Chitrarao Khatarkar built Ramkund in 1696. This holy tank is 27 m by
12 m in area. It is believed that Rama and Sita used to bath in this
tank during their exile. People bring ashes of their deceased relatives
and immerse it in this holy tank. People of Hindu faith believe that the
departed souls would attain moksha or liberation by doing so. Ashes of
big personalities like Pandit Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Y B Chavan and
others have been immersed at Ramkund.
The temple is of pure white; the colour signifies holiness and peace.
Muktidham is just 7 km away from the city. The Temple is built with
white makrana marble. The architecture of this temple is known to be
very unusual. 18 chapters of the Gita are inscribed on the walls, which
is a very unique style of this temple. A visit to this temple by Hindus
is considered as a visit to the 4 dhams or holy centres.
The museum has a fine collection of research and well-documented
history of Indian currencies. Coin Museum was established in 1980 under
the Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies. This museum is
the only museum of its kind in Asia. The environment of the museum is so
cool, as it is located in the backdrop of the enthralling Ajneri Hill of
Pandavleni caves are 2000-year-old, and it was built by the Jain
Kings. It is a group of 24 Hinayana Buddhist Caves, which date back
between 1st century BC and 2nd century AD. These caves are at a distance
of 8 km from Nasik. Amongst all, cave number 3 and 10 are the best. Cave
number 3 has a large Vihara with fascinating sculptures, cave number 10
is also a Vihara, but it is much older and finer than the cave number 3.
It is believed to be as old as the Karla Cave near Lonavala.
There are temples of Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman on the banks of the
river Godavari at Someshwar. This is a very green place as well as the
climate is so cool. One can also enjoy swimming and boating here.
Because of its serene beauty, this place is favourite for film
shootings. There is a village named Anandwalli on the way to Someshwar.
There is Navasha Ganapati Temple in this village.
Deolali Camp was established in 1861, which is one of the oldest
military centers in India. Deolali market is famous for shoppings inside
the military centre. On the nearby hill, there is Khandobachi Tekadi
Temple. Exhausted and mentally stressed armies were sent to this place
for giving rest during British time. The area surrounded with gardens,
playgrounds and wide roads proves its uniqueness.
It is situated behind the Pandav Caves. It is the biggest Artillery
Center in Asia. The center had been shifted from Pakistan in 1947, and
is now completing its 50th year. Officers and soldiers of Indian Army
are trained here. Training for 'Bofors Gun' too is given here. The area
is under military restriction.
Takli is connected to the Guru (teacher) of Chatrapati Shivaji, saint
Samarth Ramdas. 'Simple living and high thinking' was the mantra what he
was preaching. He also promoted the Hindu religion. Ramdas ran off from
his marriage life and settled down at Takli for meditation. He was a
devotee of lord Ram and meditated with the words Shriram Jai Ram, Jai
Jai Ram for 13 crores times in 12 years. Ramdas Swami's ashram is
preserved in his memory at Takli. There is also a Hanuman Temple on the
bank of river Nandini or Nasardi.
Know about various tourist attractions of Nashik city of Maharashtra, India.