterfalls and forts to savoring local delicacies, Igatpuri offers a perfect retreat for those seeking solace in the lap of nature. Embrace the monsoon magic and return with cherished memories of this enchanting hill station.

Places mentioned in the BLog

Mystic Valley Spa Resort

Sites Visited During The Trip

Bhatsa River Valley

Vihigaon Waterfal

Tringalwadi Fort

Kalsubai Peak

Kalsubai Peak

Kalsubai Peak

Kalsubai Peak

AliBaug Market