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Nandur Madhmeshwar

Nandur Madhmeshwar is a large water reservoir in Niphad taluka,
Nashik. It is at the confluence of the Godavari and Kadva rivers.
It also houses the bird sanctuary, popularly known as the
Bharatpur of Maharashtra.

Districts/Region

Nashik district, Maharashtra, India.

History

Nandur Madhmeshwar is a stone embankment on the Godavari river. The deposition and accumulation of silt and organic matter carried in the past ninety years in the lake has created islands, shallow water ponds and marshland. This is the first wetland in Maharashtra enlisted in Ramsar sites. Owing to its geographical location and mild climate it attracts local and migratory birds throughout the year. Being a preferred destination for bird watching, it is also known as Bharatpur of Maharashtra.

Geography

The Nandur Madhmeshwar wetland is on the confluence of the Godavari and Kadava rivers in the Nashik district of Maharashtra. The geographical location and huge situation have transferred this man-made reservoir into a good wetland habitat.

Weather/Climate

The average annual temperature is 24.1 degrees Celsius.
Winters are extreme in this region, and the temperature goes as
low as 6 degrees Celsius.
The sun is very harsh during summers. It gets more rain during
summer than winters. The temperature during summer goes
above 30 degrees Celsius.
The average annual rainfall is around 1134 mm. 

Things to do

This place is also famous for the Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary. A paradise for bird lovers and watchers. The area has many temples in the vicinity. The reservoir, when in its full capacity gives a panoramic view of the surroundings and its enthralling fauna.

Nearest tourist places

  • ● Dudhsagar falls: - Dudhsagar falls, also known as
    Someshwar falls is one of the most captivating Nashik
    tourist places that you can visit. The best time to visit
    the Dudhsagar falls is during the monsoon when
    everything around the place becomes more engrossing.
    Dudhsagar waterfall is a popular tourist attraction
    during the months of July to September.
    ▪ Saptashrungi: - Shree Saptshrungi Gad is situated at a
    distance of 60 km from Nashik in Kalwan Tahsil. The
    temple is situated at 4659 feet above sea level, on a hill
    surrounded by seven peaks. It is considered to be Ardha
    (half) Shaktipeeth out of Sade-teen (three and half)
    Shakti Peeths in Maharashtra. The statue of the goddess
    is about eight feet high, carved in relief out of the natural
    rock. She has eighteen hands, nine on each side, each
    hand holding a different weapon.
    ● Trimbakeshwar Temple: - Shri Trimbakeshwar Temple
    is located at a distance of about 28 km from Nashik,
    Maharashtra near the mountain named Brahamagiri
    from which the river Godavari flows. It was constructed
    by third Peshwa Balaji Bajirao (1740-1760) on the site
    of an old temple. Trimbakeshwar Temple is a religious
    centre having one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.
    ● Pandavleni caves: - Pandavleni is one such place that
    falls in Nashik, Maharashtra. It is a chain of 24 caves of
    the Buddhist era. It is a very much undiscovered beauty
    that deserves a visit. It is popular amongst the trekkers.
    Its green surrounding attracts many tourists, nature and
    peace lovers from the surrounding regions.
    ● Anjaneri Hills: - The Anjaneri Hills derive their name
    from Goddess Anjana, as it is believed that the Goddess
    Anjana gave birth to Lord Hanuman in the cave which
    is located near the top of this hill and it is one of the
    holy places to visit in Nashik. Among the Nashik tourist
    places, climbing Anjaneri Hill is a tough task.
    ● Gangapur dam: - Amongst all the places to visit in
    Nashik, the Gangapur dam is a must. Situated
    approximately 63 KM away from the Nandur
    Madhmeshwar is the Gangapur Dam, a highly
    enthralling tourist destination. It is situated on the banks
    of the sacred River Godavari. The dam also provides
    water sport activities and has boat club operated by
    MTDC.
    ● Dugarwadi waterfall: - Dugarwadi waterfall is one of
    the most fascinating sites to visit in Nashik. The
    magnificent waterfall is located 81 KM away from
    Nandur Madhmeshwar. This is a must visit place during
    monsoon if you want to witness the true beauty of
    Nashik’s rural surroundings.

Special food speciality and hotel

Maharashtrian Cuisine is the speciality of this place including Vegetarian as well as Non-vegetarian dishes.

Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station

Various hotels are available at Niphad which is located at a
distance of 12 KM from Nandur Madhmeshwar.
Hospitals are available at a distance of 12 KM in Niphad.
The nearest post office is available at a distance of 10.5 KM at
Naitale.
The nearest police station is located at a distance of 11.7 KM at
Niphad.

Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit

The best months to visit Nandur Madhmeshwar are October, November, December, February, and March. The region experiences heavy rainfalls in the months of June and lasts till September.

Language spoken in area 

English, Hindi, Marathi.