Not only does Igatpuri surprise travellers with its picturesque setting, it is also famed as an important centre of meditation. The town is home to the Vipassana International Academy, popularly called Dhamma Giri, meaning hill of Dhamma. One of the world's largest Vipassana meditation centres, the Vipassana International Academy was established in 1976 and offers courses for people seeking spiritual healing. Today, thousands of students study meditative sciences here.

Vipassana is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation that is based on self-purification with the help of self-observation. Housing 400 cells for individual meditation, the centre conducts courses in English and Hindi. All the expenses of the classes are met by those who have completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana in their lives. 

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