Nashik city is situated on the banks of the river Godavari at the foothills of the Western Ghats mountains in Maharashtra. Nashik is holy city, Ramayana holds a great significance as per the Indian Mythology. During their Vanvasa, the land of this city provided a shelter to Lord Rama along with Sita & Laxman. Nasik is one of the worlds holiest Hindu cities. Kumbhmela is organized here in every 12 years with four additional cities in India. Also Nashik is the birthplace of known independence fighters like Veer Savarkar and Anant Laxman Kanhere.
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Nashik city has various places that one can explore. It is a beautiful city which offers peace with spirituality and refreshing sightseeing. Here are some famous place of Nashik that one cannot miss.
Dudhsagar falls: Situated at a distance of 2 km from Someshwar Temple, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, also known as Someshwar Waterfalls, is one of the most favorite hangout places of Nashik. Dhudsagar falls offer a panoramic view with a spectacular scenery. Monsoon is the best time to visit this beautiful waterfall as there is ample water in the falls.
Sita Gufa: It is beleived that Ravana had kidnapped Sita from here. Sita Gumpha Caves is one of the famous tourist destination in Nasik. It is located near the Kalaram Temple, as Sita was a Shiva devotee she used to pray to him inside a cave, hence the cave known as Sita Gufa.
Saptashrungi: Saptashrungi temple is dedicated to goddess Saptashrungi, It is believed that Saptashrungi temple is one of the most relegious place to visit. It is among the 51 Shaktipeethas in India. The name ‘Sapta’ stands for ‘Seven’ and ‘Shrunga’ for ‘Peaks’.
Panchvati: It is said that lord Shri Ram and Sita along with Laxman spent few years of their Vanvasa at Panchvati. There are five Banyan (Vad) trees and hence the area is called Panchavati. The trees can still be seen in the temple premises near Sita Gufaa that are believed to have existed even during the times of Ramayana.
Pandavleni Caves: Pandavleni Caves was buit by the Jain Kings and have existed for over 2000 years now. Pandavleni Caves are group of 24 Hinayana Buddhist Caves situated at a distance of 8 km from Nasik. Cave number 3 has a large Vihara with captivating sculptures. Also there are beautiful sculptures, chambers, unique water structures and stone ladders too built inside the cave.
Anjaneri Hills: Anjaneri is one of the exquisite attractions of Nasik city and it is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. The name Anjaneri is derived from Hanumans mother Anjani. It is surrounded by mountain ranges, forests and green landscapes.
Muktidham: Muktidham is one of the popular tourist attraction in the Nashik, this beautiful temple is made from Marble. The temple has replicas of 12 Jyotirlingas,Sri Krishna temple,Vishnu temple and eighteen chapters of Geeta. Also unique to this temple are eighteen chapters of Geeta written on the walls.
Trimbakeshwar Temple: Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, situated about 38 km away from Nashik. It is considered holy as the sacred Godavari River originates from here and and one of the must visit religious center in Maharashtra.
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