15 Best Tourist Places to Visit in and Around Nashik

Nashik also known as wine and grape capital of India, The city is situated on the banks of the river Godavari at the foothills of the Western Ghats mountains in the northwest region of Maharashtra. The most popular tourist attraction in Nashik are Panchavati temple complex, Muktidham, waterfall,Sita Gufa and Sula Vineyard.More tourist places in and around Nashik also includes Vineyards,Someshwar Temple, Ramkund, Sundarnarayan temple,Godavari River,Gangapur Dam,Tringalwadi Fort and the toughest trek in the Sahyadri called Alang, Madan and Kulang Forts.

Saptashrungi

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Saptashrungi temple is dedicated to goddess Saptashrungi, located within the seven mountain peaks in Nanduri village near Nashik. The temple is one among the 51 Shakti Peethas in the Indian subcontinent and also three and half Shakti Peethas of Maharashtra.

Trimbakeshwar Temple

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Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, situated in the Nashik district. The temple complex is the source of the Godavari river and one of the must visit religious center in Maharashtra.

Panchvati

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Panchavati is a pilgrimage site and the place where the Kumbh Mela held near the Godavari river in Nashik. The complex has many tourist attractions such as Tapovan,Ramkund,Naroshankar Temple and Sundarnarayan Temple.

Sita Gufa

Sita Gumpha Caves is one of the popular tourist destination in Nasik and the place has religious significance and a pilgrimage spot. This place is located in Panchavati near Kalaram temple where Sita have stayed for some time.

Kalaram Temple

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Kalaram Temple is dedicated to Lord Rama and the most important Hindu shrine in the city of Nashik. The temple has the black statue of Lord Rama and known to be one of the most famous temple of Lord Rama in India.

Pandavleni Caves

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Pandavleni Caves are group of 24 rock cut caves, located about 8 km south of Nashik in Maharashtra. The caves are known as Trirashmi Buddhist Caves situated high in the mountains of Trirashmi and a popular attraction in Nasik.

Kapaleshwar Temple

Kapaleshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the oldest temple in Nashik and the only temple of Lord Shiva without Nandi idol. Shree Kapaleshwar Mandir along with Gayatri Devi Mandir and Maruti Mandir are among the most important place in Nashik city.

Anjaneri Hills

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Anjaneri Hills is located 20 km away from Nasik and one of the exquisite attractions of Nasik city. Anjaneri is the birthplace of Hanuman, surrounded by mountain ranges, forests and green landscapes.

Muktidham

Muktidham is a popular tourist attraction in the Nashik and the temple complex dedicated to various Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The temple has replicas of 12 Jyotirlingas,Sri Krishna temple,Vishnu temple and eighteen chapters of Geeta.

Salher Peak

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Salher mountain peak is located near Waghamba in Satana tehsil of Nasik district and the second highest peak in Maharashtra. The fort of Salher is the highest fort in Maharashtra and offers spectacular views of the Sahyadris mountain range in Nashik.

Dugarwadi Waterfall

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Dugarwadi Waterfall is located only 30kms away from the Nashik city and one of the best natural waterfalls in Nashik. The fall offers nice trek down the mountain and nature bloom during the monsoon season.

Sula Vineyard

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Sula Vineyard is the most popular vineyards of Nashik and the valley produced premium grapes wines. Nasik is home to India’s best Vineyards with tasting rooms and listed as best weekend getaways near Mumbai and Pune.

Igatpuri Hill Station

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Igatpuri is a beautiful hillside getaway located in the Western Ghats at 50 km short of Nashik. This quaint hill station is the most popular weekend getaways from Mumbai and one of the best places to visit in Maharashtra in monsoon.

Harihar Fort

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Harihar Fort also called as Harihargad is a hill fort and one of the awesome trekking trails of Nashik. The fort is situated in the Trimbak range of Nasik and known 80 degree vertical angle rock cut steps.

Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary

Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary is located at Niphad Tehsil and home of 220 species of birds, fish and few wild animals. The sanctuary offers good wetland habitat for wetland birds,migratory birds and best place for bird lovers in Nashik.