Historical Places in Nashik

Trimbakeshwar Temple, Pandavleni Caves (Nasik Caves), Kalaram Temple, Someshwar Temple, Anjaneri Hills, Coin Museum, Ramshej Fort, Ramkund, Artillery Museum, Chamar Leni, Shrine of Infant Jesus, Ved Mandir, Sundarnarayan Temple, Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir, Shree Navshya Ganpati Mandir.

With an array of ancient temples, caves, forts, and museums, the historical places in Nashik fascinate visitors of all ages and likings. Nashik has a strong mythological connection as it is believed to be the place where Lord Rama stayed for some time during his exile. Anjaneri Hill is also in close vicinity, where Lord Hanuman was born and brought up. While Kalaram Temple and Ramshej Fort are related to Lord Rama, Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir, Someshwar Temple, and Trimbakeshwar Temple are dedicated to Lord Shiva.

All these temples are ancient and carry significant mythological and religious significance. On the other hand, the city has Coin Museum and Artillery Museum, which have vast collections of old age to modern currencies, war weapons, and much more. There are numerous rock-cut caves in and around Nashik like Pandavleni and Chamar Leni that are known for their beautiful carvings and sculptures. All these places are exclusive in themselves and must be visited on a trip to Nashik.

Here is the list of best historical places in Nashik: 


01

Trimbakeshwar Temple

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Trimbakeshwar Temple
Popularly known as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the Trambakeshwar/Trimbakeshwar is amongst the ancient historical places in Nashik. It is located in the foothills of Brahmagiri hills and approx. 28 km from Nashik City. It attracts a multitude of Hindu devotees every day for offering prayers, performing special poojas, or seeking blessings.

The temple is made up of stones with exquisitely carved sculptures and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. A holy Kund called Kushavarta, a sacred bathing place for Hindus is also located 400 m from the temple.

Location: Shrimant Peshwa Path, Trimbak, Maharashtra 422212

Timings: 5.30 AM - 9.00 PM
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Pandavleni Caves (Nasik Caves)

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Pandavleni Caves (Nasik Caves)
The Pandu Lena or Nasik caves are a cluster of 24 rock-cut caves built between the 1st century BC and the 3rd century AD. It is believed that Jain Rulers built these caves for Jain saints. But with shifting religious beliefs, some Buddha sculptures were also added in the 6th century. It is also said that Pandavas also spent some time here.

The caves house several beautiful sculptures, inscriptions, engraved figurines of Buddha and Jain deities, and are amongst the top historical places in Nashik.

Location: Pandavleni Rd, Buddha Vihar, Pathardi Phata, Nashik, Maharashtra 422010

Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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Kalaram Temple

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Kalaram Temple
Dedicated to Lord Ram, this ancient temple is situated in Panchavati, the place where the deity is believed to spend his 14 years of exile. The temple obtained this name as it houses black statues of Lord Ram along with Goddess Sita and Lakshman.

The temple was built around 1792 by Sardar Rangarao Odhekar after he discovered the black statue of Lord Rama from the Godavari River. The main entrance of the temple also has a black idol of Lord Hanuman.

Location: Nirman Upavan C-3, opposite Kalaram Temple East door, Panchavati, Nashik, Maharashtra 422003

Timings: 5:30 AM – 10:00 PM
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Someshwar Temple

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Someshwar Temple
Settled on the banks of River Godavari, the Someshwar Temple is amongst the oldest holy shrines in Nashik. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is known for its picturesque backdrop and tranquil ambiance. It also houses an idol of Lord Hanuman and is visited by Hindu devotees for offering prayers.

The temple is also visited for its marvelous architecture and serene surroundings. A plethora of thrilling activities like swimming, boating, a children's park, etc., are also available at the nearby riverfront.

Location: Gangapur Road, Someshwar, Someshwar, Nashik, Maharashtra 422002

Timings: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
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Anjaneri Hills

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Anjaneri Hills
Known as the birthplace of Lord Hanuman, the Anjaneri Hill is quite popular amongst history buffs, nature lovers, as well as trekkers. The hill has a cave, an Anjani Mata temple and a small temple dedicated to Bal Hanuman. Bal Hanuman Temple is located at the spot where he was cured by Indra after getting hit by the vajra of Indra.

To reach the temples, one has to trek through the lush green fields and rocky terrain. The trek to the top is not an easy one but the views from the top are worth every effort and extraordinary especially during monsoons.

