Nashik Historical Places

Pandavleni caves

The 2000-yr-old Pandavleni caves, built by the Jain kings, are located on a tableland atop the Trivashmi Hill. There are around 24 caves situated here that once formed abode to the Jain saints. The caves lodge idols of Buddha, Jain Teerthankara Vrishabhdeo, Veer Manibhadraji and Ambikadevi and the icons of Bodhisatva. There are attractive water tanks that are very skillfully chiseled into the rock. It is situated 8 km south of Nashik.

Sita Gumpha

This cave is located near the five Banyan Trees in Panchavati. Panchavati is a small village situated in the northern part of Nashik. The place is famous as Lord Rama had spent 14 years in exile here.

There exists a narrow staircase to enter the cave. It is believed that Ravana had kidnapped Sita from this place. You can also see the idols of Lord Rama, Laxamna and Sita inside the cave.

Coin Museum

The Coin Museum is positioned against the backdrop of the enthralling Ajneri Hill. The Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies was established in 1980 and is the only of its kind in Asia. The museum houses a fine collection of researched and well-documented history of Indian currency. Also included in the collections are photographs, articles, line drawings, replica, real coins and also a detailed analysis of the various currency systems that existed in the India from centuries together.

Gargoti Museum

Nashik boasts one of the world’s famous museums for zeolites, founded by K C Pandey. A zeolite is an ethereal creation of breathtaking colour and fragile structure formed as the result of a process in which a group of silicate minerals expel water when heated. The most prized piece in Gargoti is a rock of apophyllite, stilbite and calcite measuring 2.2 x 2 feet and worth about $100,000. This rare museum is a worth visiting place of the state.