Nashik is an ancient city of India, located in the North-West region of Maharashtra,lying on the western edge of the Deccan Plateau.
Just 24 km away is the origin of the Godavari River from the Brahmagiri Mountain, Triyambakeshwar, flowing blissfully along the northern line of the city along the old residential settlement.
-The road distance between Pune and Nashik is 208 km while from Mumbai to Nashik it is around 165 km.
The place has a religious significance, since it is said to have been the abode of Lord Rama during his 14 years exile in the forest. Also, this place is said to have derived its name from an incident in the Hindu epic Ramayana, where Lakshmana cut the nose of Ravana’s sister, Soorpnakha.
Places to visit in Nashik:
- Triyambakeshwar Temple
Also known as ‘Trimbak’, is one of holiest places in India, this place is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. It is a place of Tri Sandhya Gayathri, the birthplace of Lord Ganesh.
It is a very sacred place witnessing the communion of River Godavari and Sayadri hills and a home to a number of Hindu religious practices like the Shraddha ceremony.
The place also witnesses the surfeit of pilgrims from all across the globe, in thousands.
Following places can be visited here:
- Kushvarta – A place from where the river Godavari takes its course and devotees take a dip in the holy water of Ram-Kund seeking expiation of their sins.
The magnificent Kumbh Mela, the richest and the holiest festival of Hindus takes place here at Triyambakeshwar. Special arrangements are made by the government for lakhs of Sadhus and other people flowing in at the auspicious Maha-Kumbh (occurring once in every 12 years along with the Allahabad Kumbh Mela).
- ChambarLeni Nashik- It is a group of Jain temples situated on the outskirts of Nashik near Ramshej Fort.
- Sula Vineyards – It is an Indian winery located in Nashik and is the valley’s first commercial winery. It is spread over an area of 160 acres. It is a house to a beautiful resort and also has a tasting room where samples varieties of wine are produced at the winery. The weather and aura of the place is awesome and very refreshing.
- Pandavleni Caves – These caves are a series of 24 caves of Jain temples carved between the 3rd century B.C and 2nd century A.D. The place is apt for mountaineers and trekkers with a very pleasant weather to enjoy.
- There are a number of other temples in the near vicinity, one of being Shri Kalaram Mandir. The place also has many eating outlets, one of them being the Sadhna restaurant, famous for its mouth-watering ‘Misal Pavs’.
Best Time to Visit Nashik
The best time to visit Nashik is between October to March since the place experiences extreme winters and summers.
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