Top 5 attractions to explore in Nashik
Nashik is an ancient city in the northwest region of Maharashtra in India. The district is rich in acres of vineyards and wineries, hence the name “Wine Capital of India”. Nashik is best known for being one of Hindu pilgrimage sites, that of Kumbh Mela which is held every 12 years.
Pandav Leni caves or Sometimes Nashik caves are a group of 24 caves carved between the 1st century BCE and the 3rd century CE, though additional sculptures were added up to about the 6th century, reflecting changes in Buddhist devotional practices mainly. The architectural styles and the sculptures in the cave is an excellent example of the Buddhist architecture.
Ramkund is a sacred bathing ghat on the bank of the Godavari river, which becomes the venue to host the spectacular Kumbh Mela. Centrally located, and the focal point of Nashik, Ramkund sees hundreds of Hindu pilgrims arriving daily to bathe, and pray. The ashes of the dead are also immersed here.
The temple is situated at 4659 feet above sea level, on a hill surrounded by seven peaks. It is considered to be Ardha Shaktipeeth out of Sadetin Shakti Peeths in Maharashtra. The figure of the goddess is about eight feet high,carved in relief out of the natural rock. The Saptashringi hill has variety of flora having medicinal worth.There are various kunds like Kalikund, Suryakund and Dattatraya Kund.
Map of attractions in Nashik