Nashik is a city in western India in the state of Maharashtra. Nashik is located in the north-west of Maharashtra, 171 km from Mumbai and 210 km from Pune and is the administrative headquarters of the Nashik District and Nashik Division.
Saptashrungi or Saptashringi is a site of Hindu pilgrimage situated 60 kilometres from Nashik. According to Hindu traditions, the goddess Saptashrungi Nivasini dwells within the seven mountain peaks. It is located in Nanduri, Kalwan taluka, a small village near Nashik in India.
Deolali is a small hill station and a census town in Nashik district, Maharashtra. It has the residential Barnes School. It is also a town with various health sanatoriums and temples, including the Muktidham temple at Nashik Road. The town is also famous for Buddhist caves popularly known as Pandavleni Caves.
The Kalaram temple is an old Hindu shrine dedicated to lord Rama in the Panchavati area of Nasik city in Maharashtra, India. It is probably the most important Hindu shrine in the city.
Muktidham is a marble temple complex honouring various Hindu gods. It is a popular tourist attraction situated in the Nashik Road suburb of the city of Nashik in the State of Maharashtra in India. It is privately operated through a trust and was built through a generous donation by the late Mr. J.D. Chauhan-Bytco, a local industrialist.
Pandu Leni, are a group of 24 caves carved between the 3rd century BC and the 2nd century AD, representing the Hinayana Buddhist caves and has nothing to do with the characters of Mahabharata.
Gangapur Dam, is an earthfill dam on Godavari river near Nasik in the state of Maharashtra in India.
Sita Gumpha alias Sita Gufaa is believed to be the place from where Sita was kidnapped by the demon king Ravana. Located near the five Banyan trees in Panchavati at the western side door of Kalaram Temple, it is the place where Sita worshipped Lord Shiva during their exile.
The River Godavari originates from Brahmagiri hills which is considered the giri or hill of Lord Brahma. It is also said that this hill was inhabited by sage Gautam and Ahalya, his wife. Saint Gautam brought the River Godavari to this hill, by praying to Lord Shiva. The Brahmagiri hills with its rugged terrain are not only attractive to pilgrims but also nature and adventure lovers
The village of Anjaneri bears a great mythological and historical importance. This place is considered holy and important as the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. The village itself derives its name from the mother of Hanuman – Anjani. One of the famous attractions of this village is the Anjaneri Fort.
This is famous temple of Lord Shiva in Nashik. This temple is on the bank of river Godavari. Because of this temple’s name surrounding area is also known as Someshwar. This place is very famous in Nashik.
On the banks of the river Godavari is the Sundarnarayan temple, built in 1756 by King Gangadhar Yashwant Chandrachud. The main god is Lord vishnu, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Lord Narayana, Hanuman, and Indira carvings can also be found here.
Dedicated to Jain saints, Jain temple is a beautiful three storied temple complex located at Vilholi which it about 12kms away from Nasik. Also known as Shree Dharmachakra Prabhav Tirth, this architectural grandeur is constructed with white marble and pink sand.
In 1696, this holy tank was built by Chitrarao Khatarkar that spans an area of 27 m by 12 m. It is believed that during the period of exile, Rama and Sita used to bathe in this tank or ‘kund.’ This tank contains holy water and even today, the ashes of a dead person are immersed in this tank by religious Hindus so that the dead can attain salvation. Some of the renowned personalities whose ashes have been immersed in this tank are Indira Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Y B Chavan.
In 1980, the Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies was established in Nasik, the only one of its kind in Asia. It is situated in the surroundings of the Anjneri Hill that has a rich historical background as it was under the rule of many rulers including Marathas, Kolis, Bahmanis and Mughals.
Dhamma Giri, meaing ‘Hill of Dhamma’ is one of the world’s largest Vipassana meditation centres. It is co-located with the Vipassana Research Institute at Igatpuri in Maharastra, approximately three hours drive from Mumbai. The center offered its first course in 1976.
The bank of the River Godavari have maintained ghats and many numerous temples. The waters from the Ganga ghat is presumed to clean up the sins, people gather here to offer last rites to their beloved ones. It gives an incredible look, when the waters are lit with oil lamps and flowers.
HAL Pragati Museum in Nashik.