At a distance of 2 km from Nashik Central Bus Station, Ramkund is the most important sacred bathing tank in Panchavati area of Nashik City. This is one of the popular Nashik tourist places to visit during Kumbh Mela.
Ram Kund, measuring 27 x 12 sq. m was built by Chitrarao Khatarkar in 1696 AD. According to the legend, this sacred bathing tank on the bank of river Godavari is believed to be the spot where lord Rama had taken his bath during their exile. It is also said that the Lord Rama have performed his father's funeral rites in this Kund and hence Ram Kund is also known as Asthi Vilaya Tirtha (Bone Immersion Tank).
Ram Kund is a holy place for Hindus. Devotees believe that a dip in this tank will fulfill their wishes and also free from their sins. There is a popular belief that salvation to the soul of the dead person is easily achieved by immersing their ashes in the holy waters of this tank. Ashes of prominent personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira .....
At a distance of 2.5 km from Nashik Central Bus Station, Sri Kalaram Temple is an old Hindu shrine situated in the Panchavati area of Nashik city in Maharashtra. It is probably the most important Hindu shrine in Nasik.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Rama, who has been enshrined inside the sanctum sanctorum in the form of a black stone idol. The temple was built by Sardar Rangarao Odhekar in 1790 AD. It was said that Odhekar had a dream that the statue of Rama in black colour was in the Godavari River. Odhekar took the statue from the river and built the temple. The temple formed a pivotal role in the Dalit Movement in India. Dr. Ambedkar led a protest outside the temple on 2nd March 1930, in order to allowing Dalits into the temple.
The architectural design of this temple is similar to the temple of Trimbakeshwar. The temple has been constructed completely out of black stones and four entrance doors, one each facing East, West, South and North. The temple is surrounded by .....
At a distance of 2.7 km from Nashik Central Bus Station, Sita Gumpha or Sita Gufaa is situated near Kalaram Temple in Panchavati area of Nashik. It is one of the top pilgrimage places to visit in Nashik.
Sita Gumpha is believed to be the place where Sita worshipped Lord Shiva during their exile. The cave, containing the idols of Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshmana, can be accessible only through the help of a narrow staircase. The ancient Shivlinga still exists in the cave and is visited by large number of devotees every day. Devotees believed to be the place where Ravana, the demon king of Lanka, abducted Sita.
Outside the cave is a large grove of 5 very old Banyan trees, after which the area is named, Panchavati means 'a garden of five banyan trees'. These trees are said to have been there during the exile of Lord Rama. There is a place called Tapovan where Lakshmana, the brother of Rama, cut off the nose of Surpanakha, the sister of Ravana. The entire Aranya Kanda of Ramayana is .....
At a distance of 28 km from Nashik, Trimbakeshwar or Tryambakeswar is a small pilgrimage town located on the banks of River Godavari at the foothills of Brahmagiri Mountains in Nasik district of Maharashtra. Trimbakeshwar is famous for Trimbakeshwar Temple which is one among the 12 Jyotirlinga temples of Lord Shiva and is also one of the most popular places to visit near Mumbai.
Trimbakeshwar Temple is built by Sri Nana Saheb Peshwa in 1755-1786 AD. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva as Trimbakeshwar. The extraordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is its three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra. A crown studded with precious stones rests on top of this Linga, which is said to be from the age of Pandavas. This crown is decorated with various precious stones like emeralds, diamonds and many other varieties. The crown is displayed every Monday from 4 PM - 5 PM.
The temple is built of black .....
Lake & Backwaters
At a distance of 1 km from Saputara Bus Station, Saputara Lake is a beautiful lake situated at the heart of Saputara hill station in Gujarat. It is considered as one of the most famous picnic spots for the locals and among the must visit places as part of Saputara Tour Packages.
Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and hilly backgrounds, this manmade lake is popular for boating and attracts huge number of visitors throughout the year. A boat club is built next to the lake in order to promote tourism and facilitate entertainment. Visitors can hire different types of boats like pedal boats, sail boats and row boats to explore the lake and its serene surroundings.
