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Trimbakeshwar in Nasik

Summer: March-May (32°C - 41°C)
Winter: December-February (12°C - 32°C)
Monsoon: June-September (15°C - 32°C)

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 05:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 09:00 p.m. (closed from 12:00 p.m. to 03:00 p.m.)
Weekly Holiday: Nil

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  Nil
Children:  Nil
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  N/A
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Nestled amidst natural greenery, 36 km. from Nashik district; lies the magnificent Trimbakeshwar Temple in the village of Trimbak. This divine Shiva temple is situated at the source of the river Godavari. Trimbakeshwar is also abode to one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of the Hindu God Shiva. According to ancient legends, God Shiva pleased with the penance of Gautam Rishi blessed the earth with river Godavari. Devotional visitors coming to visit this prime Shiva temple usually take a dip in the holy waters of Godavari before entering the temple precincts.

Interestingly, the temple trustees offer no VIP passes. The visitors going for general darshan need not follow the dress code, but those male devotees wishing to touch the pristine ‘pindi’ of lord Trimbakeshwar have to wear a specific cloth ‘sovale’. Unfortunately, like many Hindu temples in India, ladies are not allowed to touch the ‘pindi’.

Mondays are special days and considered very holy for worshipping Lord Shiva. In Trimbakeshwar; the idol is carried by the priests in a palanquin around the shrine. Likewise, the yearly spiritual festivity during ‘Shivratri’ is conducted with great devotional fervour by thousands of visiting pilgrims coming from all over the world. 

Road: This grand Shiva temple can be reached by roadways via Nashik, which is at a distance of 28 km. There are several private as well as corporation buses that ply towards the temple destination from Mumbai, Pune and other parts of the State.

Railway: The closest railway station for Trimbakeshwar is Nashik station on the Central railroad. Nashik railhead is one of the prime stations that connect to all important cities in India.

Airway: Tourists can take a flight from Mumbai to Ozar, which is the nearest airport to reach the holy shrine at Nashik. There are several cab services and buses from Ozar airport to the temple.