Trimbakeshwar Range

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Trimbakeshwar Range,Maharashtra
त्र्यंबकेश्वर पर्वत, महाराष्ट्र
Bhamhagiri hill Nasik.jpg
Brahmagiri peak
Highest point
Elevation 4,248 ft (1,295 m)
Coordinates 19°55′N 73°30′E / 19.917°N 73.500°E / 19.917; 73.500
Geography
Trimbakeshwar Range,Maharashtra is located in Maharashtra
Trimbakeshwar Range,Maharashtra
Trimbakeshwar Range,Maharashtra
Location within Maharashtra
Location Maharashtra, India
Parent range Western Ghats

Trimbakeshwar Range is a mountain range in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra entirely situated in Nashik District. The range lies 30 km southwest[1] to the district headquarters Nashik. The saddle shaped depression of the Brahmagiri mountain protects Trimbak, a town considered holy by Hindus Devotees throng to this town to pay visit to the sacred Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple. The northern face of the range is the birthplace of India's 2nd longest river Godavari.The southern face of these hills are covered with dense forests[1] and thus form a catchment area for the Upper Vaitarna Reservoir, the most important and reliable source of potable water supply to the metropolitan city of Mumbai. Trimbakeshwar range also contain the Anjaneri hills though a minority of authors consider the latter to be a distinct range and often prefer to use the synonym Trimbak-Anjaneri to avoid disambiguation.

Geography[edit]

The range lies on a west to east axis southwest of Nashik resting on the western edge of the Deccan Plateau. The range consists of flood basalt and lies within the region which is known as the Deccan Traps.[2] The range can be accessed from the city via NH848.

List of peaks[edit]

Name Elevation in meters !
Brahmagiri 1,295
Anjaneri 1,280
Harihar[3] 1,120
Bhaskargad 1,086
Tringalwadi 987
Ghargad 962
Dhoria 926
Walavihir 916
Kavnai 914

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nasik District Gazetteers". Cultural.maharashtra.gov.in. Retrieved 2015-09-29. 
  2. ^ "Official WebSite of Nashik District". Nashik.nic.in. 2012-10-31. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2015-09-29. 
  3. ^ "Harihar, Trimbakeshwar Range, Western Ghats, India, Adventure, Trekking". Trekshitiz.com. Archived from the original on 2015-09-29. Retrieved 2015-09-29.