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Nashik - Rich Historical town of Legendary Lord Rama, who spent some time of his exile in Nashik is a unique blend of civilization& modernization. This City of temples is one of the holiest places for Hindus inviting thousands of tourist every year. Scenic beauty of Sahyadri range of mountains merged with vineyards & agricultural yields (Highest in India) and a busy hub of industrial activities. With the onset of monsoons and the start of Kumbhmela, Nashik is a paradise for tourists with Historical Caves,Temples, holy rituals, museums, wet lands and lots more.

 

Shree KalaRam Mandir


This temple was built bylate Mr. Odhekar, a knight serving with Peshwas. There are great processions and utsav on Ramnavami, Dasara and Chaitra Padwa (Hindu new year day). The specialty of the temple is that it was built with black stones.The stones were brought from Ramshej 200 years ago. It took 23 lakhs of rupees and 2000 workers to build the temple in 12 years.This temple is situated at a distance of 3km from Central Bus Stand.


Artillery Centre

Behind the Pandav Caves, is the biggest Artillery Center in Asia. This artillery center was shifted from Pakistan in 1947, and is now completing its 50th year. The Indian army's officers and soldiers are trained here. Training for 'Bofors Gun' is given here. The area is under military and is restricted for civilians.

NandurMadhmeshwar

Through ceaseless efforts of Bombay Natural History Society, World Wildlife Fund and Forest Department of the Government of Maharashtra, this sanctuary which houses more than 220 species of birds, 400 species of vegetation, 24 species of fish and several smaller mammals came into existence along the Nandur Madhameshwar dam at the confluence of Godavari and Kadwa. Spread over the protected area of 10000 hectares, lies the core area of 1765 hectares, where the large variety of water birds,resident and migratory birds congregate in season. It is now counted as one of the important water fowl habitats in the region by the International Union of Conservation of Nature. Aptly called Maharashtra's Bharatpur developed since 1950 is favorite birdwatchers wetland area surrounded by fields of sugarcane, grape orchards. Large lake & islands abound with aquatic vegetation making it paradise for thousands of migratory birds, Ibises, Storks & variety of colorful water birds. The Madhmeshwar Temple on the river features prominently in Hindu mythology. Lord Ram is said to have killed the golden deer or Suvarnamrug at the spot where the temple stands today. The area around the lake is rich with fossils & visitors can find interesting pieces of these fascinating rocks scattered about. Ideal season to be here is from October to March.

Trimbakeshwar Temple

Trimbakeshwar - one of the holy places of not only Maharashtra but the whole India is near Nashik. Trimbakeshwar is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. The following verse shall explain the importance of this sacred place and the next one gives names of the Twelve Jyotirlingas in India.

This says that anybody who visits Tryambakeshwar attains salvation. There is no sacred place like Tryambakeshwar, no river like Godavari, no mountain like Brahmagiri etc. The reasons for its being so sacred are - Godavari river originates in this place, its a place of Tri-Sandhya Gayatri, the birth place of Lord Ganesha, a place of the first Nath of Nath Sampradaya consisting of Gorakhnath and others, a place where Nivrittinath was made to imbibe the holy knowledge by his Guru Gahininath, a place where Nivrittinath made his brothers and sister attain the self by his preaching. This is the holiest place to perform Shraddha ceremony. Nirnaya Sindhu - a religious book of Hindus, mentions that this place, where Sahyadri mountain and Godavari river exist is very purifying on the whole earth and is therefore very important for performing Shraddha ceremony.

Dhammagiri, Igatpuri

Vipashyana International Academy is located at Igatpuri. It was established in 1976 The aim was to conduct Vipassana Courses for those in search of peace of mind and harmony. Known as Dhammagiri, it is located in Igatpuri, 40 kms away from Nashik City, on Bombay-Agra road.This world famous meditation centre offers techniques which relieve mental stress and promote inner peace. It is turning the wheel of time conversion from Kalchakra to Dharmachakra under the able guidance of Guruji Satyanarayan Goenka. A 10 day residential course at the centre, which is free of charge, ends with Bhavatu Saba Mangalam meaning May all beings be happy.
Saptshrungi Gad, Vani.

