Patta Fort, or Patta Killa, also known as Vishramgad, is a fort situated between Nasik and Ahmadnagar in Maharashtra. Shivaji Maharaj once visited and rested there. The residents of Patta Killa are known as Pattekar, meaning “residents of Fort Patta”. The height of Patta Fort from sea level is approximately 1,392 Meters (4,566 feet).
This fort was in the Bahamani empire. In 1490 when the Bahamani Empire was torn into pieces, this fort was captured by Nizam of Ahmednagar. In 1627 this fort was won by Moghuls. In 1671 Moropant Pingale captured this fort but, it was again recaptured by Moghuls in 1672. In 1675 this fort was captured again by Moropant Pingale. Patta used to be at the border of the Swarajya. Shivaji Maharaj arrived at this fort in November 1679 after winning Jalnapur, the Mughal army trapped him from three sides. It was because of the skill of Bahirji Naik, head of the detective department that Maharaj, that he was able to reach Patta safely. On 11 January 1688, this fort was captured by Moghul army headed by Matabarkhan. He appointed Govindsingh of Bhagur as the chief of the fort. This fort was captured by Peshwas. In 1818 this fort was won by the British.
This fort is very easy to climb. There is a Rajwada near the site of the fort, but has fallen into disarray and ruin as a result of a lack of care. The Pattai Devi Mandir is constructed by villagers on the fort. The Trymbak Darwaja is also in good condition. Patta Fort also has a shrine of Shri Laxmangiri Maharaj in the caves near the village of Pattawadi. On the day of full moon (Poornima), the disciples of Laxmangiri Maharaj gather at these caves. The ‘Ambarkhana’ is a big hall newly reconstructed. It can accommodate about 200 visitors for night stay. There is a rock cut cistern near Ambarkhana. The forest department with the help of villages has developed the pathways, steps and gazebo on the fort. There are many windmills on the way to Pattewadi constructed by Enercon.
Saptashringi Devi Temple is situated at Wani, approximately 55 km from Nashik city. Dedicated to Goddess Saptashringi, the temple is revered by the local populace of Maharashtra. The idol of the goddess is shown having 18 hands, each of the hands carrying a weapon, and seems to be ready to fight the demons.
Anjaneri Village resides just 4kms before Trimbakeshwar .According to Mythological stories this place is birth place of Lord Hanuman.It has now also become a trekking spot for trekkers.
Deolali Camp is situated at a distance of 16 km from Nasik. It is one of the oldest and important military centres of India. The camp is surrounded by playgrounds, gardens and wide roads. It was originally established by the British in 1861 as the military psychiatric hospital. The other nearby places of attraction are; Temple Hill, Khandobachi Tekadi known for the temple of Lord Khandoba and the Deolali Market that is famous for selling unique items.
Kalsubai Peak is the highest peak of the Sahyadris in Igatpuri Taluka, of Nashik district of Maharashtra, an Indian state. ‘Kalsubai’ temple is located at the topmost peak of Sahyadri mountain range of Maharastra. ‘Kalsubai’ temple is located at the topmost peak of Sahyadri mountain range of Maharastra. At the summit there is a plain ground with a small temple of Kalsubai, a local deity. A traditional prayer (pooja) service is held every Tuesday and Thursday by a local priest. Local villagers sell the pooja materials almost all year long, while sending their cows for grazing. On Navratri occasions many stalls are set up atop the summit for the pooja materials. During the Navratri period, for all nine days, special poojas are carried out and idol is fully decorated. Special Mela (fair) is organized for Navratri. Local guides often accompany climbers to the summit.
Dugarwadi waterfall is one of the best natural waterfalls of Maharashtra. This impressive waterfall is only 30kms away from the wine city Nasik and 2km off the Jawahar Road. Very few people visit to Dugarwadi, that’s why it is very clean and unexplored. It is a great place to visit, especially in monsoon when you can enjoy pristine surroundings and lush greenery everywhere.
The mountains near Trimbak Road, many times covered with clouds and fog are sure to mesmerize you with their serenity. The fresh air, water streams and dense forest are all seductive at Dugarwadi. The waterfalls will make you forget about all the stress, tension and hustle-bustle of concrete city life. The nature lovers and adventurous people prefer to take a complete day outing at Dugarwadi to experience the lively spirit of monsoon season. The waterfall view is breathtaking and spectacular for those who want to feel water beauty of Nasik.
After reaching the place, you have to park vehicles near the road and a walk of 1-2 km is needed to reach at the exact place of waterfall. If you follow the river way then you will pass through the hills which will sure to offer you great scenery. While doing adventurous trek during monsoon, be careful as the water level may rise suddenly and you might get trapped into rushing waters. It is recommended to make group visit at Dugarwadi, because there is no security available and it is also a lonely place.