Nashik Pilgrimage Tour

Nasik is Known for the temples on the banks of the Godavari, it has historically been one of the holy sites of the Hindu religion. It is one of the four cities that hosts the massive Sinhastha Kumbh Mela once every twelve years.

Trimbakeshwar Temple :Trimbakeshwar - one of the holy places of not only Maharashtra but the whole India is near Nashik. Trimbakeshwar is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas Temple in India .

Panchvati :   Panchavati is believed to be a shelter to Lord Ram, Lakshman, and Sita during their exile.

River Godavari flows through Nashik and its Northern part is called as Panchavati.There are five (Pancham) Banyan trees (Vat Vriksha) and hence the area is called Pancha-vati.It is believed to be a part of the Dandakaranya Forest, Since this place acquire a prominent place in the epic, people frequent here to take a holy dip so that they will be cleansed from their sins.

Shree Godavari Ramkund The most important place in Panchavati is Ramkund, which is at a distance of 1km from Central Bus Stand. It is so called because Lord Rama is believed to have taken bath there

Sita Gumpha is at a distance of 2 km from Central Bus Stand. It is situated at the western side door of Kalaram Temple.Lord Rama's wife, Sita dwelled at this place and King Ravan abducted her from this place. The Shiv linga that she worshiped is still there in the gumpha.There are five Banyan trees in this area and thus called "Panchvati".

Dutondya Maruti Temple - This idol of Lord Maruti is placed on the bank of Godavari river near Ramkund in Panchvati . This idol has two faces on either sides.

Katya Hanuman Temple near Kalaram Temple in  Panchvati Temple - This is a famous Hanuman Temple at a height of 11.5 Feet .

Tapovan :  Once a part of the holy Dandakaranya forest, Tapovan is a pictorial spot and has a close association with the epic Ramayana. Tapovan literally means precincts reserved for meditation and penance.  It is believed that Laxmana - brother of Rama - used to stay here and had cut nose of Shurpanakha - sister of Ravana. This sacred place has temples of Laxmana and Hanuman. This stunning locale enthralls the tourists mind with Godavari's noiselessly babbling stream, long stretch of green woods and proximity to jungle's flora and fauna.

Very close by, is the Kapil Tirth. On the right bank of Godavari, there are eleven rocky cavernous spaces where rishi-munis must have been retreating for sacraments.There are temples of Gopalkrishna and Lakshmi-Narayan.

Saptshrungi Gad, Vani.:Shree Saptshrungi Gad is situated at a distance of 80 km from Nashik.It is one of the Shaktipeeth Temple in Maharashtra ( others being Mahalakshmi Temple, Tuljapur Bhavani Temple and Mahurgad near nanded )  Vani is one of the  most visited and religious places for pilgrimage in Maharashtra .The  temple is situated on a mountain Saptashringa Garh is a place where Goddess Bhagawati dwells.It is one of the most important of the places of Goddesses in Maharashtra. Saptashringa signifies seven mountain peaks. Nanduri village is situated at the foot of the Saptashringa Gad. In front of the temple there stands Markandeya Rishi's (sage) hill. The Saptashringa Gad is full of a variety of trees having medicinal worth. As per the story depicted in Ramayana, Hanuman carried the herbal medicine for wounded Laxmana from this hill. There are about 108 water reservoirs on the hill, known as Kundas. Vani is situated at a distance of 60 kms. away from Nashik .

Muktidhan  Temple -   Magnificient peice of architecture, made with marble from Makran in Rajastan, and by Rajastani scluptors. Unique to this temple are eighteen chapters of Geeta written on the walls. You can also see the replicas of all the twelve Jyotirlingas over here and also icons of all major Hindu Gods and Godesses. After visiting this temple one gets a feeling of visiting all the four Dhams in India. This temple is situated at a distance of 8 km from Central Bus Stand.

Day wise Itinerary for Tour Nashik Pilgrimage Tour

Day 1. Start from  Mumbai or Pune Early Morning and proceed to Triambakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple and then  visit other Nashik temples like Panchvati , Sitagumpha , Kalaram Temple, Shree Godavari Ramkund in Panchvati ,  Katya Hanuman Temple & Tapovan  - Night halt in  Nashik .

Day 02 - Morning proceed to visit Vani Temple and  on the way back visit Muktidham  Temple and drop back at Mumbai or Pune.

Possible extenstion 1 day visit Shirdi Sai baba Temple one of the most important pilgrimage place in India


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