Nasik is a city located in western India in the state of Maharashtra. It is in the north-west of Maharashtra. It is 171 km (106 mi) from Mumbai and 210 km (130 mi) from Pune. It is the administrative headquarters of the Nasik district as well as the division. Mumbai, Pune & Nasik are known as golden triangle of Maharashtra. Mahuli Fort is a bliss for rock-climbers .This mountain complex is a group of two or more hills with common cold and pinnacles. It is the highest point in the entire Thane district. The forest adjoining Mahuli has been declared as a sanctuary. In addition to an open Shiva temple, there is a small perpetual drinking water cistern on top, three caves of which,one can also be used as a overnight haven. A stone arch historically known as the 'Kalyan Darwaja', is also there, but the dome of the arch is now broken. The distance between Nashik & Mahuli Fort is 120kms, and it takes approximately 2 hours by road. There are no flights available between the same. The rail distance being 100 km, there are regular trains available from Nasik to Asangaon(nearest railway station from Mali).
Distance between Nasik and Mahuli Fort is and the average travel time is using a cab.
Nasik is situated on the banks of River Godavari and is the holy city for Hindus. The World famous Shirdi temple is at Nasik and this place is also believed to be the exile shelter of Lord Ram, his consort Sita and brother Lakshman.
Derived from the Sanskrit word Nasika, it is here that Lakshman cut off Shoorpanaka's nose for trying to seduce Lord Ram. The famous Sita Gufa stands testimony to the epic Ramayan. It is home to the 12 holy Jyotirlingas and hosts the most sacred Kumbh Mela once every 12 years.
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Shahapur is situated in 9 kilometers from the Mahuli fort. It is famous for its industrial development. It is place of numerous dams meant for agricultural purposes. Bhatsa dam is one of the prominent one. The dam is built at a height of 90m and 950 m in width. The dam covers 3000 hectares in area. It is one of the main water distributor of the district. Another name for Manas Mandir, a Jain Temple is Shri Bhuvan Bhanu Jain Manas Mandir Tirtha. The temple has a dome of dimension 75 feet and is famous for its sculptures and architectural beauty. Mahuli is flooded by Tansa Lake, an artificial lake situated in the Thane district. Mahuli is famous for its Wildlife Sanctuary. The Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary is in Mokhada Shahapur taluks in thane. The sanctuary spreads in a 300 square kilometers. The sanctuary consists of trees like bamboo, bible, teak etc. The forest is a shelter for animals like wild boar, languor, antelope etc. Taxis are available for the tourists to visit the sanctuary. Savaari cabs provide the tourists an affordable ride to the sanctuary.