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Nashik Mahuli Fort

Nashik

Situated on the banks of the sacred Godavri River at an altitude Nashik in Igatpuri of 565 meter above the sea level, the city of Nasik had always been the focus of religion. A city of fabulous temples, it acquired a high esteem from Vedic period onwards. A major pilgrimage center of the Hindus, Nasik is a city embellished with rich cultural heritage. A legendary city, which has got its name from the great epic, Ramayana, Nasik is believed to be the place where Shoorppanakha, tried to seduce Lord Ram.

From the outstanding temples to the sophisticated wineries, Nasik presents a curious blend of different realities that bestowed the town with a slightly baffled appearance. A city with all the characteristics of modernity is getting delighted in its ancient heritage. It's purely a city in rustic surroundings. Though Nasik doesn't have the characteristics of an established hill station, it is located comfortably in a basin formed by the high Sahyadri Hills. These varied facets of Nasik make it an appealing holiday destination with something on offer for everyone from the pious spartan to the gaudy wine buffs.

A sacred city which houses one of India's 12 holy Jyotirlingas, the life in and around the city revolves round it's religious face. The holy and quaint city Nasik is also renowned for its enchanting Ghats and temples on the banks of the majestic Godavri River. A write up about Nasik would be incomplete with out a mention of the largest religious festival of Hindus, Kumbh Mela. It is believed that a holy dip in the pre-determined time would wash away all the sins of the devotees.

The city with remarkable structures of historical importance, Nasik also holds the esteem of being the birthplace of well-known Indians. The city is interspersed by temples, forts, wineries and industrial units, Nasik presents a marvelous blend of old and new.


Mahuli Fort

Located at the convergence of beautiful rivers Krishna and Mahuli Fort in Igatpuri Yenna, Mahuli, a tiny locale in the Thane district of Maharasha is also called as Sangam Mahuli. This town is famous for the fabulous temples, ancient forts, and of course for its mountainous terrain.

Mahuli is one among the challenging regions of the majestic Sahyadris, and it is the highest point in the Thane district. Adorned with fabulous hill forts and peaks, Mahuli is one among the favourite place of trekkers. Like all other hilly areas of Sahyadris, Mahuli is also surrounded by luxurious thick forest, and the forest around this hilly place is declared as a national reserve.

Mahuli, a temple town, is famed for the illustrious temples that exhibit architectural excellence and elegance. Hindus in India consider Mahuli as one of the sacred places. Many of the paramount temples in Maharashtra, like Sangameswara, Visveswera, Rameswara and Boleswera are located in this region. Temples at the base of the hills, at the backdrop of mountains and lush greenery, and the rivers flowing near by is an eye-catching spectacle.
A hamlet with many forts, Mahuli, was the core of activities of the great Maratha regime. The remnants of the gallant forts in and around Mahuli are the classic examples of Maratha architecture.

This holy place with lots of temples and shrines is also renowned for many fairs and carnivals. Fairs conducted on the occasion of Mahasivarathri and on the last Monday in the Month of Sravan attract thousands of people. An unruffled hill station with holy shrines, elegant forts and natural reserves, Mahuli stands as a picturesque holiday spot for all.


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