TOURIST PLACES NEAR TO PUSAD
Mahur is amongst the four places of pilgrimage having the abodes of the three and a half goddesses that are of major significance in the state of Maharashtra. The other three are Kolhapur, Tuljapur, and Saptashrungi and Mahur is half, because it is only the head of the goddess that is visible. Mahur is the abode of the goddess Renuka, mother of Parshuram, an incarnation of Vishnu. The place is in Kinwat about 130 km away from Nanded. It is believed that the temple has been constructed by a Yadava king of Devgiri about eight or nine hundred years ago. The temple of Renukadevi is located on a hill top. There are carved caves in the hills around Mahur. Mahur -A pilgrim Centre of great significance. It is considered to be one of the Shaktipith of Maharashtra. The temple of Goddess Renuka Devi is situated on a hillock abounding in natural beauty at a distance of about 2.415 km. from the village of Mahur.
Aundha Nagnath is considered to not just be one of the twelve auspicious Jyotirlingas in India, but also the very first Jyotirlinga. It is one of the five Jyotirlingas situated in Maharashtra. It is believed that Yudhishtra – the eldest of the five Pandava brothers – built the Jyotirlinga in dedication to Lord Shiva, when they were sent on an exile for fourteen years. The temple of Aundha Nagnath is built to worship Lord Shiva and followed a Hemadpanthi style of architecture. The temple is sprawled over a huge area of 60,000 feet. The most unique feature is the placement of Nandi in the back of the temple instead of the front. In the surrounding area of the temple, there are several other small temples that depict the rest of the Jyotirlingas. One can observe numerous idols of other deities like Dattatreya, Nilakanteshwar, Dasavatar, VedavyasaLinga, and Ganpati.
Sahastrakund is a very serene yet very seldom visited by the tourists waterfall, which is situated at a distance of 50 km from Nirmal. The watch tower nearby gives a spectacular view of the waterfall and the sound of water passing with great speed across its rocky terrain is almost therapeutic to hear. The sight itself is almost magical with its natural lush green setting and crystal clear white water flowing past the terrain, untouched completely by an sort of commercial and tourist activity, Sahastrakund Waterfall is a visual delight depicting the abundant beauty of nature at its best. This picturesque site is well connected by the railway station (just about 6 km away) and has a lot of good places to stay nearby and small quaint shops selling very basic snacks around the place adding its own charm to this spectacular waterfall.
NANDED- THE SANCHKHAND GURUDWARA
Takht Sachkhand Shri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib is the historical shrine at Nanded. It is situated at a walking distance from Godavari River. It is one of the five Takhts of the Sikhs and is much respected by them. Nanded is associated with the first and the tenth of the Sikh Gurus. Gurdwara was built at the site where the Guru breathed his last, between 1832 and 1837, under instructions from Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji.It is called "Takht Sachkhand Shri Hazur Abchal Nagar Sahib". It is a two-floor building. The architectural design resembles that of the Golden Temple. It's' interior is artistically ornamented in the style of Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar. The walls of the inner room called Angitha Sahib have been covered with golden plates.The dome is polished and on the pinnacle is the kalash made of gold plated copper. Guru Gobind Singh Ji while conferring Guruship on the holy Book, had himself named Nanded as Abchalnagar after the first word of a hymn read at random on the occasion.
A hill station with tigers in the vicinity! How does that sound? Dangerous or interesting? Well, there is actually nothing to fear but only to enjoy when you plan a visit to the quiet hill station of Chikhaldara where you will be transported to a serene zone of just flora and fauna. In fact, if you are really looking for a place to unwind, Chikhaldara is where you should be. Chikhaldara is located about 100 kilometers north of Amravati and is the only hill station of its kind in the Vidarbha region. It is situated on a mountain range beyond which Maharashtra ends and Madhya Pradesh begins. At a height of 1,088 meters above sea level, Chikhaldara has flourished in terms of flora and fauna because of the good rainfall it receives as compared to other parts of Vidarbha. But what really adds value to Chikhaldara is that it is surrounded on three sides by the borders of the Melghat Project Tiger Area which is spread over an area of about 1,676 square kilometers. The best season to visit Chikhaldara is from October to June.