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Nashik Travel Guide


Nashik Travel Guide

The city of Nashik is located in the Indian state of Maharashtra and is also in close proximity to Mumbai and Pune. Situated on the banks of the River Godavari this is also nicknamed as the ‘wine capital of India’. This is also a religious hub for the Hindus of the country with plenty of temples and religious festivities that are observed here with reverence and fervor. However there is another side to Nashik that is modern and urbane and is fast developing as one of the important cities in the state.


You will get to see several places here at Nashik that ranges from natural and scenic beauty to religious places of worship. There is the beautiful Kapileswara Temple which is also one of its oldest and dedicated to Lord Shiva. The ambience is further augmented by the presence of the river in the vicinity. Also located on the banks of the Godavari River is the Sundarnarayan Temple. This is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is an important place of worship for the devotees. You will be in awe of the architectural splendor of the temple.


The other temple that you can visit is that of Kalaram Temple that is dedicated to Lord Ram and his wife Sita along with Lakshman. There is an impressive display of precious metals on the intricate sculptures of the temple premises. There are other deities like Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman in this beautiful temple that stands on 96 pillars.


The other temple of note is the Naroshankara Temple which was built in the 18th century and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is a beautiful structure that is embellished with some of the finest forms of artistic decorations.


There is a sacred location of Panchvati. This is considered to be a place where Lord Ram stayed during his exile with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman.

You will also get to visit some of the scenic places of the city. There is the beautiful Dudhsagar Falls. This is found in Someshwar and is also one of the chosen places for a picnic and daytrip. The waterfall presents one of the most spectacular views in itself.


There is another place called the Pandav Leni Caves that you can visit which is a group of Buddhist rock cut caves of the Hinayana sect. there are 24 caves that are complete with exquisite engravings and sculptures that are classic examples of architectural ingenuity.


There are several ways that you can reach Nashik. You can fly in through the Mumbai international airport and then take a taxi from there. The nearest railway station that you can avail is at Nashik Road at a distance of 9 kilometers from the main center of the city. There is also a bus service to various parts of the state you can avail.

Last Updated: 02/10/2012

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