Nashik is a heaven for tourists and the city is well known for its picturesque surrounding and pleasant climate. Anjaneri is a scenic village with mythological importance located at 4264 feet above the sea level. Anjaneri is situated 20 km away from Nashik by Trimbak Road. This is one of the famous forts in the Nashik-Trimbakeshwar mountain range.
This place is considered as important and holy since the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. The village itself got its name from "Anjani" - the mother of Hanuman. It is believed that Lord Hanuman grown up and spent his childhood on the Anjaneri hills. You can spot around 108 caves made by the Jains at Anjaneri hills. It is worth watching the intriguing and eye catching carvings found in these caves on the way from Anjaneri village to hill. You need to pass the temples and caves on the way to Anjaneri hills and the mischievous monkeys will accompany on your way. The three hour trek will not only provide you the superb views of the amazing Sahyadris, but you will get rejuvenated.
Things to see on the way to AnjaneriThe main route to reach Anjaneri fort is from Anjaneri village, which is just 20 km away from Nashik. After 2 hours of journey, you may able to reach at Anjaneri Phata. This route leads to a fantastic trekking adventure through diverse scenes such as caves, lakes, healing lake and waterfalls. From Anjaneri village, you can see the two pinnacles called 'Navari' and ‘Navara’.
Just 10 minutes walk through this route will take you to the Anjani Mata temple. If you go to the left side of this temple, you can see the Seeta cave where around 10 to 15 people can stay comfortably. Also you can find many beautiful carvings inside the Seeta cave. If you choose the right way, you can see few more temples of God Hanuman and Goddess Anjani located in and around citadel.
Anjaneri has got a wide perimeter and provide you amazing views of the Vaitarna Back Waters, Brahmagiri and Trimbakeshwar Peak. This route leads to a fantastic trekking adventure through several sceneries of caves, waterfalls and lakes. The break free journeys promises by the inspiring beauty of Anjaneri hills and the local support will definitely make this tour a mesmerizing one!