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The Nashik/Nasik travel guide explores one of the most important religious places in India, the Nashik City.


Nashik District is located in the Northwest part of the Maharashtra state. Nashik has a great and interesting mythological background. The famous Kumbha Mela is held at Nashik, along with three other places. According to legends, Lord Rama lived in Panchvati during his 14 years of exile. The Godavari River originates from Trimbakeshwar in Nashik. Nashik also has one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. Many well-known personalities are associated with Nashik. Some of them are Veer Sawarkar, Anant Kanhere, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Dadasaheb Potnis, Babubhai Rathi, V.V. Shirwadkar and Vasant Kanetkar.

Nashik Attractions

Artillery center
Nashik has one of the biggest Artillery centers in Asia. The Indian army's officers and soldiers are trained at this artillery center. Like all other army areas this area is also under military and is restricted for civilians.

Nandur Madhmeshwar
Spread over a protected area of about 10000 hectares, lies the Nandur Madhmeshwar sanctuary with core area of 1765 hectares, where a large variety of water birds, resident and migratory birds congregate in season. The Nandur Madhmeshwar sanctuary is now counted as one of the important waterfowl habitats in the region by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Trimbakeshwar Temple
Trimbakeshwar, near Nashik is known for its Jyotirlinga. Trimbakeshwar is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. It is the holiest place to perform Shraddha ceremony. It is believed that since the Sahyadri Mountain and the Godavari river exist here, it is one of the purest places on the whole earth and is therefore very important for performing Shraddha ceremony.

Dhammagiri, Igatpuri
Vipashyana International Academy is located at Igatpuri. This academy was established in 1976. The aim of establishing this academy was to conduct Vipasana Courses for those in search of spirituality and mental harmony. This meditation center offers meditation techniques, which relieve stress and promote inner peace and spiritualism.

Saptshrungi Gad, Vani
Shree Saptshrungi Gad is one of the most visited and religious places for pilgrims. Saptashringa signifies seven mountain peaks. Nanduri village is situated at the foot of the Saptashringa Gad. Thousands of devotees throng the temple, situated on a mountain, every year.

Veer Savarkar Smarak, Bhaur
Bhagur is the birthplace of the freedom fighter, Swatanrya Veer Savarkar and hence it has gained importance. In addition to this, there is also a beautiful temple of "Bhagur Devi". Bhagur is situated 3 km away from Deolali Camp and 17 km from Nashik road.

Teertharaj Gajapantha
One of the sacred places for Jain religion is Teerthraj Gajpantha, which is at Mhasrul, at a distance of about 5 km from Nashik City. The famous Chambhar Caves are a part of this place. The Chambhar Caves are situated on the top of a small hill. This is a very serene place, conducive for meditation. Gajapantha Teerth has a caravanserai, a small hut at the foot of the hill and a temple at the top of the Gajadhwaja Hillock. According to legends, Mysore's Chamaraj King installed the statues in the temple atop the hill. This is the reason why the caves are called "Chamer Caves" or "Chambhar Caves".

Naroshankar Temple
Situated in Panchavati on the bank of river Godavari is the famous Naroshankar Temple of Rameshwar, built by Naroshankar Rajebahaddur in 1747. It is one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture of the 18th century. Sculpture on the outer side of the temple is spectacular. In its four corners are umbrellas - called "Meghadambari" or "Barasati". The surrounding fortification centers a "Bell house" in the front part.

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