Shree Saptshrungi Gad is situated at a distance of 60 km from Nashik.It is one of the most visited and religious places for pilgrims.As the temple is situated on a mountain, a regular bus service is provided from the foot of the mountain to the temple

Shree Saptshrungi Devi, Vani.
Saptashringa Garh is a place where Goddess Bhagawati dwells.It is one of the most important of the places of Goddesses in Maharashtra. Saptashringa signifies seven mountain peaks. Nanduri village is situated at the foot of the Saptashringa Gad. In front of the temple there stands Markandeya Rishi's (sage) hill. The Saptashringa Gad is full of a variety of trees having medicinal worth. As per the story depicted in Ramayana, Hanuman carried the herbal medicine for wounded Laxmana from this hill. There are about 108 water reservoirs on the hill, known as Kundas. Vani is situated at a distance of 60 kms. away from Nashik.

 

 

Saputara: This famous hill station equipped with adequate facilities is on the border of Maharashtra & Gujrat State. Different hill points for sunrise & a sunset makes this ideal tourist destination.

Bhandardara & Kalsubai Peak:
Bhandardara 750 meters above the sea level surrounded by Deep Valley, Large Dam, Great Lake, Roaring Water Falls, Historical Fort and an Ancient Amruteshwar Temple is tourist paradise. Wilson Dam one of the very few Dams constructed at such a height, encircled by a flock of Sahyadri hills is Lake Arthur one of the largest in India. Randha Fall cascading down from 45 meters is another gift of Mother Nature. The Amruteshwar Temple 9 Kms in the interior of lake Arthur known for its beautiful carvings can be traced down 1200 years back in history and the Ratangad Fort is dear for mountaineering & trekkers is one of the favorite Forts of the great historical legendry son of soil Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (King).Overlooking Bhandardara is Kalsubai highest peak of Maharashtra kissing the sky at 1646 meters. The Konkankada at Ghatghar 22 Kms away measuring 361.79 Sq.Kms is another picnic spot with panoramic view & declared as wild life sanctuary. The Average rain fall is 3000 is a pleasant place to visit throughout the year. Ghatghar has unique geographical identity as you can observe a Day of Ghatghar is only of Four hours.




Veer Savarkar Smarak - Bhagur

Bhagur is the birth place of the freedom fighter, Swatanrya Veer Savarkar and hence it has gained historical importance. There is also a beautiful temple of "Bhagur Devi" Bhagur is situated 3 km away from Deolali Camp and 17 km from Nashik road.

Coin Museum:
The Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies Established in 1980 & located in the scenic surroundings of Anjneri Hill is one of its kinds in Asia. Extensive archive of Indian Currency, photographs, articles, line drawings, replicas & a well-documented researched history of Indian currency that existed in India down the Centuries makes Coin Museum a place worth to visit. The institute has also preserved One Lac cardexes for easy reference. It has become the global destination for tourist for study & research. The Institute undertakes workshops to promote coin collections in India. K.J.Maheshwari Art Gallery has national & international award winning rare photographs taken by Mr. K .J. Maheshwari.

Gondeshwar Temple: Unique "Hemadpanthi" style architectural temple located at Sinner is the masterpiece of architecture. Historical & religious Gondeshwar temple has Lord Shiva's idol & small temples around huge temple complex.


Teertharaj Gajapantha - Chamber Caves

Nashik City and the surrounding area is famous for many temples, pilgrimage places etc. One of the sacred places for Jain Religion is Teerthraj Gajpantha , which is at Mhasrul, 16 kms from Nashik Road Railway station and 5 kms from Nashik City. The famous CHAMBER CAVES are a part of this place. It is situated on the top of a small hill which is only 400 ft tall. The staircase, built in black stone leads to the temple and offers a panoramic view. Although the nearby landscape is quite barren, some plantation has been recently done. This is a very serene place, conducive for meditation. Gajapantha Teerth includes a caravanserai, a small hut the foot of the hill and a temple at the top of the Gajadhwaja Hillock. As per the ancient holy book "Shantinath Purana" Mysore’s Chamaraj King installed these statues (600 B.C.) in the temple top the hill. Thus the caves got the name "Chamer Caves" or "Chambhar Caves" in the regional language.

