Nashik Tourist Places : Known to be one of the ancient holy places in the state of Maharashtra, located on the banks of River Godavari…the place we are to explore in this article is none other than NASHIK. One of the beautiful places with a very pleasant climate. Nevertheless Nashik is also known for its cultural, agricultural, vineyards, serene hill stations. It is a treasure trove waiting to be explored in Maharashtra.

One can see many temples and historical places where pilgrims are often attracted. Though it is considered to be an ancient city, it has now adopted the modern touch of today’s world. Along with many historical sites and forts, Nashik is famous for another reason which is KUMBH MELA, conducted every 12 years and pilgrims from all over the world visit the place during this time. 

Join us as Talesofbackpacker guides you through the best tourist places in Nashik, ensuring your journey is filled with unforgettable experiences and vivid memories. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or a wine aficionado, Nashik has something special just for you. Let’s embark on this enchanting adventure together!

Where is Nashik Located ?

Located 200 kms from Mumbai and Pune, Nashik can be reached easily through Airways, and by road. With a population of 1.5 million people, it is one of the beautiful places to visit.

Why is Nashik Famous For ?

As mentioned earlier in the article, Nashik is known throughout the world for the Maha Kumbh Mela. As many of you may know, Nasik is also known as the “Wine capital of India” as the place is full of vineyards. Nashik is famous for its production of grapes and strawberries of very good quality.

How to Reach Nashik

Nashik can be easily accessed by Airways where the nearest airport is Ojhar Nashik international airport and next being Mumbai and Pune with travel time of approximately 3hrs. Nearest railway station is Nashik road.

Distance Between Nashik to Other Places in Maharashtra

Mumbai to Nashik distance 167 km
Nashik to Trimbakeshwar distance 28 km
Shirdi to Nashik distance 93 km
Nashik to Aurangabad distance 185 km
Pune to Nashik distance 214 km



October to March is the best time if you plan to visit, as you can see the dip in temperature. July to September will be rainy and can be apt to visit Nashik tourist places including historical and pilgrim places. You can also explore monsoon treks during rainy season (mid june – august). Overall you can expect tropical wet and dry climate in Nashik.

Nashik Tourist Places – Top 10 Places to Visit in Nashik

Nashik Tourist places
Nashik Tourist places


Trimbakeswar, the most visited place among Nashik tourist places, One of the 12 jyotirlingas is located here. Hence it is considered holy place for Hindus and a must visit place in Nashik with family. One who wants to attain salvation should visit Trimbakeshwar temple. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and it is also known that Sri Ram also stayed in Nashik for 16 years. The temple lies in the foothills of Brahmagiri mountain which is also said to be the birth place of river Godavari. The most attractive part is the Linga which has three face representing Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswar. This is one of the must visit places in Nashik. 

Timings 5:30 AM to 9 PM


Devotees believe that Sri Ram along with Sita and Lakshmana stayed here during their 14 years of vanavas. The northern part of Nashik where river Godavari flows through Is Panchavati. One can find five banyan trees at one place which are here from centuries. Hence the name Panchavati. As it used to be the place where Sri Ram and Sita stayed, it attracts many tourists from all over the world.


The vast Rajastani marble temple complex dedicated to showcase various Hindu deities including 12 jyotirlinga replicas. Mukthidham is considered one of the major tourist attractions in nashik.

Various paintings depicting the scenes from Mahabharata and Bhagavad-Gita can be explored here. One will be overwhelmed to see the idols of Rama, Lakshmana, Sita, Hanuman, Krishna, Vishnu and goddess Lakshmi. The temple premises are maintained well and is beautiful to visit when you are in Nashik.

Timings: 6AM to 7PM



If you want to know the journey of grapes to glass, all you need is to visit Sula vineyards. Being the India’ s largest producer of wines, Sula vineyards is located in Nashik and one can experience and enjoy the vineyards and winery. The wine tasting session is one of the best one can expect and learn the process of wine making during the tour. If one plans to visit during January and March you can also participate in grapes stomping.

Timings : 11AM to 10 PM
Entry Fee: 600 INR (weekdays), 1000 INR (weekends/festivals) per person.


Nashik is also known for Panchavati where one can visit Ram Kund which is know as the ancient holy places in Nashik. Pilgrims believe that lord Rama took bath here while performing his father’s last rituals. Located along the bank of river Godavari Many devotees and tourists visit this place every year.


Sita and Rama were said to be living in the Panchavati forests during vanavas. Sita gufa is the place where Ravana kidnapped Sita from this place. One has to climb staircase to reach to Sita gufa. You can watch the idols of Sita ,Ram Lakshmana and even a shivaling which is known to be worshipped by goddess Sita. It is considered one of the sacred places in Nashik.



The aesthetic appearance surrounding lush greenery, pandavleni caves are the eye feast for tourists. Those who enjoy trekking should definitely visit the place. After reaching the caves you can find ancient carvings and encryptions of the historical times. These caves were built by Buddhist monks who sought to find solace and got enlightenment here. Many pilgrims visit the caves every year.


Anjaneri hills have been significant among the Hindu devotees as it is believed that the cave on the top of the hill is said to be the birth place of lord Hanuman. This place depicts a lot of scenes from the life of lord Hanuman. You can find a temple of anjana devi. There are busses available to reach the foot of the hill and from there one have to Trek to reach the top of the hill to see the cave. 


Located within the seven mountain peaks in Nanduri village, you can visit sapthasrungi devi temple which is one among the 51 shakti peethas. You can find the idol of mahishasura mardini which is about eight feet height carved in stone with 18 hands holding different weapons.

Timings: 5AM to 7PM


This is the place where Sita Ram and lakshmana spent most of their 14 years of vanavas. It is believed that lakshmana has cut the nose of surpanaka in this tapovan. The temple has been the centre of attraction for many devotees who comes various quarters of the world.


HARIHAR FORT is the one of the must visit places in Nashik if you want to spend your vacation in the lap of the nature. This fort is constructed by the yadava Dynasty between 9th and 14th century. Harihar fort was attacked and ruled by many invaders before British took into its control. Being one of the historical importance site, this fort is visited by many tourists all over the year. Now this place is main attraction among nashik tourist places for those who are interested in trekking.


Nashik being one of the holiest and beautiful places, it attracts many tourists and devotees as well. You can find the most luxurious hotels like the gateway hotel of Nashik, which charges 7k per night. Hotel Ginger, which is a three star hotel in the budget being 3k per night. IBIS hotel which is also one the budget friendly one charging 3k per night.

Foods to Try in Nashik

Misal pav

Being one of the popular Maharashtrian street food, it is made of sprouts topped with onions, tomatoes and sev. Misal pav is very tasty vegan recipe which can be served as breakfast or lunch.

Kanda poha

Every Maharashtrian hotel has kanda poha as one of its breakfast offers. Poha served with onions which is gluten free and very healthy and tasty.

Sabudana kichidi

Made with sago pearls, potato, roasted peanuts along with some spices which is most popular during fasting days like navaratris.

Vada pav

A spicy and savoury bun rolls stuffed with cooked and fried potatoes. Served with spicy and sweet chutneys it is most famous Street food.


Made from spiced multi grain flour, it is one of the healthy, tasty breakfast served in many hotels which is must tries in Nashik.


Nashik is one of the offbeat destinations you need to explore at least once in your life time. Hope the above article on the overall view of Nashik Tourist places will delight your trip and make it memorable. Do let us know your views and suggestions in the comment section below


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