Someshwar is On the way to Gangapur dam, tourists are fascinated by the beautiful nature spot called “Someshwar”. There is a temple of Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman on the banks of the river Godavari. The area is covered with greenery all over, with a pleasant climate. Tourists can take pleasure of swimming and boating in the river.Someshwar has been a favourite location for many a filmshootings. On the way to Someshwar, there is a village named Anandwalli. It is so named because Peshwas – Anandibai and Raghobadada, lived there for some time. The temple – Navasha Ganpati was built by them.
The most important place in Panchavati is Ramkund. It is so called because Lord Rama is believed to have taken bath there. Mortal remains (Asthi) immersed in this kunda, are immediately absorbed in the water. A dip in this sacred kunda is considered very pious. Situated nearby is Gandhi Lake (Talav) having a memorable monument made out of white marble, in memory of the Father of the Nation. The ashes were dropped in Ramkund after Gandhiji passed away on 30th January 1948. Mr. Nehru was also present on this occasion.
The Godavari Temple was built by Elder Madhavrao Peshwa’s mother, Gopikabai in 1760. This temple is open for devotees only during the period of Kumbhamela (once in 12 years) for 13 months. It is also called Ganga Temple.
River Godavari flows through Nashik and its Northern part is called as Panchavati. It is said that lord Shri Ram and Sita along with Laxman stayed at Panchavati for some time. Thus Panchavati has gained holy importance. There are five Banyan (Vad) trees and hence the area is called Panchavati.Nearby is Sita Gumpha (cave) where Sita is said to have stayed for some time.
Trimbakeshwar Temple is the most popular and most visited excursion near the Nashik city of Maharashtra. It is situated in the Trimbak village, which lies at a distance of approximately 36 km from Nashik. One of the main attractions of the Trimbakeshwar Temple is that it is regarded as the main Jyotirlinga.
This idol of Lord Maruti is placed on the bank of Godavari river near Ramkund. This idol has two faces on eithe sides.
Nandurmadhmeshwa, situated around 60 km from Nashik, is famous for housing a bird sanctuary. The bird sanctuary was established in the year 1950 and since then, has been serving as home to thousands of migratory birds. The best time to come here, for indulging in bird watching, is during the months of October to March.
One of the most popular excursions of Nashik is the Nandur Madhameshwar Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of wildlife, comprising of 220 species of birds, 24 species of fish and numerous mammals. It is spread over an area of approximately 10000 hectares and stands covered with 400 species of vegetation. Nandur Madhameshwar Bird Sanctuary claims the distinction of being listed as one of the important waterfowl habitats in the region, by the International Union of Conservation of Nature.
Anjaneri Village resides just 4kms before Trimbakeshwar .According to Mythological stories this place is birth place of Lord Hanuman.It has now also become a trekking spot for trekkers.
Located at a panoramic place, Dudhsagar Waterfalls in Someshwar is regarded as one among the best in the entire world itself. This cascading falls is a favourite picnic spot in the city, which offers picture book scenery. The waterfalls reach its zenith during monsoon season when the cascade displays plenty of water in it. The 10-meter stretch of this cascade is often crowed with people. Another remarkable fact about this lovely falls is its creamy white water that got its name Dudhsagar. Carved steps on the rocks makes access to the top of this lovely spot easy.