There are various children's parks situated in the vicinity of the lake. Also, it is a wonderful place for nature photography where visitors can click some spectacular pictures of the sunrise and sunset from the banks of this lake. It is best visited in the morning and evening to enjoy some peaceful time. One can also .....
At a distance of 1 km from Saputara Bus Station and 1.5 km from Saputara Lake Boating Point, Lake Garden is a beautiful garden in Saputara, the lone hill station of Gujarat. Also called as Lake View Garden, it is an ideal picnic spot and also one of the prime places to visit in Saputara.
Situated on the banks of Saputara Lake, Lake Garden is a perfect place to sit by and relax or take a stroll along the periphery of the lake. This well-manicured garden has green lawns, some rare and exotic species of plants and trees. Besides, one can also find a few walking trails, benches, a glass house with in the Garden. There is also a huge playground for children in the garden premises. This is an ideal place for relaxing and spending time with family and friend.
There are many snacks and refreshments stalls, and some restaurants outside the garden. Many visitors stop to relax here enroute to the main attractions of Saputara, like the Saputara Lake, Sunset Point, and Ropeway. The garden .....
At a distance of 1 km from Saputara Bus Station, Nageshwar Mahadev Temple is a Hindu temple located on the southern bank of Saputara Lake in the hill town of Saputara. Just beside the Lake Garden, it is the most revered shrines of the region and also one of the best places to visit in Saputara.
The Nageshwar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is worshipped here as the God of Snakes (Nageshwar). Represents a simple architecture, the sanctum sanctorum of the temple enshrines a beautiful black granite Shivlinga. There is also a Nandi statue facing the lord in the outer hall of the temple. The temple is a calm, clean and spiritual place in Saputara.
Surrounded by many plants, the temple has a beautiful stone carved ceiling. An early morning visit to this temple could surely initiates good vibes. Although this temple is visited by several devotees every day, it witnesses a huge crowd on Mahashivratri.
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 3 km from Saputara Bus Station, Table Land is a viewpoint located in Saputara, Gujarat. Also known as Town Viewpoint, it is one of the stunning viewpoints in Saputara and among the must include places in Saputara Tour Packages.
The Table Land Point offers tourists a mesmerizing view of the entire hill town of Saputara, rivulets and streams coursing through the valley, and the Gujarat-Maharashtra border. The place derives its name from the flat table-like surface on top of the hill called Governor's Hill. Situated at a higher altitude than the main town, this vantage point gives a splendid night view of Saputara when the entire town can be seen lightened with different colours. Also, the place offers several recreational activities like camel riding, horse riding, zip lining, bike tours, etc.
Apart from all these, the Ropeway Ride is the most popular activity here and also the main attractions in Saputara. Operated by the Vaity Resort, the cable car runs between .....
At a distance of 1 km from Saputara Bus Station, Step Garden is a laid out garden located in Saputara, only hill station of Gujarat. Situated on the Table Land Road, it is one of the best maintained gardens in Saputara and among the peaceful places to visit in Saputara.
Resembles a terrace garden, Step Garden is uniquely constructed on steps that run down a small hillock. There are about 20-25 steps that have flower beds featuring a variety of flowers like roses, carnations, marigold and much more. These flowers in various sizes and colours make the garden look wonderful. Moreover, these steps are decorated with different varieties of foliage and stunning wooden work.
The step garden is a unique initiative that aims to protect and conserve plants in given restricted spaces. In order to provide a comfortable accommodation to visitors coming here, the garden has many forest huts. For the entertainment of children, the Step Garden opened playing areas within its premises. From .....
Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 3 km from Saputara Bus Station, Sunset Point is a famous viewpoint located in Saputara, Gujarat. Situated to the west of Sunrise Point, it is one of the prominent places to visit in the quaint hill town of Saputara.
Located near Saputara Lake, Sunset Point is also known as Gandhi Shikhar or Gandhi Peak. The point offers an enchanting view of sunset over the Sahyadri Mountains. As the evening approaches, the sky is painted with an orange hue of the setting sun, which forms a spectacular sight to behold. Also, one can get a splendid view of Dang Forest and various tribal villages in the vicinity of Saputara from this viewpoint.
