Nashik is an ancient holy city in Maharashtra known for its links to the Ramayana. There are many places of interest including Nashik Caves (once used by Buddhist monks), Sita Gufa (Hindu cave temple), a number of Hindu temples (including Kalaram, Muktidham, Shri Someshwar Madavev Mandir and Sudarnarayan) and an ancient fort (Ramsej). Nashik is one of the venues for the Kumbh Mela – a Hindu festival that attracts thousands of pilgrims and takes place every 12 years. This was last held in Nashik in 2015. Nashik is also famous of being the home of India’s first vineyard.