Nashik nestles by the foothills of Sahyadris in northern Maharashtra. As such it has added to the advantage of trekkers residing in and around Nashik. Few trekking trails around Nashik has gained popularity and is attracting tourists from all over the nation. Other than the pilgrimage sites, travellers venturing for Nashik tourism can also engage themselves in this thrilling activity.
Here we suggest you some of the best trekking spots of Nashik which will involve lots of thrill and adventure.
A trek to Indrai Killa is full of adventure. At a height of 1373m, one can reach there and explore caves, temples and sculptures. Though these caves have become dilapidated with the passage of time, yet one can explore the Persian inscriptions at the steps of the foothills. Chandwad on Mumbai-Agra NH3, is the place from the trek starts.
It is the highest peak of Sahyadris in Maharashtra. Various trails are available to trek which leads to the peak of Kalsubai. This adventure starts from Bari village which is easily accessible from Mumbai-Nashik Road. The temple of Kalsubai is located at the summit where resides the local deity. The temple can be reached by climbing the slopes. Iron ladders on this route help the trekkers. Though steep, the hike is easy.
Anjaneri is the birthplace of Lord Hanuman and comprises an important part of Nashik tourism. It is situated at a distance of 24km from Nashik and is further more adventurous for waterfalls on its way. There are certain carvings by the caves which can be explored on the way. These caves also provide acommodating options. These are dedicated to Jainisms. It is situated at a height of 1303m.
It is the highest fort on Sahyadri and highest peak in Maharashtra after Kalsubai. It is at a height of 5141ft and it takes around 3hrs to trek Salher. It is historically important and harbours a huge cave. It is easier to head from Pune towards Nashik in order to trek Salher. Camping can be done in the caves as they don't house bats. There is a Parshuram Temple and water tanks which can be viewed after reaching the fort.
It is 10km from Nashik and offers a good option to trek in Maharashtra. The easy climb is full of adventure and one can explore the Budha Caves on reaching there. These rock-cut caves welcome young trekkers. Sculpture of Mahavira is also found in these rocks. Gomai river is another attraction of Pandavleni. Dadasaheb Phalke Smarak is the place where trekers can camp at the base.
Ramshej Fort is 10km from Nashik and is one of the ideal places to trek. It holds historical significance as it witnessed the Mughal war for six years. The trek is easy and simple which can be ventured by a large group of trekkers.
It is an important place to trek in Nashik tourism and overall an adventurous place to explore throughout Maharashtra. The cave there has a temple and a lake. Tourists need to be aware of the slippery slopes.