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Nashik is another topmost city where the count of tourist is increasing every year. To all those who wish to visit the city, here is the list of places to visit in Nashik. Before that, do you know? The city is famous for its fabulous climate. It is also known for temples, lakes, rivers. However, one can’t forget that it is major grapes producing city of India. Thus, Nashik is also called as “Wine Capital of India”.

Best time for Places to visit in Nashik:

Due to the uber cool climate of Nashik, one can visit the city throughout the year. Only during summer, the temperature rises to 40-410 C during daytime otherwise it remains enjoyable. Winter season at Nashik is super cool and great for Nashik sightseeing. If you are planning to explore waterfalls near Nashik or Rivers of Nashik, then end of the Monsoon will be more pleasant for you.

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Do you have your own list of places to visit in Nashik?

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I asked a local friend of mine to guide me with all the beautiful tourist places in Nashik. Being a local guy, he knew it thoroughly. The list is long, you need to plan accordingly. Make a proper schedule then hit the roads of Nashik. Following is the curated list of top 22 Nasik tourist places.

Top Places to visit in Nashik

Nashik Pandavleni Caves

Pandavleni Caves Nashik

Pandavleni Caves Nashik

Small Hillock on Mumbai-Agra Road near Nashik houses Pandavleni Caves. These caves are also known as famous Nashik Caves. It has nothing to do with the characters of Mahabharata (the Pandavas). 24 rock-cut Buddhist caves made by Jain Kings makes one of the top places to visit in Nashik. Small hike on the outskirts of the city attracts tourist from all over India due to its historical importance. Buddhist Cave walls feature many amazing sculptures of deities.

Kalaram temple

Kalaram Temple Nashik

Kalaram Temple Nashik

This beautiful temple is dedicated to Lord Ram. “Kala” means Black, the name Kala-Ram derives from the black statue inside the temple. Kalaram temple is located in Panchvati area of Nashik. It is said that Lord Rama spent time in this land during his 14 years of exile.

Sita Gunfa

Sita Gunfa - places to visit in Nashik

Sita Gunfa

Panchavati area on the banks of Godavari river has significant religious significance for Hindus. Another reason is Sita Gunfa from where she was kidnapped by Ravana. It is a small cave accessible by the staircase leading to Shivlinga which was worshipped by Sita.

Ramkund

Ramkund

Ramkund

As per the name, it is a place where Ram and Sita bathed during 14-year exile. It is sacred bathing Ghat situated at the heart of Nashik on the banks of Godavari River. Hundreds of pilgrims take a dip and pray hard to clear all sins record of the past.

Trimbakeshwar Temple

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Trimbakeshwar is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas (10th), the most sacred place in Maharashtra. The holy place where Kumbh Mela is organized every 12 years. It gathers visitors from all over India, making it one of the largest gatherings in the world.

Dhudsagar falls

Dudhsagar Falls Nashik

Dudhsagar Falls Nashik

Dudhsagar falls located 9 km from Central Nashik in Gangapur region. Don’t get confused with the great Dudhsagar waterfall of Goa. It is also called as Someshwar Waterfall, making it most favorite place during monsoon amongst families and youngsters of Nashik. It is a great place for a picnic as a weekend getaway. This small waterfall is formed on Godavari river gathers more crowd during rainy season due to its picturesque location and surrounding greenery which is a feast to eyes.

Anjaneri fort Nashik

Anjaneri fort Nashik

Anjaneri fort Nashik

Nashik is not only famous for Wine, Temples but also for amazing trek routes of historical forts. One of the famous forts of the Nashik region is Anjaneri Fort. During monsoon, one can surely expect greenery all around and top of that small waterfalls on the way. Winter is also a good season to hike around Nashik. It is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman, thus local tourist keeps visiting the place.

 

Saptashrungi Devi Nashik

Saptashrungi Devi Nashik

Saptashrungi Devi Nashik

As per the Hindu Almanac, three & half days are highly auspicious. Like that there are four places in Maharashtra especially known as “3 & 1/2 Shakti Pithe”. Out of that, 1/2 importance is of Shaptashringa Garh dedicated to Saptashrungi Devi or Mata located 65 km from Nashik near Vani village. Saptashringi Goddess is known as Khandesh’s Goddess. There are 470 steps to reach the temple. Priest helps the tourist to perform pooja and offerings to Goddess. Newly built Trolly system ticket costs around Rs. 100 per person which helps Aged and kids to reach the top. Here is the link for Live Darshan.

 

Jain Temple Nashik

Jain Temple Nashik

Jain Temple Nashik

Sri Dharmachakra Prabhav Tirth was established under the divine inspiration of Acharya Sri Jag Vallabh Surishwaraji Maharaj Saheb. This Jain temple on Mumbai –Agra highway is located 15 km from Nashik City. It is one of the top locations to visit in Nashik. Jain Temple is three storied and built with a special pink stone.

 

Gangapur Dam

Gangapur Dam

Gangapur Dam

Around 10 Km far from the main city, it is another beautiful spot for the true nature enthusiast. It was built in 1954 in traditional style using stones, mud, and sand. It remains on the list of all top photography places in Nashik.

