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Nashik

Ganga Ghat:

Ganga Ghat on the banks of the holy Ganges River is one of the most well known spiritual landmarks of Nashik city. Echoing with holy chants and prayers, pilgrims take a dip in the holy river at the Ganga Ghat to cleanse their mind, body and soul. Regular prayers are conducted at sunrise and sunset illuminating the river bed with oil lamps and flowers making it a wonderful spiritual festival. Ganga Ghat attracts a large number of pilgrims and tourists all through the year.

 

Deolali Camp:

Deolali Camp is an important Indian military center located at a distance of 16 Kms from Nashik city center. Set up by the British in 1861, Deolali camp houses an Artillery school and military psychiatric hospital. Deolali is also famous for the Khandobachi Tekadi, a temple dedicated to Lord Khandoba. Deolali camp attracts a large number of pilgrims and history lovers.

 

Takli:

Takli is a small suburb located near Nashik city center attracting a large number of pilgrims and religious tourists. Famous for being the home to Saint Samarth Ramdas, the spiritual guru of Chhatrapati Shivaji, Takli has an ashram dedicated to the memory of the great man. Located on the banks of Nandini River, a small Hanuman temple is also one of the major tourist destinations in Takli attracting tourists from all across India.

 

Tapovan:

Tapovan is one of the most pristine geographical landmarks of Nashik city. Surrounded by lush green forests and wonderful water streams of the Godavari River, Tapovan is believed to be the place where Lord Ram stayed with Goddess Sita during his exile. Tapovan is also believed to be the place where Lakshman cut off the nose of demon queen Shurpanakha. Tapovan has many small temples spread over the region dedicated to Lord Ram attracting a large number of spiritual tourists and nature lovers.

 

Ramkund:

Ramkund is a holy tank built by Chitrarao Khatarkar in 1696 attracting a large number of spiritual tourists. Believed to have been built at the exact place where Lord Ram and Goddess Sita used to bath during their stay in Tapovan, the water of the tank is believed to have medicinal properties. The tank is also used to submerge ashes of dead persons allowing their soul to merge with the supreme God.

 

Someshwar Temple:

Someshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the most prominent religious shrines of Nashik region. Located on the banks of the Godavari River, Someshwar Temple attracts a large number of pilgrims and devotees from all over the globe. Surrounded by lush green fields and pristine river bank, Someshwar Temple offers pilgrims a perfect opportunity to cleanse their body, soul and mind.

 

Pandavleni Caves:

Pandavleni Caves are a cluster of rock cut Buddhist caves dating back to the 1st century BC. Located on top of the Trivashmi hills, the Pandavleni Caves are famous for their exotic architecture and immensely beautiful sculpture work. The cave complex with a total of 24 caves comprises of numerous water tanks. Several sculptures of bodhisattvas and Buddha attract a historians, art lovers and Buddhist monks alike.

 

Sundarnarayan Temple:

Sundarnarayan Temple dedciated to Lord Vishnu is one of the most well known religious shrines of Nashi city. Built in 1756 by King Gangadhar Yashwant Chandrachud, the temple is a perfect example of Indian architectural brilliance. With its arched dooms and balcony seating arrangements, the doorways of the temple are adorned with serpentine pediments. The temple has idols of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. The carvings on the walls of the temple display various mythological stories of the gods. The temple is famous for being the first place on earth to receive sun rays on 21st March.

 

Dudhsagar Waterfalls:

Dudhsagar Waterfalls is one of the best known geographical hotspots of Nashik city. Located near the Someshwar temple the Dudhsagar Waterfalls attracts a large number of tourists and nature lovers. The waterfalls are an epitome on natural beauty in the rainy monsoon season. Surrounded by lush green fields, the Dudhsagar Waterfalls offer a picturesque location for tourists to enjoy the natural splendor at its very best.

 

Kapaleshwar Temple:

Kapaleshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is also one of the major religious landmarks of Nashik city. The temple attracts a large number of pilgrims from all over India especially on occasion of the Shravani Somvarand Shivratri. The Kapaleshwar Temple is arguably the only temple of Lord Shiva which does not have the idol of Lord Shiva favorite vehicle, Nandi the bull. 

 

Sita Gufaa:

Sita Gufaa is a well known historical and religious landmark of Nashik city attracting a large number of tourists and pilgrims alike. Believed to be the location from where Goddess Sita was kidnapped by the demon King Ravana, Sita Gufaa is located at the western side of Kalaram Temple. Sita Gufaa is famous for housing five ancient Banyan trees popularly known as Panchvati. Sita Gufaa also has a cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva believed to be built by Goddess Sita during her stay in the Tapaovan region.

 

Naroshankara Temple:

Naroshankara Temple also known as the Ganges of the South is one of the famous ancient temples of Nashik city attracting pilgrims from all over Maharashtra region. Dedicated to Lord Sankara, the Naroshankara Temple is believed to have been constructed in the early 18th century. The interiors of the Naroshankara Temple offer brilliant carvings and ornamental works showcasing animals and saints in various yogic poses.

 

Dadasaheb Phalke Samarak:

Dadasaheb Phalke Samarak dedicated to the memory of the founding father of Indian cinema is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Nashik. Spread over an area of 29 acres, the Dadasaheb Phalke Samarak showcases all the works of Dadasaheb Phalke along with an exhibition center and conference hall. Believed to be one of its kinds in India, the Dadasaheb Phalke Samarak attracts cinema lovers from all across the world.

 

Bhagur:

Bhagur known as the birth place of freedom fighter Veer Savarkar is one of the popular tourist detinations of Nashik. Located at a distance of 3 Kms from Deolali Camp, Bhagur also houses an ancient temple of Bhagur Devi attracting pilgrims and devotees from all over the state.