You may have planned to visit Nashik to enjoy life once again after the long lockdown period. This city is among the oldest divine cities located in Maharashtra and has mythological connections with the Ramayana, the oldest Hindu epic. Several places adorn the region and are a must-visit along with your entire family. Although you can travel throughout the year, the best time will be between October and February.
Gandhi Nagar Airport is the nearest airport, while Nasik Road Railway Station is the closest one. This city is well connected with other regions by air, road, and rail. Also are available in plenty long and short distance mode of transport at all times. But it will be wise to advance book your villa in nashik to enjoy your stay.
Top things to do during the trip to Nashik
- Mukti Dham Temple: Superior quality marble is used for the temple construction. It has a variety of Hindu Gods that are prayed here and visited by devotees in huge numbers to seek blessings, especially during the season of Kumbh Mela. The main deity to which the temple is dedicated to is Lord Krishna. The other idols kept here are of Ram, Lakshman & Sita, Vishnu, Ganesha, Durga, and Hanuman. The temple is located close to the bus stand and railway station. The temple administration has managed to create several rooms also referred to as Dharamshalas within the temple premises for devotees coming from far away to stay and get the blessings of the gods. Approximately 200 devotees are offered accommodation here at reasonable prices. The temple walls have elaborate paintings depicting Lord Krishna’s life and parts taken from the epic Mahabharata. It also boasts of having amazing architecture and along history that you can learn about during your visit.
- Pandavleni Caves: There are in total 24 caves in this group and has been carved beautifully around 2nd century BCE To 2nd century CE. It represents the Hinayana form of Buddhism and has a beautiful architecture. Being carved on the hills, there are around 200 stars here, but not steep. Visiting this place is sure to take you to the bygone eras.
- Infant Jesus Shrine: This place of worship is established away from the crowded city. You can pray to the almighty here by lighting a candle and derive peace and calm in your mind. It is indeed a serene and beautiful place to be and allows provides you with some precious moments to reflect on your life. You can book a villa in Nashik close to one of the popular sites where you wish to spend more time.
- Kalaram Temple: This ancient Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Rama and is located in Nashik city’s Panchavati area. The entire temple has been constructed beautifully on a rock and boasts of having mesmerizing sculptures. It has also derived its name from the black colored Lord Rama’s statute that is kept here. Kalaram’s literal meaning is ‘Black Rama’. The temple also has several statues of Lakshman and the goddess Sita. The temple complex entrance is adorned with Lord Hanuman’s statue, which also is in black color. According to Hindu mythology, the trio went on Vanvas (Exile) and had for some time stayed at this very place.
- Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple: This ancient Hindu temple is located at Nashik’s Trimbak town. From Nashik City, this temple is at a distance of about 28km or 17 miles. It is among the popular 12 Jyotilingas spread across the country of Lord Shiva. Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao has constructed the temple structure. Although small in size, this temple witnesses huge devotee traffic especially during festival seasons. To avoid the crowd and to get proper and undisturbed darshan of the great lord, you should visit here by 5.30 in the early morning.
- Sita Gufaa: This is considered to be a cave named after Goddess Sita. Hindu mythology states that Sita was saved from the Rakshasa Ravana by the Hindu Religion God himself. Within the cave is a Lord Shiva linga. The cave is a bit narrow and there are the idols of Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana. Once you leave the Gufaa, you can find the adjoining hall having a Shivlinga. The right choice of villa in Nashik will offer you peace of mind and the opportunity to explore the region wholeheartedly.
- Ved Mandir: This temple is dedicated to Guru Gangeshwara Nandiji, Lord Rama, and Lord Shiva. It is constructed in a quiet, calm place and marble is used for its floor, while its cladding makes the place cool even during the long, hot summer season. It is well maintained and clean, thus offering a pleasant appearance and attracts devotees from all parts of the country.
- Sula Vineyards: This is another popular attraction where you can experience witnessing the wine creation process. Here, the staff will give you a tour of the entire winemaking process from start to finish as well as offer you some tastings. There are well maintained and spacious rooms, where you can stay overnight.
- Tringalwadi Lake: Mountains surround this beautiful lake. It is popularly visited by tourists in hordes due to its breathtaking scenery, to watch birds and for its trekking routes. Here, you can enjoy getting fresh, natural air something not available in any overcrowded and polluted city or town.
- Regiment Artillery Museum: This museum has been established to pay respect to those gunners who have fought fearlessly several wars for the country before as well as after independence. It also boasts of having Asia’s largest training center to recruit eligible young cadets to be part of the Indian Army. During evening times, you can enjoy the light & sound show shown here. It is also open on all Sundays. There are exhibited several old guns that once were used by the Mughals and the British during their long rule in the country. The museum also boasts of having a small cafe allowing you to refresh and rejuvenate yourself with tasty snacks and cool/hot drinks. It is a well-maintained place and is sure to motivate any youngster to register with the army.
You can visit any reputed portal to book your choice of villa in Nashik and enjoy the tour thoroughly.