Location: Trimbakeshwar, Nashik, Maharashtra 422002

Timings: All Day
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Coin Museum

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Coin Museum
Founded in the year 1980 under the administration of the Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies, the Coin Museum of Nasik is a unique and interesting place to explore and learn about Indian currencies. It displays the growth of Indian coins since the old-time through replicas, molds, dyes, and photographs.

It also houses a unique collection of casting machines, numismatic materials, age-old bronze, copper-hoard, terracotta articles, artifacts, paintings, etc. The museum is one of the must-visit historical places in Nashik.

Location: INHCRF Campus, Opposite Grape County Resort, Near Vadholi, Trimbakeshwar Rd, Phata, Nashik, Maharashtra 422213

Timings:  9:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 Pm - 5:30 PM (closed on Sundays)
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Ramshej Fort

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Ramshej Fort
Renowned as the resting place of Lord Ram on his way to Lanka during his exile, the Ramshej Fort is located on a hilltop. To reach the fort, one has to climb for almost one hour.  A small Lord Ram temple is en- route, which also has accommodation for a short stay.

Apart from mythological significance, it carries a historical importance as well. It is the same fort where the Maratha soldiers fought with Aurangzeb's army for more than six years during the reign of Sambhaji, the son of great Shivaji Maharaj.

Location: Ramshej Fort, Ramshej, Nashik, Maharashtra 422003

Timings:  All Day
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Ramkund

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Ramkund
A sacred bathing place on the bank of the Godavari River, the Ramkund is also famous for being the venue of the spectacular Kumbh Mela. As per mythological sayings, it is the place where Lord Ram used to bathe during his exile period. Hindu devotees take a holy dip in the divine waters of the Ramkund to cleanse themselves from their sins.

It also has an Asthivilaya Kund where Hindu devotees immerse the ashes of their deceased relatives. A white marble monument dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi is also in close vicinity.

Location: Panchwati, Nashik, Maharashtra 422003

Timings: All Day
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Artillery Museum

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The biggest artillery museum in Asia, it is also one of the best artillery training of the Indian Army. It houses an extensive collection of vintage to modern war weapons, including guns, cannons, tanks, and military agreements. This, one of the most interesting historical places in Nashik, also has various paintings and pictures of the India-Pakistan partition times.

But it is not the collection on display that amuses the visitors, but its captivating surroundings of Sahyadri Mountain Range is also its major highlight.

Location: Artillery Centre, Gandhi Nagar Airport Area, Deolali Gaon, Nashik, Maharashtra 422101

Timings: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Chamar Leni

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Chamar Leni
Located in Mhasrul village, Nashik, Chamar Leni caves are associated with the Digambar Jain sect and are believed to be constructed in the 4th century. Amongst the most serene historical places in Nashik, these caves are situated on the steep slopes of a 400-feet high hill and are accessible via a staircase of 450 black stone steps.

This hill is called Gajpanth and has several Jain temples along with these three caves (known as 'chamar leni'), and a sculpture representing the Samavasarana (the divine preaching ceremony of Jain Tirthankaras).

Location: Peth Road, Nashik, Maharashtra 422004

Timings: 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Shrine of Infant Jesus

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Shrine of Infant Jesus
A beautiful and serene sanctuary, the Shrine of Infant Jesus is renowned for its exquisite 19 inches long infant Jesus statue. It also houses a courtyard and a souvenir shop from where one can buy articles related to infant Jesus. Devotees and tourists from across the world visit this place as it is believed that infant Jesus fulfills the wishes of its worshippers.

The place sees maximum visitors during Christmas and the annual feast that is held between January and February every year.

Location: Next to St. Xavier’s High School, No. 221, Nashik - Pune Road, opposite Nehru Nagar, Nashik, Maharashtra 422101

Timings: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Ved Mandir

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Dedicated to Guru Gangeshwaranandji Maharaj, the representative of the Vedic arts of modern times, the Ved Mandir is an impressive architectural marvel as well. It houses the beautiful idols of Lord Ram, Goddess Sita, Lord Lakshman, and Guru Gangeshwaranandji Maharaj.

The temple houses a collection of original Vedic scripts along with audios and videos of Vedic mantras. It sees a regular influx of tourists, and to provide comfortable accommodation, there are Dharamshalas in Alandi and Pandharpur.

