Nasik is a city located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. This city is famous for its picturesque surrounding and the pleasant climate. Nasik is often called as the religious centre of India and is one of the most popular destinations for the pious Hindus, Jains and Buddhists.  The city has been associated with the Hindu epic ‘Ramayana’ and is often said to date back to the mythological era. The city is also home to the famous Maha Kumbhmela that happens every 12 years and attracts tourists from all over the world.

History, arts and culture are the essences and the soul of the city of Nasik and the city can only be understood by having an understanding of its culture and vibrant lifestyle. The best way to experience Nasik is to indulge in its internationally renowned artistic and cultural attractions which include a tour of the famous temples and pilgrimage sites like the Trimbakeshwara Temple, Saptashringi Devi Temple, Kalaram Temple and the Sundernarayan Temple. Other famous cultural attractions include destinations that have been mentioned in the holy epic ‘Ramayana’ like the Panchavati, where Lord Rama stayed while on exile, along with his wife Sita and brother Laxman; Sita Gupha, the place from where Ravana abducted Sita; Tapovana, where Lakshmana cut off the nose of Ravana's sister Surpanakha, Sita Gumpha Caves and the Dudhsagar Waterfalls. Other top art and cultural attractions in Nasik include Pandav Leni Caves that were dug around 1 AD, The Maha Kumbh Mela, Ramkund, Anjaneri Hills and Muktidham. The city of Nasik with all its attractions and sights is sure to paint you in the colours of the Indian culture and leave an imprint on your heart and memories.

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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Nasik:

  1. Sita Gumpha Caves

    #1 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nasik
    Sita Gumpha Caves

    Tags: Religious Site, Cave

    Address: Panchavati, Nasik, Maharashtra, India 422003

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Sita Gumpha caves is situated proximate to the Kalaram Temple and is an important tourist spot owing to the folklore attached to it. It is believed that Goddess Sita dwelled in this place and was ...Read more

  2. Kalaram Temple

    #2 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nasik
    Kalaram Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site

    Address: MTDC: Express Towers, 9th Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai-400 021

    Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The Kalaram Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Rama. This is probably the only Hindu temple to carve a statue of Lord Rama with black stone. The inner sanctorum houses the idols of Godd...Read more

  3. Ramkund

    #3 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nasik
    Ramkund

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Lake

    Address: Ramkund, Nasik, Maharashtra

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Ramkund area in Nasik is one of the popular areas owing to the presence of a number of temples in the vicinity. Therefore, the area is visited by throngs of devotees throughout the year. During th...Read more

  4. Saptashrungi Devi Temple

    #4 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nasik
    Saptashrungi Devi Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Saptashrungi Devi Temple,Vani, Saptashrungi Garh, Maharashtra 422215, India

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Saptashrungi devi mandir is a site of Hindu pilgrimage in Vani, Nasik. Devotees from around India visit this place in large numbers throughout the year. Also a hill range, the area offers some stunnin...Read more

  5. Someshwar Temple

    #5 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nasik
    Someshwar Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Park, Historical Site

    Address: Ganga Pur Road, Nashik, Maharashtra

    Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The Someshwar Temple is located in a quiet corner of Nasik, just near the mighty River Godavari and is around 700 years old, constructed during the reign of Shivaji. The temple is visited by throng of...Read more

  6. Muktidham

    #6 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nasik
    Muktidham

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Gayakhe Colony, Devlali, Nasik, Maharashtra

    Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Muktidham is a famous marble temple complex that was constructed to honour various Hindu Gods. It is visited by thousands of tourists and devotees and operates as a result of a private trust and donat...Read more

  7. Deolali Camp

    #7 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nasik
    Deolali Camp

    Tags: Religious Site, Town, Military Area

    Address: Deolali, Nasik, India 422101

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Deolali is a small but quaint hill station and a census town in Nasik famous for sanatoriums, temples and Buddhist caves. It is among the oldest and important Indian military centres. Deolali is a per...Read more

  8. Gangapur Dam

    #8 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nasik
    Gangapur Dam

    Tags: Water Body, Garden, Leisure, Architecture

    Address: On Godavari River, Nasik, Maharashtra

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Gangapur Dam is a famous earth-filled dam on the River Godavari and is the longest earthen dam in Asia. One can enjoy a relaxed evening at the garden close to the dam munching on some snacks. The ...Read more

  9. Anjaneri Hills

    #9 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nasik
    Anjaneri Hills

    Tags: Religious Site, Hiking Trail, Lake, Fort

    Address: Nasik,Maharashtra

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Anjaneri Hills is known as the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. The main attraction would have to be the Anjaneri Fort which can be reached via the Anjaneri village. Trekking is the best way to reach the s...Read more

  10. Sundarnarayan Temple

    #10 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nasik
    Sundarnarayan Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Nashik, Maharashtra

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The temple is one of the many attractions that one can find in historical Nasik. Built in 1756, the towering edifice houses the main deity Lord Vishnu as well as Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati in the i...Read more

  11. Jain Mandir

    #11 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nasik
    Jain Mandir

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Vilhouli, Nasik

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The newly-built Jain Mandir complex in Nasik is dedicated to the Jain saints that are patronized by the locals. The temple is quite different architecturally as compared to the other temples in the vi...Read more

  12. Kapileswara Temple

    #12 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nasik
    Kapileswara Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Panchavati, Nashik, Maharashtra 422003

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Kapileswara Temple is one of the oldest and most popular temples in Nasik and is therefore visited by throngs of visitors daily. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located against the be...Read more

  13. Swami Samarth Ashram

    #13 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nasik
    Swami Samarth Ashram Image
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    Tags: Religious Site

    Address: Nasik, India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Swami Samarth Ashram has been built in the memory of swami Samarth. You will find the shrine and ashram of swami at the center of the temple. This ashram has a huge hall where devotees meditate. Swami...Read more

  14. Panchavati

    #14 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nasik
    Panchavati

    Tags: Religious Site, Town

    Address: Nasik, India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Panchavati is known for its holiness as it is believed that Lord Ram with his brother and wife has stayed here. This place got its name from the five banyan trees that can be found at this place. Sita...Read more

  15. Shree Swami Samartha Kendra

    #15 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Nasik
    Shree Swami Samartha Kendra Image
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    Tags: Religious Site

    Address: Gangapur Rd, Manik Colony, Uday Nagar, Nashik, Maharashtra 422013

    Shree Swami Samartha Kendra is a holy place in Nashik which spells divinity and peace. A spiritual destination on Gangapur road, it is a perfect place to spend a few moments of serenity. The chimes of...Read more

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