A little off the territory of Nashik, Anjaneri Mountains offers the right amount of solitude and peace from the fussy city life. But reaching here is a big task. Tourists will have to first take a bus from Nashik to reach Trimbakeshwar, and further trek for another 10 kilometers to reach the Anjaneri mountain. It will be tad tedious but the promising view that one gets to see worth all the efforts.
Anjaneri Parvat is quite significant amongst the devotees as locals say that the cave on the top of the hill was the place where Goddess Anjana gave birth to Lord Hanuman. And that's how the mountain got its name. Along with the cave, believed to be the place where Lord Hanuman was born, there's Anajani Mata temple. A lot of other places associated with the life of Lord Hanuman are also there, which can be seen while trekking on the hill. One such place is a cave, which is believed to be the spot where Lord Pawan Dev took Bal Hanuman when he was hit by the 'vajra' of Lord Indra. Also, there is a Mata Anjana temple; the place where Goddess Anjani meditated for a kid, and Shiva ultimately appeared in front of her to bless a boon. There are two pindies inside the temple; the big one is of Mata Anjana and the small one is of Bal Hanuman. A cave decorated with inscriptions that are as old as 1000 years also appears while trekking on the hill.
To reach the base of the hill, tourists can take a bus from Nashik to Trimbakeshwar. Four kilometers before Trimbakeshwar comes a prominent point from where one can trek to reach a hill. After trekking for approximately five kilometers on the hill, there’s another point from where the actual trek to Anjaneri hill starts.
To capture the beauty of the Anjaneri hills, the best way is to trek through it. Many prominent vestiges are present on the hill that are worth a visit like Anjaneri Village, Lord Hanuman temple, Anajani Mata temple, and cave. Apart from the Anjaneri hill, one can go for trekking to Brahmagiri Mountain.