There are two ways to reach the Sunset Point - one by using ropeway or climbing the hills. One needs to walk for 1.5 km from the parking place in order to reach the peak. The 30 minutes climb is steep and is not suitable for old people and those who have joint pains. Instead tourists can reach this point in 10 minutes by using Ropeway .....
Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 3 km from Saputara Bus Station, Sunrise Point is a famous vantage point located in Saputara, Gujarat. Also known as Valley Viewpoint, it is one of the magnificent places to visit in Saputara.
Known for the splendid view of sunrise, Sunrise Point is a very serene and calm place to start your day with. Situated on the crest of a hill, this viewpoint gives a breath-taking view of the sunrise among the hills of Western Ghats. Besides, it is also a popular picnic spot, where families and tourists can be seen enjoying the natural beauty.
Sunrise Point has been developed at different layers with a dedicated area for walkers and joggers. The place can be reached by a 1.5 km trek from the parking area at the bottom of the hill. The trail is very scenic, covered with lush green vegetation and is an attraction in itself. There are many benches along the way, where the senior citizens can relax for a while, and guard railings have been installed for safety at the periphery .....
Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 1.5 km from Saputara Bus Station, Echo Point is a popular vantage point located in the beautiful hill station of Saputara, Gujarat. Situated near Sunrise Point, it is one of the top viewpoints in Saputara and among the top places to relish Saputara tourism.
Echo Point is a famous viewpoint and picnic spot in Saputara, which attracts a lot of locals as well as tourists. As the name suggests, visitors coming to this place can hear the echo of their voices. It is a natural amphitheater, geographical location of two hills resonates your audio waves. This viewpoint offers a splendid panorama of the surrounding landscape, which is composed of gurgling waterfalls and abundant greenery.
A track runs up to Sunrise Point, and then the same road twirls up to the Echo Point. The place is peaceful and lets you enjoy the serenity of the hill station in absolute peace. So, if you wish to grab some time alone in solitude, you can visit the place early in the morning as not .....
At a distance of 1 km from Saputara Bus Station, Rose Garden is a pretty garden located in Saputara, Gujarat. Situated near Saputara Museum, it is one of the three well maintained gardens of Saputara the other two being Lake Garden and Step Garden.
Rose Garden is a beautiful garden that houses several species of roses. The roses found here are of different colours, shapes and sizes. It has been constructed and maintained to protect and showcase the beautiful rose flower plants. The spring time is the best time to come here and observe the different varieties of roses in bloom that makes the garden looks very attractive and beautiful.
Timings: 9 AM - 6 PM
Museum & Gallery
At a distance of 1 km from Saputara Bus Station, Saputara Tribal Museum is a small museum located on Surat - Nasik Road in Saputara. It is one of the important tribal museums in Gujarat and among the best Saputara Tourist Places.
Also known as Saputara Museum, the museum is a place of great cultural and historical significance. Established in 1970, this museum was built in order to portray the life history and the methods used by the Dang tribe in particular, but it also represents the culture of Bhils, Kunbis, Gamits, and Warlis amongst other tribal communities of the region. This unique museum has gained importance due to the large number of interesting artefacts and handicrafts put on display here. The collection of the museum depicts the everyday life of the tribal communities of the region.
There are nearly 420 artefacts exhibits in the possession of the museum. Amongst the various things put on display here are traditional costumes, jewellery, heritage items, stone .....
Museum & Gallery
At a distance of 1 km from Saputara Bus Station, Artist Village is a magnificent place to see and buy tribal artifacts in Saputara, Gujarat. Situated opposite to Saputara Lake, it is one of the must visit places in Saputara.
Artist Village, popularly known as Gandharvapur artist, is a lovely spot afloat with beautiful artefacts. Run by Surya Goswami and Chandrakant Parmar, it is regarded as the cultural and traditional center of the region. It exhibits spectacular artifacts of the native tribes that include bamboo craft, warli paintings, jewellery and pottery etc. Artist Village is a good place not only to see and buy artefacts but also to get your hands to work and learn about the culture of this region, especially for school groups.
Artist Village in Saputara is also popular amongst arts schools that organize various workshops for teaching their crafts. Students of fine arts often visit the village to pick the shades of the craft and get hands-on knowledge about the state .....
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