The scenic city of Nashik resting on the shore of river Godavari in Maharashtra is known for its amiable climate and is popular for tourism. The city’s Kalaram Temple is a site of major importance, as it is the venue of the much awaited Maha Kumbha Mela that takes place every 12 years. Travelers can anticipate a wide array of cultural experiences in the exciting city that houses over a 100 primeval temples.
The Legendry Sita Gumpha Caves
The city is believed to be the place where Lord Ram lived during his exile from Ayodhya. According to legend, Sita the better half of God Ram was kidnapped by the demon God Ravana from the site of the ancient caves that were later named Sita Gumpha. Positioned close to Panchavati, a long but tapered set of stairs leads to the caves that contain the statues of God Ram and Sita. The statue of Sita’s brother-in-law Lakshman is also situated right next to the revered couple.
Tourism in Nashik
Tourists can visit the Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple, a noteworthy shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kalaram temple is in Nashik is a popular 70 ft black rock construction that has gold-adorned pagodas made from copper and beautified with detailed intricacies. It hosts the Kumbh fair, a completely peaceful gathering that draws crowds easily crossing 100 million visitors.
Local Maharashtrian cuisine although deemed quite spicy presents the tempting Misal Pav. The savory delight is a delicious sprout curry accompanied by pav (bread) that is a must try.