10 Best Things To Do In Nashik, India

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Pallavi Mandar Jadhav
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Pallavi Mandar Jadhav

In India there are many places to see. Nashik is one of the oldest divine cities in Maharashtra, India. This place is known for its associations to the Ramayana, which is the oldest epic of the Hindu religion. There are many places to see in Nashik like the Pandavleni Caves, Mukti Dam Temple, Kalaram Temple and much more. The climate of Nashik is very hot from March to mid June. After that, monsoon starts till early October. In monsoon its rains heavily and the flood possibilities are high. The best time to visit Nashik is in the months of October to February.

The nearest airport is Gandhi Nagar Airport, which is well connected with the metro cities like New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The railway station in Nashik is named Nasik Road Railway Station. Many trains run into this station and connect with many stations, so coming by rail is also convenient. Outside the station taxis are available to reach the hotels. Once you find your way here, be sure to check out our list for the best things to do in Nashik!

1. Pandavleni Caves

Pandavleni Caves near Nasik
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Pandavleni Caves has a group of 24 caves and was carved between the 2nd-century BCE and the 2nd-century CE, and represent the Hinayana Buddhist Caves. The caves’ architectures are very beautiful. The caves were made on the hills so there are approximately 200 stairs, but they are not steep. I recommend visiting the caves to experience the old architecture and beauty for yourself.

Pandavleni Caves

Address: Buddha Vihar, Pathardi Phata, Nashik, Maharashtra 422010

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2. Mukti Dham Temple

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Mukti Dham Temple is made of marble and the complex is devoted to different Hindu Gods. This temple is the most popular place for tourists to visit while in Nashik. This temple is near to both the railway station and bus stand. Thousands of devotees come here during the Kumbh Mela. The administration of the temple made rooms (Dharamshala) to allow devotion in the temple complex.

The prices of the rooms are inexpensive and 200 people can be accommodated here. The idols of Vishnu, Lakshmi Rama, Laxman, Sita, Hanuman, Durga and Ganesha are kept here. The temple of Mukti Dham is dedicated to the Lord Krishna, where paintings on the walls are held, describing the life of Lord Krishna and some parts of the Mahabharata (Epic of Hindus). The architecture of the temple is very beautiful. I recommend coming here to collect historical information about the Hindu religion.

Mukti Dham Temple

Address: Gayakhe Colony, Deolali Gaon, Nashik, Maharashtra 422214

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3. Kalaram Temple

Rama, Lakshman and Sita at the Kalaram Temple, Nashik.
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The Kalaram Temple is an old Hindu temple devoted to Rama, in the Panchavati area of Nashik City. The whole temple is made up on a rock and the sculptures on the temple are wonderful. The name of the temple is derived from the statue of Lord Rama, colored black, as the literal translation of Kalaram means ‘black Rama’.

In this temple you can see the houses where the statues of the Goddess Sita and Lakshman are kept. In the entrance of the temple complex is the statue of Lord Hanuman which is also black in color. During the 14 years of Vanvas it is said that the Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman stayed here.

Kalaram Temple

Address: Panchavati Rd, Panchavati, Nashik, Maharashtra 422003

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4. Shrine of the Infant Jesus

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The Shrine of the Infant Jesus is placed for worship. This place is situated away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Here you can partake in a prayer, by holding a candle and praying independently. This is truly very beautiful and peaceful place in Nashik, perfect for some quiet reflection.

Shrine of the infant Jesus

Address: Nashik - Pune Highway, Next to St. Xavier’s High School, Opp. Nehru Nagar, Nashik Rd, Nashik, Maharashtra 422101

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5. Sita Gufaa

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Sita Gufaa is the place where Sita ji, God of the Hindu religion saved herself from the Ravana. Gufaa means the cave, in which there is a temple of Lord Shiva. It is a beautiful experience to visit this place, and you can see the narrowness of the caves. There are holy idols of Ram, Sita and Lakshman here also. After leaving the Gufaa, the adjoining hall there is Shivling.

Sita Gufaa

Address: Panchavati, Nashik, Maharashtra 422003

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6. Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple

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Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple is an old Hindu temple. This temple is situated in the town of Trimbak, Nashik, Maharashtra. This place is situated 28 kilometers (17 miles) from the Nashik City. It is one of the 12 Jyotiringas of Lord Shiva. This temple structure was made by Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao. The temple is small in size, and due to this reason the temple gets crowded easily. I recommend coming here early morning at 5:30 am, because there will be fewer crowds at that time.

Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple

Address: Shrimant Peshwe Path, Nashik District, Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra 422212

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7. Sula Vineyards

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Sula Vineyards is a popular attraction, where we can enjoy the process of making wine. The staff here show you how wine is made and also give you tastings. This place has spacious and well maintained rooms, so you can even enjoy an overnight stay here.

Sula Vineyards

Address: Gat 36/2, Govardhan Village, Off Gangapur-Savargaon Road, Nashik, Maharashtra 422222

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8. Ved Mandir

Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple, Trimbak, Nashik district
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Ved Mandir (temple) of Lord Shiva, Lord Rama and Guru Gangeshwara Nandji, is a temple situated in a very calm and quiet place. The temple floor is made with marble and its cladding keeps it cool. This temple is also very clean, making it a pleasant place to visit.

Ved Mandir

Address: Trambakeshwar Rd, Matoshree Nagar, Nashik, Maharashtra 422002

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9. Regiment of Artillery Museum

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The Regiment of Artillery Museum is dedicated to the Gunners who fought many wars fearlessly before and after the Independence. This place has the largest training center in Asia for recruiting young candidates to join the army. This museum is also open on Sunday. In the evening, there is a light and sound show in this museum. Many old guns are kept here, representing the time of the Mughal Empire and the British in India. There is a small café area where you can have light snacks and drinks. This place is well maintained and will motivate youngster to join the army.

Regiment of Artillery Museum

Address: Gandhi Nagar Airport Area, Deolali Gaon, Nashik, Maharashtra 422501

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10. Tringalwadi Lake

Ratangad fort from ratanwadi
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Tringalwadi Lake is surrounded by the mountains. This place is popular for enjoying the scenery, trekking and watching birds. I recommend visiting this place for some time amongst nature in the fresh air.

Tringalwadi Lake

Address: Tringalwadi Lake, Tringalwadi, Maharashtra 422402

Have an amazing time in Nashik

This place is popular for temples, but also provides a beautiful lake and a vineyard to visit. Start planning your trip during the cooler months and see for yourself everything Nashik has to offer.

Tip from Trip101 local expert

I am personally a big fan of 'thalis', which basically unlimited small portions of several veg or non-veg dishes including starters and dessert. If you ever find yourself in Nasik, you have to try the vegetarian thali at Purohit.

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