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.
I asked a local friend of mine to guide me with all the beautiful places to visit 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 places to visit in Nashik.
Top Places to visit in Nashik
Nashik Pandavleni Caves
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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
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
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 places to visit in Nashik. Jain Temple is three storied and built with a special pink stone.
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 to visit in Nashik.
Artillery Museum Nashik
Harihar fort Trek
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.
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
Shri Someshwar Mahadev Mandir