Naroshankar Temple

Situated in Panchavati area about 2km from Central Bus Stand, on the bank of river Godavari - fondly called as ganga by Nasikites - is Naroshankar Temple of Rameshwar built by Naroshankar Rajebahaddur in 1747. The architectural style of the temple is called "Maya". It is one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture of the 18th century. Sculpture on the outer side of the temple is stunning. It has rows of exuberant designs. One layer is of decorative lacework. The next one is that of peacocks holding bead garlands. In four directions are statues of the saints in Padmasana. There is also an assembly of animals - tigers, monkeys,elephants etc. This depicts that Hindu culture is not limited only to human beings but also has relation with birds, animals, trees, and nature in general. In its four corners are umbrellas - called "Meghadambari" or "Barasati". One of them was washed away in Godavari floods and only three are existing presently. The surrounding fortification centres a "Bell house" in the front part. The famous bell , called "Naroshankar Bell" is fixed here. The bell is a victory memorial over Portuguese.


Shree Sunder Narayan Temple

The Sundarnarayan temple is built by Gangadhar Yashwant Chandrachud in 1756 at a distance of 1 km from Central Bus Stand. The entrance of the temple is to the East. The architecture is attractive and the round dome is made by little ornamental cordons. The arched recesses are impressions of Mughal sclupture. The main deity is of Lord Vishnu - also called Narayana. To the left and right are Laxmi and Saraswati respectively. Fine design is carved on the stones of the temple. On the road leading towards Godavari River there is Badarika Sangam Pond. It is said that the king of Devgiri bathed and performed rites in this pond. We also find a mention of this pond in the holy book Dnyaneshwari. One remarkable thing about this temple is that it is built at such an angle that on 21st March, rays of the rising Sun first fall exactly upon the idols.


Mukti Dham

Muktidham temple is situated in Nashik Road. Built by Late Shri JayramBhai Bytco, is magnificient peice of architucture, made with marble from Makran in Rajastan, and by Rajastani scluptors. Unique to this temple are eighteen chapters of Geeta written on the walls. You can also see the replicas of all the twelve Jyotirlingas over here and also icons of all major Hindu Gods and Godesses. After visiting this temple one gets a feeling of visiting all the four Dhams in India. This temple is situated at a distance of 8 km from Central Bus Stand


Shree Godavari Ramkund


The most important place in Panchavati is Ramkund, which is at a distance of 1km from Central Bus Stand. It is so called because Lord Rama is believed to have taken bath there. In Hindu culture the body after dealth if dedicated to Fire and the ashes are then flown in to Godavari, Ramkund is the place where ashes are set free in the water.A dip in this sacred kunda is considered very religous. Situated nearby is Gandhi Lake (Talav) having a memorable monument made out of white marble, in memory of the Father of the Nation. The ashes were dropped in Ramkund after Gandhiji passed away on 30th January 1948.


Bhakti Dham


Bhakti Dham is sitiauted near Dindori Naka, at a distance of 2km from Central Bus Stand. This place is renowned for various temples built in the premises and all religious rituals, pujas and vidhis are carried out in Bhakti Dham.

Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev

Situated at a distance of 1km from Central Bus Stand, this temple is one of the peculiar Mahadev Temples in Nashik.The most prominent aspect regarding this temple is there is no idol of Nandi in front ofLord Mahadev.Shravani Somvar(Monday) and Shivratri are the 2 days when pilgrims gather in large numbers in this temple..

