DAY 1 : TRAVEL TO NASHIK & SIGHTSEEING
Duration of visit: 15 Mins
Timings: 6 AM - 9 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry
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 .....
DAY 2 : NASHIK SIGHTSEEING & TRAVEL TO PUNE
Museum & Gallery
Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 9.30 AM -1 PM & 2 PM - 5.30 PM except Sundays & on public holidays
Entry Fee: Free Entry
At a distance of 19 km from Nashik and 3 km from Anjaneri, the Coin Museum, located in the campus of the Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies, is on the Nashik-Trimbakeshwar road.
The museum was founded under the Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies in 1980. This campus spread over an area of 505 acres of land is surrounded by the picturesque Anjaneri hills. The museum is the only one of its kind in Asia with a very rich collection of research and well-documented history of the Indian currency system.
The museum was established to impart a general idea about Indian coins to the common people. The displays in the museums comprise of coins, moulds, dyes, replicas, photographs, numismatic material, along with bronze, terracotta's, copper-hoard objects, paintings and some historical artifacts. These exhibits give a vast idea of the various currency systems that existed in India from centuries. The museum also exhibits dioramas of depicting coin minting .....
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