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Nashik


Packages start from

Rs. 600 per person

Best time to visit

October - March

Recommended stay

1 to 30 days

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About Nashik

 


Nasik is an exuberant and vibrant city located on the banks of the river Godavari and represents amalgamation of the traditional beleifsand the modern approach. Situated at an altitude of 565m, Nasik revels in religious fervour. It is home to the famous Kumbha mela and is one ofthe most sacred pilgrim spots for Hindus. According to the folklore, Nasik is the place where Shoorpanakha tried to seduceLord Ram. It is located comfortably in the basin formed by the Sahyadri Hills. It is one of the country's 12 Jyotirlinga spots. The city has preserved its rich cultural heritage quite dexterously and is interspersed with temples, forts, and industrial units. It is one of India's top wine growing regions.
CONNECTIVITY TO NASIK:
Nasik road railway station is about 9km away from Nasik city centre. Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport which is 180km away fromNasik is the nearest airport. State run buses ply to and from Nasik to major cities in the State.
ATTRACTIONS:
Panchvati is the shelter place of Lord Ram, Laxman and Sita during their exile period. The holy spot got its name from thefive banyan trees along the riverside. Believed to be a part of Dandakaranya forest , Panchvati has acquired a prominentplace in the epic. People come here to take a holy dip to cleanse their sins.
A cluster of Hinayana Buddhist rock cut caves dating back to the first century BC, the Pandavleni caves are located on the Trivashmi hills. The interiors of the caves were popular meeting places for disciples where sermons were concerned.
Dudhsagar Waterfalls in Someshwar is a favourite picnic spot in the city. The waterfalls reach their peak level during monsoon period. The 10m cascade is usually crowded with people.
Ganga Ghat is an enchanting spot in Nasik which reverberates with holy chants of people who gather here to offer prayers. It looks stunning in the twilight with a huge number of oil lamps and flowers.
A temple dedicated to Jain saints Jain Mandir is located at Vilhouli, Nasik. Shri Dharmachakra Prabhav Tirtha also called Jain Mandiris constructed with white marble and pink sand. The ground floor houses a Pravachan hall where sermons and meditations take place.
One of the oldest temples Kapileshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located against the backdrop of river Godavari.
The Ganges of the South Ramkund in the sacred river Godavari draws countless pilgrims every year. It is believed that Lord Ramahad bath at some stage during his exile period over here. In 1696, Chitrarao Khatarkar built a holy tank on the spot where Lord Ram and Goddess Sita took their bath.
A Vaishnavite temple on the lofty west bank of the river Godavari, Sundarnarayan temple is built by Gangadhar YashwantChandrachud in 1756. The main deity Lord Vishnu, flanked by Laxmi and Saraswati is placed in the sanctum of the temple.
Tapovan was once used by sages for meditation and presents a tranquil ambience. It is believed that it was here that Laxmana cut the nose of sister of Ravana.
The birth place of Lord Hanuman Ajneri is located on the Nasik Tryambakeshwar Road and is a popular tourist spot.
Sita Gufa is believed to be the place where Sita was kidnapped by the demon king Ravana.