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General Information about Nashik

Placed on the banks of the river Godavari, the city of Nashik or Nasik is well-known for its temples as well as scenic beauty. A weekend getaway from Mumbai to Nashik or from Pune to Nashik offers you a chance to enjoy a refreshing experience,

away from the regular hustle - bustle of city life. Located at an attitude of 565 meters above the sea level, Nashik is also the venue for the very well-known Kumbh Mela. Nasik is a popular religious site of the Hindu devotees and is known for its connection with the great Hindu epic, Ramayana. It is believed that Nasik was the place from where Demoness Shoorppanakha tried to seduce Lord Ram. Do not miss taking a cycle ride across the popular vineyards of Nashik.


Connnectivity
By Rail :
The Nasik Road Railway Station is well-connected to Mumbai by regular train. The Nasik railway station is just 9 km away from the city center. Taxi is available at the railway station to go to the city center.

By Road :
Hiring a cab can be a suitable option from Mumbai to Nashik. However, this city is very well- connected with all neighboring cities by Government owned buses. You can also opt for private A/C and non A/C deluxe buses from Mumbai to Nasik.


Nasik offers an impressing variety in food from Maharashtrian, Gujrati and Marathi to South and North-Indian cuisines. Traditionally, the cuisine here is Maharashtrian with influences from Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Apart from the numerous restaurants, one must indulge in the street food here which is a significant part of the town's food culture. The food on the streets is as rich as that of any other place in the area. One must try misal pav and its many hot and spicy versions. The other street food offerings are vada pav, vegetarian and non-vegetarian rolls, sabudana Wada, biryani, momos and thukpa.

 

An ideal Itinerary
Day 1 - Reach Nasik, preferably by noon, and take some rest. In the evening, you can take a stroll in the main markets, which are famous for their beaded jewellery and other handicrafts. For commercial students, Lasalgaon is a place worth a visit. Here, the students can witness how the largest wholesale market of onion in Asia is managed.
Day 2 - The next day should be earmarked for a visit to the glorious Triambakeshwar temple for both spiritualism & adventure. Thereon, you can proceed to Anjaneri Hills, which is the birthplace of Lord Hanuman.
Day 3 - The final day can start with blessings from the holy site of Panchvati. Thereon, you can proceed towards the Pandavali caves, which behold exquisite carvings of the Buddhist era.


Few Places of Interest

Panchavati
Panchavati is known to be that site where Lord Rama, his better half Sita and his brother Laxman had stayed during their exile. This sacred spot gets its name from the 5 banyan trees, which are planted nearby on the banks of the river. The devotees take a dip in the waters of this holy river. Panchvati is a part of the Dandakaranya Forest.


Pandav Leni Caves
A group of Hinayana Buddhist rock cut caves, Pandav Lenk caved dating back to the 1st century. Placed on Trivashmi hills, these caves has had brilliantly carved sculptures and doorways. It is known for being used as the residence of the monks. A total of 24 caves, these caves have idols of Bodhisattava, Jain Teerthankara, Veer Manivhadraji etc.


Dudhsagar Falls
The panoramic site of Dudhsagar Waterfalls in Someshwar is known as one of the best spots all around the world. Bestowed with picture-postcard scenery, these waterfalls are equally popular amidst locals as well as tourists as a picnic spot. During the monsoon season, these fully roaring waterfalls are flocked by people. The water of this 10-meter stretch of waterfalls looks milky white.


Kapileswara Temple
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kapileswara temple is one of the oldest temples in Nashik. An architectural beauty, this temple has the river Godavari in its backdrop. Like the other Lord Shiva temple, this temple does not have an idol of Nandi bull. This temple is a must-visit. During Shivratri and Shravani Somvar, the temple is visited by thousands of devotees.


Naroshankara Temple
Famed as the Ganga of Southern India, Naroshankara temple is an 18th century temple, dedicated to Lord Shankara. Erected in 1747 by Naroshankar Rajebahaddur, this temple has been constructed in amazing Mayan-style architecture, popular during the 18th century. The temple consists of intricate sculpture designs, an assembly of animals, statues of Padmasana saints, detailed laceworks and ornamental designing.


Jain Mandir
The huge Jain temple complex in Viljouili is a newly erected complex, which is dedicated to Jain saints. Known as Shree Dharmachakra Prabhav Tirth, this three-storied shrine is an architectural marvel, which is made with white marble and pink sand. The ground floor of this building has a huge Pravachan hall where meditation sessions as well as sermons take place.


Kalaram Temple
Constructed in 1782 by Sardar Odhekar of Peshwa, Kalaram temple is dedicated to Lord Rama, his better half Site and his brother Laxman. This 70-feet high temple is built in black stone. The copper dome of the temple is gold plated and the other sculptures are extremely brilliant. The festivals of Dusshera, Ramnavmi and Chaitra Padwa are celebrated with great fervor here.

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