Godavari Ghat, Nashik
River Godavari flows through Nashik and its Northern part is known as Panchavati. Lord Shri Ram and Sita along with Laxman stayed at Panchavati during exile. There are five Banyan (Vad) trees and thua the reason it is called Panchavati. Nearby is Sita Gumpha (cave) where Sita stayed for some time.
One of the famous holy places in India, Nasik is a hub of religious activities, which are centered around the sacred banks of the Godaveri River. The banks of this holy river is wizened with well maintained ghats and numerous temples. These bathing ghats reverberate with holy recites of people who gathers there to offer the last rituals of their beloved ones. Ganga bathing ghat whose waters are presumed to cleanse the sins, offers an awe-inspiring view to the spectator. The majestic Ganga ghat, looks incredibly stunning in the twilight, when the holy waters of the sacred rive is enlighten with multitude of oil lamps and hovers of flowers.
The Godavari is a river that runs from western to southern India and is considered to be one of the big river basins in India. It originates near Trimbak in Nashik District of Maharashtra state and flows east across the Deccan Plateau into the Bay of Bengal near Rajahmundry in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.