famous pilgrim place and famous for
Mela. There are many temples and pilgrim places around Nashik. One of
the famous places within the city is Panchbati. This is where the
famous Kumbh Mela takes place. By the side of river Godavari you can
find many temples around this. Old Shiva temples and you can see the
center of Kumbh mela which opens once in twelve years during the mela
Situated about 200 kms. from Mumbai, Nashik stands on the banks of the
holy river Godavari. It has a personality of its own due to its
mythological, historical, social and cultural importance. It is also
the site for the triennial Kumbh Mela, held every 12 years. It is
known for best quality Grapes. Temples and ghats on the banks of
Godavari have made Nashik one of the holiest places for Hindus all
over the World.
There are other holly places like Ramkunda, Muktidham temple,
Pandavleni caves and Trimbakeshwar. You can see the pictures here and
see what is around it.
Attraction In and Around
Trimback The village Trimbak, 36 kms from Nashik,
is famous for the Trimbakeshwar Temple. It enshrines one of the 12
jyotirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered to be the main
jyotirlinga. It s famous for the major Poojas Narayan Nagbali,
Tripindi and Kalsarpa done only at Trimbakeshwar in India.
About 8 kms. south of Nasik, is a group of 24 Hinayana Buddhist Caves
dating from around the 1st century BC to the 2nd AD. The most
important in this group are number 18 and 20. Except caves no. 18, the
rest of the caves are Viharas or Monasteries. This group caves is one
of the most important and intriguing in western India.
Kala Ram Mandir
The largest and simplest of the temples is Kalaram Mandir, built in
1790 by Sardar Odhekar of Peshwa. It houses a black stone image of
Rama, hence the name. The temple is made by complete black stones,
which has four doors facing East, West, South and North and the apex
made up of 32 tons of gold. In 1930, Dr. Ambedkar performed
Satyagraha, to allow the entry of Harijans into the temple.
Getting in, Around & Away
AIR : Nearest airport from Nashik is at Mumbai, 185-km away from the
RAIL : Nasik Road is one of the major stations on Central Railway.
Nashik is well connected with Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta, Varanasi and
BUS : Nashik is well connected by road. There are also several
private and state buses available between Mumbai/Thane and Nashik.
When to Visit
BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to February
TEMPERATURE (in celcius): Summer - Max: 42.5oC Min: 21.5oC
Winter - Max: 28.3oC Min: 6oC
CLIMATE : Nashik has a pleasant climate, warm in summer and slightly
humid during the rainy season