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Find about various tourist places to see in Nashik city of Maharashtra.

Places to See near Nashik

Shirdi Temple Nashik, MaharashtraShirdi
Shirdi, a small village in Kopargam Taluk, in Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra is regarded to be an important pilgrimage place in India as sage Sai Baba lived here till his death. It is about 285 km, which is 6 hours drive from Mumbai. After his death, Sai Baba's fame has spread far and wide. Sai Baba believed and respected all religions. Samadhi Temple was started during the lifetime of Sai Baba, with a view to having a temple of Sri Krishna. But later, Sai Baba himself decided to live there. So, after Sai Baba attained Nirvana (eternal peace), His mortal remains were buried at the place. The articles and valuables, which were used by the Baba, are exhibited in a room here.

Trimbakeshwar
This place is famous for the Trimbakeshwar Temple and as the source of the Godavari River. Trimbakeshwar is about 38 km away from Nashik. Trimbakeshwar enshrines one of the 12 jyotirlingas dedicated to Shiva and this one is considered to be the main jyotirlinga.

Dudhasagar Waterfalls
Dudhsagar waterfall, situated at Someshwar is a favourite destination for youngsters where they come often to liven up their spirits. This is one of the best picturesque spots in Nashik. The waterfalls are 10m long and the water is milky white, so it is called Dudhsagar waterfall.

Saptashringi Devi Temple
The temple is at Wani, which is 55 km from Nashik. This temple is at Saptashringi Hill. The presiding goddess Saptashringi Devi has 18 weapons in 18 hands and is positioned ready to fight the demons. Maharashtra Engineering Research Institute (MERI) or at Sitakund at Mhasrul village is on the way. Sita the wife of Rama used to bathe at this is the site.

Nandurmadhmeshwar
Nandurmadhmeshwar is at a distance of 60 km from Nashik. There is a bird sanctuary here. This place is known as bird-lover's paradise. This place is also known as the Maharashtra's Bharatpur. This bird sanctuary has been developed here since 1950. Nandurmadhmeshwar is home to thousands of migratory birds. October to March is the ideal season to bird watch.

Bhandardara
Bhandardara is located at a distance of 70 km from Nashik. It is a small and peaceful area. This hill station is popular for fun loving and picnic lovers. Radha Falls, a deep valley, a clean and large Arthur Lake, a historical Ratangadh Fort, an ancient temple - Amritheshwar Temple, a peaceful Agasti Rishi Ashram, Wilson Dam also known as Bhandardara Dam, and Viewpoints are the important destinations at Bhandarda. It also has a trekking destination - Mount Kalusubai. The largest earthen dam in the country and one of the oldest dams in Asia, Wilson Dam or Bhandardara Dam is at Bhandardara. The height of the dam is nearly 150 m. The overflowing water makes the Umbrella Falls, which is a picturesque sight during the monsoon season.

Jawhar
Jawhar hill station is in Thane district of Maharashtra. Gifted with exotic valleys, thick rich forests and pleasant climate, Jawhar offers dofferent type of enjoyment comparing to other hill stations of Maharashtra. Jawhar is popular for its lively Warli paintings. This hill station is one of the few tribal kingdoms in Maharashtra. Tourists can visit Jai Vilas, the Palace of the tribal lords that offers a unique opportunity to expose and enlighten with the tribal way of life. Bhupatgad relics are also worth a visit. Nashik is at a distance of 80 km from here.

Nandur Madhameshwar Bird Sanctuary
The sanctuary has 220 species of birds, 400 species of vegetation, 24 species of fish and several smaller mammals. The sanctuary spreads over the protected area of 10000 hectares, lies the core area of 1765 hectares. It is now counted as one of the important waterfowl habitats in the region by the International Union of Conservation of Nature.