Places of Interest

Shree Kalaram Mandir

Kalaram MandirKalaram Mandir is situated within the Panchvati area of Nashik City. This temple is situated at a distance of 3 km from Central Bus.

City buses and auto rickshaws are available from various corners of the city to reach the temple. This temple is supposed to stand on the spot where Lord Ram lived during hid exile. It was built in 1782 by Sardar Rangrao Odhekar on the site of an old wooden temple. The work is said to have lasted twelve years, 2000 persons being daily employed. It is one of the finest modern temples of Ramji in western India. The temple has a seventeen feet high wall of plain dressed stone which surrounds a well kept enclosure 245 feet long and 105 broad. It has seperate sabhamandap which is 75’*31’’*12 which is open from all sides. The temple has standing images of Lord Rama, Sita, Laxmana are of black stone and around 2 feet height. The Ramnavami festival is celebrated in Chaitra (March-April).



Khandoba Temple

Khandoba Temple DeolaliThis temple is situated on small hill in Deolali Cantonment area.

Shri Khandoba Maharaj is an incarnation of Lord Shiva and this temple dedicated to him is reportedly over 500 years (five hundred) old. As per mythology, the incarnation of Lord Shiva into Shri Khandoba is because two brothers amongst the demons Malla Daitya and Mani Daitya pleased Lord Shiva with their prayers and obtained his blessings that nobody on earth could kill them. Brothers after getting the boon from Lord Shiva however became power drunk and started harassing the common people, saints and sages. This could not be tolerated by Lord Shiva and he himself incarnated as Shri Khandoba and killed both the demons. After killing them, Lord Shiva relaxed on this hill and hence this temple is called ‘Vishramgadh’. The hill is popularly known as Khandobachi Tekadi.



Kavnai -Kapildhara Tirtha

Kavnai Kapildhara TirthNashik City in Igatpuri Taluka Bus services are not so developed therefore private vehicle is required to visit this place. Nearest Railway station is Igatpuri at a distance of approximately 12 km by road.

It is said that Sant Sri Gajanan Maharaj did meditation in this area. It has serene nature. It is situated at the foot of Kawanai fort . Kapildhara tirtha has various temples with adjacentMata Kamakshi temple. A natural aquifer flowing throughout the year is considered sacred,




Kushavart Tirtha-Trimbakeshwar

KushavartKushavart Tirtha is situated at the heart of Trimbakeshwar town 400 mts away from Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga temple.

This 21 ft deep Kund was built in 1750 having natural aquifers. It is said to be the place from where sacred river Godavari remerges after disappearing at Bramhagiri hills, and hence the superior holiness of this Tirtha.





Mangi Tungi Temple

Mangi Tungi Templefrom Nashik ,located in Satana Taluka. Mangi is the western pinnacle which is 4,343 ft high above sea level andTungi is the eastern pinnacle which is 4,366 ft high above sea level.

Mangi Tungi is a famous holy place for pilgrimage. This is a Siddha Kshetra where Ram, Hanuman, Sugriva, Nal, Neel, Mahaneel, Gava, Gavaksha and so many others, Total 99 Carores of ascetics attained salvation full & final freedom from world and went to Siddha Shila or Moksha, from where no one returns to the world and enjoys the internal spiritual bliss for infinite time. This Holy place is also related to Lord Ram & Sita, Lord Krishna & his elder brother Balram. Bhilwadi is the base village of Mangi-Tungi.



Balaji Temple

Balaji TempleNashik has two Balaji temples ,old is located near the banks of Godavari in old city while new Balaji Temple is located on Gangapur road near shri Someshwar Mandir Temple .

State transport buses are available which the cheapest mode of transportation in Nashik. Balaji Temple is 12 kms away from Central Bus Stand. It is also believed that Shri Balaji Maharaj saves His devotees from unfavorable grahadashas (planetary configurations)





Chambhar Leni- Nashik

Chamar LeniChambhar leni is group of Jain temples (A.D.1100). These are situated on the outskirts of Nashik city near Ramshej fort.







Dharma Chakra Prabhav Tirth, Vilholi, Nashik

It is located on the outskirts of Nashik city,Viholi 12kms from Nashik city on Nashik- Mumbai (NH3) .

Dhammachakra Prabha TirthSignificance:

The construction work of this pilgrim Dharma chakra Prabhav Tirth was started up on the auspicious day of Vaishakh sh Sudh on the sixth of the vikram Samvat 2048; by Worshipful Acharya Shri Vijay Bhuvan Bhanu Soorishwarji Maharaj, the Chaturvidh Sangh’s mammoth presence was graced on the occasion. The events of execution work of the ‘Tirth Chalapratishtha’ of the idol of Mantradhiraj Parshwanath Prabhu in the holy Devakulika were witnessed by thousands of Jains & non- Jains with great admiration.

