Located in Igatpuri on Mumbai-Agra Highway, Vipassana International Academy is 136 km away from Mumbai and just 45 km away from Nashik. Established in 1976 by S N Goenka, the academy teaches the ancient technique of meditation technique, Vipassana. This place is also called Dhammagiri, which means hill of Dhamma. Vipassana International Academy is considered to be the largest meditation center in the world. It is the main center of global Vipassana organization. A 10-day course is offered by this academy and people from across the world visit this place to attend it.