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Nashik - Tourist Places of Central India

nashik-tourist-places “Wine Capital of India”, Nashik in Maharashtra is one of the most prominent tourist destination as well as a holy city. References from Hindu Mythology states, Nashik has earned its name as Banaras of Western India, due to the presence of large number of temples and historic locations.

Out of all, Panchavati, located on the banks of River Godavari in Nashik is closely related to the Great Indian Epic Ramayana, where Lord Rama spent his time of eviction with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman. This is the place from where the demon King Ravana abducted Sita, and the rest is history.

Nashik is equally popular for the beautiful vineyards and wide variety of vines. The visitors are taken aback looking at the vineyards, vine processing methods and they happy to taste the variety of vines. You have some more surprises to be explored in Nashik.

Trimbakeshwar temple : One of the three Jyotirlinga temples situated in Maharashtra. Entire temple is constructed with black sandstone and was built by the Maratha Peshwa Balaji Bhaji Rao. The temple is known for its architectural grandeur and Kusavarta, the origin of River Mighty Godavari. You can never resist marveling the intricately designed sculptures in this ancient temple.

Muktidham Temple : Entirely built with white marbles procured from Rajasthan, the Muktidam temple was built in 1971 and is prominently known as a holy place housing the idols of all the 12 jyotirlingas. Everyone visiting this temple is surprised to see the inscriptions on the wall bearing all the verses of Bhagawad Geetha, the morals and lifestyles, a person in Hinduism to follow.

Sula Vineyards : Nashik is popular for the vineyards and the wonderfully tasting vines. Sula Vineyards is one such fascinating location with the sprawling acres of vineyards the tasting room where the visitors can taste the different types of gorgeous vines. There are row of vineyards dotted across, which is serene to behold.

Ramkund : Historians record that many of the events in the life of Lord Rama had happened in Nashik, and is acclaimed as a spiritually very significant destination. Ramkund is believed to be the place where Lord Rama and his consort Sita took bath and the place is still a sacred one for the devotees. Geographically, Ramkund is the location where River Mighty Godavari takes a ninety degree turn.

Nashik is so fascinating blended with the historic heritage and colorful vineyards, which everyone visiting Maharashtra should explore.