Nashik Tourist Places and Nasik Tourism Attractions


Nashik or Nasik is located in the north west part of Maharashtra state. Nasik is one of the important Hindu Pilgrimage center with rich culture and tradition. In this article you can learn more about Nashik. I have provided some information about the places of tourism interest around Nashik City.

Nashik is situated on the north west part of Maharashtra state. Nashik city is at a distance of 185 Kms. from Mumbai and 200 Kms. from Pune city. Nasik is popularly known as the 'wine capital of India' or the 'grape city' due to large number grape plants here.

Nasik Interesting Tourist Places and Nasik Tourism Attractions


Nashik is one of the holy cities of India where we can see a lot of religious tourists visiting this place. There are lot of temples and ghats at Nashik. Let us now see what are the places of tourism interest that can be visited by tourists at Nashik.

Religious places of attraction around Nashik


Ganga Ghat Nasik is one of the famous holy places in India with a lot of religious activities taking place around the sacred banks of river Godavari. There are a numerous bathing ghats on the banks of this river. These bathing ghats are well maintained. We can see the religious tourists chanting holy mantras who gather here to offer the last rituals to their beloved ones.

Ganga bathing Ghat is one of the ghats on the banks of sacred river Godavari at Nashik whose waters are presumed to clean the sins of the people, offers a great view to the spectators. Ganga Ghat is one of the famous tourist attraction at Nashik. Ganga Ghat is also called as Ram Kund. Lord Shri Rama took bath in the Godavari river near Ganga Ghat ( Ram kund). The Kumbh Mela is held at this place after every 12 years when Sun and Jupiter enters into Leo rashi.

Thousands of pilgrims visit Ganga Ghat to take a holy dip. Ganga Ghat ( Ram kund) is considered as the 'Ganges of the south'. Ram kund is the place where the Godavari river turns towards right at an angle of 90 degrees. Ram kund has gained importance because Lord Rama took his daily bath here during his stay at Nashik. Ram Kund is also the place where Hindus perform the last rites of their beloved dead relatives.

Jain Mandir

The Jain Mandir is a newly built temple complex which is dedicated to Jain saints. The Jain Mandir is located at Vilhouli in Nashik. The Jain Mandir is the popular name for Shree Dharmachakra Prabhav Tirth was constructed with white marble and pink sand. The ground floor of this building has a Pravachan hall, where we can see meditations taking place. "Choukukhji" is placed in the first floor and we can see "Ashtapadji" in the third floor. One of the deities of this Mandir is 24th thirthankara of the Jains. The weight of this deity is 12 tons and is made of Panchdhatu.

The Kalaram Temple

The Kalaram Temple was built by Peshwas in 1782. Kalaram Temple is an important pilgrimage attraction at Nashik. Kalaram Temple was built with black stones, and the height of the Kalaram Temple is 70 feet. Kalaram Temple is the busiest temples at Nashik. The main deities Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshmana are pretty black in colour. We can also see small shrines dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Lord Vithala and Lord Ganesha. Kalaram Temple is famous for the great procession that takes place here during the holy festivals of Ram navami, Chitra Padwa ( New year day for Hindus) and the Dasara festival. The tip of the Kalaram Temple is made of 2 tons of Gold. Harizans were also allowed into this temple after a Satyagraha by Dr.B.R.Ambedkar in the year 1930.

Trimbakeshwara Temple

Trimbakeshwara is one of the holy places of not only Maharashtra but all the people of India. This place is situated near the holy place Nashik. Trimbakeshwara is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. There is a belief among the people that any body who visits Trimbakeshwara attains salvation. The people believe that there is no place like Trimbakeshwara, no river like Godavari, no mountain like Brahmagiri etc. Nirnaya Sindhu which is a religious book of Hindus, says that Trimbakeshwara, where Sahyadri mountain and Godavari river exist is very much purifying on the whole earth and is an important place for performing Shraddha ceremony.

Modakeshwar Ganesh Temple

The Modakeshwar Ganesh temple is one of the famous temples in Nashik City. The idol of Ganesh at this temple is believed to be self emerged and also known as 'Swayambhu'. The name of this temple is derived from a special maharashtrian dish 'Modak' which is made of coconut and jaggery. People believe that this dish is the favourite dish of Lord Ganesha.

Sundar Narayan Temple

The Sundar narayan temple is located near the Ahilyabai Holkar Bridge in Nashik. This temple was built in the year 1756. The deity of this temple is Lord Vishnu who is also known as Sundarnarayan. The most remarkable thing about this temple is the angle at which it is built. The sun rays of rising sun first fall directly on the idols on March 21st every year. Thousands of devotees visit this temple on this day to witness this holy event.

Someshwar Temple

Someshwar temple is one of te oldest temple at Nashik which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is situated on the banks of Godavari river. Besides Shiva, this temple is also the abode of Lord Hanuman.
The river bed near this temple is suitable for swimming and boating. This temple is located at 6 Kms. away from Nashik city.

There are many more religious places near and around Nashik city. For example, the Narosankar Temple, Godavari Temple, Kapileshware Temple, Gondeshwar Temple,
Akshardham, Mukthidham temple etc.

Historical Places of attraction around Nashik

Dada Saheb Phalke Smarak


Dada Saheb Phalke Smarak is one of the famous figures who was an encouraging spirit behind the century old Indian Cinema. Dada Saheb Phalke Smarak is a memorial to this great person. The building has a place for meditation, a conference hall and an exhibition center. We can also see the great works of this great personality in display. The Dada Saheb Phalke Smarak is spread over an area of 29 acres, and there is a nice garden in its courtyard. This building is placed near the Pandava Caves, and is one of the busiest attractions in Nashik.

Panchavati

The northern part of Godavari is called as Panchavati. It is believed that lord Sri Ram and Sita and Lakshman stayed at Panchavati for some time while they were in exile for 14 years. So the place has gained holy importance. The name 'Panchavati' is derived because of five (Panch) banyan trees (Vat). There is Sita Gumpha where Sita stayed for some time.

Pandav Leni Caves

The Pandav Leni Caves are located on the Trivashmi hills. These caves were cut in the 1st century BC. These caves were used as dwelling places of the buddhist monks. These are 24 caves. But caves 3,10, and 18 are worth mentioning for their out standing sculptures. We can see icons of Buddha, Jain thirthankara Vrishabdeo, Ambika devi, Veer Manibhadraji. The interior of these caves were popular meeting places for the disciples.

Dudhsagar water falls

Dudhsagar water falls are located in Someshwar are considered as one of the best water falls in the world. These water falls are a favourite picnic spot for all the tourists. We can see lot of young people near the water falls. Another important fact about this water falls is the creamy white water, due to which the name 'Dudhsagar Water Falls' was derived.


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