Nashik is famous as one of the important pilgrimage centers of India. According to mythology Rama, the king of Ayodhya, made Nashik his temporary residence during the 14 years of his exile. Besides its religious importance, Nashik has been a center of trade and commerce for centuries. Nashik finds mention in ancient Indian literature as well. Poets like Valmiki, Kalidas and Bhavabhooti have paid rich tributes to Nashik in many of their works.
A mixture of ancient and modern values, Nashik is a bustling township.
There are several forts and temples in Nashik. Nashik is also the home
to many industries. The Security Printing Press of the government, which
prints the nation's currency, is located here. Nashik is also known for
its fruits and vegetables. The yield of grapes, strawberries and onions
in Nashik is amongst the highest in the country.
Attractions of Nashik
Ramkund is a holy tank and was built in 1696. Legends have it that Rama
and Sita used to bathe in this tank during their exile. It is believed
that by immersing a dead person's ashes into the Kund the soul of the
dead person can attain moksha or liberation.
The Muktidham temple at Nashik is built with pure marble, signifying
holiness and peace. The most spectacular thing about this temple is that
18 chapters of the Gita are written on its walls.
The famous Kalaram temple was built in 1794. The temple was built with
black stone, brought from the mines of Ramsej Hill. There is a beautiful
gold-plated copper peak on the temple. Inside the temple there are
statues of Rama, Sita and Laxman. All these icons are lavishly
Nashik is famous as one of the important pilgrimage centers of India. Nashik finds mention in ancient Indian literature as well.