Monsoon brings lots of opportunities for trekking in Maharashtra.
Brahmagiri is one such place near Trimbakeshwar, Nashik. Trimbakeshwar, being one of the twelve Jyotirlinga, is a very popular pilgrimage and is always full of people. If you want to spend some time in peace, this trek is very promising.
Its a small 3 hour trek to the top and back but quite scenic.
Some of my pictures during the walk –
As we started, the concrete houses began to reduce and being taken over by the green vegetation.
There are a few old houses on the way,
Some locals stay on the way in small huts.
As we are ascending, the houses looked smaller and smaller.
Being a pilgrimage, a lot of people do this walk, most of them bare-feet.
Time for some rest after the climb.
The walk resumes.
We found these two sisters who were worshipping every god on the way. We had a chat with them. They sell flowers at the top of the hill.
The cave of Shiva
As we went up, at one point, the road became very narrow and there was a traffic jam. It was all wet due to rains and we had to be a bit careful.
Some more caves.
There are numerous small temples on the way…
We paused for a moment to talk to these pilgrims and take the pictures.
As we ascended, the visibility reduced. We were in the clouds.
We found some beautiful flowers on the way.
We still had a long way to go. We continued…
The temple on the top.
There is a small space which is believed to be the origin of the river. Pilgrims offer their prayers to the river goddess.
The Godavari temple.
It was time go get back to civilization. We started our way down.
Lot of people come from small villages had some unique costumes. This lady wearing the two rings caught our attention.
Hanuman – the monkey god is ubiquitous with almost all pilgrimages.
Its rains very heavily during the monsoon, to good protection for you and your camera is a must. It might be slippery at places, wearing good shoes makes the walk pleasant. Though water and snack shops are available on the way, you wont find a place to have lunch. So start early after a heavy breakfast.
Nikon D90 with Sigma 10-20 f/4 lens
How to go:
Trimbakeshwar is 30kms from Nashik and is well connected by buses or taxis.
Thank you for reading this post. Hope you liked spending time here. I will be back again with another interesting place.
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