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About Trimbak

About Trimbak

Trimbak is a city and municipal corporation in the Nashik district of Maharashtra. It is home to the very famous Trimbakeshwar Temple and attracts thousands of devotees each year. The origin of Godavari River is also located near Trimbak. The city is known for its rich history and religious importance. The temple is one of the 12 jyotirlings in the country and is a major attraction of the town.

Geography and Climate in Trimbak

Trimbak is located at 19.56°N 73.32°E and has an average elevation of 720m above sea level.
Given below is the location guide map of Trimbak.

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The climate is characterized by extreme weather conditions. Excessive heat and heavy showers are main features of the weather. Summers are extremely unbearable with the temperature touching a high of 44 degree Celsius. Following the scorching heat is the pleasant monsoon season which commences in July and continues till September. The entire region becomes fresh and this is the best season to visit Trimbak. Winters in the region are not very harsh. The temperature ranges between 7 degree and 33 degree Celsius. The pilgrims prefer to visit Trimbak between October and March.

Demographics

According to 2001 census, the total population of Trimbak was recorded to be 9804. Males constitute 52% of the population, while females constitute 48% of the population. The average literacy rate was 73% much higher than the then national average of 59.5%. Male literacy rate in Trimbak was 80% and female literacy rate was 65%. Out of the total population 14% was below the age of 6 years.

Tourist Attractions in and around Trimbak

Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlingam Temple

About TrimbakTrimbakeshwar Temple is the most popular tourist attraction in the region. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the 12 jyotirlings in the country. The three faces of the jyotirling signify Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma. A beautiful jewel encrusted crown adorns the lingam. It is believed that this crown was presented by the Pandavas. This crown is displayed every Monday between 4 – 5pm. The temple is an architectural marvel. It is made out of black stone and is situated at the foot of Brahmagiri Hills. It is believed that a scared pond in the premises of the temple, Kusavarta is the source of Goavari River. The temple attracts devotees from different parts of the country and there are various kinds of pujas performed here.

Timings – 5:30 am to 9:00 pm, every day

Neel Parbat

About TrimbakNeel Parbat is located on the eastern side of Brahmagiri Hills. It is a popular religious tourist attraction in the region. Devotees who visit Trimbakeshwar temple, also visit Neel Parbat. It is surrounded by lush green forests and is a great destination for nature lovers and adventurers. Travelers can also enjoy trekking and photography at Neel Parbat. There is a small temple known as Bilwakeshwar Temple located on the north end of the Neel Parbat. This temple is Bilwa Tirth, one of the 5 tirths located along the Neel Parbat, Trimbakeshwar.

Kedareshwar Temple

About TrimbakKedareshwar Temple is located in the south-eastern curve of Kusavarta. Kusavarta is the sacred pond at Trimbakeshwar temple which is said to be the source of River Godavari. Kedareshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is worshipped in the form of Kedareshwar Mahadev at the temple. Legends say that this is the place where Sage Gautama was saved by Lord Shiva from the curse of killing a cow. The nearby temples include - Kankhala Tirtha and Kanchan Tirtha. 

Timings – 4:30 am to 10:00 pm, every day

Gorakhnath Gufa

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One of the many caves in the region, Gorakhnath Gufa is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. The walls of the cave are adorned with ancient carvings. It is believed that Guru Gorakhnath committed penance inside this cave, and ever since it became popular. Even today many devotees offer their prayers and get rid of their sins. The caves are popular tourist attraction of Trimbakeshwar. One can reach Gorakhnath Gufa via public or private transport.

Panchwvati

Panchvati is a famous religious tourist attraction of the region. It is located on the banks of River Godavari. The name Panchvati is derived from ‘Panch’ which means five and ‘Vata’ which means banyan trees. It literally translates to a place which has five banyan trees. Panchvati is closely associated with the epic Hindu mythological text, Ramayana. It is believed that Lord Rama with his console Goddess Sita spent some part of their 14 year exile in this region. There is a called Sita Gufa. Legends believe that Lord Ram has offered prayers to Lord Shiva at this cave and there is a small Shiv lingam also in the cave. 

Brahmagiri Hill

About TrimbakRiver Godavari originates in Brahmagiri Hill, which is believed to be the hill of Lord Brahma. Historians believe that the hill was once inhabited by Sage Gautama and his wife Ahalya. Sage Gautama prayed with true devotions and dedication to Lord Shiva and brought Godavari River to the hill. Brahmagiri Hill is a great destination for nature admirers, photographers, solace seekers and Lord Shiva devotees. It is a great place for nature walks, camping, trekking, and rappelling.

Some of the other tourist attractions in Trimbakeshwar include the following –
  • Swami Samarth Ashram
  • Gangdwar
  • Ram Laxman Tirtha
  • Gajanan Maharaj Ashram
  • Sant Nivrutti Nath Samadhi Temple
  • Anjaneri

Short Trips from Trimbak

If you are planning a weekend getaway from Trimbak, then consider the following options. There are various kinds of destinations around Trimbak that one can choose from. The beautiful Nashik or the happening Mumbai, culturally inclined Aurangabad or the evergreen Khandala, these destinations will leave you asking for more.

