Visiting Places

 

Places/institutions available within 100 Kms for study tours with brief descriptions.

·  “Gargoti”  Geological Institute, Sinner.

·  Pandav Lene (Caves)

·  Vir Sawarkar Historical Monument

·  Panchavati, Historical Place, Nasik

·  Buddha Stup, Dadasaheb Phalke Smarak – Information source center

·  Sugar Industry, Niphad

·  Filteration Plant, Nasik

Someshwar

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 film shootings. 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. 

Deolali Camp

Deolali Camp is an important Indian military center. Deolali camp which is one of the oldest center in India, is located 16 km away from Nashik. The center was set up by the British in 1861. The area surrounded with gardens, playgrounds and wide roads proves its uniqueness. An officer of the rank of Major General holds the position of the head of the Artillery school here. Beyond Military centre Deolali market is famous for shoppings. Also Temple Hill nearby is worth visiting. On the hill there is a famous temple of lord Khandoba, hence the hill is popularly known as Khandobachi Tekadi

In the days of the British Raj, soldiers who cracked up under the stresses and strains of life in British India were invariably packed off to a military psychiatric hospital in the small Maharashtrian cantonment town of Deolali, near Nashik, to recover. Its name became synonymous with nervous breakdown; hence the English idiom "to go doolally", meaning to become insane or eccentric.

Artillery Centre


Behind the Pandav Caves, is the biggest Artillery Center in Asia. This artillery center was shifted from Pakistan in 1947, and is now completing its 50th year. The Indian army's officers and soldiers are trained here. Training for 'Bofors Gun' is given here. The area is under military and is restricted for civilians

Bhagur

Bhagur is the birth place of the freedom fighter, Swatantrya Veer Savarkar and hence it has gainedhistorical importance. There is also a beautiful temple of "Bhagur Devi". Bhagur is situated 3 km away from Deolali Camp.

Takli

Takli is the place of saint Samarth Ramdas. He was the Guru (teacher) of Chatrapati Shivaji. Ramdas was a bramhachari (bachelor) all through his life. He promoted the Hindu religion and told people the importance of simple living and high thinking. Ramdas ran away from his marriage procession and settled down at Takli. He meditated here for 12 years. He was devotee of lord Ram and meditated with the words Shriram Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram for 13 crores times. After such a long devotion, he left. Ramdas Swami's ashram is preserved in his memory at Takli. There is also a beautiful Hanuman temple surrounded with greenery on the bank of river Nandini or Nasardi.

Nandur Madhameshwar Bird Sanctuary

Through ceaseless efforts of Bombay Natural History Society, World Wildlife Fund and Forest Department of the Government of Maharashtra, this sanctuary which houses more than 220 species of birds, 400 species of vegetation, 24 species of fish and several smaller mammals came into existence along the Nandur Madhameshwar dam at the confluence of Godavari and Kadwa. Spread over the protected area of 10000 hectares, lies the core area of 1765 hectares, where the large variety of water birds,resident and migratory birds congregate in season. It is now counted as one of the important water fowl habitats in the region by the International Union of Conservation of Nature.For more details visit : http://www.wildlife-nashik.gov.in 

Bhandardara

Bhandardara is a place whose beauty emerges only after the rains. Located around 70 Kms from Nashik, the best part of going to Bhandardara by road with your own transport is the serenity it offers all along the way. The Nashik highway is comparatively clear of heavy traffic. The expensive reaches of the road & the hills in the distance fill you with a sense of liberation as you leave behind the clogged air of the city. Bhandardara without the rains is an ordinary, dull & forming into the rising wind. Built in 1926 , the Bhandardara dam is one of the oldest dams in Asia & is known for its Umbrella Falls which provides a most picturesque sight for trigger - happy photographs. There is another waterfall known as the Randha fall which is about 11 Kilometers from the dam . Here, the water gushes down the rock face to all 45 meters into the rocky ravine , forming a bubbling stream which , apart from offering a glimpse of natural design , looks extremely dangerous.