(Last Updated on : 13/04/2015)
Igatpuri is a census town and a hill station municipal council in Nashik District
. Igatpuri is the place of tourist attractions and also it is the place of medical tourism also. It is because, Igatpuri is place where Vipassana International Academy.
Location of Igatpuri
Igatpuri is located in the Western Ghats Mountain Range in India
. Igatpuri railway station. This place lies in Nashik District between Mumbai and Nashik Road on the Central Railway.
Geography of Igatpuri
Igatpuri is bounded by the highest peaks in Sahyaadri that is Western Ghats, most of them are forts built in Satavahana dynasty. It's heavenly for trekkers and hikers.
Education of Igatpuri
The Holy Family Convent High School is the oldest English medium school running in the town. Other English school "Wonderland High School and Jr College". There's an Arts, commerce and Science College.
Demography of Igatpuri
According to the Population Census in year 2011, Igatpuri had a population of 31,572. Males constitute 52 percent of the population and females 48%. Igatpuri has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 67%. In Igatpuri, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.People of Agri community can be found in the city, they are also called Patharvat.
Tourism in Igatpuri
Most of the 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.
Vipassana International Academy
Igatpuri is known for Vipassana International Academy, where the ancient technique of meditation is taught called Vipassana. The 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 Railway Station
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. Igatpuri is famous for its scenic surroundings, Vada
pao and idlis sold by vendors to commuters travelling in the train. The exit of Igatpuri railway station signals the proximity of Mumbai on down route.
Igatpuri is well connected by rail and road. One needs to travel by NH-3 to Agra and by, Central Railway to Mumbai, Howrah, Guwahati and New Delhi. It is a major railway station. The local trains only go up to Kasara. One has to either take a long distance train or reach Kasara by a suburban train and then take a bus uphill.