Nashik the holy city as per the Indian mythology of Ramayana holds a great significance in India. The holy land of Nashik is one of the four places in India that holds famous Kumbh Mela. Also known as the wine capital of India, Nashik houses some of the best vineyards in India. Here we present you the list of top 10 places to visit in Nashik.
1. Trimbakeshwar temple
A pious temple devoted to Lord Shiva, was constructed by Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao. It houses a dozen Jyotirlingas. A temple called as symbolic source of river Godavari is rich in Architecture and a sculpted marvel having to be crafted with black sand stone.
- Pandavleni Caves
The congregation of 24 caves dating back to 2nd century B.C. is intricately carved with the imprints on wall that unveil Buddhist Hinayana architecture speaking a lot about Buddhist teachings.
- Sula Vineyards
A massive build in 160 acres, Sula Vineyards is the first commercial Vineyard valley in Nashik. Sula Vineyard produces wine from export quality grapes grown in Nashik district and Dindori. It is a famous resort for wine lovers to spend a day or two enjoying the grapy-ness of place.
- Muktidham Temple
This white marbled temple was built in 1971 with famous marble of Rajasthan called Makrana. This is a beautiful temple housing twelve Jyotirlings having walls inscribed with the verses of entire Bhagvad Gita.
- Coin Museum
A rich collection of coins from various periods can be seen to be assembled and laid out on display. Having known to be a good place for gaining knowledge related to Numismatics, it is a one of a kind museum in Asia. This museum is located at foothills of Anjaneri Mountain.
- Anjaneri Mountain
A mountain which is associated with Hindu Epic Ramayana is believed to be the birth place of Lord Hanuman. This sacred temple at hill top is visited by many devotees. Along with its holy reasons, it is also popular for unbelievable scenic charm.
- Saptashrungi Temple
It is a famous temple known for Saptashrungi Nivasini. The place is sacred because, it is believed that while carrying the body of Sati( Lord Shiva’s Wife) her limbs fell down at a particular place. It is also believed that Lord Rama, Sita and Laxman used to come here to seek blessing of goddess during their exile.
- Kalaram Mandir
A prime pilgrimage destination for Hindu sited in Panchavati area of Nashik. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ram and temple is black in color which later came to be known as Kalaram Mandir. It took 12 years to construct this temple with black stone also marking its prominence sharing a part of Satyagraha Movement.
- Artillery Centre
The military restricted area holding the largest Artillery centre in Asia is said to be moved in Nashik from Pakistan during Independence. It is a centre for War memorial and Artillery Museum showing the history of armaments.
Holy waters of Ramkund are constructed to be sacred for Lord Rama bathing in water during his exile. The pond’s water is of high importance drawing a large number of pilgrims to have a dip in holy water of Ramkund.
Nashik is a place of religious belief and showcases large section of Ramayana laid out in this part of country. Now the city, famous for its winery is luring lot of pilgrims and tourists in the quest of exploring the region.