About Nashik the city of Pilgrimage

About Nashik the city of Pilgrimage!

Nashik, referred to as the "Wine Capital of India", or as India's Napa Valley, is located in the Western Ghats, on the western edge of the Deccan peninsula on the banks of the Godavari.

The history goes back to the age of RAMAYANA where Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshman, Kala Ram Mandirspent time during their years of exile. Places such as Ramkund, Sita Gumpha, Panchavati, are link to myth RAMAYANA. And so Nashik is called PUNYA BHUMI. Nashik is one of the must do pilgrimage of Hindus. Nashik is also known for it's after death rituals [PERFORMED AT THE GHATS] in India.
Trimakeshwar, one of twelve jyotirling and one of the holiest place is 30km from Nashik (is also famous for Kal sarp & Nag narayan bali). Pandavlane or Buddhist caves Trimbkeshwar (dating back to 1st century B.C) are must see when you visit Nashik. From some years Nashik has gain the title of 'Wine Capital' of India. Many wineries have come up in and around Nashik, among them is 'Sula Winery' a must see for wine lovers. The famous Shirdi shrine is just 90 km from Nashik, therefore the main stop over for visitors on the way to shirdi. 'Saputara' a hill station in Gujarat is just 90 km away. "Vipasyana centre" located in Igatpuri is only 30 km away from Nashik.Famous Gargoti mineral museum is on the way to shirdi from Nashik is 18 km, also a must see. With in walking distance from hotel is Shrinathji Haveli (Dwarkadhish Haveli) and 36th Bethakji, holy seat of late 15th Century Acharya (religious head of Vaishnav Cult) which propounds pure devotion to LORD KRISHNA, also houses Gaushala and Sanskrit School.