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Naneghat, Thane

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Naneghat is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range near Junnar in Pune district of Maharashtra, India. During the reign of the Satavahana (200 BCE - 190 CE), the pass was extensively used as a trade route between Kalyan and Junnar. Literally, the name nane means "coin" and ghat means "pass". The name is given because this path was used as a tollbooth to collect toll from traders crossing the hills. The location is ideal for star gazing and star photography.HistoryThe inscriptions in the caves indicate that they are the work of the consorts of the Satavahana ruler Satakarni. These inscriptions are dated between 60 and 70 BCE. It is believed that Satakarni's wife Naganika commissioned the cave, the statues and the inscriptions. Brahmi inscriptions in the cave mention her and her family members.One of the caves originally contained life-size relief sculptures of eight persons. These sculptures have now faded, but some of them can be identified using the Brahmi labels carved over their heads. The first name is that of Raya-si (illustrious king) Simuka Satavahana. Next appear Sirimato Devi (queen) Naganika/Nayanika and Rano (king) Satakarni. The fourth name is that of Kumara (prince) Bhayala. The fifth name is lost, while the sixth name is that of the Maharathi (great charioteer) Tranakayira. The last two names are of the princes Haku-shri and Satavahana. Naneghat is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • The experience was just awesome. We went to this location in winter on bikes. If you love to travel on bike then this location is perfect for you  more »
  • We have spent one day here with friends. Enjoyed lots and happy with our picnic. Environment was neat and cleaned.  more »
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  • Amazing place to visit. There is a temple located here. Beware of monkey's. Also Jivdhan trek can also be clubbed along with this place. The work of roads was going on when I visited this place.
  • No words needed guys. Awesome experience.. running clouds and deep valley...just so beautiful...little hike though.but.worth to go
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