Mumbai

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The capital of the state and the pulse of the nation, Mumbai is a delightful city. It is rightly said that Mumbai needs no introduction. There is something for everyone in this beautiful city of dreams. Mumbai is located at a distance of 168km from Trimbak via NH3. One can easily reach Mumbai via taxi, state run buses or a private vehicle as well.

Some of the main tourist attractions in Mumbai are –
  • Marine Drive
  • Haji Ali Mosque
  • Gateway of India
  • Juhu Beach
  • Siddhivinayak Temple
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Aurangabad

About TrimbakAurangabad is situated at a distance of about 210km from Trimbak and it is a great destination for a weekend getaway. The town is a hub for tourists and home to many historical monuments. The city is steeped in culture and history and was named after the Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb. Aurangabad is also known as the tourism capital of Maharashtra. It is very well connected to other cities of the state via rail and road, so one can easily reach Aurangabad.
Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Aurangabad include the following –
  • Ajanta Caves
  • Ellora Caves
  • Grishneshwar Jyortirling Temple
  • Aurangabad Caves

Khandala

About TrimbakLocated at an elevation of about 550m above sea level, Khandala is one of the most popular hill stations of Maharashtra. Away from the hustle bustle of the cities, Khandala is a perfect getaway destination to relax and unwind. It is situated at a distance of about 220km via NH 3 from Trimbak and takes 4 hours to reach there. Khandala is famous for its cikki. Travelers can enjoy hiking, trekking, nature walks, and bird watching in and around Khandala. It is a great place for nature lovers and avid photographers.
When in or around Khandala don’t miss to visit the following places –
  • Kune Waterfalls
  • Lohagad Fort
  • Rajmanchi Fort
  • Pavana Lake
  • Bhaja Caves

Karjat

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Karjat is a very popular and greatly loved weekend getaway destination. The postcard perfect locales of lush green forests, gushing waterfalls and beautiful Western Ghats would leave you mesmerized. It is a great place to spend quality time with friends and family. Karjat is situated at 171.7km from Trimbak and it takes about 3 hours and 35 minutes to reach there. Travelers can also enjoy a host of adventure sports in Karjat – trekking, river rafting, rappelling, nature walks etc. It is easily accessible via taxi, bus and private vehicles.

Some of the most famous tourist attractions in and around Karjat include the following –
  • Kondeshwar Temple
  • Ulhas Valley
  • Matheran
  • Bhor Ghat

Shirdi

About TrimbakShirdi Temple is one of the most popular religious tourist attractions in the region. Each year millions of devotees visit the shrine and seek lord’s blessings. The divine ambiance of the city will make you forget all your worries. If you are planning a short trip from Trimbak, then Shirdi is an ideal choice. It is situated 115km via NH 160 from Trimbak and can be easily reached via taxi, bus or private vehicle. Apart from Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, some of the other places to visit in and around Shirdi include –
  • Samadhi Madir
  • Chavada
  • Khandoba Temple
  • Dixit Wada Museum
  • Dwarkamai
  • House of Laxmibai Shinde

Lonavala

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Located in Pune district of Maharashtra, Lonavala is a popular hill station of the state. The lush green surroundings, picture perfect Western Ghats and nature’s bliss will make your stay in Lonavala all the more exciting. It is a superb weekend destination and is easily accessible via both public and private transport. Lonavala is located at a distance of about 221 km via NH 3 from Trimbak and it takes about 4 hours to reach there.

If you are in or around Lonavala, visit the below mentioned tourist attractions –
  • Lonavala Lake
  • Tiger’s Leap
  • Celebrity Wax Museum
  • Karla Caves
  • Walvan Dam
  • Walvan Lake
  • Tunga Fort

How to Reach Trimbak

By Road
Reaching Trimbak by road is also a feasible option. It is very well connected to other major cities in the state like Mumbai, Shirdi, Nashik, Pune, Aurangabad etc. State transport bus service, private bus service and taxis are easily available for and to Trimbak.

By Rail
If you are planning to get to Trimbak by train, Nashik and Mumbai are the two main railway junctions in the region. These are major railway stations and a lot of trains originate or pass through these stations. One can easily get a taxi from the station to get to Trimbak city.

By Air
The nearest airport to Trimbak is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai. It is located at a distance of about 200 km from Trimbak. The nearest domestic airport is Gandhinagar Airport, Nashik at a distance of 29km from Trimbak. Tourists can easily get taxis from Trimbak to the airport and vice-versa.

Distance Chart to Trimbak

  • Trimbak to Nashik - 28.5km
  • Trimbak to Mumbai - 168km
  • Trimbak to Aurangabad - 210.3km
  • Trimbak to Shirdi - 115km
  • Trimbak to Pune - 237.2km
  • Trimbak to Malegaon - 132.7km
  • Trimbak to Thane - 148.5km
  • Trimbak to Deolali - 142km

Fact File of Trimbak

  • District - Nashik
  • Elevation - 750m
  • Official Language - Marathi
  • Pin Code - 422129
  • STD Code - 02594

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