The holy Temple of the Triloknath is of three floorings; reigning over the three realms, the four directions magnificent replicas of the great pilgrims such as siddhachal, Abu, Girnar, Samet Shikhar etc. are designed outside it. At the basement, a 12 feet high idol of the Lord Mahavir is set. The idol is escorted by the four Godly Moolnayaks. The 108th Lord Parshwanath looks graceful, while Ashtapada Mahatirth is established in the crest of the monument.




TapowanTapovana or the Forest of Austerities is located hardly 1.5 km on the downstream of Panchwati on Godavari river.

Once a part of the holy Dandakaranya forest, Tapovan is a pictorial spot and has a close association with the epic Ramayana. Lord Ram who is believed to have lived on fruits collected by Lakshmana from this forest. Besieged in the richness of lush greenery, Tapovan presents a tranquil ambience. At this place Lakshmana cut the nose of Shurpanakha, the sister of Ravana . Therefore the city gets its name Nashik. This sacred place has temples of Ram Parnakuti, Laxmana. At the time of Sinhastha Kumbhamela majority of Sadhus camp at Tapovan .

State transport buses are available which the cheapest mode of transportation in Nashik. Balaji Temple is 12 kms away from Central Bus Stand. It is also believed that Shri Balaji Maharaj saves His devotees from unfavorable grahadashas (planetary configurations)



Gondeshwar temple Sinnar

Gondeshwar TempleIt is located at Sinnar near Nashik.It is located at 32 km from Nashik city. State transport buses are the cheapest mode of travel.Nearest Railway Station is the Nashik Road which is at a distance of approximately 40 km by road. It is a beautiful Mahadeo temple built in the Hemadpanthi style of architecture. The Hemadpanth Style temple is one of the few structures of this style still in good shape.






Kailas Math/ Bhaktidham

It is located in Panchwati area near Peth naka. It is also called as Bhaktidham. It has temples of various deities. Kailas Math is a old religious ashram where Vedas are being taught .Established in the year 1920 by H.H. Swami Hridayanand Maharaj.The institution was headed by renowned Acharyas. Month long religious celebrations are held during month of Shravana.



Muktidham Temple

Mukti DhamMuktidhamTemple is located near to Nashik road railway station within Nashik city.

The temple is built in white Makrana marble. The white colour signifies holiness and peace. It has replicas of 12 Jyotirlingas, which have been built as per dimension of original deities and have been sanctified by sending them to their respective pilgrimage centers. The architecture of this temple is known to be very unusual. 18 chapters of the Gita are inscribed on the walls, which is a very unique style of this temple.






Panchvati Godavari RiverPanchvati is situated on the left banks of sacred river Godavari in Nashik city.

Close to Kalaram temple there are some very old and lofty banyan trees which are believed to be sprung from five banyans which gave its name to Panchvati.The name ‘Panchvati’ is derived from the words Panch which means five and Vati which means banyan tree. This is the site where Sita Gumph or Sita’s Cave is situated . Kalaram temple , Kapaleshwar temple, Ganga Godavari temple, Sunder Narayan temple, Talkuteshwar temple,temple, NilkantheshwarGoraram mandir Murlidhar Mandir,Tilbhandeshwar mandir, Balaji temple, Sandvyachi devi temple, Vitthal temple, Pataleshwar temple,Naroshankar temple, Ramkund, Karthikswami temple,Dutondya maruti , Katya maruti temple, Panchmukhi Hanuman temple , Bhadrakali temple,Katpurthala monuments are located in and around Panchavati area.Nashik has earned name of the Banaras of western India due to large no of temples.



Pandav Caves

Pandav Leni kavesThese caves are located on hill at the outskirts of Nashik city on Nashik Mumbai road (NH3) Dadasaheb Phalke smarak is erected at the foots of this hill.

These caves are built on the Trirasmi hill about 3004 feet above the sea. These caves are the group of old Buddhist caves (B.C.250- A.D.600). Their northern frontage saves them from the sun and the south-west rains hence much of the carved work and many long and most valuable inscriptions have passed fresh amd unharmed through 1500-2000 years.. All the caves are great examples of intricate carving and craftsmanship but the 3, 10, 18 caves are a must see for their outstanding sculptures. Most of the caves have the magnificent idols of Buddha and or the popular Jain Teerthankaras. The caves had an excellent arrangement for water, with skillfully chiseled water tanks, exquisitely carved into the rocks.31



Trimbakeshwar Temple

Trimbakeshwar TempleShri Trimbakeshwar Temple is located at a distance of about 28 km from Nashik City Trimbakeshwar is well connected by state transport buses.

Shri Trimbakeshwar Temple is located at a distance of about 28 km from Nashik, Maharashtra near the mountain named Brahamagiri from which the river Godavari flows. It was constructed by third Peshwa Balaji Bajirao (1740-1760) on the site of an old temple.

Trimbakeshwar Temple is a religious centre having one of the twelve Jyotirlingas . The city of Trimbakeshwar is located at the foot of Brahamagiri hill ,height of which is 3000 feet above sea level. Trimbakeshwar Temple is maintained by Trimbakeshwar Temple Trust. They have constructed Shivprasad Bhakta Niwas which is having 24 rooms (2 bedded, 3 bedded, 5 bedded), conference hall, lift, hot water facilities.

