Manas Lifestyle Resort, Igatpuri is located on Kasara Ghats of the Sahayadri Range. This Boutique Resortand is spread over 10 acres of sprawling estates, mid-way to Shirdi. 110 km from Mumbai & 95 km from Thane, Igatpuri is on the Mumbai Nashik highway and just 45 km from Nasik. It is located at a height of 2100 feet above sea level. Manas Lifestyle Resort is set amidst rustic natural landscaping all around, with more than 5,000 ornamental trees and flowering plants on various levels, the area is home to rare species of butterflies and birds.
|Sightseeing In Igatpuri & Bhandardara:
Igatpuri boasts of some breathtaking valleys and waterfalls such as the Bhatsa River Valley at the fag end of the Thal Ghat and lush ravines are a part of the view. The renowned Camel valley, so called, because of its shape, catches the eye. One could even possibly stumble upon many waterfalls and creeks that fall over 1000 feet onto the base of the valley. Those who go there also pay their respects to the goddess of the Ghats at the Ghantadevi Mandir. A little further from Ghantadevi, a rough road leading to the railway line begins. Across the railway line, while climbing down, falling one below the other, are five waterfalls that form a breathtaking sight.
Another such valley is the Konkankada valley and its falls and the Randha falls not so far away which is best enjoyed in the monsoon season when in full force.
|Tringalwadi Fort can be accessed through a small path on the mountain adjoining Igatpuri and trekking a bit further would take one straight to the Tringalwadi lake and the Talegaon lake. The Wilson Dam mentioned earlier is built on the Pravara river close by and from the dam one can see the highest peak of that range Mount Kalsubai.|
|The Trimbakeshwar Temple, another highlight of this region is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of the world. The extraordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is that it has three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu & Lord Mahesh (Shiva). The temple is known for its appealing architecture and sculpture and is at the foothill of a mountain called Brahmagiri. Godavari River originates on the Bramhagiri mountain and meets the sea near Rajamundry.|
|The Amruteshwar Temple is another attraction known for its intricate carvings in the Hemadpanti style. Other places to see are the Agasti Rishi Ashram, the Ratangad Fort. and the Davebandh Ganesh Temple.|