Top 8 Things To Do In Nanded, Maharashtra

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Sharon A.
Sharon A.  

Nanded is in the westernmost parts of River Godavari, and it is a popular tourist attraction owing to its historical and religious importance in the region, especially the Sikh. The place was once ruled by the legendary King Ashoka and it is also believed to be where Guru Gobind Sing’s personal belongings are still kept to this date; these include his two bows, an archer, a matchlock gun, five golden swords, and a steel shield among other items. A visit to this place will be a gigantic step back in history. Keep reading to learn about some of the top things to do in Nanded, Maharashtra, and prepare for a fantastic holiday ahead!

1. Tour the historic Fort Nanded

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Fort Nanded is one of the most famous places in Nanded, and it is rightly so owing to its historical significance. The fort is surrounded by the calm Godavari River which provides agricultural waters to the sprawling lands in the region. The fort is a subtle show of might and the determination the community had in staying safe from enemy attacks. A visit will expose you to exquisite history apart from putting you in a calm and peaceful environment with lots of spots for Instagram-perfect photos. You will love the medieval architecture that went into the design and construction of the fort.

Fort Nanded

Address: Quilla Road, Nanded, Maharashtra 431604, India

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)

2. Visit Gurudwara Langar Sahib

In Nanded, the places to visit are many. And Gurudwara Langar Sahib is one of the highly visited places here. It is a sprawling complex of several hectares sitting gently along the banks of the holy Godavari River. The Gurudwara sits at the exact spot believed to have been the place where Guru Langar Sahib breathed his last. There is a room inside the Gurudwara known as “Angitha Sahib” believed to be where some of the guru’s personal items are still preserved and kept to this date. Apart from the historical and religious aspects of this visit, you will not miss being impressed by the beauty and the purity of the place.

Gurudwara Langar Sahib

Address: Baba nidhan singh chowk, Maharashtra 431601, India

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

3. Drop by the peaceful Kaleshwar Temple

While you’re visiting places in Nanded, don’t forget to check out Kaleshwar Temple. It is a beautiful and peaceful Shiva temple located in Vishnupuri along the holy Godavari River. Residing in a secluded location, the presence of chirping birds, and the gentle gurgle of the flowing river, and its exceedingly peaceful ambiance makes it a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Indian cities. For a good experience in exploring the temple, plan your visit on a weekday because it is crowded by devotees and many tourists during the weekend.

Kaleshwar Temple

Address: Vishnupuri, Nanded, Maharashtra 431606

4. Admire the beautiful fortification at Kandhar Fort

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Kandhar Fort is about 55 km (34 mi) from Nanded, and it sits majestically on the banks of River Manya. It is a grand fort that sits right in the middle of lush green mountains with difficult terrains – some of the attributes which made it extremely difficult to be conquered by past rulers. Though the fort is in ruins, you can easily tell how strong a structure it was, with the walls as well as the sculptures of various dynasties still intact. Some of the most attractive features of the fort include Sheesh Mahal and Ambar Khana. The former is the double-storied building whose construction is believed to have been at the same time when Rashtrakuta Royal Palace was constructed. You should also check out the clock tower which is evidence that the area surrounding the fort used to be common market places.

Kandhar Fort

Address: Khilla Road, Nanded, India

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)

5. Get an insight into valuable history at Shri Guru Gobind Ji Museum

Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji's hand writen manuscript
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Shri Guru Gobind Ji Museum is a beautiful Nanded tourist place, where you will find a detailed history of the heavenly journey undertaken by Guru Gobind Singh Ji – the 10th guru of Sikh religion. The museum houses a lot of literature on Sikhs’ history with a major focus on Gobind Singh Ji and Guru Granth Sahib. If you are a historian or a religious buff or you would love to add your knowledge to the Sikh religion, then a visit to this museum is a must. You will be guided by friendly and highly knowledgeable staff who will give you a detailed explanation about the journey of the 10th Guru of Sikh religion.

Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Museum

Address: Hingoli Gate Flyover, Vazirabad, Nanded, Maharashtra 431601, India

Opening hours: 9am - 8pm (daily)

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6. Admire the Statue of Phule couple

Statues of Jyotirao Phule and Savitribai Phule, Aurangabad (1)
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While prominent 19th-century social reformers Jyotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule may not enjoy a glorified mention in today’s history, but their contributions towards caste restrictions and women’s education in pre-partition India cannot be ignored. To commemorate their undying spirit and struggle, statues of the Phule couple have been erected as recently as 2019 in Nanded. It is a popular spot for history buffs to learn about the couple’s life and strifes. Else, lots of pictures too! Do visit, you’ll not regret it.

Statue of Phule couple

Address: ITI Corner, VIP Rd, Vishnu Nagar, Nanded, Maharashtra 431602

7. Gorge on yummy food at Padmavati South Indian Cafe

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Oozing a typically South Indian vibe, with a large mural of a Kathakali dancer and scenes from south India adorning its wall, Padmavati South Indian Cafe is the perfect spot to grab a quick bite. The place boasts an entirely casual ambience and also gives you a bang for your buck. Its kitchen churns out some of the best masala dosas, idlis, vadas, and upmas, with a side of zesty sambar and chutney, making the place a total winner. While you may choose to grab the usual dinner or lunch, head there for breakfast and you’ll be off to a great start to your day!

Padmavati South Indian Cafe

Address: Nanded Hyderabad Road, Nanded, Maharashtra 431603

Opening hours: 7am - 6pm (daily)

8. Head to Gokul Veg Restaurant for a meal

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Touted to be Nanded’s best vegetarian restaurant, Gokul Veg Restaurant is well worth a try. They excel in their Indian as well as Chindian (Chinese cuisine dishes doused in Indian spices) specialities, which are a hit with the city’s populace. Additionally, their menu also has a selection of South Indian dishes. The restaurant is family-friendly and pocket-friendly too! Gokul Veg Restaurant’s ambience and customer service is quite welcoming. However, do note that you may have to wait for a bit to find a table since the restaurant does not accept prior reservations; so be prepared.

Gokul Veg Restaurant

Address: In front of Zaika Hotel, Shivaji Rd, near ITI College, Industrial Estate, Vishnu Nagar, Nanded, Maharashtra, 431602

Opening hours: 7:15am - 10:30pm (daily)

Soak in history and religion at Nanded

A trip to Nanded is all about beautiful sceneries, history, and religion. Peruse the above-listed top things to do in Nanded, Maharashtra, before your visit so that you have a solid idea of what you will be engaging in. Create an itinerary that would enable you to visit most of the above-mentioned attractions in Nanded when you visit the town.

Frequently asked questions about the top things to do in Nanded, Maharashtra

1. Which are the top attractions to visit in Nanded?

Nanded offers a range of amazing attractions that are sure to delight every kind of visitor. The top attractions to visit in Nanded are Fort Nanded, Gurudwara Langar Sahib, Kaleshewar Temple and Shri Guru Gobind Ji Museum.

2. Which are the best outdoor activities in Nanded?

Visitors keen on spending some time outdoors will find many attractions to visit in Nanded. You can spend an hour or two walking through the historic Fort Nanded, explore the beautiful fortifications of Kandhar Fort or wander the tranquil surroundings of Kaleshwar Temple.

3. Which are the most popular things to do with kids and family in Nanded?

Nanded is a very kid and family-friendly attraction. You can pay your respects as a family at Kaleshwar Temple and Gurudwara Langar Sahib. Let your kids learn about Sikh religion at Shri Guru Gobind Ji Museum and watch them chow down yummy food at Padmavati South Indian Cafe or Gokul Veg Restaurant.

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