Did you trek to the Anjaneri fort in Nashik? Page3nashik explores the unexplored!!!
Did you ever trek to the mysterious mountains of Anjaneri fort in Nashik? Page3nashik here travels with you to Anjaneri fort and helps you to capture the majestic beauty of Nashik’s fort in your lens.
One of the most magnificent fort that lies in the region of Nashik is ‘Anjaneri fort’. Being the birthplace of Lord ‘Hanuman’, this fort has profound ethical historic importance.Lord Hanuman was the son of Pavan (the wind) and Anjani and hence the fort is called as Anjaneri. Anjaneri is one of the important forts in the ranges of Trimbakeshwar near Nashik. The Nashik-Trimbakeshwar road is branched at a distance of 20km from Nashik as Anjaneri Phata. The mystic and magical mountains amuses everyone who visits Anjaneri fort.Some people’s personal experience says that Anjaneri fort has been one of the best trekking destination inbound Nashik. One can undoubtedly plan a trek trip to Anjaneri fort to enjoy an adventurous experience at its fullest. Imagine yourself being surrounded with magical mountains and mist!!!How soulful does it sounds… Nashik has such a beautiful trekking destination, almost every person who visits here once would never miss the second time.. Places worth seeing at Anjaneri are:
1) Jain caves
There are some caves near the steps through the route of Anjaneri fort. These caves have nice carvings in them which were carved by Jain people.
2) Anjani Mata temple
A walk of 10-15 mins on the top plateau takes you to the Anjani Mata temple which is quite big. Here 10-12 people can accommodate easily. Ahead there are two ways.
3) Seeta cave
The left way ahead of the Anjani Mata temple take us to the two room cave within 10 mins.
The right way ahead of the Anjani Mata temple leads directly to the citadel of Anjaneri fort in 20 mins. Here one bigger temple of Anjani Mata can be seen. The overall area of Anjaneri is vast. Situated at 4264 ft above sea level, its a delite for hikers and devotees alike.
Personal experience of a guy from Nashik says that trekking to Anjaneri was a delightful treat to his eyes and an adventurous experience of trekking at Night. Krishna Sarode , a 22 year old currently residing in Nashik basically from Thane shares a personal experience of his trek.
Krishna- ” Travelling and going through adventurous experiences is a true sense of enjoying life to its fullest. I am a joyful person and I have always enjoyed travelling to different places around the world with my dear friends or alone. I love exploring new places and Nashik being my own city, I love every aspect of the city and especially the ambience of Nashik. I take great pleasure in immersing myself in different cultures, meeting peopl and exploring places. Here’s a small yet wonderful experience of my life about my night trek at Anjaneri fort. I and my friends had planned for a refreshment drive and at the last moment the plan was made. It was around 9:30 pm. On the way we had chain at dhaba and were quickly on our way to base village. The road ride was quite bumpy an pitch dark on the way. The trek comes in easy grade, but yes one needs to climb steps to reach the main plateau and the Temple which can certainly take a toll in hot summer but ours was a night trek and I was sure it was going to be an experience to remember. I and my friends started our upward journey to the summit. It a winding Road passing through base village till one comes across the steps which leads to the main temple for devotees and summit for trekkers like me. My friend who was leading the group informed that its almost a two hour climb on the steps. All excited,we marched towards our summit. It was dark but for moonlight which showed us our path. Halting at regular intervals to catch the breath we slowly moved ahead, even though it was quite pleasant but climbing the steps had everyone panting and huffing. After a climb of almost two hours we came across steps carved between two mountains. We could see Anjaneri lake even though it was dark. Also just before we reached this spot, there was a 50 meter spot where its little risky but we didn’t realise it in the dark. We just walked past it but on the return journey. I realised that it was little risky as one slip would put you 500feet down in the valley !!!! And after a 2 hours climb, Finally we reached and could see the Anjaneri temple in the moonlight.While walking and climbing one didn’t get the feel of chill in the air but as soon as all reached and got relaxed that everyone started feeling the chilly cold wind. We had bonfire in the chilly wind and we could just see stars laying down flat in open. It was a spectacular view and an amazing experience as our efforts paid off..one night trek which remains unforgettable and memorable treat for my eyes.”
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