Shri Nivruttinath was the elder brother of Saint Shri Dnyaneshwar.Shri Gahininath one of the nine Nath Gurus , accepted him as his disciple. Shri Saint Dnyaneshwar had accepted him as his Guru. Hence, also regarded as founder of Varkari Sampradaya. On his suggestion Saint Dnyaneshwar had written a commentary on Bhagvad Gita in Prakrut known as “Dnyaneshwari” so that it could be understood by common peoples. He had taken sanjivan Samadhi at the age of 24 years at Trimbakeshwar. Lakhs of Varkaris gathered at Trimbakeshwar on the occasion of yatra which is held on saint Nivruttinath punyatithi.



Shree Saptshrungi Gad, Vani

Wani TempleShree Saptshrungi Gad is situated at a distance of 60 km from Nashik in Kalwan Tahsil.

The temple is situated at 4659 feet above sea level, on a hill surrounded by seven peaks. It is considered to be Ardha Shaktipeeth out of Sadetin Shakti Peeths in Maharashtra. The figure of the goddess is about eight feet high,carved in relief out of the natural rock. She has eighteen hands ,nine on each side,each hand grasping a different weapons. Saptashringa Gad is a place where Goddess Bhagawati dwells. Saptashringa signifies seven horned/mountain peaks. Nanduri village is situated at the foot of the Saptashringa Gad. The Saptashringi hill has variety of flora having medicinal worth.There are various kunds like Kalikund, Suryakund and Dattatraya Kund. Opposite to the Saptashrind, to the east, divided by the deep ravine, is Markanedya hill. This is said to have been the abode of the sage Maekendeya. During his lifetime, he used to recite Purans for the amusement of the Devi and written Durga Saptashati.Large fairs are held in Chaitra and Ashwin Navratra.



Seeta Gumpha

Sita GunphaSita gupha is situated in Panchawati area about 3 km away from the Nashik Central bus stand.


It is said that Seeta stayed in this caves for some days during ‘exile. (Vanvas) The deities of Ram, Seeta and Laxman are placed inside the first main gummpha. In the second small gupha there is a Shivling . The main reason attributed for the Shivling is that Seeta used to worship God Shiva and she never took her meals before worshiping him. So for her convenience Shivling was placed in that gupha. It was in this cave that Lord Rama used to hide Sita when he had to leave her, and it was from here that Sita was carried by Ravana disguised as a bagger.

A room opposite to Seetagmupha is decorated with the scenes from Ramayana like Marich Vadha (i.e. Ram Killing Marich, the demon.), Seetaharan (the kidnapping of Seeta by Ravan).



Renuka Mata Temple- Chandwad

Renuka Devi temple ChandwadRenuka mata Temple was built by the queen Ahilyabai Holkar. This temple is situated on the outskirts of Chandwad town on Nashik- Dhule (NH 3) road. Chandreshwar Mahadeo Mandir and Ganpati temple are also located in the vicinity of this temple. A famous Rangmahal built by the Holkars is also must visit place in Chandwad.






Shree Someshwar Temple

Someshwar TempleSignificance:

This temple is on the way to Gangapur dam, at a distance of 8km from Central Bus Stand. This is a temple of Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman on the banks of river Godavari. The area is covered with greenery, with a pleasant climate. Tourists can take pleasure of swimming and boating in the river. Someshwar has been a favorite location for many a film shootings. On the way to Someshwar, there is a village named Anandwalli. It is so named because Peshwas – Anandibai and Raghobadada, lived there for some time. The temple – Navasha Ganpati was built by them.




Ganga Godavri Temple

Ganga Godavari MandirThis temple is adjacent to Ramkund .

It was built in 1775 by Gopikabai Peshwe. Statue of Godavari and Bhagirath are placed inside the temple. The temple remains closed for 11 years, but opens on the day of Kartik Poornima (full moonlight) once in 12 years and kept open for a year in Simhastha period.






Ramkund Nashik

RamkundRamkund is located along the bank of Godavari River. This place is situated at a distance of 2 km from Central Bus stand.

This is the holiest spot in Nashik as it is believed to be the place where Lord Rama used to bathe. It contains the bone dissolving Asthivilaya Tirth. It was built by Chitrarao Khatav, a landholder of Khatav in Satara in 1696havrao and was repaired by Gopikabai, the mother of Madhavrao the fourth Peshva. Peoples bring ashes of their deceased relatives and immerse it in Asthivilay kund. Ashes of big personalities like Pandit Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Y B Chavan and others had been immersed at Ramkund



Dhammagiri – Vipassana Centre

DhammagiriIt is located in Igatpuri town of Nashik District. Igatpuri is also taluka headquarter. Igatpuri is situated on Nashik

-Mumbai road and 45 kms away from Nashik.