 

Artillery Museum Nashik

Artillery Museum Nashik

Artillery Museum Nashik

There is an artillery training center in Nashik inside Deolali camp. Within the campus, one can explore the Artillery Museum of Nashik. It is known for used weapons, machines with great historical backgrounds.

Ashoka waterfall

Ashoka Waterfall Nashik

Ashoka Waterfall Nashik

The city is blessed with grapes, hills, lakes, rivers, and more importantly amazing waterfalls. Ashoka waterfall is also famous as Vihigaon waterfall. It is 15 km from Igatpuri and 58 km from Nashik. During monsoon, hundreds of tourist gather from Mumbai and Nashik.
However, one can enjoy waterfall rappelling in which one has to descend through gushing water with the proper safety equipment and rope. It more thrilling and adventure activity if you are an adventure lover.

Dugarwadi Waterfall

Dugarwadi Waterfall Nashik

Dugarwadi Waterfall Nashik

Ohh, another beauty in the Nashik region. This amazing Dugarwadi Waterfall is located 30 km from Nashik. One has to trek to the base village to see the full-width view of the waterfall. It is not recommended for first timers for this Dugarwadi waterfall hike. Go with experts only.

Bhandardara Dam

Bhandardara Dam

Bhandardara Dam

Here is another gem of Nashik. Truly mesmerizing lake views and golden rays of sunset will make your camping memorable. Do plan for overnight Bhandardara Camping and boating.

Harihar fort Trek

The Harihar fort is famous for its vertical steep climbing steps. It is really thrilling hiking experience during monsoon and thus best hiking places in Nashik. You walk along with the clouds to reach the top. The top view from the Harihar fort will be more relaxing and peaceful. Again, I will recommend going with the experts. Register for Harihar Fort Trek with Small Steps Adventures.

York Winery

York Winery

York Winery NASHIK

Once you are tired of traveling. Here is the break time, pause time. Soak yourself into the scenic views of dam and backyards of grapes by sitting in the lounge of York Winery Nashik. To chill, hang out, enjoy, celebrate – Undoubtedly, York Winery is one of the best places to visit in Nashik.
More interesting is the wine tasting at York winery. Get more lazy dazy while sitting-sipping-gossiping at York.

Sula Vineyards

Sula Vineyards

Sula Vineyards

Do I need to say about this place? Well, even if you say No, I will, as I love this beautiful place located on outskirts of Nashik. This one is not the only one of the top places to visit in Nashik, it is truly a great place in Maharashtra.

Try to catch the famous Sula festival if you are in town during winter. Altogether, It is a heaven for wine lovers. People visit from all over India throughout the year. Here is my article about Sula Vineyards in detail.

Sadhana Misal

Sadhana Misal

Sadhana Misal

This is my top pick for you if you are a true food lover and likes to explorer local dishes. Hence, it is one of the best food joints or places to visit in Nashik. Misal is a famous dish in Maharashtra but Sadhana Misal is not only a dish but a great experience. Take a halt at Sadhana Misal just before Sula Vineyards and let me know how was your dining experience.

Gargoti, The Mineral Museum – Nashik

Gargoti, The Mineral Museum

Gargoti, The Mineral Museum

Can you imagine a business out of stones? Yes, here is the man from Nashik who built a museum of precious stones and he also sells them on higher price not only in India but also out of the country. Do visit, grab a lucky stone for you as well. One of the best places to visit in Nashik is the mineral museum will be one of a kind place to shop stones.

Dhamma Giri

Dhamma giri

Dhamma giri

Done with wine n dine. Done with hills, river, dam. Also, historical temples and caves. Do you think that Nashik can offer more than this? Yes, surely, the list is big. The beautiful city is blessed with an international meditation center – Dhamma Giri. There are various courses. One needs to apply online to get in. Make your life peaceful. Chillax!!

Coin Museum

Coin Museum

Coin Museum – Places to visit in Nashik

Different coins put on shelves for display in coin museum. Very nice place for kids and history students to get some insights. One of the unique places to visit in Nashik.

Shri Someshwar Mahadev Mandir

Someshwar Nasik

Someshwar Nasik

Temple situated on the bank of Godavari river is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Riverside speed boat and pedal boat are major attractions amongst families of Nashik. It is also one of the top film shooting places to visit in Nashik.
Uff!!! Finally, the list of top places to visit in Nashik is over, but there are many other places as well which you can cover if you have time. This list is also quite big, make sure you plan it accordingly. Do share your experience of the cool city – Nashik.

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Written by Yogendra Patil
Just an Indian Travel Blogger. I left my corporate job & IT business to explore locations and adventure activities. Now, my job is to travel to unique destinations. Sometimes I lead adventure trips of Small Steps Adventures. You can join SSA trips or you can virtually experience those tours through my Blogs. I am always ready to hear from you. Drop me a comment. Share your experiences. You can be in touch with me on Instagram @thewandereryogi.