Nashik

Nashik

Nashik is located in northwestern Maharastra state, western India. It lies in the Western Ghats along the Godavari River and is situated along major road and rail routes at a point about 110 miles (180 km) northeast of Mumbai.

Nashik is an important religious center and attracts thousands of pilgrims annually because of the sanctity of

the Godavari River and because of the lord Ram, from Ramayana, lived there for a time with his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana. The main part of the city lies on the right (south) bank of the river. Panchavati, a quarter on the left bank, has several temples. The city’s riverbanks are lined with ghats. Nashik is the site of the Pandu (Buddhist) and Chamar (Jain) cave temples dating to the 1st century CE. Of its many Hindu temples, Kala Ram and Gora Ram are among the holiest. Tryambakeshvar, a village 14 miles (22 km) from Nashik, is the site of a Shaivite Jyotirlinga temple, the most important of the pilgrim sites.

There are some beautiful waterfalls such as the present Vihigaon Waterfall, Dugarwadi. It will be an exquisite thing to ascertain the water flowing from the hilltop blanketed by foliage. It is one such place near Nashik that’s famous for its natural beauty. Most of the tourists rush here to take fresh & natural air and experience fog. However, the water level may rise at any point so, the tourists are always requested to remain far away from it and cherish the sweetness from a particular distance. Also, the famous Sula Vineyards is located at Nashik.

Source: https://www.britannica.com/place/Nashik

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