Nasik is a vibrant town. It boasts of an elegant mix of ancient and modern elements.
It is dotted with many impressive forts and holy temples.
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It is also a rich industrial area. In fact, it is a home to The Security Printing Press of the government where nation's currency is printed.
Running along River Godavari, Nasik is a place of legends and myths also.
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However, this beautiful city is not untouched of the hustle and bustle of crowds. Hence, lets travel to Nasik to know more about it.
Places of Interest:
Sunder Narayan Temple - it features heavy and rich carvings and domed porches.
This temple as the name suggests is consecrated to Lord Narayana.
The idol of the lord is placed at a distance of 50 ft from the outer wall. It is believed that on equinoxes, the rays of the early morning sun shines at the feet of Lord Narayana's idol.
The Kampaleshwar Temple: this temple is famous for the peculiarity of Lord Shiva's Linga or phallic symbol. However, Nandi or the bull which is a carrier and constant companion of Shiva is missing.
The Rameshwar or Naro Shankar Temple - it boasts of fantastic marble structures. These structures are very rich and beautiful.
The Sita Gupha - Nasik is a home to Sita cave where Sita (according to Hindu mythology, the wife of Rama) hid herself from Ravana.
The Balaji Temple - it contains images of Balaji, Ramadevi and Laxmi decorated with valuable jewelry.
The Kala Ram Temple - it is the most sacred temple of the city. It houses black stone deities of Rama, Sita and Lakshman. It also has a huge bell that can be heard far off.
Ram Kund - it is a holy pool. It is held that this pool was used by Rama and Sita on their exile. Today, it is believed that the holy water of this pool brings liberation of the soul.
How to Reach:
Air: Mumbai airport is 187 km away from Nasik. However, there is only one daily flight that comes to and goes from Nasik.
Rail: this city is an important junction. It has a central railway route. It has connections with most of the major cities in India.
Road: frequent bus and taxi services connect Nasik with its neighboring towns.southindiatourtravel.com offers interesting and invaluable information on India and Travel to Maharashtra.To know about its regions from very close and explore their beauty lets Travel to Nasik first.