Shree Laxmi Narayan Temple, Tapovan



Shree Someshwar Temple, Gangapur

This temple is on the way to Gangapur dam, at a distance of 8km from Central Bus Stand. This is a temple of Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman on the banks of river Godavari. The area is covered with greenery, with a pleasant climate. Tourists can take pleasure of swimming and boating in the river.Someshwar has been a favourite location for many a filmshootings. On the way to Someshwar, there is a village named Anandwalli. It is so named because Peshwas - Anandibai and Raghobadada, lived there for some time. The temple - Navasha Ganpati was built by them


Shree Ved Temple
The Ved Temple,situated at a distance of 1.5km from Central Bus Stand, was built with the aim of studying Indian culture and Ved and Puranas. A private trust of Mr Sarada founded the temple.The temple is the example of modern interiors with Italian Marble. The entrance to the temple is very large and attractive with glasses and flood lights. Free training and education on Ved-Puranas is given to students from all over India. The temple has the idols of Shriram, Laxman and Sita. Along with them is the beautiful idol of Guru Gangeshwaranandji.



Sita Gumpha (Cave).

Sita Gumpha is at a distance of 2 km from Central Bus Stand. It is situated at the western side door of Kalaram Temple.Lord Rama's wife, Sita dwelled at this place and King Ravan abducted her from this place. The Shiv linga that she worshiped is still there in the gumpha.There are five Banyan trees in this area and thus called "Panchvati".








Dutondya Maruti.

This idol of Lord Maruti is placed on the bank of Godavari river near Ramkund. This idol has two faces on eithe sides.

Pandav Caves(Pandav Lani)

 
Pandav Lani is situated at a distance of 9km from Central Bus Stand.These are three mountain peaks of Anjinagiri mountain ranges.These caves were built by Jain Kings and are 2000 years old.The engravings inside the gumpha are believedto be of Pandavas of 17th Century and thus these caves are named as "Pandav Caves".
These historical caves created B.C.100 to 110 are loca
ted on a tableland on the Trivashmi Hill. Together, there are 29 caves & may be training center for Buddha worshippers. Icons of Bhagwan Gautam Buddha & Bodhisatva are wonderful crafted .During Jain regime B.C. 1000 to 1100 these were home to Jain saints. Inside the caves one can see idols of Buddha, Bodhisatva, Jain Tirthankar Vrishabhdeo, Veer Kapibhadra and Ambikadevi. The cave complex contains large caves which were the meeting places of the disciples, where sermons were preached. The caves were well designed with several water tanks chiseled into the rock.ral water tanks chiseled into the rock.



Godavari Ghat, Nashik.


River Godavari flows through Nashik and its Northern part is known as Panchavati. Lord Shri Ram and Sita along with Laxman stayed at Panchavati during exile. There are five Banyan (Vad) trees and thua the reason it is called Panchavati.Nearby is Sita Gumpha (cave) where Sita stayed for some time.
 
Ramkund: The godavari river is one of the holiest places for Hindus all over the world. The pious river bed has 24 tirthas(kund). Ramkund, one of the holy kunds, measures 27 mtrs by 12 mtrs was built in 1696 by Chitrarao Khatarkar and it is believed that Lord Ram and Sita used to bathe in this Kund during their exile. Every Hindu wishes his or her ashes to be immersed in Asthivilaya Tirtha so a sto attain Moksha or liberation of the soul. The ashes of various personalities has been immersed at Ramkund. Memorial ( Smarak) of Father of the Nation Mahtama Gandhi is located near Ramkund.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dadasaheb Phalke Memorial (Smarak):
Doyen & Founder of Indian Cinema and Film Industry, Dadasaheb Phalke
was born at Nashik on 30th April 1870 in 1913. He produced the first Indian film 'Raja Harishchandra' & in the span of 19 years produced 95 films and 26 documentaries in a studio setup at Nasik till 1932. This memorial is a tribute to legendary Shri. Dadasaheb Phalke. Buddha Smarak & scenic beauty along with park, water sport
& entertainment is an ideal destination of tourist.

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