Anjenary, located off Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Road, about 23 kms from Nashik in North Maharashtra, will soon be turned into a tourism spot before the much-awaited Kumbh Mela kick starts in 2014-15.
Patangrao Kadam, Forest Minister, Maharashtra said that instructions have already been issued to the Forest Department to prepare a plan in this regard. He also added that considering the growing population of leopards in the district, the state government is chalking out plans to start jungle safari very soon to woo more number of visitors.
Anjenary, believed to the birth place of Lord Hanuman attracts thousands of travelers per annum. Meanwhile, Nashik rated as one of fastest growing cities in India is a home to hundreds of temples and shrines like the Kalaram Temple, Naroshankar Temple, Sundernarayan Temple among others. Other noteworthy attractions of the city include Gangapur Dam, Dudhsagar Falls, Pandavleni Caves, the 4th Century BC caves of Buddhist origin and ‘Nandur-Madhyameshwar’, a bird sanctuary.
The Kumbh Mela considered as one of the largest religious gathering on earth is promoted by Maharashtra tourism and attracts innumerable pilgrimage tourists from all around the world. The pilgrimage occurs four times every twelve years, once at each of 4 holy sites of India namely Nasik, Allahabad, Ujjain and Haridwar.