Location: Trimbakeshwar Rd, Wild Orcade Society, Matoshree Nagar, Nashik, Maharashtra 422002

Timings: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Sundarnarayan Temple

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Sundarnarayan Temple
Another revered temple in Nashik City, it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is known for its design/ It is designed in a manner that makes the first rays of the rising sun fall on its idols of Vishnu, Lakshmi, and Saraswati every 21st March. The devotees and visitors from all over India come to see this charisma on this auspicious day.

One of the most majestic historical places in Nashik, it also has mythological significance/ It is believed that Lord Vishnu regained his beauty back after bathing in the River Godavari that he lost after getting cursed by a pious lady Vrinda Devi.

Location: Kharewada, Raviwar Karanja, Panchavati, Nashik, Maharashtra 422001

Timings: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
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Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir

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Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir
Located close to Ramkund, this 18th-century temple is unique in itself as it does not have the statue of Nandi, known as the guard of Lord Shiva. It is believed that it is the same place where Lord Shiva meditated after washing his sins by taking a holy dip in Ramkund.

A multitude of Lord Shiva's devotees visit this temple every day, but it sees a maximum crowd during the Shivratri festival and on Mondays. The ambiance and the decor of the temple are truly amusing and exhilarating during the festive period.

Location: Panchavati, Nashik, Maharashtra 422003

Timings: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
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Shree Navshya Ganpati Mandir

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Located on the banks of River Godavari, this temple was built in the 18th century by Peshwas. The temple got its name 'Navshya' as God Ganpati fulfills the wishes of its worshipers. This is why this temple is a popular Hindu shrine and is thronged by hoards of devotees to seek the blessings of God Ganpati.

Devotees also tie small bells on the temple's staircase railings and at other places to seek God's blessings. It becomes a place of festivities during Ganesh Festival and is adorned with flowers and lights.

Location: Navshya Ganapati Parisar, Peshwe Colony, Anandvalli, Nashik, Maharashtra 422013

Timings: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
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People Also Ask About Nashik

  1. Which are the best historical places in Nashik to visit with family?

    1. Coin Museum: One of the most popular historical places in Nashik to visit with family, this houses a huge collection of coins of ancient to modern times. It lets you know the journey of Indian currency.

    2. Artillery Museum: One of its kinds in Asia, this museum is a must-visit place to see a huge collection of guns, weapons, cannons, ammunition, maps, and military agreements.

    3. Ramshej Fort: Known as the trekker's paradise, this fort is believed to be the place where Lord Rama stayed for a few days during his exile period. It is a great place to be with family to offer prayer to Lords and witness natural scenery.

    4. Nasik Caves: These are 24 rock-cut caves that must be visited with the family to view intricate carvings, marvelous sculptures, inscriptions, and artistic figurines.

    5. Anjaneri Hills: Visit this place with the family to seek the blessings of Bal Hanuman and enjoy beautiful landscapes and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
  2. Which are the famous temples to visit in Nashik?

    1. Trimbakeshwar Temple: Amongst the twelve Jyotirlingas, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is close to the origin point of River Godavari and is a revered Hindu holy shrine.

    2. Kalaram Temple: Located in Panchavati, this temple houses black idols of Lord Ram, his wife Sita, brother Lakshman, and Lord Hanuman. The temple was built in the 18th century and witnesses a steady influx of Hindu devotees.

    3. Someshwar Temple: Another Lord Shiva temple, it is known not only for its historical and mythological significance but attracts tourists for its beautiful backdrop and boating like activities.

    4. Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir: Known as the place where Lord Shiva meditated to remorse the sin of cow killing, this temple gets beautifully adorned during Shivratri and is amongst the beautiful temples of Nashik.

    5. Shree Navshya Ganpati Mandir: A popular holy shrine dedicated to Lord Ganesha, this 18th-century temple was built by Peshwas and charms devotees with its majestic appeal.
  3. What is the best time to visit Nashik?

    The best time to visit Nashik is during the winter (October to February) as the temperatures remain comfortable and climatic conditions are appropriate for sightseeing and outdoor activities. It offers stunning green views during monsoons (May to August) and perfect conditions to enjoy monsoon trekking.
  4. How many days are enough to explore Nashik?

    Two days and three nights are sufficient if you want to explore only Nashik’s attractions. But if you want to visit nearby places or indulge in activities, then the number of days required depends solely on your itinerary.
  5. What is famous in Nashik?

    Nashik is an ancient holy city having links with Ramayana. It houses several ancient temples, caves, pristine Godavari River and serves as the venue of Kumbh Mela. It is also known as the Wine Capital of India as it is the hub of over half of India's wineries and vineyards.

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