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Nasik is one of the most important cities of Northern Maharashtra. It is a classic mélange of the past and the present, and has become a centre of tourist attraction because of its beautiful surroundings and cool and pleasant climate. The city has a personality of its own due to its mythological, historical, social and cultural importance, and is active on the industrial, political, social and cultural fronts.

Nasik is home to many fascinating forts and graceful temples. This land of exquisite grandeur witnessed 14 years of exile suffered by Lord Rama. According to Hindu mythology, the Lord spent his years of exile in the forests of this land.

The city plays abode to most of the industries located in Maharashtra, including the Security Printing Press of the government, the nation's currency printer. The core of commerce and trade, it was earlier the country's largest market arena. Widely held as the land that produces the maximum varieties of fruits and vegetables.

Nasik is rightly labelled as the green belt area. It lodges a great diversity of tourist attractions, religious domains and the nature at its bountiful and beautiful best.

   
Trimbakeshwar
  Trimbakeshwar temple is situated 30 km from Nasik. It is famous all over the country since it is the abode of one of the 12 Jyotirlings (Shiva Lings) of India.
   
Ramkund
  Ramkund is a sacred tank. The aborigines state that Lord Rama and his wife Sita used this tank for bathing during the years of exile. It is a common belief that if the ashes are immersed in the holy waters of this kund, salvation or moksha is achieved.
   
Muktidham Temple
  Muktiham temple is located near the station, around 7 kms. from the city. The temple has been built with pure white makrana marble, making it a unique piece of architecture. What makes this temple unique is that eighteen chapters of the Bhagwad Gita are written on the walls of this temple.
 

 

Coin Museum
 

It is positioned against the backdrop of the Ajneri Hill. The museum houses a fine collection of researched and well-documented history of Indian currency. Also included in the collection are photographs, articles, line drawings, replica, real coins and also a detailed analysis of the various currency systems that existed in the India.
Kalaram Temple- Built in 1794 by Gopikabai Peshwa, this temple is another architectural gem. This 70 feet high structure has been built with black stone. The copper peak of the temple is gold-plated and looks beautiful by day and night. The idols of Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana are sandy black and decked with ornaments.

   

Pandavleni caves

  These 2000-yr-old caves, built by the Jain kings, are located on a tableland atop the Trivashmi Hill. There are around 24 caves situated here that once formed abode to the Jain saints. The caves lodge idols of Buddha, Jain Teerthankara Vrishabhdeo, Veer Manibhadraji and Ambikadevi and the icons of Bodhisatva.
Someshwar- On the way to Gangapur dam, tourists are fascinated by the beautiful nature spot called "Someshwar". There is a temple of Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman on the banks of the river Godavari. The area is covered with greenery all over, with a pleasant climate. Tourists can take pleasure of swimming and boating in the river.
   

Artillery Centre

  Behind the Pandav Caves is the biggest Artillery Center in Asia. This artillery center was shifted from Pakistan in 1947, and is now completing its 50th year. The Indian army's officers and soldiers are trained here. Training for 'Bofors Gun' is given here. The area is under military and is restricted for civilians.
   

Kumbh Mela

  Nasik is one of the four venues for the world famous Kumbh Mela which is held once every twelve years, and the Ardh Kumbh, which is held once every six years.
   

Seasons to Visit

  The weather in Nasik is pleasant throughout the year.
   

Getting There

  Air: Nasik airport is 39 kms from the city.
Road: Nasik is well connected by road with Mumbai (185 kms), Pune (202 kms)
Rail: Nasik Road railway station is 44 kms from the city. It is one of the major stations on Central Railway (Mumbai - Nasik 188 kms).
   
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