Information about Nasik

Nasik is one of the holy cities of the Hindus which is situated on the banks of the sacred Godavari river. The Lord Rama spent the major part of his exile here. According to the Hindu legend, this place is known as Nasik as Surpanakha, the sister of Ravana, the demon king lost her nose here in an encounter with Lakshmana, brother of Rama. The Kumbha Mela is held here in every twelfth year when thousands of devotees from all over the country came here to have a holy dip in the river.

Tourist Attractions in Nasik

The main tourist attractions in Nasik are Chambhar Leni, Gangapur Dam, Muktidham, Panchvati, Pandav Leni, Someshwar Temple and Tapovan.

Chambhar Leni
The Chambhar Leni are the 4th century Jain caves, situated about 6 kms. away from the Nasik town. These caves are one of the famous pilgrimage places of the Jains.

Gangapur Dam

The Gangapur Dam is situated about 8.1 kms. away from the Nasik town. This dam was constructed in 1954 and stands in scenic surroundings on the confluence of the Godavari and Kashyapi rivers.

Muktidham is the pink marble temple, situated about 9.9 kms. away from the Nasik town. This temple depicts all important places of pilgrimage in India. All deities are prepared according to the size of the original deities from the respective holy places. These deities have been duly sanctified by sending them to the original pilgrim centres.

Panchvati is situated about 2 kms. away from the Nasik town. The name ‘Panchvati’ is derived from the words Panch which means five and Vati which means banyan tree. Sita Gumpha is situated nearby where Sita, had once taken refuge. There are many temples here such as Kala Ram, Kapaleshwar, Ganga Godavari, Sunder Narayan, Vithal, Pataleshwar and Naroshankar.

Pandav Leni
Pandav Leni are the Hindu caves, situated about 6 kms. away from the Nasik town. It consists of 23 caves which contains beautiful medieval sculptures. Out of these caves, the most famous are caves 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 18 and 21.

Someshwar Temple
Someshwar Temple is situated about 9 kms. away from the Nasik town. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and situated on the banks of the Godavari river.

Tapovan is a beautiful picnic spot where Rama, stayed during his exile. At this place, Sita, his consort was also abducted by the Ravana. This place is situated about 3 kms. away from the Nasik town.

Excursions from Nasik

Trimbakeshwar is one of the five Jyotirlingas in Maharashtra and one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. This temple is situated about 28.3 kms. away from Nasik and an important piligrimage centre. This imposing temple has beautiful carving. The river Godavari also has its source here. During Mahshivaratri, a large fair is held here, which attracts hundreds of people from all over India. After every twelve years, the Sinhastha Fair, the most important Kumbh Mela is also held here.

Bhandardara is a quiet and little holiday resort, with lovely picnic spots, situated about 69 kms. from Nasik. Arhur Lake set amidst scenic forests provides many hours of entertainment. The streamlet from the lake falls down at 45 meter in the Randha Falls. The Wilson Dam at a height of 150 m. is another lovely place in Bhandardara. Mt. Kalsubai, the highest peak in the state overlooks Bhandardara. Bhandardara is an ideal place for the adventure loving trekkers. The Ratangad Fort, one of Shivaji’s favourite forts, is an interesting place for the climbers.

Sapatashringi is situated at an altitude of 1302 metres, and at a distance of 53.3 kms. from Nasik. The Sapatashringi Devi temple offers a fascinating view of the surroundings.

How to get there

By Air:
The nearest airport is situated in Mumbai, about 120 kms. from Nasik.

By Rail:
The nearest railway station is situated in Nasik road railway station, about 8 kms. from Nasik.

By Road:
Nasik are directly connected by road to Mumbai and Aurangabad.


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